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Posted on February 6 at 10:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What a beautiful woman there was under all that excess weight. Congratulations & best of luck for the future.


From: Clifton Park woman wins $100,000 after dropping 175 pounds


Posted on February 6 at 10:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

As a disabled veteran, I am disgusted at this blatantly political "initiative." New York State has had targeted hiring & promotion programs for general veterans, combat veterans & disabled veterans for so long (including the excellent work of the Division of Veteran's Affairs) that if these three Republicans didn't know that, they must be complete idiots! And suggesting that disabled veterans need education on citizenship is offensive & outrageously patronizing!


From: Lawmakers seek state internships for disabled veterans


Posted on February 2 at 11:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Oops - should have been KENNY Oare - sorry


From: Discover Downtown: Miss Johnstown Diner is a round-the-clock favorite


Posted on February 2 at 9:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I ate there regularly nearly 50 years ago when Jimmy Oare ran it. He was the fastest short-order cook I ever saw. Other than the names of a string of new owners, this story could have been written then. Thank you, Ms. Blanchard, for wanting to carry on something special.


From: Discover Downtown: Miss Johnstown Diner is a round-the-clock favorite


Posted on February 1 at 9:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Does anyone else remember the Albany Savings Bank commercial, "I want to see my money . . . "? (I guess you'd have to be able to remember Albany Savings Bank.)


From: Schenectady cafe is region’s first to accept bitcoins


Posted on January 24 at 6:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Unlicensed massaging is a felony but prostitution is only a misdemeanor? I suppose that's because NYS loses revenue from the former but not the latter. "There oughta be a law!"


From: Spa City massage parlor shut down, prostitution charged


Posted on January 20 at 10:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm expecting the Governor's approval rating to rise even higher each time Donald Trump has another press conference pretending he's going to run!


From: Cuomo's approval rating up; majority of New Yorkers would vote to re-elect, poll finds


Posted on January 14 at 8:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm sure Mr. McMahon could provide an equally compelling argument why there shouldn't be a minimum wage law. Perhaps just providing HIM a tarpaper shanty and a bowl of gruel every day would be enough compensation for HIM to perform HIS job.


From: Think tank faults wage rules in area flood cleanup


Posted on January 14 at 8:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's very easy to sit on the outside & spout "government should be run like a business." Those who are so sure of that shibboleth should participate in government at any level, i.e., fire commissioner, library trustee, school board member, etc. Pretty soon they'll learn the truth that "government should be run like a government." In other words, you cannot equate public safety with making a profit just as you cannot equate educating the next generation with offering a school run at a ratio of one teacher to fifty or a hundred students. There are so many other examples that it's easy to see why voters prefer someone who has a demonstrated understanding of the needs of real people to someone whose primary qualification is how to minimize the number of wires in a telephone cable!


From: Businessman Fischer emerges as Tonko foe


Posted on January 4 at 9:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Amsterdam officials seem to continue to miss two basic points - the City WILL NOT be able to borrow again for at least a few years (would YOU loan it any money?) & City revenues are LESS than City expenses. Without a very unlikely miracle occurring, "being conservative" WILL NOT be enough. How will salaries, gasoline, heat, etc, be paid when the current borrowed money runs out? And how will the current borrowed money be paid back?


From: Amsterdam officials slammed in audit


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