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Posted on October 24 at 10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't have an interest for or against the project as I no longer live in Schenectady. I used to work at the Coyne Textile plant across Front St. from the site. We had a parking lot in the back of the building and one out front. When there was an Ice Dam and the water would start to rise you had approximately 5 minutes to move your car from the back lot to the front or your car would be underwater. I haven't seen any stories about the ice dams in a few years, but it is something to account for when making plans.

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Posted on September 15 at 8:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

David and Ruth, Thank you for all of the year of running such a great establishment.
My family truly enjoyed it. Enjoy your retirement.

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Posted on August 4 at 10:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

How about paying down some of the higher interest debt ?

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Posted on July 1 at 9:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bravo Mr.Norris, The shootings every day and link to TV & Movies is tough to verify.
Gun deaths are 1/3 of what they were in the 1950's . They were 18 deaths per hundred thousand people in the 1950's by gun, today they are just over 6 per hundred thousand people per the CDC. The difference is that in the 1950's when Ozzie & Harriet and I Love Lucy were on TV, if someone was shot in Glens Falls you might hear about it, if they were shot in Plattsburgh you probably wouldn't hear about it. Now we regularly hear about gun deaths in places like California and are led to believe that gun deaths are increasing. It is simply not true.

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Posted on December 9 at 6:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Tom - 100 years ago life expectancy was 50.3 years for men and 55 for women in the United States.
Today life expectancy is over 80, an increase of 30 years per person. Not bad with all of those
Additional chemicals, fast food and corporations.

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Posted on December 5 at 2:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As George Orwell's characters stated in Animal Farm, " Everyone is equal, but some are more Equal then others"
This obviously applies to Senator Reid

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Posted on December 5 at 2:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As George Orwell stated in Animal Farm, " Everyone is equal, but some are more Equal then others"
This obviously applies to Senator Reid

From: Feds should raise gas tax, and cut New York in for more

Posted on December 5 at 12:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I am writing in regards to Mr. Littman's letter. I believe the fear is that
the agreement with Iran will be more like the one we made with North Korea
regarding their Nuclear weapons program. There is no verification provision .
I agree that typically Republicans will be critical of most of what the
President proposes. The indicator one should look at here is that only one Democratic
Senator has publicly endorsed the Iran agreement.

From: Feds should raise gas tax, and cut New York in for more

Posted on December 1 at 11:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I am writing in response to Mr. Bloom's letter. I think we all need to educate our selves about what happened with the housing crisis. Here is a good place to start. . Freedomworks is a right leaning website, you can start here and then verify what they have to say by cross referencing. Pay particular attention to the time in 2003 when President Bush wanted to put curbs on Fannie and Freddie who stepped in to stop it. Who was running these organizations, The campaign donations and Also check out " The Friends of Angelo" program and who benefitted. It becomes pretty clear why the investigation is " ongoing"

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Posted on November 23 at 10:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I am writing in response to Mr. Mullins comments. Post hoc ergo propter hoc. This is a fallacy of logic, which you use in your comments. It is Latin for "after this, therefore because of this" After World War II, the United States was the only industrial country that was not decimated by the war. We were very quickly able to shift our production from manufacturing munitions to consumer goods. There was no competition from the rest of the world and times were very good. The products that we manufactured didn't have to be of consistent high quality ( some people used to get "Lemons" when buying a car)or priced competitively because where else were you going to go to buy a car, appliance etc. ? As Japan, Germany, Korea, China, Brazil, India and other countries started to develop, we had competition in the world market. There was no one action by an individual or group which caused us to have to make better quality ,and lower the cost goods.It was and is a necessity because US manufacturing is no longer the only game in town. To think that if we only continued to keep paying higher wages and raise the prices on everything to pay for it everything would be fine is faulty logic.

Mr. Mullins references Jack Welch. I read Jack Welch's book where he told of a GE manufacturing plant in Oakland making Irons. It was costing GE say, $ 30 to manufacture an Iron that they could only sell for $ 25. The Union went on strike demanding more money which would raise the cost even higher forcing the price of the Iron to $ 33. After World War II, in the 1950's and even the 60's this would not have been a problem. We could raise the price and everyone was happy. This no longer works because consumers don't want to pay more for a product that is of the same or less quality. Would you take your savings/ retirement fund and buy that Iron plant ?
Why do you think anyone else would or should ?

We need to work together as a country to become more efficient and productive or watch our standard of living continue to decline as other developing competitors such as Vietnam, Mexico, Russia and numerous others get in the game.

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