Comments by grant18
Posted on October 31 at 11:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I can see it all coming. After refusing to change the City Charter to add a requirement that the City Controller have accounting experience, the voters will choose the candidate who has none (Mr. Agresta) & the City's books will become so badly maintained that it will be completely impossible to correct them. No bank or other financier will even consider loaning the City money for any purpose at all. In the end, the State will have to take over. A local government "perfect storm" if there ever was one.
Posted on October 25 at 9:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It's become an amazement to me how many parents seem to think they're doing their job by saying, "I don't want my child to have to learn so much!" I can understand the attitude of teachers towards Common Core. Change is always difficult & few people like it. And, apparently, the Common Core curriculum is harder to teach & there's the increased threat of teachers being judged by their pupils' test scores, which may not be wise.
But I cannot understand any parent who doesn't want the BEST for their child. If students end up learning more under the Common Core standard, isn't it a BETTER standard?
Posted on October 14 at 9:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
No thanks to them, but fortunately the Fort Hunter volunteers' refusal to renew the lease of the Fort Hunter Free Library caused the Town of Florida Town Board to generously offer newly remodeled quarters for the library in a high & dry part of town BEFORE the floods came.
Posted on October 13 at 11:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
My sincere thanks go to Matt Shell who grew up in my Gloversville neighborhood & showed even then a sense of honor, dignity & respect for others that has certainly played a large role in making him the superb & highly successful coach that he has become. He wouldn't have tolerated behavior like this when he was in high school & it's obvious he still holds those high personal standards.
Posted on October 11 at 10:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It seems that the Fulton County Center for Economic Growth, the new substitute for the disgraced Fulton County EDC (remember the $1 million bonuses?) fell into the old habits pretty quickly (or leaving them behind was never really intended). And when did the Fulton County Board of Supervisors' determination to make them operate strictly according to the law disappear?
Posted on October 10 at 9:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Sounds like this new City Engineer doesn't fully understand the City of Johnstown yet. Johnstown "working together" with Gloversville? Sheer heresy! Cause for termination! Get out the tar & feathers!
Posted on October 9 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Will someone please tell the remnant of the Fulton County EDC & Crossroads Incubator Corp that their fight against the Authority Budget Office will end the same way. How much spending in attorney's fees can be saved by folding it into the Fulton County IDA which (so far) has been responsibly reporting their activities AND is under the control of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors?
Posted on September 20 at 10:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)
With a $1.5 million budget & a $1.6 million fund balance, maybe they'll just skip a year's taxes? Fat chance!
Posted on September 19 at 9:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I just filled out a contact form at www.ferc.gov asking for the pipeline to be moved off the BOCES campus & anyone else who reads this article should do so too. What a boneheaded idea (probably chosen only to save a few dollars)!
Posted on September 19 at 9:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors agreed to allow MOSA to site a landfill in their county, the other two counties would probably fall all over themselves to retain MOSA!