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If kids learned about cemeteries, they might not vandalize them

Many were shocked, even outraged, when 9- to 13-year-old children pushed over stones in a Mechanicville cemetery [April 11 Gazette]. Why would they do such a thing?

They push over stones because it is a spur-of-the-moment thought and challenge. They run away because they do not want to get caught.

Our first thoughts are that these children are a bunch of brats, juvenile delinquents ...

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May 30, 2012
4:17 p.m.

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Stuart R. Horn (" AT&T, can you hear us now? Fix our cell service!") bemoans poor cell service from AT&T in certain areas.

That's the beauty of non-essential cell-phone service over the old monopolies of wired communities served by only one telephone company:

You have a choice, and can switch.
Otherwise, it's like going to McDonalds and complaining about no surf & turf on their menu board.

May 30, 2012
4:20 p.m.

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Ed Hughs wrote, "I tried repeatedly to encourage a local elementary school to include a visit to the cemetery ..... The principal and teacher never got back to me"

It probably would have interfered with plans to visit The Great Escape.