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Posted on November 23 at 5:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You missed an important fact. It wasn't his own home. The man lives in gloversville.

From: Niskayuna standoff tied to family dispute

Posted on October 23 at 12:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'd never heard Death and a Zoo but I thought it was excellent. Great percuasion as well as the freaky jungle sounds. Probably the best of the tracks from his solo album material. Fools Overture (not an instrumental but a conglomeration of 3 insrumental sections Hodgson had composed) with its interpolated Winston Churchill quote as well as the hymn Jerusalem) was a highlight as was the prog-rock Child of Vision. Great show even though it was only half of Supertramp's repertoire. Supertramp saxophonist Rick Davies has reserved the songs he wrote.

From: Review: Hodgson shows depth beyond Supertramp hits at Egg show

Posted on September 13 at 8:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Zing! Good comment. The fact is civil disobedience of unjust laws is a grand American tradition.

From: Editorial: What's Cuomo going to do about sheriffs' defiance?

Posted on September 4 at 7:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There are several errors in this article. First, no retired person is aking more than they did while working. Pension is calculated as a percentage of total annual earnings, and it is never more than 100%. Second, New York State does not limit total earnings when calculating pensions to no more than 15% (or 20%) of base salary. It calculates pension based on total earnings for the top 3 years, and no one year can be more than 15% higher (previously 20%) higher than the other 2 years. But if you've doubled your base income thru OT for 3 years, your pension would be based on that doubled income.

From: Editorial: Stop counting OT for pensions

Posted on July 21 at 9:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Let young people have their festivals. The media coverage of Camp Bisco has been simply awful, focusing entirely on negative comments. There were a handful of arrests, but that was out of 20,000 people! I didnt see a single articld in a single local paper that reviewed the music. Disgraceful journalism.

From: Best to put Bisco out of its misery now

Posted on July 14 at 10:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

How about a review of the music instead of the usual mindless criticism of this music festival?

From: Camp Bisco never sleeps

Posted on June 26 at 7:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I love me some gloppy prog-rock string arrangements. Sounds like a great show, sorry I missed it!

From: Review: Rush brings four decades of classics to packed SPAC

Posted on May 20 at 7:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The Niskayuna School District needs to learn to live within its means, just like all the rest of us. If State and Federal Aid are down they should cut expenses, not pick the pockets of already overtaxed residents.

And its not even a good school system. It's a mediocre one that's saved by having a smarter than average base of residents.

From: Niskayuna school budget should pass despite slightly exceeding tax cap

Posted on May 9 at 7:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Richard Baker, you are so right. It is time for Niskayuna to live within its means like the rest of us do. And despite high taxes the school district is no more than mediocre. The smart kids are the reason for the good test scores, not the schools.

From: As usual, Niskayuna school budget asks too much of taxpayers

Posted on April 25 at 11:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

John Wetton's voice and bass playing still sound great as well. His vocals werr too low in the mix for the 1st song In the Dead of Night, but they worked it out after that.

Honorable mention for the other King Crimson sing played tonight, the epic and atmospheric Starless, which built up to some incredible moments.

From: Review: UK rockers tight, ticket price tough

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