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Posted on March 8 at 10:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

That Bloomberg report was right on the money. I could go to Radio Shack and buy parts for projects. The number of parts they have carried more recently have been scaled back considerably. Many of these parts I have now had to order on line and wait for. And yes the parallel between RS and Coleco is very apparent. I worked for Coleco for 10 years in their Colecovision, Adam days. RS made the mistake of trying to compete with Best Buy and others. Many of the others like Circuit City and Nobody beats the Whiz have long since gone away, also.

From: Reluctant to see Radio Shack join corporate junk heap

Posted on February 18 at 5:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The town of Providence does not have a zip code. It gets its mail from 1 0f 4 post offices depending on where you live, yet the adjacent town of Greenfield has 3 post offices thus 3 zip codes. But this is true all over. Wilton for the most part gets its mail from Gansevoort, a smaller number from Saratoga Springs. The town of Moreau gets mail from S. Glens Falls, Fort Edward and Gansevoort. Town of Malta has Ballston Spa, Round Lake and others. Mail districts(Post offices) were set up more than 150 years ago based on concentration of population of any given area at that time. Zip codes were added in the 1960's to identify a certain post office, not to give more identities. Just one more thing Senator Schumer has proposed that we will hear nothing more about. There have been numerous requests for added zip codes in the past, most if not all of which were denied.

From: Schumer joins fight for Halfmoon to get own ZIP code

Posted on February 15 at 7:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Lichtman is trying to paint a rosy picture of the the situation. Lets have some input from some employees past and present, and of families of residents there. I am willing to bet there would be a less encouraging outlook.

From: Ex-Saratoga County infirmary ready for new chapter

Posted on February 10 at 9:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This incident with Brian Williams is so high profile that people are not going to forget it in six months. Don't be surprised if there is a negotiated buy-out of his contract before the suspension expires. It would probably be better for both sides. Williams will have money until he retires, NBC would not run the risk of severe ratings decline when Williams would return.

From: NBC suspends Brian Williams six months

Posted on February 8 at 9:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Its HUGE", says Billy Big Mouth. That is obviously what this letter is about.

From: Amateurs have led to decline of quality television

Posted on February 3 at 6:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This trucker is 66 years of age, probably been driving for many years. What has been his driving record over the years? If convicted, he will probably die in prison, that is if he doesn't take ill and get compassionate release first.

From: Trucker indicted in Amsterdam crash that killed trooper

Posted on February 2 at 6:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

buzzy, I just feel that law enforcement officers are there to uphold the law. They know the law and I feel they should be held to a higher standard. This is becoming a common incident with police officers, It needs to be addressed. It is also an embarrassment to their colleagues, most of which are good people.

From: Off-duty trooper accused of DWI, suspended

Posted on February 2 at 4:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Another law enforcement officer on the wrong side of the law!!! Its time to put an end to this. Legislation at the state level that if you are a law enforcement officer and are convicted of a BAC .08 or greater, You are out of a job period. This trooper has been charged with aggravated DWI, which means a BAC of .18 or greater. I call upon the editorial staff of this paper to write an editorial about this.

From: Off-duty trooper accused of DWI, suspended

Posted on February 1 at 11:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There is only one way to clean up politics in Albany, The 5 boroughs of NYC along with the 2 LI counties and Westchester county become a state of their own. That would take most of the corruption out of Albany. Then the NYC area would have to deal with it.

From: Editorial: Back to business as usual in Albany

Posted on January 31 at 1:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I wonder how many employees decided to accept a lay off, rather than put up with the transition chaos that most likely will happen? If you are offered less than 80% of what you were paid, you can get unemployment benefits. I also wonder if this Zenith outfit will be difficult to work for? It will probably be a shock to those used to working in the public sector to adjust to the way the private sector works.

From: Maplewood Manor sale to close Monday

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