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Posted on February 5 at 11:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

safny... It is my understanding that the program helps pay their heating bills. I've inquired into this program and have not found where they are given the weatherization materials, but maybe if they were taught, or given the materials, they could lower their bills so they wouldn't have to depend on the government to pay them. I'm happy to help people, but not to just hand them money.

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Posted on February 4 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Instead of handing them cash to offset their heating bills, why not send someone over with all the materials needed to weatherproof their homes? I'm sure the cost would be minimal compared to all the money just handed to them every year! And they would be learning how to take care of their own home/apartment instead of relying on another government handout. The government could reimburse them for the materials needed every year... or hand out the materials as needed from a centralized location. I'm surprised that the annual cost for heating a home for the winter is $2,400! That seems excessive, but then people MUST have these mammoth homes with cathedral ceilings! I have a modest 3 bedroom home that costs me less than half what you are saying is the average cost. I admit that I don't weatherproof my home, and I should and will probably do it next winter, but still, my cost is quite low in comparison.

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Posted on January 31 at 11:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If you want to find out if there is a power outage at your home, here's a link to the page on National Grid's website that can help you...

From: High winds leave a few thousand without power in region

Posted on January 29 at 8:52 a.m.

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Posted on January 28 at 12:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I hope she does... it will be her time. If not her, then I hope Joe Biden runs. With either one I'd be happy.

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Posted on January 25 at 10:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I love these stories! Thanks for the mention of western egg sandwiches! My father used to make them and they were delicious! The column brought back a lot of memories. Love reading about how they predicted weather in the olden days too... would have loved to have known Cousin George! "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson and "Sudden Sea" by R.A. Scotti are two really good books about the early days of weather forecasting.

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Posted on January 25 at 9:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If the offenders who are stupid enough to go to trial when they've been caught and charged with speeding and find out that 100% of the time they will be convicted AND that they'll have to pay ALL court/lawyer fees... well, others will be more likely to just pay the fine than to go trial. Letting someone get out of a speeding ticket by plea-ing down is irresponsible and potentially dangerous since the speeder will think he/she can get away with it the next time! Nobody should be able to plea down to anything they've done! So if you murder someone you can maybe plea down to a parking ticket... how absurd is that! The law is the law is the law! Follow the law or suffer the consequences. Why do you think people commit and re-commit crimes?... no consequences! Speeders will always speed if they know they can plea down to a non-moving violation. Just plain stupid!

From: Plea plan may be no bargain

Posted on January 23 at 11:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Well, something has to be done about those who don't pay their taxes, but taking away their driver's license?... not sure that would be effective. How about cutting off the services for which their taxes support... like garbage collection, police/fire protection, etc.? THAT might wake them up!

From: Should your driver's license be suspended if you don't pay your taxes?

Posted on January 23 at 11:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Now THIS is a public service announcement that anyone would approve of. Thank you for the article... and the link.

From: Schenectady County residents urged to take precautions in extreme cold

Posted on January 11 at 2:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is an outrage! She should never have been allowed to plea a deal down to 6 months in jail and in the end she gets nothing! The Times Union reports the following: "A six-month sentence will not serve as a deterrent to anyone else out [there] driving on prescription medications." We don't put people in jail to deter others from doing the same crime... we put people in jail as a punishment for something THEY did! The TU also reports: "Although Burgess' medication bottles had warnings, no one, including her doctor or the Department of Motor Vehicles, told her not to drive." This lady and her family must all be brain-dead if they didn't read or adhere to the WARNINGS ON THE LABEL or know enough to ASK the doctor or ask the pharmacist what the side effects of the drug would be. Has she or anyone else in her family never been on a computer?? I guess the next time someone gets into an accident, they could say, gee judge, nobody told me I would fall asleep if I stayed up partying all night long!... or gee judge, nobody told me I couldn't cross that center line! When are people going to take responsibility for their own actions?! She never should have been allowed that drastic of a plea deal! I'm sure she is remorseful... anyone would be... but she should have done some jail time. Nothing will bring those 3 lovely ladies back and this woman walks scot-free! The real tragedy is in the justice system!

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