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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

Posted on July 2 at 11:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hurting an economic engine in the name of . . .economic development. Yeah, that makes sense.

From: Growth, riverfront project has STS Steel seeking more space

Posted on June 29 at 1:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is an apt metaphor for what's going on in our country, don't you think?

From: Half of Schenectady’s pools shut down as hot weekend looms

Posted on June 29 at 1:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why does a kindergarten teacher make $80,364? That's simply absurd.

From: Niskayuna kindergarten teacher accused of threatening ex-fiance

Posted on March 30 at 1:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The ability to sit on the lawn and listen to popular music is one of SPACs's best attributes. Please don't restrict lawn seating in an attempt to make us sit inside the amphitheater and pay more, as you did last year.

From: SPAC visitors to notice new things this season

Posted on March 28 at 10:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's as if the Town Board members and Supervisor are unaware that times are tough. Prudence in these uncertain times is what we need, folks, not more spending. Let's see, I just paid the new $30 yard waste tax, er, fee; I just took a walk down at the bike path near the train station where there are no trash cans and so there is unsightly litter (Colonie puts us to shame) and here I'm reading about bonding for a new rec facility which isn't needed by the community at large. Let the private groups who've said they will be willing to try to fund it, do so. Let the town's contribution be limited to allowing it to be built at Blatnick Park. That's a pretty good thing right there.

From: Bonding Niskayuna rec facility gets harsh critique

Posted on March 22 at 11:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

36 teachers and 35 teaching assistants but only two administrators will be let go, eh? And those two are not actual layoffs but simply the result of a decision not to fill vacancies? Give me a break, the district is top-heavy.

Teachers teach while administrators mostly push paper around. The private sector has no problem getting along with fewer non-productive staff members and I don't see why schools would be any different. Let's cut some administrators before we get into the inevitable discussions (i.e. scare tactics) about cutting sports and music.

From: Niskayuna school budget to cut 90 jobs

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