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Posted on April 26 at 5:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

These DWI violators obviously have a problem and do know when to quit drinking. It should be noted that many of them are repeat offenders. Quite often, you read where those arrested do not have a valid license due to a previous conviction. These individuals should not be allowed to have a vehicle registered in their name. If caught driving someone elses car, the owner could have action taken against his license for allowing someone without a valid license drive. There needs to be a way to make it difficult for those operating without a valid license to have access to a vehicle.

From: Recent Capital Region DWI arrests feature staggering BACs

Posted on April 19 at 7:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is just one more example of selfishness that exists between the cities of Gloversvilles and Johnstowns mayors and common councils. Remember all of the fighting over the new Wal-Mart? Fighting over revenue from sales tax and not approving water and sewer expansion because of it.The Wal-mart properties were eventually annexed to the city of Gloversville. I heard former Gloversville mayor John Reich who was hosting "Talk of the Town" on WENT radio on Saturday remark that he thought they could not stop the permissive water agreement because the city of Gloversville has an obligation to provide water to properties around the former city landfill in that area. Its too bad the town of Johnstown can't come up with its own water and sewer facilities independent of the 2 cities.

From: Gloversville may reduce outside water, sewer sales

Posted on April 10 at 5:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It might be that the owner could lease the Stewart's store nearby, when Stewart's moves across the road to the new store they plan to build in the old Loblaw's sight. I got a feeling he could sell that corner that the burned out site is on.

From: Fire destroys music store in town of Johnstown

Posted on April 9 at 8:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The US legal system is the best lots of money can buy. Alledged $360K in bribes, the defense costed $2.4M, how much did the prosecution spend? The biggest winners are the lawyers.

From: Bruno recoups $1.8M in legal fees from state

Posted on April 6 at 5:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The manufacturers of these products should be forbidden from calling these flushable. I can recall perhaps 40 years ago that there were sanitary napkins that were advertised as flushable. They did not stay on the market very long. Not sure if it was because they were found to cause problems with septic systems or if they just did not sell.

From: Flushable wipes wreak havoc down below

Posted on March 31 at 7:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It would seem to me that the budget bill should be only about how to provide money for state , county, local and school financing. Tying all kinds of other non-budget issues should be prohibited. Ethics, teacher evaluations, etc should be taken care of separately.

From: Details emerge on $142B state budget

Posted on March 11 at 5:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I had only one correspondence with Don, an email about 3 months before he retired. WGY had just started an FM simulcast on 103.1. I mentioned to him that he poked fun at FM personalities by referring to them as "FM weasels", and as his career was coming to an end, he too was now an "FM weasel". He wrote back to me and he took it good, so good he read my email and name over the air. My thoughts go out to his family members and to his "family" at WGY.

From: Local radio icon Don Weeks dead at 76

Posted on March 11 at 5:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Another sore loser. Remember the sour grapes we got from the Rennselaer city mayor when Schenectady was selected? The american way; SUE, SUE, SUE! The only real winners; the lawyers.

From: Track sues over selection of nearby casino in Finger Lakes

Posted on March 8 at 10:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

That Bloomberg report was right on the money. I could go to Radio Shack and buy parts for projects. The number of parts they have carried more recently have been scaled back considerably. Many of these parts I have now had to order on line and wait for. And yes the parallel between RS and Coleco is very apparent. I worked for Coleco for 10 years in their Colecovision, Adam days. RS made the mistake of trying to compete with Best Buy and others. Many of the others like Circuit City and Nobody beats the Whiz have long since gone away, also.

From: Reluctant to see Radio Shack join corporate junk heap

Posted on February 18 at 5:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The town of Providence does not have a zip code. It gets its mail from 1 0f 4 post offices depending on where you live, yet the adjacent town of Greenfield has 3 post offices thus 3 zip codes. But this is true all over. Wilton for the most part gets its mail from Gansevoort, a smaller number from Saratoga Springs. The town of Moreau gets mail from S. Glens Falls, Fort Edward and Gansevoort. Town of Malta has Ballston Spa, Round Lake and others. Mail districts(Post offices) were set up more than 150 years ago based on concentration of population of any given area at that time. Zip codes were added in the 1960's to identify a certain post office, not to give more identities. Just one more thing Senator Schumer has proposed that we will hear nothing more about. There have been numerous requests for added zip codes in the past, most if not all of which were denied.

From: Schumer joins fight for Halfmoon to get own ZIP code

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