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Posted on November 16 at 11:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Or perhaps it had something to do with top management increasing their own salaries 75-80% in July 2011.


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Posted on November 5 at 8:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The priority should be on putting the flex time back into middle school student's schedules (for extra help and time to work on homework together so they can learn from each other). The teachers have indicated how important that extra time was in helping kids build a solid base of knowledge and that it may have been a significant factor in Niskayuna's excellent test scores. Not sure if a Foundation is the answer to that problem although it's a nice idea. In any case, we'll see how the district does next year now that the flex time has been eliminated.

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Posted on October 30 at 5:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Jill Stein will debate the Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson at Free & Equal's final 2012 presidential debate in Washington DC on Monday November 5 at 9pm Eastern time. Login at

IN ADDITION: the candidates from four political parties – Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution) and Rocky Anderson (Justice) – will meet for a two-hour debate on Sunday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets restaurant in Washington, DC 20009 -- a well-known venue for frequent political, civic and cultural events. The debate will be moderated by Ralph Nader, and will focus on subjects and issues that have largely been ignored or avoided, as they are too controversial, by the 2012 Republican and Democratic presidential candidates!!

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Posted on September 27 at 12:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A lot depends on who determines which experts are chosen. Consulting with "the most qualified" outside experts might very include only those experts working for industry. The reality is that DEC staffers - who are, in my experience, very honest, dedicated and good at what they do -- are nonetheless under intense political pressure and oversight. I would imagine DOH is subject to the same political influence or the Governor wouldn't agree to this. This study needs to be conducted by an independent group -- drawn from both industry and critics -- to be credible. It would be a service to NY and the rest of the nation to have this done right.

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