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Posted on January 11 at 10:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hope I'm wrong, but it looks like it could be the same old story for the AHL Devils--too little depth in the organization as a whole will cost Albany a winning team and, thus, a playoff spot. Frankly, I was rooting for the NHL lockout to continue.

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Posted on January 11 at 10:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't see it as a teacher pay issue, nor do I begrudge them a decent salary. We pay far less deserving professions far more. Rather, I see it as a learning issue. A somewhat longer school year with shorter vacation periods interspersed throughout the year would remove the long summer off when many students lose too much of what they've learned. The current calendar was implemented when we were an agrarian economy and children were needed in the farm fields. We need a calendar that serves today's educational imperatives.

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