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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

Posted on January 27 at 2:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The republicans and democrats should get together and settle upon someone. Seeing that the Democrats have a 2/3 majority, it will end up being a democrat. The Repubicans's could help get Silver out of there.

From: More lawmakers call for Sheldon Silver's resignation

Posted on January 17 at 12:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thats too much money and too ambitious of a project. While some money allocated is fine, perhaps a quarter of that, there should be more private money going in with it. There are numerous other state and local projects that this money should be carefully divided up for that are more needed. This $5B should not be used by politicians to buy votes.

From: Billion-dollar plan would expand upstate broadband access

Posted on January 3 at 9:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Everyone has got their hand out for the 5 Billion dollar distribution. The road construction lobby, schools, etc. Education gets enough, the more you give them, the more they waste. Pre-K should be funded primarily by the parents who send there kids to it. There are other agencies that could use some funding. How about body cams for law enforcement? Updates to information(computers) systems? re-open the closed down restrooms on the interstates? Some funding towards the new Tappan Zee bridge? How about putting a portion of these funds in reserve for disasters whether it be from terrorism, weather, or earthquakes?

From: Teachers, charter schools battle for budget funds

Posted on January 3 at 10:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

My understanding is that if you are offered less than 80% of what you are making, you don't have to take it and you can get unemployment benefits while you look for something else.

From: Labor deal in works, would finalize Maplewood Manor sale

Posted on January 2 at 1:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

My dad was a forest ranger for NYSDEC. He was the liason with the US forest service coordinating the sending of forest rangers out west to fight wildfires. Gov. Mario Cuomo honored the fire fighters in a gathering in Albany many years ago. My dad as lead person in the group got to present to Gov. Cuomo a fire jacket with "CUOMO" printed on it. Gov. Cuomo told my dad that " he would wear it when the legislature was giving the heat over the budget." He had quite a sense of humor.

From: What's being said about Mario Cuomo's death

Posted on December 30 at 7:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I wonder if the siting commission looked at the support from other communities in exchange for revenue sharing was a form of bribery? The decision was supposed to be based on merits, and should not be a popularity contest which what sore loser Dwyer wanted it to be.

From: Rensselaer mayor: Reopen casino siting process

Posted on December 30 at 5:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You had to know it was going to happen. There was bound to be at least one sore loser. Mr. Mayor, with all due respect, your actions are disgusting. Don't try to politicize this.You lost, get over it.

From: Rensselaer mayor: Reopen casino siting process

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