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Posted on July 27 at 8:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In addition to the various categories up for prizes they should add Biggest Boob, and that should go to Dave Brailsford, a man who clearly doesn't understand the meaning of a plan B.

From: Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Posted on July 26 at 11:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh please, Reader1, your wording, 'happened within this reporting area' sets you right up for the old game of Whack-a-Mole. The article is about law enforcement's rampant abuse of authority, not just interference of the media. You sound suspiciously overly defensive of it.

From: Editorial: Press has right not to be harassed

Posted on July 26 at 11:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

But seriously, it's a shame to see a place like Hoffman's in Latham go out of business and this go unused. Seems like the perfect entrance to some kind of 'playland'.

From: Metroplex aims to save Schenectady weigh station

Posted on July 24 at 12:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

As one of the volunteers who gave up a handful of lunch periods from my work to help out, I thank SICM for what they've done, and for the opportunity to help. I don't have much interaction with kids these days as I used to, but I can't think of a more well-behaved, fun bunch to serve than those I served up lunches for. These kids surely are the light of the Electric City, as is SICM and those that support them.
Well done SICM!

From: Thanks for those who celebrated food programs

Posted on July 19 at 5:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Beware of bottom-feeders bearing shiny gifts.

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Posted on July 18 at 4:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You got that right, jerry. 'Discriminatory and sexist' pretty much sums up the labor market and most government policy which is why a Women's Equality ballot line is needed.
Thanks for making that point.

From: Cuomo campaign creates Women's Equality Party

Posted on July 15 at 2:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"The parking attendants knew exactly which downtown meters were broken, and wouldn’t write tickets for cars parked there. Some regular downtown parkers also knew which ones were broken, and thus avoided paying for parking, but others would toss in coin after coin in a futile effort to get the meter to work."

And the person responsible for that fiasco was summarily dismissed and fired from their job....right? Where's the accountability part? Surely the person responsible for that was at least disciplined.

From: Parking kiosks up, running in Schenectady

Posted on July 11 at 10:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Stamped asphalt "faux-brick". Yep, that's a sound investment.
As evidenced by the numerous places on Edison Avenue, real cobbles are forever. Labor intensive? Aren't we in need of jobs? Can Schenectady possibly think outside the box for once?
By the way, am I the only one to notice Millard Street has looked like a cratered war-zone since sometime mid-winter? Not suggesting a socio-econimic bias, of course (cough, cough).

From: Sch'dy's Upper Union Street crosswalks to be repaired

Posted on July 8 at 7:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Replace "God" with "Allah".
Now how do we all feel?

From: Amsterdam High graduate still upset about censored speech

Posted on July 8 at 7:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

In reporting prostitution arrests it seems to more often be the case that the hookers' names are reported, less often the johns. This is different?
Obviously this is the new political reality and Gov. Cuomo has done well in it. His connection to one of the biggest benefactors of the bribery, the Committee to Save New York, is well speculated. We're fortunate he otherwise tends toward the progressive, as opposed to the regressive.
Sorry the Gazette didn't link to NYPIRG's amazingly thorough report, so I will. Times like these demand a strong Fourth Estate and I'm not convinced the Gazette lives up to that. The report is truly stunning as a picture of corruption that exists even now in 21st century NYS. An excerpt:
" An entity that lobbies local governments in New York only needs to report the details of their activities if the municipalities have a population of more than 50,000 people."

" An examination of the towns, villages, and cities that have been proposed as the sites of new casinos reveals 15 of the 16 localities fall under this threshold. This is significant, since the New York State Gaming Commission has established statements of local support as a necessary criterion for licenses. The lack of disclosure of local lobbying activities in these communities makes it impossible to know how much is being spent to influence these governments and highlights that no single entity is charged with monitoring these activities. "

From: NYPIRG outlines outlays by casino hopefuls

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