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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Jay Street businesses resilient after fire

The Jay Street fire was extremely destructive, causing massive upheaval, deaths and injuries, and it will take time to recover. But the outpouring of support from the community is encouraging and gives reason to hope the neighborhood will rebuild and ultimately thrive.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

The wedding planner

Planning a wedding is just taking care of a lot of details. The fun part is connecting with friends and family.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hikers should pay for their own stupidity

I don’t see any reason why hikers who unnecessarily put themselves and others at risk shouldn’t be held accountable for the costly and resource-intensive rescue undertaken on their behalf.
Monday, March 23, 2015

NY casino success would buck trend

Despite mounting evidence that the Northeast has more than enough casinos, New York is forging ahead with its misguided plan to reopen the casino bidding process in the Southern Tier.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Taser death case shows need to be transparent

It’s not that I think the grand jury got it wrong when it decided not to bring charges in the case of the Ballston Spa man who died after being shocked by a Taser during a confrontation with police.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Watching “Cinderella”

There’s a place in the world for warm-hearted, irony-free extravaganzas with beautiful costumes, eye-popping sets and positive messages about courage and kindness.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Flood recovery slow but sure in Schoharie County

The unfinished nature of the recovery always takes me by surprise, perhaps because so much effort has been put into rebuilding Schoharie County.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Vincent, Live

I think it’s safe to say that she’s a genius
Monday, March 16, 2015

Spare me the details of trial in Boston

I still remember where I was when I heard about the Boston Marathon bombing.
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Opting out a valid choice

Everything I’ve heard about these new standardized tests makes me think they’re flawed — confusing and developmentally inappropriate. Students and parents both report finding them stressful and grueling.

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