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Posted on August 31 at 4:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I do not see what is so uplifting about wasting taxpayer money for a police escorted motorcade for a horse.
Or have all cases been solved but I hadn't about it?

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Posted on August 28 at 11:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Actually, rather than secession, some of the counties bordering Pennsylvania might wish to be annexed by PA rather than create their own state(s). They would have the resources of a long-time established state that understands the economic benefits of fracking and 2nd amendment.

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Posted on August 28 at 11:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Why not bring some containers of water? Freeze them ahead of time.

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Posted on August 28 at 11:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe next time the Gazette can do a story on someone who feeds rats. Same thing 'cept no wings on the rats.

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Posted on August 16 at 3:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Cars pass buses stopped at "Steuben Station" like a bat out of bell. Often driving in left turn lanes even though no left turn is intended. I cannot count the times I've stood at the crosswalk at "Division Station" trying to cross when no car would allow me to.
There are signs ("Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalk") signs both near Proctors and the Schenectady Light Opera. None on upper State Street busy crossings.
I guess only highbrows going to "the performance" need protection from motorists?

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Posted on August 16 at 3:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As a merchant of goods, I must charge sales tax on the amount of my sales and remit the sales to the state, not pay the state on the price I buy my inventory for.
While I might buy something for $50 and sell it for $100, I've got to remit the sales tax on $100, my selling price.
These booking thieves sell their inventory for $100, charge the customer sales and occupancy taxes on $100, but only remit the taxes on $50, and call the extra "service charges".
Why should they have that advantage over every other local business operator in the state? There's no longer any reason to give "newborn" internet business breaks on their operating expenses. They are no longer "newborn", but have grown to be ferocious giants, putting many brick and mortar businesses out of business.
Time to level the playing field, and to raise local (and state) revenue so the rest of the citizens aren't shouldering more than their fair share.

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Posted on August 16 at 3:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What's with the "pristine wilderness" argument?
The railroad has existed since long BEFORE the Adirondack Park.
The railroad has OWNED tracks, on which it has run and stored trains.
They aren't doing this on public land.
They have a bigger right to put tankers on THEIR tracks than individuals have to park their privately owned cars on our public streets - which were created to MOVE traffic, not to STORE private property.

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Posted on August 16 at 2:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"since 1795 .... under the presidency of George Washington" -- is that correct?
I believe THAT 1795 market was at the site of the current law office just east of the statue of Lawrence.
Arthur opened his market (where it still is) just south of the statue about 1952. Arthur P. seems to be the only one who has been financially successful at that location, maybe because he'd paid off the mortgage years earlier (before SUPERmarkets) and could operate the market almost as a hobby.

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Posted on August 14 at 1:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm just going to ask the question, and I'll let readers use their figures and calculate the results:
Given the number of man-hours this place is likely to create divided into the total $ benefits it is receiving ... then how many dollars per man-hour are these companies receiving?
$20, or more? Hell, every business in town would hire a couple of people if the government would give them $20 and hour towards the workers' pay!
I'm all for economic development DONE RIGHT, so instead of giving corporate crooks a big bag of money, use calculations like I've shown above to disburse the money out over time, as the company actually makes good on its promises.
If the company PROMISES 1 million man-hours but only delivers 100,000, they only get 10% of the money promised to them.

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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

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