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Posted on April 6 at 5:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The manufacturers of these products should be forbidden from calling these flushable. I can recall perhaps 40 years ago that there were sanitary napkins that were advertised as flushable. They did not stay on the market very long. Not sure if it was because they were found to cause problems with septic systems or if they just did not sell.

From: Flushable wipes wreak havoc down below

Posted on March 31 at 7:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It would seem to me that the budget bill should be only about how to provide money for state , county, local and school financing. Tying all kinds of other non-budget issues should be prohibited. Ethics, teacher evaluations, etc should be taken care of separately.

From: Details emerge on $142B state budget

Posted on March 11 at 5:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I had only one correspondence with Don, an email about 3 months before he retired. WGY had just started an FM simulcast on 103.1. I mentioned to him that he poked fun at FM personalities by referring to them as "FM weasels", and as his career was coming to an end, he too was now an "FM weasel". He wrote back to me and he took it good, so good he read my email and name over the air. My thoughts go out to his family members and to his "family" at WGY.

From: Local radio icon Don Weeks dead at 76

Posted on March 11 at 5:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Another sore loser. Remember the sour grapes we got from the Rennselaer city mayor when Schenectady was selected? The american way; SUE, SUE, SUE! The only real winners; the lawyers.

From: Track sues over selection of nearby casino in Finger Lakes

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

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