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Posted on May 19 at 5:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Prison? Maybe slap on wrist. "Effler, former president of Cancer Support Services, faced a $41 million judgment that would be forgiven after paying $60,000."


From: FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves


Posted on May 1 at 3:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

SHOCK OF THE CENTURY:
Wildstein gave no indication in court that Christie had any role in the scheme. But after the hearing, his lawyer, Alan Zegas, reiterated a claim he made last year that there's evidence that Christie knew about it as it happened.


From: 3 former Christie allies charged in bridge scandal


Posted on April 28 at 4:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Rensselaer Mayor? Poor sport.


From: Oil slick found on river near Schenectady casino site


Posted on April 23 at 9:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

2 idiots.


From: Statements: Heroin fueled vandalism spree


Posted on April 15 at 10:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Not that many winners. The largest prize I ever won through luck was never awarded to me. Scam in college. Other than that $100 I believe. Lotto scratch off. :(

Lotto is for people bad at math… with big dreams...


From: On winning and luck and skepticism


Posted on April 8 at 10:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Good article. Pretty much sums up why there have only been 4-5 mergers in the last decade statewide I believe. Start here. Imagine 2 Superintendents. Lets merge so one of us can get demoted or let go! Imagine a parent. Lets bus our kid for 45 minutes to school!


From: Lots to think about with school mergers


Posted on April 7 at 8:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Statewide video gaming contributed $866.9 million to the education fund in 2014-15, compared with $870.2 million the year before. Statewide video gaming took in $1.905 billion after payouts, a decline of $7.01 million."

1.9 billion win for the VLT owners.
877 million for education. I CANNOT FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH LOCAL EDUCATION FUND GOT OTHER THAN IT WAS DOWN $210,000? MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE CAN FIGURE IT OUT???????? NOT SURE WHY THAT FIGURE WOULD NOT BE INCLUDED.

"The raceway’s annual contribution to the State Education Fund fell $210,000, or .003 percent, in 2014-15."


From: Saratoga racino VLT income slips


Posted on April 7 at 8:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Statewide video gaming contributed $866.9 million to the education fund in 2014-15, compared with $870.2 million the year before. Statewide video gaming took in $1.905 billion after payouts, a decline of $7.01 million."

1.9 billion win for the VLT owners.
877 million for education. I CANNOT FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH LOCAL EDUCATION FUND GOT OTHER THAN IT WAS DOWN $210,000? MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE CAN FIGURE IT OUT???????? NOT SURE WHY THAT FIGURE WOULD NOT BE INCLUDED.

"The raceway’s annual contribution to the State Education Fund fell $210,000, or .003 percent, in 2014-15."


From: Saratoga racino VLT income slips


Posted on April 5 at 8:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So teachers are graded on how their students perform in the classroom. Under Cuomo's new evaluation system teachers will be fired if their students do not perform. So now we will allow students who fail Math and English and are not on grade level for either subject to take a state test and underperform negatively effecting their teacher's score. Then we will socially promote that same student and be puzzled why their next teacher cannot get the student to pass state exams on grade level? Inevitable teacher firings aside due to failed policy at the district and state level - does this show the student who is socially promoted that hard work pays off in life?

What is below is unbelievable.

"The district’s change means most middle school students who failed at least three of the five core subjects last year were promoted anyway."


From: Fail a grade in Schenectady? No, you don’t


Posted on April 2 at 7:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

List the top 25 employees of MVP and I am sure we can figure out a way for this organization to start making money.


From: Health insurers report more losses in 2014


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