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Posted on May 10 at 4:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And al Qaueda wins, when you can't bring a backpack to a freaking outdoor sporting event. Ridiculous.

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Posted on April 10 at 12:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ah, Nigro. Erasing our communities' heritage one building at a time. East Greenbush (historic Defreest-Church House), Niskayuna (historic Ingersoll home, barely saved, property destroyed), and now Watervliet. What have they done that we missed? What else will they do? And Price Chopper should be ashamed for going along with this (although I expect they'll claim, as Target did in East Greenbush, that "they're just renters and can't affect the decision." Which is absurd.Trust me.

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Posted on February 17 at 10:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What will be done with the old YMCA building, now that the Y has a new facility for health club folks, and soon to have a new facility for the homeless? That end of State street needs some love and care.

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Posted on February 7 at 12:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe he can better explain his "signature accomplishment" as congressman: banning the use of horses for meat. So important that.

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Posted on February 7 at 9:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"School board members refused to discuss the matter openly, but scheduled a closed-door executive session.[...] Our personnel processes and procedures and decision-making, they are designed to provide openness...he said."


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Posted on January 21 at 12:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Can you please explain your comment zelasko?

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Posted on January 9 at 11:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

wmarincic, I think I'd have to agree with most (all?) of that. :)

From: Federal court says flipping off St. Johnsville officer doesn't justify arrest

Posted on January 4 at 12:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sorry, wmarincic, but I have to disagree. We still have a first amendment, as bruised and beaten as it may be.

Courts around the country have repeatedly found that behavior such as this, like it or not, is not sufficient grounds for detaining or arresting an individual. This fact is known to all truly professional police officers; its only the thin skinned ones (or those looking for an excuse to harass a citizen) who choose to ignore it.

The officer's statement backs this up. Who in a domestic dispute gives the finger to random passers-by and police officers, rather than the person they're arguing with? This is a weak excuse drummed up after the fact to rationalize an illegal arrest. Clearly the officer was *not* doing his job, and knew it.

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Posted on October 27 at 10:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Great show. A shame more people weren't there. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of all three opening acts (Dana Falconberry's group was as capable of getting psychedelic as any of the bands that night), and the Heartless Bastards brought the house down.

I hope that better promotion will bring more people to shows like this, because I'm hoping UCH will keep bringing acts like these (and other recent indie groups like Built to Spill, Black Angels, etc)

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Posted on October 16 at 5:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If these people are the owners, why should they not be able to sell? Is there a new definition of the word "owner?"

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