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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'

Posted on June 16 at 2:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"but others could see premiums jump 36.6 percent." 36.6% seems reasonable right? is that about at the inflation level? How many employees make $100,000 or more with MVP?

From: Health premiums could jump; insurers say they’re not to blame

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)

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

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