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Posted on March 8 at 6:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If/when Oneida School closes, when does Ellis Hospital take it over for parking (if bldg. is demolished)/medical use?


From: Schenectady school district struggles to find savings


Posted on February 19 at 3:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

As an extension of currency waste there is a movement afoot to eliminate the dollar bill. It has a average "shelf life" of 18 months before it is rendered worn out. But it is facing the wrath of the lobbyists on behalf of the Massachusetts Co. that produces all of the paper required for the printing of paper money. The Gov't would like to do this, eliminate the paper dollar, but the public is resillent in it's resolve to not carry/circulate a dollar coin. The dollar coin can last for decades and is highly cost effective. Of note the Mint has suspended production of circulation strikes of the Presidential Dollar Series. The cause? Lack of use by the public and the millions of coins backed up at the Federal Reserve Banks. They refuse to order anymore for general circulation distribution. The same went for the 1979 Susan B Anthony dollars. Minted, not used, and they too sit in cold storage. The only way to receive the continued Pres. Dollar coins that will be struck is through the Mints premium sales plan, where they will be struck primarily for collectors who wish to pay the premium.


From: Editorial: Coins not even worth the cost of making them


Posted on February 19 at 2:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Less sales equals less tax income. Less income for the state results in a fee/tax raise. Money has to come/raised from somewhere for the State Budget.


From: Saratoga Springs looks at earlier last call to curb violence


Posted on February 19 at 2:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So we have more going to school/graduating and competing for less jobs in the marketplace. Wonder how much this will add to the trillion dollars in outstanding student loans. On the local news was a story of a girl with a 4 yr. degree who can't find a job as a teacher. Owes $85,000.00. Working as a waitress. No doubt the public/private sector will skim the cream of the crop of graduates, then let the rest fend for themselves in jobs that did not meet the students intended aspirations for the vocation they went to college for. On the positive side at least it keeps the teachers/administrators employed. Some win/some lose.


From: College applications on rise


Posted on February 9 at 12:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)

They would at least be saving the pension cost for that position.


From: Glenville negotiating with bank to handle its tax collections


Posted on January 17 at 6:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ah yes the slippery slope of fees begins. So what good was the tax cap when that legislation allows for rampant fees. No doubt some will bring their yard waste to their friends property in Schenectady to mix it with that persons yard waste. Or they may start "hiding" it within their regular trash.


From: Niskayuna eyes fee for yard waste


Posted on January 12 at 2:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And hasn't the city of sch'dy so far defaulted on some 1-2 million dollars owed to the school district?


From: School aid cuts prod teachers and districts


Posted on January 3 at 5:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is what the best/brightest (?) that our learned politicians can come up with-more casinos/lottery games to bring jobs/growth here.


From: A new poll on casino gambling


Posted on January 3 at 5:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

One has to wonder what is under the Aarons Bldg. at STATE/B'WINE. For years in the 60's it was the site of Holmes Garage where many a car/truck wreck was towed to/stored at. Possibly leaking many vehicle contaminates into the ground. Don't remember if it was a service (gas) station as well.


From: Superfund cleanup on tap for Schenectady street


Posted on December 16 at 1:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

With all the State subsidies to Global Found. they can well afford to settle the lawsuit.


From: Man hurt in fight plans to sue GlobalFoundaries


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