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Posted on October 26 at 6:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I am astonished to see this being done now. As if traffic isn't snarled enough with the ill timed Erie Blvd and Scotia bridge work, which has been made worse by shutting off lower State St. I didn't think those in charge could be any more stupid. Do these people ever think about what they are doing?

From: Work to start on new median outside SCCC

Posted on October 25 at 6:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Judith must live on another planet for her letter is not only a twist of truth but mostly absence of fact. There must have been a letter more veracious than this one in the paper's mailbox.

From: Gibson, Republicans need to give up the fight over Obamacare

Posted on September 7 at 2:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It smelled rotten right from the start. To give Dimitriadis a choice between caring for her father or keeping her job is about as mean spirited as I've seen, just plain nasty. And I haven't heard complaints about Dimitriadis' work as I used to hear about some other assessors we've had. So we have an assessor who has kept the peace, one of the few employees with an excuse to live outside the city that any considerate person could live with, and McCarthy wants to play by the letter of the rule (for the first time?). And he wants to overpay--compared to our neighbors--an unproven replacement. If I were writing this book, the next chapter would have the mayor telling his new yes-man to raise property values. This can be done by picking the highest values in the range of value developed in an appraisal. That has been a problem in the past, basing value on sales that were statistical outliers. The higher property values will lower the tax rate, which will make it easier for McCarthy to raise taxes. His only hope for a city with few prospects.

From: No reason to give new assessor raise

Posted on August 12 at 11:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If a person is seen the way they see their-self, then that person sees honestly; if you have to play charades, then that person needs to adjust, not everyone else.

From: Saratoga Hospital welcoming to those of all orientations

Posted on July 28 at 7:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Rev. McLeod Should opine sans the Rev. as he does a disservice to many by attaching that tag to his opinion. The question is: If the person who turned on Zimmerman and began to beat the snot out of him had been white, would he have shot him in self defense? Besides the evidence that Zimmerman isn't a racist, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't lay there and allow the person to beat his brains out just because the person was white. So, same outcome regardless of race.

From: Great that Stewart’s is going solar, but the math doesn’t work

Posted on July 13 at 9:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If these things disqualify Spitzer then Cuomo, the gangster and pervert, should resign long before.

From: As SPAC concert showed, reality of Phish world doesn’t fit with perception

Posted on July 11 at 12:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

stealing property has become a government pastime. This judge allowing that to go forward and arbitrarily declaring her a liar is contemptible and if nothing else, violates the rights of the other legitimate owners who have majority ownership. This is plain sick and the media is participating by not calling the feds out on it.

From: George draws home detention

Posted on May 18 at 7:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

UA taking a kid's money for a service then not allowing him to receive what he paid for has a name. Let's call this by its right name --UA is stealing tuition. It's theft.

From: Student party hosts sue UAlbany

Posted on April 1 at 11:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Either way, the marshmallow Jesus was a clever 'ploy'...." Either Justin is being deliberately offensive when commenting on what is an analogy, or this is the quintessential state of journalism today. Ploy carries the negative connotation of deceit.

From: For churchgoers, a time of rebirth

Posted on March 10 at 7:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Charles Harbour: You're right on. Tonko, Schumer and his pawn, Gillibrand have done nothing but lip service. As long as the public continues voting with their heads in the sand it will continue. Join those of us who are picking out good places in other states, either moving to new jobs or when retired. New York is hopelessly in the hands of the left wing loons.

From: ‘Kinship families’ tend to be more vulnerable than traditional ones

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