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Posted on August 14 at 12:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@ayeastman: I'm sure the other two cases have not even come up yet.

I'm glad he's still behind bars, but the $2000cash/$4000bail bond is still too little.

This guy has repeatedly shown his distain for the public's safety and others' lives. He should be held without bail.

From: Gansevoort man arrested on third DWI in a month

Posted on August 14 at 11:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I am in complete agreement with Judy Peck ("Cyclists must act to protect themselves") but would go a bit further and include pedestrians & skaters in the group.
We need to get "traffic education" (back) into schools, starting with grade schools. Notice I did not write "motor vehicle education".
Many non-motorists (part of traffic too) seem to think that the laws, rules, and even common sense practices of using roads, streets and sidewalks do not apply to them. Many motorists think that non-motorists are interlopers of their private space. Of course, both positions are wrong.
If we taught traffic education starting at an early age, hopefully we would see better pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists as well. Instead we worry about helmets and stripes of paint to protect us. How about worrying more about what's IN the heads of those using our roads than what's ON their heads?

From: Cyclists must act to protect themselves

Posted on August 14 at 11:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There IS an official CDTA Park & Ride designated at Wilton Mall, near Bonton Shop, as well as the Amtrak parking lot.

Bus #472 runs between Amtrak and Wilton Mall, crossing Broadway at Lake.
Bus #50 runs between Wilton Mall and Schenectady, driving along Broadway from Lake to Circular. Both run hourly. Bus #473 runs from the Casino along downtown Broadway, as well as the Trolley #875.

As long as parking is "free", few will use the bus. Of course the bus is not free, but if a frequent and inexpensive (25cents?) bus/trolley ran, people might use it.

But most people still want their god-given right to FREE parking: where they live, where they work, where they shop, wherever.

From: Consider paid parking in Saratoga Springs

Posted on August 2 at 9:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If our leaders are so clueless about current events ("I didn't KNOW about the meeting"), then maybe they don't deserve to serve their offices. They sure as heck aren't serving their constituents!

From: Get moving on Rotterdam sewers

Posted on July 13 at 2:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In "Moral responsibility to pay a livable wage", Rev. Aline G. Russell writes, "Raising the wage for fast food workers to $15 would make an enormous, immediate difference in the lives of those 180,000 workers".
Right you are, Reverend.
>People who do a lot of technical work but are paid less than $15 will start looking to work at McFastfood.
>Now the fast food will have qualified applicants that can read, can follow directions, have a work ethic. The jobs of those who don't will then be on the chopping block
>Fast food operators will turn to technology to reduce labor. Customers will ring up their own orders, both in-store and at the drive-thru kiosks. Cards only. Don't have a card? Buy one from the vending machine!
>The in-house dining sections will be reduced in size, again to reduce labor. Customers will primarily be expected to eat in their vehicles
>The baby-sitters for fast food workers will feel "What the heck? SHE'S got a raise, I want one TOO, so cost of living goes up for the fast food worker.
>Prices go up. Customers (like me) decide we may as well go to a REAL restaurant, with REAL service and REAL food, for the small price difference.
The truth is, fast food workers don't deserve $15. In fact, look at the want ads and see the prevailing wages for MANY jobs that require degrees and specialized training.
Does your church pay ALL its employees $15/hour, or are you paying them a big ZERO?

From: U.S. should support new nation for Kurds

Posted on July 13 at 1:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In "District was right to prohibit Marine sash", Frank Longo supports a school district's decision to prohibit Marines' sashes.

One big difference between the military sashes and other is that it is the work of the Marines and the other military branches that MAKES this a free country, with free schools and the right to criticize our government. The problem with zero tolerance is that it's often coupled with zero common sense.

From: Thanks for exposing the dark side of racing

Posted on June 25 at 9:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Mural", "landscaping element", "Sculpture"
No matter what you call it
It's still whizzin away the money!

Here's who will use it: drug users too far from a cop that it will be easy to ditch the drugs before the cop can get to them!

From: Mural million a big waste of tax dollars

Posted on June 16 at 10:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why aren't the police enforcing jaywalking regulations a little more thoroughly at
1-SCCC State and Washington
2-State and Erie
3-Broadway and State
4-Broadway at the Parking Garage, but north of the crosswalk?

From: Public needs to be able to trust police

Posted on June 16 at 10:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Betty Head:
When that $10 dinner at your local restaurant (Senior Special?) goes up to $16 because of the increase in wages, tell me then that the move to a $15 an hour minimum wage is a win-win for everyone — the wage earner, the employer, the taxpayer and the economy itself.
Better yet, why don't YOU just give your server the extra $6 when s/he presents the $10 check? Put YOUR money where your mouth is!

From: Don't be complacent over oil train dangers

Posted on April 13 at 3:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

We are told that charter schools will force public schools to be competitive.
If we are to believe this rubbish, then if my neighbors and I are dissatisfied with snow removal on our street, then shouldn't the town pay a "charter plow service" that our neighborhood desire to plow the street for us? Surely that will force the town workers to be more competitive!
Maybe a "charter governor" and a "charter legislature" is what we need!
Or suppose we just FIX the damn problem instead of throwing money ANYwhere?

From: Students will suffer most from governor's education plan

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