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Amsterdam sign vandals showed who they really are

Saturday, July 25, 2015
To the vandals who destroyed the road sign in front of our home for the second time — I know who you are.

Fine drivers based on how long light is red

Saturday, July 25, 2015
A camera at the intersection of Erie Boulevard and Liberty Street here in Schenectady might generate substantial income.

Expand local control over state projects

Saturday, July 25, 2015
The state government has a bad habit of making exemptions for itself, often at the expense of the local communities where the impact of their decisions will be felt most.

Trump would make formidable president

Friday, July 24, 2015
As far as the media calling Trump a clown, this was very disgraceful.

Iran deal fits Obama pattern of weaker US

Friday, July 24, 2015
I have heard many “talking heads” asking, “Why did President Obama reach this deal with Iran?”

Nixon ended draft, Truman was politician

Friday, July 24, 2015
Mr. Vincent Belardo’s July 13 letter to the editor [“Trump will straighten out country’s mess”] suggests that he could use a refresher course in history.

Wrong way to boost low wages

Friday, July 24, 2015
There are only two things wrong with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to raise the minimum wage for workers in the fast food industry:
The way he did it. And the plan itself.

Iran deal fits Obama pattern of weaker US

Friday, July 24, 2015
*Iran deal fits Obama pattern of weaker US
*Casino job fair misled people seeking work
*Nixon ended draft, Truman was politician
*Trump would make formidable president

Disney grant for 'Newsies' better spent on economy

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Why would a corporation rivaling the U.S. Mint and Donald Trump in their ability to make money need $1 million of New Yorkers’ tax money destined for job creation to help offset the cost of putting on the play “Newsies” at Proctors in Schenectady last year?

E.J. Dionne: Republicans shouldn’t overlook Kasich

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Republicans won’t win the presidency in 2016 without making inroads in the Midwest.

Stop stealing signs from farmers market

Thursday, July 23, 2015
*Stop stealing signs from farmers market
*ewer needed for Ballston Lake homes
*Why make such a big fuss over fireworks?
*No reason to move game from Northside

Schenectady can learn from Albany traffic camera experience

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Ask any first-born child the main complaint they have about their birth order, and they’ll likely tell you that their younger siblings get to learn from their mistakes while they have to learn the hard way.

Michael Gerson: Rick Perry unexpectedly emerges as a voice of reason

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Some of the clearest leadership has emerged from an unexpected source: former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Gun column missed several vital points

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
*Gun column missed several vital points
*U.S. shouldn’t sign agreement with Iran
*Grateful for nurses at Ellis, not much else
*Urge representatives to join pipeline fight

Little League made 'fear' situation even worse

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
In the wake of last week's muddled mess of a decision to move a regional Little League all-star game out of Schenectady over alleged "fears" for player safety, the leaders of the regional Little League need to develop a fairer and more transparent way to handle such situations in the future.

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