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Give town leverage on Wal-Mart

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
At tonight's public hearing, residents should restrict comments to workable suggestions

High Notes: July 27, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015
The good news from last week.

Schenectady commission still operating in shadows over casino

Sunday, July 26, 2015
In the latest round of absurdity regarding the approvals for the design of the new Rush casino in Schenectady, the city Planning Commission once again declared itself and its actions exempt from any of the state laws regarding open government.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.
High notes: July 20, 2015

High notes: July 20, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015
Want good news? Here it is.

Be cautious in flagging bad cops

Sunday, July 19, 2015
A new effort by the New York City police department to provide officials with more information about the conduct of its officers is commendable in the wake of a growing degree of public mistrust.

Adirondacks need attention, not wolves and cougars

Sunday, July 19, 2015
The Adirondack Park needs a lot of work to survive another 125 years. What it doesn’t need right now are wolves and cougars.

NY bill would help adoptees gain access

Saturday, July 18, 2015
A bill pending in the state Legislature to give adopted children better access to their birth records is a solid first step toward providing these individuals with vital medical information.

Give local communities control over fireworks sales

Friday, July 17, 2015
More local control could help reduce complaints, problems

Governor must adapt to concerns

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Siena poll results show need for Cuomo to adjust policies, approach to governing state

One chance to right two wrongs

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Cosby not worthy of highest civilian honor

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