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Posted on May 30 at 11:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Not that I wish any ill will, but I can't help but think of Hemmingway and Francis Macomber. And I wonder where the grown-ups are watching the yearbook production?

From: Guilderland yearbook picture stirs controversy

Posted on May 26 at 10:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"A rational person and good citizen would have immediately complied."
Right. Just after they flipped the cop off. Makes sense to me.
Freedom isn't pretty sometimes. But it's given us the ability to see that the reality law enforcement offers often isn't necessarily so, thanks to the freedom to record them in action. And we're seeing that LEOs often react with apparently very fragile egos and exacerbate situations, when "letting it go" would have been a better way to keeping the peace; as the Saratoga cop should have done. His reaction, like so many others we're now seeing, amounts to harassment and abuse of authority. If a LEO can't keep their ego issues and personal insecurities in check they have no business in law enforcement.

From: Nothing but praise for care at Ellis Hospital

Posted on May 23 at 12:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Before this goes south like Steve Barnes' blog post on it the other day did, we should be clear this isn't a mandate, it's entirely an option for a restaurant (which is confusing because DNAInfo\Long Island City has an article up on 7 outdoor cafes to bring your dog to).
We also are dog lovers having rescued two a couple years ago. They're like members of our family but we don't forget they're not furry four-legged humans. They're dogs. But let the market decide. I choose not to go to a restaurant that allows dogs (other than service dogs that is).

From: Many reasons not to let restaurants go to the dogs

Posted on May 19 at 9:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It was unlawful to pull him over for his obnoxious (but legal) behavior. The cop's thin skin is where it began and stopping him was harassment.

From: Saratoga Springs police probe excessive force allegation

Posted on May 17 at 5:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Here's some upscale clientele for another "breastaraunt":
"Nine bikers dead as rival motorcycle gangs battle outside Texas “Twin Peaks” restaurant: reports"

From: How short can a kilt go? Answer coming to Niskayuna

Posted on May 17 at 5:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

NYS Board of Elections - Contribution Limits

I'm confident Mr. Bharara's team can figure this out, but to my simple brain it looks alot like herding stray cats.

From: Ethical qualms dogging Cuomo

Posted on May 16 at 11:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And they wonder why there would be so many casino "haters"?

From: How short can a kilt go? Answer coming to Niskayuna

Posted on May 13 at 8:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is soo-oo much better than that creepy old mansion and those nasty looking trees that used occupy that corner.
Well done, Niskayuna.
[sarcasm off]

From: How short can a kilt go? Answer coming to Niskayuna

Posted on May 8 at 9:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The streetscape of Saratoga has always struck me as mainly too sterile. And if I want to enjoy a sterile public space (which I normally don't) I'd go to Crossgates (which i rarely do).
Every fun city I've ever visited had a vibrant public space which means more than wallets rushing from business to business making deposits. The business owners on Broadway would do well to look at the bigger picture of the human nature of their revenue stream and what keeps it healthy; it's humans enjoying a diverse, open public space right outside their shop door. And Saratoga government would do well to be a little less reactionary.

From: Spa City right to back off buskers

Posted on May 1 at 9:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

A+ for intention.
F+ for implementation.

From: Test data to be released by state July 1

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