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Saratoga Springs's form of government must go

Commission government is outdated, inefficient, not representative

Use Schenectady casino windfall to lower taxes

Schenectady officials promised to use money for tax relief, not additional spending.

Open up more land to nature lovers

Whenever we discuss the struggle between man and the environment, we're often talking about destroying wildlife habitats through overdevelopment or pollution, or through our own careless abuse.

Safe boating course should be mandatory

Boats don't have brakes that you can slam on when you get too close to something.

School is back in session. Stop driving like an idiot

Care-free summer driving needs to be replaced by more care as school kids and buses hit the streets again

High Notes: Free backpacks, cancer tribute, book giveaway, health run

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

Let's watch Waterford-Halfmoon school experiment

Local school districts looking to squeeze more learning into the school day should keep an eye on the Watervliet-Halfmoon school district.

Loosening medical marijuana rules a good step forward

Loosening medical marijuana rules a good step forward

More needs to be done to get vital drug to patients in need

Weigh in on Hudson River barge anchorage grounds

Anchoring sites for large fuel barges could pose problems for environment, tourism

Protect mail carriers from dog attacks

Upstate among highest in country for incidents

EPA should have been at Hoosick Falls hearing

Agency had obligation to help provide full picture of contamination culpability

Public should attend Beech-Nut forum tonight

6 p.m. tonight, Canajoharie village offices, Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie

Maintain, protect our splendid national parks

As we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service this month, it’s a good time to remind ourselves how important it is to preserve these spectacular areas, as well as the other natural resources we have in our own backyard, which allow us to experience and enjoy the environment in its purist form.

Why hold back on drug test results?

Leaving out information only leads to rampant speculation

DEC finally lends clout to PCB debate

It's GE's mess and they still haven't finished cleaning it up

Movie tax credits can work if done right

The problem is, states like New York don't do them right

College wrong to defy boycott

Higher education should be role model against discrimination

High Notes: Homeless donation boxes, benches to honor deceased, lake cleanup

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

No tax breaks for Olympic medalists

Save the tax breaks for those who need them or who have earned them

Pink: The new orange?

Perpetuating stereotypes no way to get women interested in hunting

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