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Posted on April 14 at 8:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Way to go Town Of Glenville! In my opinion they need some push back!

From: Glenville protests cable company fee

Posted on March 29 at 7:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I thought the idea here was for a budget that reduced spending so the taxpayers did not see an increase in taxes???????????????????

From: Capital Region schools await budget details

Posted on March 8 at 10:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Why is it if you use too many snow days you have to take away from a non-school day (a vacation or conference day) and yet if you do not use any snow days you still have the same amount of school days? If you have 3 built in and you don't use those 3 where do they go? Are the students still going to school on those 3 built in snow days?

From: Winter testing area school districts’ snow day limits

Posted on March 4 at 9:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is refreshing to see all the Districts taking on these cost cutting measures similar to those in private industry.
Feedback: Can the superintendent freeze any of the salaries?
Can they look deeper into maintenance and transportation? While it may not be popular, can contracting work out be looked at as an aid to certain situations?

From: Programs may be budget casualties at Burnt Hills schools

Posted on March 3 at 8:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Excellent article with many good hunting tips and and equipment that may be used and how to purchase. Keep them coming Ed.


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Posted on February 21 at 8:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Agree, did they (or will any District) look at or react to administration positions; or items like transportation.

From: Northville and Broadalbin-Perth school districts making plans to cover huge budget deficits

Posted on January 25 at 7:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I believe it is time for each District to review and audit all of it's processes to ensure there is not a better way to complete a particular task. In doing so,I believe they need to push back on the state, and the state should work with the Districts to ensure the best practice is used.
For example; I constantly see quite a number of school buses pass through the small area I live in; and very often when those buses show up at school they are carrying about one-fifth its capacity. There must be a better way to lower these type of expenses.

From: Editorials: Is it any wonder school taxes are so high?

Posted on January 8 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

How does this benefit the retirees; elder Americans? They have not seen an increase in 2 years.

From: Federal tax move to pad paychecks

Posted on October 18 at 7:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I am not sure many people understand the "Delivery Charge" and why it is necessary to to go up "18%". Each customer pays this charge each month, and if many are like me, they pay 3 times more for the charge than the cost of the service(gas/electric)????? These same lines that carry this service have been in use without repair for a long, long time? Is this "Delivery Charge" really necessary or is it smoke and mirrors for another cost?

From: Hearing set Oct. 27 in Colonie on National Grid rate hike request

Posted on October 18 at 7:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

In my opinion whatever changes are made should be grandfathered in. All proper retirement planning constitutes knowing your current and future benefits, assets and costs. Therefore, I do not think it is fair to change a retiree's benefits "AFTER" they retire.

From: Editorial: Retiree health benefits could break the bank

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