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In upstate New York’s cities, the handwriting has been on the sewer walls for decades, as pipes that weren’t built to last forever have been rupturing and causing costly headaches. Now the suburbs, built during the mid-1900s, are getting in on the act. Still, it’s not the kind of issue public officials call attention to often, except in the throes of disaster, so we’ll give state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens credit for doing so ...


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wmarincic
October 24, 2012
4:47 p.m.

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So the money that Obama wasted on Solyndra would have created thousands of REAL shovel ready jobs in NY. Too bad he did not have any sewer doners in NY.

albright1
October 25, 2012
10:32 a.m.

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"Obviously, the more recent suburban systems will have to wait — not only because they are newer and presumably in better shape, but because their communities, having lured away many of the city’s people, are, in part, responsible for the deterioration of the city’s tax bases."........1st place, Gazette Idiotic Statement of the Week Award

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