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Posted on October 20 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Make no mistake -FRACKING CANNOT BE PROVEN SAFE-as Gibson would like you to believe. If you care about the health of your family and tired of loved ones dying of cancer- then you will be voting for candidates opposed to Fracking - That means voting for Eldridge for Congress and Howie Hawkins for Govenor. Cuomo and Gibson cannot be trusted to protect our health and put people before their own ambitions and the profits of their corporate Oil/Gas donors. Fracking is already poisoning drinking water in PA and Ohio. And, causing earthquakes that are damaging foundations. If you care about your health and safety, you will vote for the Green Party candidates where they are on the ballot and if no Green Party choice, then vote for the andidate who supports a ban on fracking.
We need Reps who support green and safe energy and to move away from polluting fossil fuels asap.

From: Eldridge, Gibson a study in contrasts in race for 19th Congressional District

Posted on October 6 at 6:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you for writing this, It should be on the front page of every newspaper!

I am going to print and share -perhaps place in Christmas cards ..perhaps mail to clergy....I personally think dropping bombs and using drones that massacre people - and children into tiny pieces is much worse- and cowardly I might add for those pulling the triggers sitting a desk, then go home to a comforts of a home- without a second thought about what they just really did.

From: Beheaded or bombed, which is worse?

Posted on October 5 at 7:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Alfred Mauer- Collateral damage be damned? so you have no problem with your tax dollars being used to kill children?

American Drones are killing innocent children and their use along with other types of bombs are just as evil if not worse.because WE are Supposed to the better country with higher morals----but we are not
- its Endless War for oil -and the reason people in Middle East are naturally rebelling against the West for stealing their natural resources- without an Army I might add- What a fair fight
Wake up to the propaganda- You don't see the WEST dropping bombs on Saudia Arabia do you? or on Mexico where the drug cartels are killing people daily...or on nearby Pennsylvania where the ARMED Survivalist (Terrorist) who killed State Troopers and is against our Govt - is still at large - Why no Drones used here ??? Think.

From: GE balancing budget on backs of weakest

Posted on September 12 at 8:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I would like to challenge a few of the best teachers in Niskayuna to swap out with Schenectady high teachers for one year and study what effect The top teachers) actually have on Schenectady High Students. Is it the teaching or the wealth?
How sad to have such a divide only a few miles apart. Or what would happen if a few students along with the teachers "swapped"? I would like to see such an experiment and then the results.

From: Niskayuna High School among nation’s best

Posted on September 11 at 8:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

these are kids- 16? this girl looks 12- its bad enough boys are caught up in this path of gang violence but what is happening to girls? We need to do more to protect girls- something really bad must be going on this girls personal home for her to lash out with such anger to point of stabbing someone else- self defense from abuse?
no stable family home ? Neglect? Drugs? The schools need to add a special class that focuses on addressing the emotional and psychological needs of todays kids-
since they clearly do not have a safe home life to turn to- something is forcing them to turn to gangs and violence.

From: Schenectady brawl leads to four injuries, two arrests

Posted on September 11 at 6:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sorry, I think Steve Greenberg is wrong. Principled Progressive Dems do not take corruption lightly. I think they will vote for Howie Hawkins, as anyone who truly wants a break in the corrupt 2 party system should. Green Party is most honest becuause they are not connected to big money and wall street, gas companies, or casino gambling. I fyou want to restore honesty back to Albany and have leaders who truly represent the 99%- will invest in schools, green jobs, and cut property taxes by butting corporate tax breaks and making the sickly rich pay their fair share of taxes, then start voting Green Party

From: Capital Region voters favored Teachout, Wu

Posted on September 9 at 8:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I think more people do not trust the new electronic vote counting machines-
who ever programs the machines controls the vote, and if the votes are not counted by hand in public view before ballots are allowed to leave the precinct- Why should you trust the machines? In the big money politics of NY- its even easier now to pay to have an election rigged without anyone being able to detect it. Yes- we have a right to cast a vote in private- but COUNT must be transparent to public. E-Voting is not transparent and easily hacked by a simple programming done by one person in secret- like the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain.

From: Editorial: Primary voting a chance to make a difference

Posted on September 9 at 8 a.m. (Suggest removal)

More importantly, who is the person who is "programming" the machines to count the votes? And why isn't this information and process transparent? Given how small the turnout is on primary day- there is no reason to not hand count the ballots in public view before they are allowed to leave the precincts. How do we know the machines are counting as voters intend? Only hand counting in public can assure elections are honest. We should not trust elections without such verification.

From: Low primary turnout expected again

Posted on August 31 at 12:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Green Party Candidate Matt Funiciello (Owner of Rock Hill Bake House- that makes that incredible brick oven Italian bread) is running against Woolf and Stefanik in 21st District- people should know there is a 3rd candidate as an option.

From: Some of state's House hopefuls dip into own cash

Posted on August 26 at 8:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

getting rid of multi-family dwellings that are beyond repair and turning those lots into drive ways or yard green space is a huge quality of life improvement-
$5,000 grants to people for new facades/siding -is probably going to be the biggest bang for the buck. This issue is blight vs beauty. Any beautification will help stabilize neighborhoods- its just common sense that nicely kept houses make a neighborhood feel safer. Hopefully, the City doesn't turn around and increase the taxes on these houses. Exterior general repairs and maintenance should not result in an trigger that increase the value and taxes. Unaffordable taxes are the root cause of why people don't have the money fro upkeep and repairs to begin with and reason for so many of the forclosures .So this is all good- but goal has to be to cut the taxes

From: Schenectady land bank eyes Eastern Ave. revitalization

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