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Froma Harrop: Raise wages instead of having public subsidize fares

Friday, March 6, 2015
The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds noble.

Edison Ave. deserves pothole relief as well

Friday, March 6, 2015
*Edison Ave. deserves pothole relief as well
*Free press no excuse to ridicule religions
*Agree on Christians; S-G capital project
*Near-crash a wakeup call to unsafe drivers
*‘Experts’ might know a little about climate
*Lawmakers should reject Cuomo reforms

Editorial: Let Palatine planners do their job

Friday, March 6, 2015
Planning Board should be given time to conduct full review of town hall site selection

Chicken backers not thinking of neighbors

Thursday, March 5, 2015
*Chicken backers not thinking of neighbors
*APF cares about protecting animals
*Union goalie reflects positively on program
*Businesses should have to pay fair share
*Is there enough time left to save planet?

Chuck Norris: Youth vote may be key to White House for GOP in 2016

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Barack Obama was ushered into the Oval Office by a wave of young supporters and first-time voters in 2008.

Editorial: Consider more snow emergencies

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Schenectady needs to do more to make roads easier for plows to clear after storms

Town could have paid for water upgrades

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
*Town could have paid for water upgrades
*Paraprofessionals are underpaid in district
*Upset about demise of Rotterdam mall
*Better alternatives to robotic hysterectomy

Eugene Robinson: Boehner bungles by caving in to GOP’s far right wing

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner needs to decide whether he wants to be remembered as an effective leader or a befuddled hack.

Guest Column: FTC misunderstands elements of Sysco-US Foods merger

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Merger would have local impact, not national

Editorial: State has higher priorities for taxpayer money than parks

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Infrastructure, schools among needs that should get priority for funding

Get help for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
*Get help for Seasonal Affective Disorder
*Obama needs better spending priorities
*Hope new Ellis CEO addresses problems
*Rise up against those who push pollution
*Rethink realignment of sports councils
*Who will pay for legal marijuana's impacts?
*Compromise offered in Halfmoon ZIP code

Linda Chavez: By snubbing Netanyahu, Dems bolster real enemy: Iran

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Democrats are playing a dangerous game with Israel by snubbing the prime minister of America’s staunchest Middle East ally.

Editorial: Term limits for leaders is a good start

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Limiting leadership's terms of office could help cut down in exposure to corruption

Taxpayers foot bill for Silver's big legal tab

Monday, March 2, 2015
*Taxpayers foot bill for Silver's big legal tab
*Many shortcomings in patient care at Ellis
*Questions poor child having smart phone
*Phase in term limits to gain ethics reform
*Rail industry behind new safety standards

Joe Conason: Can the ‘smarter Bush’ escape brother’s dubious legacy

Monday, March 2, 2015
Being singled out as “the smart brother”

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