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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Put the brakes on red-light cameras

I still think it’s possible to design a red-light camera system that works — that doesn’t increase accidents, helps change driver behavior and reduces chronic red-light running. But I’ve read about too many systems that seem to exist solely to generate revenue to trust officials to do it right.
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Schools safety labeling is flawed

School safety is important, but the state’s system for evaluating it is in need of improvement.
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Yay Sports!

Watching the Patriots with a rabid fan and an indifferent accomplice
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

A yes to raises for tipped workers

Should New York’s tipped workers get a raise?
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

There’s no need for casino sequel

I appreciate it when people do what I want, but I’m seldom surprised when they don’t.
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Watching “The Theory of Everything” and “Wild”

Not great films, but well worth watching
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Nothing can justify barbaric attack

I don’t think we really need to know all that much about Charlie Hebdo to know that what happened on Wednesday was appalling and reprehensible.
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

The Proposal

A kind of special start to the new year
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

No easy answers to NY’s decline

There’s been some hand-wringing lately about the recent Census Bureau report showing that Florida recently overtook New York in population, making the Empire State the fourth-largest state in the country.
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Cuomo’s reality no match for words

When I learned that former Gov. Mario Cuomo had died, my first instinct was to ignore all the coverage, which I was quite sure would portray him as the greatest person in the history of the world.

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