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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’

Posted on December 16 at 6:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't often see animal hospitals that don't board dogs (in addition to other services) ... so I think that practice would be expected of a pet facility, whether or not it was done prior to 2006 or not.
"it wasn't something that was apparent at the exact times I was here" -- I found out years ago when RENTING to check the environment I might be moving to at all kinds of hours. You can bet I was even more diligent when BUYING a home.

From: Niskayuna animal hospital noise upsets neighbors

Posted on December 16 at 6:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"and we really want to ask our ticketholders to consider arriving at the arena earlier,” said Belber, general manage"
Right! And $SPEND MONEY!
What's with the camera ban? Any ban should be on USING a camera to photograph performances, but I doubt terrorist is going to hit me with his camera.
Only 12 detectors?? Too few!!

From: Times Union Center tightens security checks

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