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Why prop up towns and businesses that don’t need help? The juxtaposition of two Gazette articles Oct. 8 caught my eye concerning the Clifton Park Industrial Development Authority. In one, Mazzone Hospitality, a very successful business, is asking the town IDA for tax breaks on property it seeks to consolidate some operations to make them more efficient. In the other, the IDA is shutting down its economic development fund, set up to make loans. Apparently, ...


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Fritzdawg
October 13, 2013
1:58 a.m.

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Edmond Day:
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Wow, just wow.
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If they ever give out an award for ignorance, you should probably be working on your acceptance speech.
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Every medical emergency involves someone who makes bad dietary decisions?
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Apparently, SOMEONE got their Christmas present (an extra chromosome) a few months early.

wmarincic
October 13, 2013
5:49 a.m.

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Joanne Clough an extremely well thought out and common sense letter, thank you. I wish there was more common sense in America. We are at a time where if we speak the truth we are called hateful, racist, bigot, hater, or any number of other names. If we have the audacity to question things that just don't make sense, we are Tea Baggers, Birthers, and domestic terrorists. The good news is people are starting to figure out that things just are not working the way they should, people are realizing that maybe those liberal ideas of raising children are just not working. Is it too late, is the Genie out of the bottle? Until we stop rewarding children with apartments, cell phones and TV and money so they can make another baby for a little more cash, it will never end. It's time to get tough. No welfare just WIC for one year. Your family is going to have to step up. No money, no food stamps, the only thing these kids should get to take by having these unwanted babies is responsibility. I was speaking to a 95 year old lady last week who told me about living in Germany before and during WWII. She told me how they came to America and cried at the Statue of Liberty. She told of not having one penny in their pockets and three kids. The Nazi's took everything. She told how a taxi driver gave them a ride to an apartment building in Queens where some cousins lived. She told of how after getting a job within a couple weeks running those apartment, how they found that cab driver and not only paid him but gave him a tip. She cried in my office while telling the story, People will make it if they have a reason and people will do nothing if they are given the resourses to do nothing. Thank you for sharing your story with me Gertrude from Amsterdam.

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