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Posted on May 29 at 5:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The poor who are convicted of crimes are provided a public defender- so why is Bruno allowed to choose the most expensive lawyers paid with our tax dollars ?? Oh yeah- bec he is from the rich and connected side of America- Its disturbing that the jury found his "business practices" legal and its an outrage Senators are not required to work full-time 40 hrs and banned from any other 'second job" given their outrageous high salaries, pensions for themselves and spouses and best health benefits etc for their rest of their lives..

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Posted on February 13 at 8:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If the police actually have street camera footage of the house that was enough to release Butler, then that same footage will probably be enough to find the person who did it.

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Posted on February 13 at 8:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

A more fitting title would be Chocolate/Champaign Heart Attack- 1,048 calories? 33 grams of bad saturated fat? 462 mg of cholesterol- from the heavy cream and egg yolks- reducing to 1 egg yolk or egg substitute and half and half vs straight heavy cream- prob wont change flavor of recipe

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Posted on February 10 at 8:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Good creative thinking ! The students might actually learn more.
But more importantly, where are the Philanthropists? Why not establish a FUND For SChdy Schools so that people can donate to save programs like they donate to other causes? We may not be able to raise 10million, but may be able to save a class.

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Posted on February 9 at 8:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Can it be true that bedbugs can live up to a year in an enclosed bag- without a person to feast on? I also think there are some easy "preventive? measures like more frequent vacuuming (mattress/under bed) weekly laundering sheets/towels in hot water etc. And that any comforters/blankets put in the dryer will kill them too.

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Posted on February 9 at 8:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Dear Ms Schimpf-since you have been at this a long time, please tell us what you think the biggest root cause of poverty is and any solution to improve things. Personally, I think poverty is rooted in discriminatory hiring practices.
I have observed first hand in corporate America the screening of resumes based on a persons name, zipcode or if ever arrested- even if only related to smoking pot. For all those who believe discrimination no longer exists in American hiring and that everyone has equal opportunity (therefore food stamps and long term unemployment benefits should be cut bec anyone can just "get a job") please tell us WHO the hiring managers/businesses are that are willing to hire from these groups of people before hiring others who already have a job? There are jobs open. But unless you can find the business willing to hire and train people on welfare or those using SCAP- then there is no end to cycle of poverty. So let's match them up. Perhaps SCAP can get creative and start calling on local businesses or the STATE to pledge to hire from this disenfranchised group first and maybe Gov Cuomo can create an incentive for businesses to hire them - before our social and economic divide gets worse.

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Posted on February 8 at 9:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I went here to celebrate a birthday-(birthday boy choice)- I could not find anything healthy on the menu that was appetizing. Those I was with who ordered the steaks- were not impressed with the quality of the meat given the prices- I also found a hair at the end of eating my chicken dish- ALL the waitresses had really LONG hair - not even pulled back neat in ponytails- under the gangster hats- long hair seemed like a requirement - so if you care about your health (arteries and hair in food) I wouldn't eat here.

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Posted on February 8 at 8:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Such an elegant place can command higher prices- not only great food, but great atmosphere- jazz/fireplace ? just what Schdy needs in the dreary winter months!
The specials sound absolutely delicious but also artery clogging- so I'm definitely going to come soon to sample the Eggs Benny/with lobster- for a special occasion- seems worth it ! But to go more frequently, I would like to see some creative healthier "specials" - no one expects the traditional breakfast fare to be healthy, but who goes out for brunch to eat Yogurt/granola? I'll be in to investigate !

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Posted on February 8 at 8:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Emergency Room usage- Perhaps you have not been to one lately, but the wait an ER is usually more than 6 hours (unless you are in the middle of a heart attack or need ER surgery etc) I don't believe for one minute anyone (medicare, Medicaid or private insurance ) would choose to subject themselves to an outrageous wait unless they were really sick and need to be seen by a Dr. same day not wait for a week to see primary care- high vers, unusual stomach/gut issuesn, breathing difficulty- etc

And, I just learned that Ellis Urgent Care in Clifton Park- bills out the same as though it is a regular ER)- so the problem is the system, not the patients. Primary care doctors should have an open door policy-instead of appts. As it is now, even if you have an apt you may still wait an hour or longer before being seen.

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Posted on February 8 at 8:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

oh my God, your blog needs to be on the front page. Where is the County Detention Center? What is Quest ? I not to long ago bought a house across from a boys group home. I made a point of going over and meeting who lived there. I soon had boys crossing the street to say hello to me and offer to help with yard work. Some would come alone, others in groups of 2-3- they told me I was the only neighbor who had ever talked to them. It broke my heart to hear it. So I made it point of trying to learn all their names so I could simply say Hi John, Kenny or David" - they would come over and I would simply chat for short while and get to know their personal stories. As they told me things that were difficult to hear- I would simply say "Im sorry to hear this, you don't deserve that kind of treatment" the father/mother that did that must have been personally struggling and ill. and they would reply- I guess. And I would say, just remember, there are good people out there and you are not defined by your parents actions and Im sure your parent did the best that they could - and that I can tell you are smart and can accomplish what you want and just try to hang in there (at the group home)... Sometimes it just takes one person to reach out and be a little extra nice to make a difference. So these traumatized kids can feel they are worthy.

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