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Posted on March 28 at 11:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This new owner has the bar set quite low following Mr. Kohan's tenure as owner. That being said the new owner has demonstrated a willingness to invest capital into his properties, that reflects a short but successful track record in revitalizing Malls. Kohan was so distant and disengaged to the point that he ran the Mall in a neglectful manner. I wish the new owner success in turning the RSM around. Good Rid dens, Mr. Kohan.

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Posted on March 21 at 8:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"If he truly presented a threat to public safety, then the officers were just doing what they had to do to mitigate that threat."

Officers should definitely have guidelines that avoid using their tasers multiple times on someone they're trying to get into custody. If the taser policy is left to broad interpretation by the officer, than tragedies such this one are likely to occur. The solution is better training. The police should have training on techniques of how to take down a suspect that mitigate any injuries to both parties. Even before the Eric Gardner case, NYC had implemented the re-training of their officers. Hopefully, this case will lead to such training in Saratoga County.

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Posted on March 10 at 8:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Migos arrived hours late for a show that was scheduled to start at 10:30PM. This blatant unprofessional conduct played a major role in riling up the crowd, yet its hardly mentioned as a factor. Migos dissolved themselves of any responsibility but the media should find out what led to the delay.

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Posted on March 5 at 8:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Proctors deserves kudos for being prepared and putting a plan of action in play to remedy the situation. I'm sure these patrons appreciated the swift decision making by the manager. The blackout could have been a black eye for the theater.

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Posted on February 27 at 3:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@William MacTiernan
President Lincoln consistently ranks among America's top five Presidents throughout history. There is a reason he ranks so high in this polling. He is held in such high regard for sticking to his convictions in making the difficult choice to stand up to the South. This historic decision propelled our nation's human rights creed that every man deserves to be treated equal. Had President Lincoln taken an easier, different tact, America would have continued to engage in Slavery, the worst social policy in its history. Thus, America would have been a much different and worse place to live in.
Mr. MacTiernan what are you thinking?

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Posted on February 25 at 12:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

With President Obama's recent veto of the XL pipeline, it's clear that he and the environmental zealots don't see the connection of this latest oil spill involving trains and the XL. The method of transporting oil through a pipeline is the safest way to do this task that is essential to America's economy. The arguments that the jobs promised are minimal is irrelevant to the safety issues, however, you'll never hear the proponents of XL acknowledge that reality. The State department concluded after an exhaustive study that the impact to the environment is minimal. Obama delayed the bill for political expediency for the benefit of Senate Democrats in close elections.
There were a lot of Democrats in the Senate and Congress, who supported the XL pipeline and Obama screwed them all, making the chances of him getting any other legislation through the remainder of his presidency nearly impossible. He ignored the Labor Unions that supported both of his elections to curry favor with the environmental activist wing of his party. The next president won't succumb to this kind of pressure as he or she will finally passed the XL Pipeline. Two more years of Obama's my way or the highway mantra is a long time to endure.

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Posted on February 19 at 1:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

At .40, human beings are at the threshold for fatal alcohol overdoses. Some drunks have such a high tolerance of alcohol that they can get behind the wheel where most people would be literately dead. This guy needs to be mandated to a forensic hospital.

From: Cops: Watervliet driver's blood alcohol level 5 times over limit

Posted on February 13 at 5:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Obama administration's decision to keep the 28 pages classified follows a familiar pattern of president's protecting the previous administration. Why cover up what the Saudis' role was in funding 9/11? Aren't the victims of 9/11 entitled to know who was behind the murders of their family members? Apparently not.

This trend began with President Clinton. The newly elected president comes into office with a theme of moving on and not looking back. The next president follows the same blueprint, regardless of the conduct even when it involves criminal behavior, it's never investigated. This custom allows our government to engage in all kinds of corruption, as a sitting presidents knows that once they're out of office, they're home free. Democrats and Republicans seemed to have signed off on this dirty deal as we the people suffer in the end.

From: Classified 9-11 documents may implicate Saudis in attacks

Posted on February 12 at 3:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

For the sake of his tenants(what's left of them), Michael Kohan needs to step up to the plate and get this bill settled, now. At the time of purchasing the Rotterdam Square Mall he was extolling a grandiose future for the Rotterdam location. Now predictably, he has permitted the utilities and snowplowing fees to go unpaid to the point of being negligent. He is either too incompetent or irresponsible to be running any Mall. His promise of a dozen stores wanting to move in to replace Macy's sounds a bit hollow at this point. The media should have been a bit more skeptical when he purchased the Mall a year ago. His track record of failure with his other properties should have raised some red flags for the tenants of the Mall. The savvy ones got out.

From: National Grid shuts off power to Rotterdam Square

Posted on February 8 at 1:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's not a fair comparison to use the renovating of Seward Place as a model for revitalizing Schenectady since that project was unique with the astronomical funding of Union College behind it. And of course any Mayor isn't going to be supportive of projects that remove property from the city's tax rolls. The Op-ed piece could have provided more detail about how "The Maj Mahal" was being utilized or whether it currently serves a useful purpose. Though, Dr. Hull does a valid point about the Schenectady's wasteful budgeting of health care expenses.

From: A model already exists to improve city neighborhoods

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