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Posted on May 16 at 12:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

To say that the leadership of the board has been poor these last two years is an understatement. The manner at which the superintendent suddenly resigned with the board's approval is a prime example, to say nothing of the on-again, off-again school closings and associated drama. Board President Deborah Oriola should not be asked to continue on the board to send a message to other board members that further dysfunctional behavior on their part will not be tolerated.

From: Environmental policy should be based on facts

Posted on May 10 at 10:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Herb, terrorists attacked an embassy of the United States of America. Our ambassador and three other Americans were killed in the attack. No one was held accountable. You are right it’s old news. Let’s move on.

From: Inapt comparison of Freedom Riders to gun rights activists

Posted on April 26 at 10:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The purpose of public education is to have an educated citizenry. Funding that education is the responsibility of all.

From: The way we pay for education is fundamentally flawed

Posted on April 23 at 7:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Welcome to Niskayuna, Superintendent Yagielski. Watch your back. The Board of Education gave the same assurances, “that they are on the same page” to Superintendent Salvaggio three years ago.

From: Familiar face takes reins of Niskayuna school district

Posted on April 17 at 4:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

When two top administrators are retiring, is this the best time for the Board to accept the resignation of the superintendent also? That's like throwing the rudder overboard just to see what happens.

From: Attitude toward fans by police not welcome

Posted on April 17 at 4:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Linda, when the Board was to renew a $5,300 coach's contract a few months ago they held a regular meeting and filled the auditorium. Dozens of people commented on the pros and cons of renewing his contract. When the Board contemplates accepting or rejecting the resignation of the supervisor in a $189,000 contract mum is the word; move on there is nothing to see here.

From: Concerns over Jay Street construction are being addressed

Posted on April 16 at 12:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

In this year's 2013/2014 budget, for every dollar paid in salary fifty-one cents went for employee benefits.
Joe Hehir

From: Niskayuna board must keep focus on helping students

Posted on April 7 at 9:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

When Mrs. Salvaggio was hired in 2011, the school district’s scholastic ranking was number three, according to a report by the Albany Business Review on June 28, 2013. In her second year it was number two, and in her third year it was number one. Now, the Board is requesting that she leave. That makes no sense at all.

From: Niskayuna superintendent, school board parting ways

Posted on February 25 at 12:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

When budgeting, priorities have to be considered; which is more important, funding the education of felons or funding the education of children?

From: Two very different perspectives on free college for felons

Posted on February 6 at 11:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Beverly, lets not change the subject. President Obama disrespected us when he lied about Affordable Health Care, on several occasions. He may be lying about the I.R.S. harassing Tea Party organizations, Benghazi and “Fast and Furious”. It is about time someone held his feet to the fire.

From: Niskayuna Town Board must also tighten its belt

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