The Locally Owned Voice of the Capital Region

Comments by biwemple

Previous | Page 3 of 34 | Next

Posted on April 12 at 3:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Tried to bring a TV to Schenectady county waste facility last fall and was informed they no longer accept them (has this recently just changed?). Tried to bring it to County Waste transfer in Clifton Park (that used to accept them) and they no longer do as well. Only place I found was the Salvation Army in Clifton Park. The list provided by DEC for who will accept TV's and other E-waste is so erroneous as to be almost worthless:

From: Recycling TVs should be free in Clifton Park

Posted on April 3 at 9:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The 1980 LP Olympics were probably the last small Olympics the world will ever see. Now it's a multi-billion operation that always tries to outdo the previous Olympics and then it will leave the town with all manner of development it would not be able to support once the games were over and money all spent. We should keep investing in and using it as an Olympics training center, but I think it would just not work again having the games return.

From: Should Lake Placid join Quebec City in a 2026 Olympic bid?

Posted on March 24 at 10:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You paid a lot of money to be at that show and if the person near you won't turn off your phone after being asked politely, find an usher (there are lots of them in Proctor's) and have that person dealt with by the staff. They can and will remove people from the audience for boorish behavior. It's part of an older generation's job to teach a younger generation lessons on proper social behavior that their parents must have missed. It's one of those life skills that has to be learned one way or another.

From: Trump not candidate of "We the People"

Posted on March 16 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Presidents are limited to 10 years. If one should become President because office was vacated earlier than expected, say in year one of a four year term, then they could only run for reelection once more because total length of service cannot exceed ten years. I would like to see term limits too such as Senators (six year terms) allowed no more than fifteen years in office and House members (two year terms) no more than nine years. That's more than enough time to get things accomplished and not be a career politician. Good luck in getting a legislator to put limits on that gravy train though.

From: Vote no for Clinton, no on higher gas tax

Posted on March 11 at 12:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Whether it's Chad the Democrat or another Republican, its time for Hugh Farley to retire. We need some serious term limits on our politicians. Twenty terms is is about sixteen terms too many.

From: Democrat challenges Farley for Senate seat

Posted on March 11 at 12:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why is the manufacturing and sale of these kinds of drugs only a misdemeanor? Trying to get others hooked on drugs for profit should be a felony as these scumbags are predators on society. I have some empathy for users, but none for dealers. They're basically killing our children with pushing this crap.

From: Moreau man charged with selling heroin

Posted on March 4 at 10:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There are some things that these countries do better than the US and some things they don't. Each has their good\bad qualities and we should not assume that the US is better at everything than the rest of the world or vice-versa. I can emphatically state though that pretty much all European nations have much better public transportation than the US by far. Our train\bus system is a travesty. Ever try going to\from JFK and Penn station? This should be one of the easiest things to do for visitors entering or departing the US through one of our largest cities, but this connection is pathetic. You can travel almost anywhere in Europe (and much of industrialized world) without a car, but a visitor to the US without a car is virtually stranded.

From: Politicians have their priorities mixed up

Posted on February 17 at 7:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It would seem like a good idea to hang one of those bars from the bridge and it probably wouldn't hurt to do it, but those trucks are hitting the bridge(s) at highway speed, not the speed one would be using at the entrance to a parking garage. I think by the time they hear that noise it's too late unless the bar is hung well before the bridge entrance near the top of the hill. The bridge is really no higher than it was before (just wider) and I don't recall many trucks hitting it over the years that I can remember. With all the signage in the area too, if a truck gets down near the bridge and has to call Glenville PD to help it turn around, the driver is obviously not paying attention and needs a ticket.

From: Install safety bars to prevent overpass hits

Posted on February 3 at 4:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Where is he going to get $80K for restitution?... Adding several years to an already existing Life sentence too? I thought he was ineligible for parole so what are they going to do, keep his coffin in a cell for an extra few years after he dies in prison? This was a colossal waste of money. They could've handled it all within the prison walls as he never needs to leave there again except on a gurney.

From: Prison escapee David Sweat sentenced

Posted on January 22 at 1:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Feds have all kinds of information (e.g.: Dept of Labor statistics) where they know reasonably well the salary potential of someone with a certain degree working in a related field and calculate ability to repay a student loan before issuing it. Why on earth are they issuing student loans (at such high rates too) to people where they should already know the recipient will not be able to carry that debt? I'm all for students getting a chance to go to college, but sometimes you might have to hear the words 'No, that school is too expensive, pick another one'. Do all your core and electives at a community college then transfer to a four year school for remainder also works wonders for cost cutting. Perhaps if the Feds start slowing down the flow of easy cash for colleges and universities from these guaranteed loans, these colleges are going to have to cut tuition prices, or perhaps start dipping into their huge endowments to bring these tuition costs down. These Higher Ed places have little interest in cutting tuition costs with a steady input of federally backed loans. Perhaps we're headed for a similar replay of the 2007 housing bubble crisis except with student loans this time?

From: Bills could ease college loan crisis

Previous | Page 3 of 34 | Next

columnists & blogs

Log into

Forgot Password?