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Posted on February 28 at 7:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

In the case where someone dies and leaves an estate, I don't see why their student loan obligations shouldn't be paid out of that estate just like their other obligations. Does Schumer's bill address this?

From: Schumer proposal forgives student loans upon death

Posted on February 14 at 8:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Notice how there's no discussion of cutting administrative staff? I guess that means each and every generously paid administrator is absolutely, unequivocally essential to the functioning of the school district. Nope, there's no fat there that could be cut, forget about it -- come on, say they were to cut the third assistant principal in charge of picking up locker room lint -- the school would simply collapse! Much better, instead, to cut a teacher, it's obvious. Trust us, we know what's best.

Better yet -- let's move to online learning, then we can get rid of even more teachers, yeah, that's the ticket.

From: Looming tax hikes face Niskayuna school district

Posted on November 30 at 1:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Actually a third man with area ties was honored by the organization, too. Rich Templeton, CEO of Texas Instruments, is a Union College graduate ~1987:

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Nov. 29, 2012—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that Rich Templeton, chairman, president and CEO of Texas Instruments, has been named the 2012 recipient of SIA’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award. SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has made significant contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry in technology or public policy.

From: Pair tied to area get top jobs in semiconductor group

Posted on November 26 at 10:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

As I recall, Steve Schonwetter was a terrific runner in high school at Linton High. Seems to me he was the fastest schoolboy miler in the nation one year in the late 1960s, with a time of ~4:10. Anyone remember?

From: From Russia with a Love ... of sausage

Posted on November 15 at 11:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Power corrupts.

From: Schenectady council Democrats’ secrecy irritates public

Posted on October 15 at 10:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you.

From: Applause for Alplaus (with photo gallery)

Posted on October 15 at 7:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Where is the photo gallery? I see only one photo, from Samuel's.

From: Applause for Alplaus (with photo gallery)

Posted on October 2 at 1:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you. It's gorgeous.

From: Erie Canal's scenery is captured in winning photos

Posted on October 2 at 10:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Would be nice to post a few of these photos along with this article.

From: Erie Canal's scenery is captured in winning photos

Posted on July 12 at 1:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

To my mind the only valid reason to have water restrictions in place is to conserve water when there's a threat of depleting it. Having a set of standing water restrictions in a town like Niskayuna makes no sense to me, because there's no water shortage. The town lies along the shores of a big river, after all. If sediment in the pipes is being disturbed then the town should budget for changing filters more often (or whatever may be needed) to maintain water quality in times of heavy flow. And before town officials complain about the cost needed to do that, let me remind them of the plowing/salt savings they enjoyed as a result of last winter's light snowfall. People live in suburbs like Niskayuna, in part, to enjoy greenery.

From: Heavy sprinkling roils quality of Niskayuna water

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