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Posted on July 12 at 7:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Let's not jump to conclusions folks. The supervisor might of said what she did to the auditors to gain publicity for this incident which she is trying to stop through best practices going forward (such as not allowing for you to earn overtime when your home sick). Secondly, the 2 highway workers nearing retirement might not have been paid for unused leave hours and once they found out they felt sick about it.

From: Johnstown to state: 'It's been a real joy'

Posted on July 10 at 4:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Saint Rose’s own internal analysis reveals that shift, Russell said, with the percentage of tenure-track professors dropping from about 95 percent in 1995 to about 45 percent in 2009."

I am all for the adjuncts having more earning power but with the cost of private colleges reaching about $200,000 plus for 4 years it makes you wonder where all the money goes?

From: Saint Rose adjuncts file to form union

Posted on July 9 at 11:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Does every mall in the world have 1 entrance with a ka-zillion crashes? Or is there something wrong with this entrance?

From: Crash snarls Crossgates traffic

Posted on July 2 at 11:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Great story. I wonder what public servants and private employers make it mandatory for their employees to learn such life savings skills.

From: Trooper credited with saving man at Clifton Park gym

Posted on July 1 at 7:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

State workers, firemen, policeman, county workers, teachers and the like of public sectors workers so far as I know have "last in, first out" rules. Tenure is basically the same as civil service protection or leaving the police academy. In both cases YOU CANNOT be fired without due process and LOTS of legal wrangling.

The honest truth is I know a few people WITH KIDS who have moved from low tax areas to the Capital Region and they all have said our taxes went up 3-4 times but the schools are 10X better than where they came from so they don't mind. Reading local newspapers may not give people an idea of how TERRIBLE schools are in other states.

I love this article. Basically it says 'FIRE THE OLDER TEACHERS" as the younger ones have more ENERGY! Does a young fireman have more energy than an older one? To me, maybe we should just start firing all the older workers in this country who are making more money. But we have to do it across the board. We have to do it to all the public sector jobs I mentioned. Let's not single out teaching. Its time to fire the un-energetic old people as the Gazette article states,

From: Editorial: Tenure's time should come

Posted on June 25 at 10:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Very true Cracker!

From: Price Chopper chops 80 corporate jobs

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.

From: Price Chopper chops 80 corporate jobs

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.

From: Charges dropped against man who left bag outside Niskayuna Target

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?

From: Police: Teen gunman in Oregon likely killed self

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