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Posted on August 11 at 2:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Organizations such as Saratoga PLAN have a lot of good ideas. Good ideas, however, that are based on taking over someone else's land. They leave it up to others to own and nurture these scenic views, then they show up and claim that it's good for the hikers. Well, taking out a railroad might be good for hikers, but it's not real great for those who like to take the train. Not everyone is a hiker and it's presumptuous of any group to claim to be protecting the scenic land when it's solely for their own use. Just because it's scenic doesn't mean that hikers alone get to determine its use. Keep the trains....train riders enjoy the scenery, too.

From: For history, scenery and access, keep railroad in Adirondacks

Posted on July 29 at 3:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hope neither of them try to blast New York State for its spending on frills. We don't need to support Saratoga County residents by keeping a prison open...not the purpose of DOCS. If you're for making cuts in spending, reducing government waste, then closing prisons as the prison population decreases seems to make sense. Maybe Art can arrange for a County job for them...too bad they're selling the landfill.

From: UPDATE: Wilton supervisor vows to fight prison closure

Posted on July 23 at 11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

More promises from developers. Just look at any new mixed-used construction anywhere in the County and you'll see vacant retail space, but all the residential space booked. What will end up on the ground floor will ultimately be a mix of whatever can move in, not the businesses needed by the residents. No Cafes, no clothing stores, no barber shops, no book stores...Remember, the developers get paid to develop and build and it doesn't matter who rents; they've already made their killing. So much for the outskirts of Saratoga.

From: Wilton development moves forward

Posted on July 22 at 11:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The list of vendors has probably been around for many, many months. I'm sure many people have seen it and it was probably put together to offer a variety of fun food to track attendees. Most likely the stiff who complained has box seats and is mooching off some Saratoga nobility, but needed to exert himself and show off his manliness. Sounds like an over-compensator to me.

From: Wandering Dago leaving summer home

Posted on July 16 at 6:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If they couldn't fix it themselves they shouldn't have bought it. I guess this explains why their bid was so low. The Supervisors must think we're all idiots. At least one voted against this. Thanks, Patti. At least you weren't hoodwinked by Saratoga County business as usual. More sheep at a Supervisors meeting than at the County Fair.

From: Finch Paper requesting tax breaks for Northumberland landfill

Posted on July 15 at 7:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

and then there is the Ballston Spa judge who let her go just a day before, against the request of law enforcement.

From: Prior bad acts can be used in Schuylerville shooting death trial

Posted on July 7 at 10:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There are three official sites, all on Charlton Road, where you can see and even experience history. There will be farm exhibits(ancient tractors) miniature horses and other animals to meet, a "church dinner" picnic, an early, but crazy, game of base ball and much much more. Curtiss Farm is one of several sites sharing in the celebration. Turn off your computers and have some fun in the past.

From: Ballston to have a ball as it turns 225

Posted on June 30 at 6:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Funny, did he happen to mention that the town should hire a qualified, educated, trained and competent bookkeeper, preferably from a Civil Service list, who is actually capable of maintaining the town's fiscal records? The political plant who was there for 16 years reported solely to the Republican Party, was surly to residents and blatantly rude to the Supervisor every chance she got, which is why the accounting was so bad...the poor supervisor followed what had always been done. It was Mr. Goslin who prevented the town from having a bookkeeper for a year, yet he's fast to place the responsibility on anyone else. Oddly, Mr Goslin expects a supervisor to do all the work without qualified help. Oh, and by the way, Mr. Goslin is not the Supervisor, nor is he privileged enough to speak on her behalf.

From: Proposed response to comptroller's critique

Posted on June 23 at 3:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So the next time ole Jimmy Tedisco tries to tell you he's for reducing the size of government, for getting government off your back, remind him of the 91 bills he introduced, only one of which was deemed worthy. Given the low bar set by this legislative session, even that is nothing to brag about.

From: Fewer bills making the cut in state Legislature

Posted on June 14 at 8:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's long been in the town's best interest for Mindy not to run. Finally, she woke up. I heard that the local developers are holding a wake.

From: Halfmoon supervisor decides against re-election bid

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