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Posted on January 27 at 7:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Veterans already get 1/2 off their county taxes in Niskayuna. A realtor once told me this. Not intending to discuss the merit of this proposal but I believe veterans get 1/2 off their county tax bill.

From: Niskayuna veterans ask school board for tax break

Posted on December 31 at 8:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

While he owned the building, it was stripped of most of its valuable copper and other metal...

Clifford said the site was broken into and burglarized repeatedly. (Yup. He'd like everyone to believe this)

From: Montgomery County may seize former Beech-Nut plant

Posted on December 18 at 3:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I forget when the Glens Falls Civic Center was purchased by private businessmen. At least I think it was... If so, maybe the political will to keep it in Glens Falls lessened. Competition is the name of game...

From: Boys' state hoops tournament moving from Glens Falls

Posted on November 30 at 11:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Employees, school professionals, education professionals and educator were common used words in this article. The phrase "teacher pay" was used once. The word "teacher" in isolation was never used. The article could of used a breakdown to help the reader understand 12 month employees versus other types. Without specifying the article is trying to be inflammatory and insults the reader's intelligence by not providing the necessary data. Albany and Schenectady have extra challenges other districts do not have but one does not know if that is a factor in the pay scales.

From: Capital Region schools paying more $100K+ salaries

Posted on October 22 at 7:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

dumbos. jail time eh?

From: Gloversville teens charged in assault

Posted on October 12 at 5:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Honest mistake. With multi million dollar coaching salaries and chances at an NFL contract I do not believe that players would take drugs nor would coaches encourage this behavior. We all need to realize sports are clean and stop creating trouble where there is none.

From: Florida QB Grier suspended for violating NCAA rules on PEDs

Posted on October 9 at 10:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)


From: Student admits assaulting Schenectady High School principal

Posted on July 12 at 11:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Cuomo news conference?

From: Mexico: Top drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes

Posted on July 1 at 12:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"By whose metric are these worthless degrees?" he asked.

$45,000 for a 1 year and 1/2 chef training program to make $10-$12 an hour at a local franchise restaurant. Maybe not worthless.

From: Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

Posted on June 24 at 8:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

In 2013, (Spring) cut many aides and replaced them with reading specialists and psychologists in the hopes that it would give him a better “bang for the buck.” I believe this to mean there were less teachers in the classroom in favor of "pulling" more kids from class for "special" help in small group settings. Classroom behavior management likely suffered as the head teacher and/or their substitute for the day ran the whole show with 30 kids in room.

From: Schenectady likely to see more 'failing schools'

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