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Posted on September 4 at 11:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

No such school as Watervliet - Halfmoon. Watervliet is a quaint town with an Arsenal and a great bakery. Waterford is a quaint village with little locally-owned businesses and kind- hearted people. Watervliet also has kind-hearted people, but they don't send their kids to Halfmoon. A bus ride like that would easily cut into any benefits derived from increasing the length of the school day.

From: Let's watch Waterford-Halfmoon school experiment

Posted on June 10 at 5:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It seems like it's being used as a way to make a statement preceding your suicide. The suicide of a perpetrator doesn't seem to be the result of his or her being trapped and cornered at the end of a rampage. It seems instead to be a part of the "plan." If the suicide part doesn't work ... Fine. The killer can enjoy the notoriety. Guns didn't get the publicity and worship in the Fifties. We always thought there might be a gun tucked away in a neighbor's lamp table drawer, but didn't imagine guns as anything other than cops' weapons, Ww2 service revolvers, and hunting rifles locked in a gun cabinet in the den. These days, they're the center of many unstable and/or unhappy people's fantasy lives. The whole business of public killings has wormed its way into our "idea-ation" -- kill a bunch, "Rambo style," make your statement, then kill yourself. We haven't seen the end of it.

From: Police: Teen gunman in Oregon likely killed self

Posted on May 20 at 11:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Glenville continues to build its reputation as the garden spot of the great Northeast.

From: Candymaker set to open shop in Glenville

Posted on September 15 at 7:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Connolly's prowess goes back to his Siena days ... last century ... class of 1966, I believe. I've been seeing his scratch scores on the Gazette sports page for many, many years and my jaw has been dropping since at least ... well, some time late in the last century. Great golfer and a great human being. Best wishes for continued success!

From: Down The Fairway: Connolly among favorites this week

Posted on May 17 at 12:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Elected law enforcement officers are elected to enforce the law. They are not elected to show up at rallies in uniform to protest laws or to urge ignoring them. Early in his first term, President Clinton (not my favorite president) got the message of insubordination across quite clearly to a high ranking American military office in Europe who made disparaging remarks about Clinton's qualifications as commander-in-chief. It is not within the average citizen's power to impeach or remove from office an elected law enforcement figure who supports breaking a law, but it is within our power to recognize his behavior as reprehensible, disgraceful, and a clear violation of his oath of office. The word "treason" is too strong because his behavior is not on an international stage ... nonetheless, there is some validity in applying it to Lorey's behavior.

From: More than 200 rally in Glenville against NY SAFE Act

Posted on January 30 at 6:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Occupy Albany? How about Disarm Schenectady?

From: UPDATE: Woman dies after stabbing incident downtown; 2 held for questioning

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