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Posted on April 24 at 2:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The opinion expressed in this article is an adolescent one showing little awareness of what the Erie Canal means, not only to our state but to the United States.
The Capital District and the Mohawk Valley have been under siege for decades by myopic, tone-deaf opportunists who can only see a cost-benefit analysis in the world around them. Witness I-787, the Empire state Plaza, the Stanton Mansion, Rotterdam Square Mall (now mercifully maybe offering something positive at least, as Viaport), and of course the Rivers Casino. Cultural insults every one. And now the Erie Canal, seen apparently more as the runt child of our state than the relic of national importance it is.
No, it's *not* time to decide whether we maintain it, "or consider significantly reducing the state’s role in maintaining it". It's time to stop treating the great heritage and national importance of this state as if they were liabilities and inconveniences. It's time to put a stop to the bottom-feeders offering shiny objects, and wise up. Our heritage is slipping away and our history is being belittled. There are many, many more ways for this state to pick up a few extra bucks than bending over for the "developers" and their bean counters.

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Posted on April 23 at 12:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

and you know

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Posted on April 23 at 3:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you, DG.
Important questions that need to asked...and answered.

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Posted on April 21 at 5:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One editor's reference to "snarky comments" are also a critical reader's hard questions.
It doesn't matter who got the scoop, who was there on top of the reporting. It's about the quality of the reporting.
I think a lot of residents would question Mr. Gillen's quote in light of the timing. That building's stood there for how long? With daily ground shaking from all the traffic? And an attached building is removed and suddenly it starts to fall apart. And it “had nothing to do with the demolition”. And that wasn't questioned?
Here's some snark: My money says Thai Thai never returns to that building and that one year from now it'll be a memory.
The peanut gallery

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Posted on April 20 at 10:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is some of the worst "journalism" I have ever read in this paper and all it does is raise questions of collusion.
A great restaurant was displaced because of sloppy planning. Wonder who'll reap the benefit$ of this mess. An 8th grader would know that's prime real estate.
Thanks for nothing, Gazette.

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Posted on April 19 at 11:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is why every single time some poll asks me what I feel is the biggest issue facing our country, I answer voting reform. Nothing else matters until we know we're getting the leaders the majority choose. And we're far from that ideal right now.

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Posted on April 19 at 10:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I have no other connection to the rowing club than having once been a Suburban Council athlete in another school, but this has all the appearances of being yet another program ostensibly for the kids, but that serves more for the egos of some "grownups", as evidenced by their apparent willingness to yank leadership around indifferent to the continuity of the program or the spirit of the athletes.

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Posted on April 15 at 8:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

OMG! Stop everything!

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Posted on April 14 at 7:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@stockade - On what grounds do you think this budget should be blocked? Please be specific.

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Posted on April 11 at 7:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The City of Schenectady has a reply for you, Mr. Weinheimer: 'Talk to the hand'.
My family's lineage in this city is documented to it's beginnings, before the first Schenectady Massacre. My 11th great-grandfather was a schout. I'm not bragging, but it gives one a perspective that's tragically missing now.
BTW, what ever happened to the re-enactment of Schermerhorn's ride to Albany? Oh right, previous mayors' idea who we don't like.

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