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Posted on August 9 at 12:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Marc Duquette, in "Glenville has enough grocery stores now", thinks that there are enough grocery stores in Glenville already.
That is a decision best left to the open market. I doubt that companies build new locations based only on a whim, but on multiple studies to insure the success of their investment. Obviously, Aldi's has determined a market on route 50 to be a good idea.
Let investors make these decisions, not government.

From: Glenville has enough grocery stores now

Posted on July 29 at 11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey Gazette:
Why don't YOU turn off YOUR web access at 9pm? People can come back tomorrow to read items on your web pages, or to renew their subscription. Why do they need to be visiting your site after 9pm anyway? </ sarcasm>

From: Why the fuss over limiting Wi-Fi hours?

Posted on July 22 at 10:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Then do we make EVERY bridge a toll bridge? Let those that use it, pay for it? Maybe put tolls on the Northway too. My gramma never drives on it, so why should she pay?

From: DOT eyes removal of bridge over Northway in Saratoga

Posted on July 15 at 10:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Does the library deactivate its website during evening hours too, preventing clients from looking up available books, reserving books, or looking into library programs? After all, couldn't all those activities just as well be done before 9pm? Aren't many of the books loaned out read after 9pm?
Of course, I'm not being serious, but I am serious when I write: LEAVE WIFI ACCESS ON 25/7!

From: Schenectady’s Central Library limits Wi-Fi access after hours

Posted on May 3 at 4 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm wondering if Pamela Terlaak-Poot is equally outraged about "attacks on American culture" such as St. Patrick's Day, Columbus day (did he ever set foot on USA soil?) or Valentine Day? How about religious holidays?

From: Create a $200 bill to recognize Tubman

Posted on March 5 at 4:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Here's another change about a year old:
On-street parking fees increased 400%.
That's right. It costs just as much to park down in that area as outside the courthouse or Proctors. That was the added insult to injury after the old West Liberty Parking lot was sold to developers of the old MVP HQ for $1 - taking away convenient parking for dozens of local stores, restaurants and offices.
Thanks, Mayor and Metro-tax officials!

From: Big changes afoot on Schenectady's State Street

Posted on March 5 at 4:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't think that so few a group of people should be able to stop a project like this. But at the same time, why should only those residents living on Hamburg St. have to pay for these improvements, which will benefit the entire town?
Maybe all the increased sales tax revenue as a result of new businenss, and a portion of the wages of new jobs created should pay off the project instead of a levy on home owners?

From: Residents seek public vote on Hamburg Street Sewer District

Posted on March 5 at 4:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

No one HAS to have pay-tv shows. There should be no requirement for what the pay networks program except that of customer demand. Requirement of certain programming, regardless of the intent, is like demanding an author write in a certain manner, or an artist paint more diverse images on his/her canvas'.

From: NY lawmaker wants to pay TV shows to get more diverse

Posted on March 5 at 3:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Imagine going to your doctor concerned about a recent gain in weight, and your doctor prescribed larger clothing! You'd call him a quack, or worse.
Yet Jane Weihe, and others of Saratoga Springs think, similar to our imaginary doctor, that building more parking spaces will help the parking problem in downtown Saratoga. Downtown spaces should be inviting places for PEOPLE, not their machines. Parks, shops, cafes, green space.
Weihe and her cohorts should instead look towards better (eg: more frequent and longer hours) PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION to BRING people to downtown and back to outlaying areas, rather than aiding vehicle owners in their quest to fill public space with their privately owned property (cars).

From: Fake report of racist attacks very harmful

Posted on February 25 at 8:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Reminds me of Tawana Brawley & shyster Al Sharpton.

From: UAlbany president calls alleged false racial reports ‘unsettling’

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