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Posted on February 27 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The new company is Swift Transportation!

From: Trucking jobs in Johnstown likely to be replaced

Posted on February 26 at 9:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It certainly doesn't say much for Mr Reese's competency that he hadn't heard of National Freight or had any knowledge of their leaving the Johnstown Industrial Park and being replaced by Swift Transportation as Walmart's logistics company. I knew it & I don't work for Walmart, National or Swift.

From: Official: Johnstown plant closing to have little economic effect

Posted on February 26 at 8:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Memo to Mr Perillo: Amount taxpayers can afford to pay (call it A) divided by teacher salaries (call it S) equals number of teachers employed (call it T) as in A/S=T. There are two ways to increase T. Either A can be increased or S can be decreased. Teachers prefer the former, taxpayers the latter. Do you understand now?

From: Education ‘fact-finding tour’ makes stop at Amsterdam school

Posted on February 24 at 10:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Developing next year's budget with the State Comptroller's report saying that they cannot possibly know whether any of the numbers are accurate still laying unanswered - isn't that brilliant. Losing financial control to the State looms larger & larger!

From: Amsterdam dispute over golf pro may head to court

Posted on February 20 at 8:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What kind of car was he driving that will go 144 mph?

From: Man allegedly drove 144 mph during police chase

Posted on February 18 at 10:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)


From: Hugh Farley's challengers to face off in primary

Posted on February 14 at 8:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe Governor Cuomo's suggestion that extreme conservatives have no place in New York politics had the likes of Tues8capt & wmarincic in mind. What was that old extreme conservative motto? Oh yeah, "Love it or Leave it!"

From: Poll: Most NY voters approve of Gov. Cuomo

Posted on February 13 at 9:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm sorry "daily" but I'm 68 years old & I still believe that when your server gives you the check, there isn't any excuse for not paying or at least explaining why you can't right then. I think "senior moments" & "early-onset dementia" excuses should be reserved for somewhat older diners than 61 year olds.

From: Schenectady man arrested for dine-and-dash

Posted on February 11 at 8:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If both Counties can stay under the 2% tax cap, this should take care of the inter-municipal cooperation portion of the Governor's local property tax rebate plan.

From: Fulton County board OKs trash contract

Posted on February 9 at 10:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't think there's anyone around who remembers but most of the municipal electric companies were founded due to Governor Al Smith's belief that power generated by publicly owned rivers & streams should be owned by & benefit the public. When he ran for President in 1928 that was one of his primary issues. He lost (primarily due to anti-Catholic & anti-New York prejudices) but in 1932 Franklin Roosevelt, who had succeeded Al Smith as Governor, won the presidency & the publicly-owned Tennessee Valley Authority & several smaller public power projects were built. Sometime between then & now this whole concept seems to have been forgotten, as in "deregulation," Enron, etc. Present federal energy policy is very strongly skewed toward privately-owned electric companies & anyone who doesn't believe it should ask the Village of Green Island about their struggle to maintain their right to generate electricity at the Cohoes Falls.

From: Richmondville saves by owning utility

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