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Sara Foss's Thinking It Through
by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one

Watching “Ghostbusters”

The new “Ghosbusters” has many virtues, but originality isn’t one of them.

Legislators haven't earned pay raise

A pay raise for our state legislators? They haven’t earned it

Gardening in a time of drought

It’s hard, but it could be harder.

Civil confinement seems right this time

The state’s civil confinement law should be used sparingly, but there is a place for it.

Incident with mayor: Patience required

A number of people have asked me whether there’s any new information about the curious late-night incident of May 19, when Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy pursued a motorist through city streets.

Watching “Wiener-Dog”

What to make of Todd Solondz’s latest film?

Jones, the face of UAlbany, could’ve said more about college cost

Outgoing University at Albany President Robert Jones isn’t irreplaceable. No college president is.

A musical weekend in Schenectady

Don Byron and the Earls of Leicester

Native son won’t carry New York

Can Donald Trump win New York this November?

Upstate cities: The most dangerous places in the state

The high crime rates in upstate cities are unacceptable and need to be addressed. They make these communities less livable and less attractive; they lead to population loss and an overall weakening of the social order.

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