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Gun storage law won't violate rights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Law named for local boy killed by unsecured gun

Canceling Saratoga track open house is a losing wager

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Event was way for NYRA to appreciate fans, reinvigorate customer base

Charles Krauthammer: Try something different in Iraq and Syria

Monday, June 22, 2015
It’s time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria

Eliminate lax security procedures at prisons

Monday, June 22, 2015
*Eliminate lax security procedures at prisons
*Goodman promotes a dated stereotype
*Can’t wait for Hillary and Bill to rescue us
*Deputy shouldn’t be fired over flip-off case
*Positive declaration needed for Wal-Mart

High Notes

Monday, June 22, 2015
Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

George Will: Many lessons can be learned from Greece’s failures

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Greeks bearing the gift of confirmation that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments:

Public and media owe police more respect

Sunday, June 21, 2015
*Public and media owe police more respect
*Vale Cemetery tour a fun lesson in history
*Foolish to be too sure about climate change
*Cuomo grandstands with Dannemora visit
*Casino should reflect charm of the Stockade
*Stockade should be the model for casino
*Take new approach to Schenectady’s parks

Time to rethink reasons behind requiring bail

Sunday, June 21, 2015
What’s the point of bail? At a time when two escapees are on the run from a maximum-security prison, this might seem an odd topic for discussion. But it’s a topic worth exploring.

Compromise needed on State Street garden

Sunday, June 21, 2015
The Quest vegetable and flower garden on State Street is good for the city of Schenectady for a lot of reasons. It turned a parcel that had long been the site of illicit sex, drug use and vandalism, and turned it into something beneficial.

State Legislature should honor Constantine through crime institute

Sunday, June 21, 2015
I will remember Tom Constantine as he was in the days I knew him — robust, full of life, strength, commitment and so incredibly exciting to be around.

Get up to speed on how to handle newly legal fireworks

Sunday, June 21, 2015
House in Kingsbury the first major casualty of the careless use of sparkler devices

David Harsanyi: Let Americans make their own choices

Saturday, June 20, 2015
The FDA issued a final decision, three years to phase out bad trans fats

Apply escape search money to better uses

Saturday, June 20, 2015
*Apply escape search money to better uses
*Stockade flooding in need of a full study
*Grateful to Proctors parking staff for help
*Visit ER only for emergencies
*Casino design needs complete overhaul

Public not served by secrecy

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Planning Commission's secret meetings violate the citizens' trust

E.J. Dionne: Pope channels namesake on climate

Friday, June 19, 2015
“He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself

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