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Posted on September 24 at 1:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Pay the fine and don't forget to change the name of your company so new customers won't know what a scum you are.While it is hard to give contractors a bad name, some try harder than others.

From: Builder avoids jail, ordered to pay $200G in back taxes, fees

Posted on September 22 at 2:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Tanski is such a bad apple that taking his money in a campaign is seen as siding with the sleaze-factor. So in this context, it is a valid part of the story. Unfortunately, campaigns cost so much money that anyone running who is not a millionaire must accept funding from the dark side. It was one of the most often-cited negatives about the Surlo campaign.

From: Saratoga County asked to not let man pay tax bill

Posted on September 14 at 4:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Willow Marsh is one of many farms that make the town of Ballston so beautiful. Even as the town is about to unveil a draft Farm Land Protection and Preservation Plan, to help save other farms, there are two clowns on the town board who wish to eliminate the Farm Land Protection Committee. They think we need more development, a parks and recreation department and silencing farmers while bragging about how supportive they are of open space.

From: Ballston dairy farm tapped for Farm Aid tour

Posted on September 6 at 12:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Seriously, Murphy? You and the rest of the county have already convicted this person. You have attended public events in honor of the teens who died. It was a horrible event, but let's not make it worse by hanging this guy. Given all the love and caring expressed by families, friends and strangers towards the victims, it would be hard to find an impartial jury. The request to move the trial is appropriately made before, not after, it becomes apparent that justice will not be just, but revengeful.

From: Dennis Drue's attorney requests new venue

Posted on August 29 at 2:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why was the State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team involved? Wasn't there a similar group in Albany County that spent more time with prostitutes than drug dealers and ended up dissolved? Not sure I get the connection here between prostitution and narcotics.

From: Neighbors credited with help in Waterford prostitution bust

Posted on August 19 at 4:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

With on-line retail growing, and local retail space going vacant for years, the Town of Ballston does not need more retail space. Nor is there a need for more tightly=packed housing, often sold to poor fools who think they're buying a little bit of the countryside, but end up complaining about kite-flying.The only person profiting is the developer and I can't think of a single reason to make him richer while sacrificing the town.

From: Route 50 site eyed for Katz project

Posted on August 15 at 3:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Very poor article. What counties, or does the writer think that the number 42 is specific enough to distinguish from the 68 counties in the state, or is it 69, I forget.
Also where might these new infestations have been found, or is that part of the secret. Cut and paste is poor editing. This article could have proved informative, but was a waste of time.

From: NY expands ash tree quarantine across 42 counties

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

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