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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Protecting the public safety in a flash

News doesn't often happen right under our nose, but on Thursday it looked like something big was happening on the street outside The Saratogian's main entrance.
Reporter Patrick Donges saw four police cars surround a black Bentley parked outside the closed nightclub on Maple Avenue, with a couple of officers' weapons pointed at the man behind the wheel.
Well, it turned out to be much ado about nothing. A call to police about an armed threat wasn't as serious as first believed.
But such a threat needs to be taken very seriously. And from what we laymen from the Fourth Estate could see and hear from our perch across the street, the police acted quickly and appropriately.


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