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Posted on September 15 at 8:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

hmm...wonder how much private charity $$ has been sent to help?

From: The lingering disaster of Schoharie flood

Posted on August 8 at 10:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A noticeable difference! The roads are much more pleasant to travel..where previous driving was torture. Thank you for finding a viable solution. Now lets put some of those nice looking trash cans on every corner and enforce the littering law so Schenectady does not look like a garbage dump!

From: Editorial: With new process, Schenectady may have turned corner on its roads

Posted on June 29 at 12:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And these studies were readily available and I think were even presented in NY...but gambling or "gaming" was approved anyway..

From: Economics of gambling: cost and benefits

Posted on June 22 at 8:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Another reason to look ahead, think ahead.

From: Bale of hay in Thruway lane blamed for crash that killed Ballston Spa man

Posted on June 12 at 11:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And there we have it, the "benefits" of we dare look at the damage left in the wake of this monstrous storm that hits 75 percent of the population?

From: Addiction to gambling starts at top

Posted on June 7 at 9:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, Mr. Strock, you make perfect sense here. Why did NY get suckered into gambling in the first place? Lotto was supposed to support schools..and what do we get? School taxes raised every year. There are plenty of studies regarding the fallout of gambling but we keep playing the fool anyway. Government can't protect people from themselves, try as they might.

From: The other side of the casino gambling coin

Posted on June 6 at 10:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The fact that Americans are so generous in donating to causes that directly help those in need prove that we are indeed a civilized nation and prove that we do not need a government to "care" for us. Those who look to "government" for day to day care are not free and such expectations eventually lead to uncivilized behavior, the likes of which we see demonstrated frequently of late.

From: Swell gift to clinic, but why the need?

Posted on April 21 at 10:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You can be pretty mean Carl. Too bad Americans were witless in electing our current president..he definitely sold them snake oil.

From: Glenn Beck: the shtick that keeps shticking

Posted on April 2 at 9:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, unless you've walked in their shoes, you've no business beating up on teachers. I know of several teachers who spend their days "off" creating lesson plans and brainstorming on how to continually better the classroom experience for students. "Off the clock" does not mean off the job. Teaching a lesson requires several hours of preparation. I don't believe teachers are underpaid as they once were. Unless you have taught in a public school, you cannot understand the complexities involved. On the other side, teachers are public employees who are paid by tax revenue. They need to understand that the only way they get a raise is if it is taken from the pockets of the tax payers; and expecting a raise each year from those who often do not get raises is not just. Business entities can give raises based on merit and profit. Those who choose to teach should understand up front they chose to be employed as public servants and should only teach for the love of teaching. If they want to be paid like those in big business they should work there... or better yet start their own business and see what life is really about.

From: Maybe they should have been engineers

Posted on March 20 at 8:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, none of us is perfect; "intelligent" is spelled with two ls and "a lot" is two words. And education is more than course work and degrees. Kudos to all those who built their own business without the benefit of a college degree. My Dad was one, my father-in-law another. I have several degrees and certifications. I've gained knowledge and learned even more through doing. Classes vary in their value; some are necessary, others worthless. In the end, our values and character determine where we will go and "success" should be measured less by appearances and more by integrity.

From: Master’s in education is no guarantee

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