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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

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

Whatever happened just wasn’t mayoral

Listening to the audio of the 9-1-1 call Rotterdam resident Sarah Dingley made while being pursued by Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, one comment in particular jumps out at me: “I know he was no mayor.”

Youth share their stories, both sad and hopeful

I dropped in on the Schenectady County Youth Summit on Wednesday because I was interested in hearing teenagers and young adults talk about their lives — their struggles, but also their successes.

Summer Concert Picks

I still can’t quite wrap my mind around the fact that Dr. John is performing for free in Albany.

PFOA questions warrant hearing

Perhaps I’m just overly suspicious, but I often interpret state leaders’ reluctance to do something as a sign that it’s probably worth doing.

Moono should’ve been more direct

If anything, I think SCCC President Steady Moono's apology should have been shorter and more to the point after his arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Finding ways to save urban trees worth the effort

Richard Genest misses the tall, leafy trees that once grew beside Arthur’s Market in Schenectady’s Stockade neighborhood.

NBA Conference Finals Picks

Cavs sweep Raptors; Thunder beats Warriors in seven

Bike paths great, but gaps frustrate

I grew up in a town where I could bike anywhere I wanted, and my attitude toward bicycling remains much the same as it was when I was a child: I regard it as something I should be able to set out from my house and just do.

Didn’t officer’s past raise red flags?

When I read about the three lawsuits filed last week against Schenectady County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Geraci Jr., I couldn’t help but wonder why he was hired in the first place.

Opioids have a role if used properly

Though often abused, opioids are vital for people in pain

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