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Posted on January 19 at 5:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"It's not contagious to people" is a mere seven (7) lines from the bottom.

From: Scientists: Tumor-causing virus widespread in wild turkeys

Posted on January 4 at 2:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There are no roads or bridges named after Mario Cuomo. No hulking edifices bear his name. If you limit your search to the first page you may never know what did get done under Mario Cuomo.
You may have heard that he was a champion of the average person, and he was. Here are two things that have silently improved the lives of millions.
EPIC. Yes that little thing you rarely hear about provides assistance on a sliding scale to seniors for their prescription drugs. Another program is called EISEP for Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly Program. Those seniors eligible for Medicaid can receive in-home services to delay their need to enter a nursing home. EISEP extends those in-home, non-medical services to all elderly, again on a sliding-fee scale. Most pay nothing or little out-of-pocket. For only a few thousand dollars a year per person, this service helps seniors remain in their community when there is no family available to help with chores. It provides free, skilled case management. Since counties must pay 25% of the cost they don't often advertise its availability.
While not earth-shattering or headline-grabbing, these two simple programs make all the difference to many, many families.

From: Cuomo’s reality no match for words

Posted on November 22 at 7:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Now it will be up to the people who live on the lake to stop dumping lawn fertilizer on the slope behind their houses if they really want to return it to pristine condition.

From: Editorial: Move ahead with Ballston Lake sewer project

Posted on November 22 at 6:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Drinking in the morning isn't a problem? Seriously, it's high on the list of symptoms.

From: Judge: Ex-Halfmoon supervisor's drinking not a problem

Posted on November 21 at 1:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Most of the pro-Wal-Mart contingent was bussed there by their landlord, Frank Rossi. He gave them a discount ticket for dinner, too as an enticement. On the way out I heard a guy claim that Rossi just evicted him for his anti-Wal-Mart comments. Just a rumor.

From: Wal-Mart hearing fills Ballston Spa auditorium

Posted on November 19 at 7:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Nice to see law enforcement putting their heads together and dealing with this problem. I assume it's normal for several agencies and mall rent-a-cops to be collaborating to keep our community safe. This whole thing is really a waste of time and tax-payer money. Do they routinely put so much into nabbing mall-rats or just special ones. C'mon, guys, there are better uses of your time.

From: Man in Saratoga 'slap video' arrested

Posted on November 15 at 3:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe Ballston should hire a real attorney with some municipal experience to provide good legal advice. So far it looks like the town is not making good decisions since the courts seem to agree with Dolomite, not the town. Of course there are two people on the board who campaigned promising they'd stop the asphalt plant. One can only hope that they're willing to pay to suit because the town's insurance will not cover it.
Unfortunately the board listens to whatever source agrees with them, rather than someone with good legal advice.
PS all the board has to do is not give Dolomite a variance to construct the stack, which would exceed current town zoning laws. It may be too late for that.

From: Ballston ordered to restart Dolomite review

Posted on November 13 at 4:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I imagine that many Muslims are afraid to voice concerns as they don't exactly live in a free country. I'm sure most are not in favor of beheading, but lack the opportunity to say so without losing their lives.Not sure which bar Bob hopes they belly up to, but I don't think very many imbibe alcohol. I'm sure Bob has read many Muslim newspapers to form his opinion. Or not.

From: Niskayuna’s principal has right to second job

Posted on November 13 at 4:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Golub family paid for poor advice about re-branding. By using the "32" they celebrate something that only applies to them; to everyone else it's stupid. Maybe changing the name to "Rich Golub Family Store" might be worse, but not by much. Very self-centered to be throwing millions to celebrate your worth.

From: Price Chopper out, Market 32 in

Posted on November 10 at 7:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I understand the belief that the media needs to use euphemisms, particularly when dealing with sensitive topics. When such use, however, leads to misunderstanding and hysteria, it's high time we grow up and speak decisively. Using the phrase "bodily fluids" when "blood, vomit and diarrhea" are the only real fluids involved in the transmitting of Ebola encourage letters like that from Mr. Maxfield who is woefully misinformed, but allowed to fan the flames by having his rant published. The only dangerous drool is that coming from Governors Christie and Cuomo as they pander to the aluminum hat crowd.

From: OK, Republicans. It’s your turn to govern

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