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Posted on June 25 at 7:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Trader Joes, ShopRite, Whole Foods, Walmart SuperCenters… I am sure their bottom line was impacted.


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Posted on June 22 at 1:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Social promotion is one alternative to holding a student back who does not have the skills to enter the next grade. I believe most people would say students should not be allowed to go to the next grade until they have mastered the skills. For every student who acts up and who does not invest in their education it makes it that much easier for the next person in line to make those choices. Vicious cycle.


From: Graduation rate slips at Schenectady High


Posted on June 18 at 10:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Leave the bag in your car please.


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Posted on June 10 at 3:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Was there school shootings in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's?


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Posted on June 8 at 9:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I honestly do not know if a Schenectady casino pros outweighs its cons. I just know Turning Stone is 100 miles away and they allow smoking. The people I see walking around pushing oxygen tanks at Turning Stone would be better served with cleaner smoke-free air in Schenectady. And these older people would be helping the environment by not using as much gas.


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Posted on June 7 at 7:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"The victim suffered a concussion, broken bones to a hand, tooth damage and torn-up skin on his knees, prosecutors said." ….. Defense attorneys were expected to dispute that the injuries rose to the level of 'first degree assault'. HMMMM. Second chance indeed. Hopefully there are no reruns of that movie that got the boys in a tizzy.


From: Schenectady movie theater attackers get ‘second chance’


Posted on May 20 at 11:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

People support higher taxes. The proof is in the pudding folks.


From: School budgets approved in all but one area school district


Posted on May 19 at 7:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I have no problem if the "little guy/gal" who inherited a stake in a successful product gets to have some share of the profits. It seems untoward that studios can simply hope the co-creator dies and in the midst of all the paper shuffling the inheritors get zilch. Here is a novel idea. The 3 people who created Trivial Pursuit were eventually BOUGHT OUT for 80 million prior to a major push by the company to create and fund multiple new revenue streams with regard to the product. Let the studios buy out her interest if they so choose.


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Posted on May 16 at 7:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Joe was a sympathetic character in that he was 85 years old and did shovel tons of money to Upstate as opposed to downstate. I think most people would agree that having a consulting arrangement with a company that you are awarding millions of dollars of grants to is a huge conflict of interest. Why not make it illegal to have an outside income EVEN IF YOU ARE A LAWYER which Bruno wasn't and raise legislator pay 20K to a base of $99,500? Anyone ready to talk loopholes?


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Posted on May 13 at 6:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Horse racing is a profitable industry. Saratoga always makes lots of money. Big profits and Big Growth at Saratoga RaceTrack equals Big Contract for the Biggest Employee.


From: NYRA details payout given to executives it fired


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