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Posted on October 15 at 5:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Stewarts has good marketing, planning, and logistics, but this lawsuit will prove that they haven"t a clue as to how to treat employees. Just ask my wife who once worked for that company. Yes they have an ESOP plan but a very small percentage stay there long enough to be eligible for it. Even in the worst economic conditions Stewarts is hiring. Why? Because few can put up with their treatment and they don't stay.

From: Judge OKs case against Stewart’s

Posted on October 10 at 8:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is this time of year when marijuana that is grown in fields is ready for harvest, so it would be normal for law enforcement to look for it now when it is big enough to see from aircraft. I am sure they are putting effort into heroin and other controlled substances every day.

From: Should police spend time and money eradicating local marijuana fields?

Posted on October 9 at 2:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Even before these recent revelations about Donald Trump, many republican leaders were not giving him much support. This mainly because he was not a career politician and not an insider member of the old boys club in the republican party. The everyday voter was looking to get rid of the same old same old. That would seem to be the reason why he won the nomination. Both candidates have indicated the other is not fit to run this country. Unfortunately, they are both correct.

From: Capital Region split on 2016 presidential election

Posted on October 4 at 3:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The last election I participated in was in 1979, and will not be involved with this one either. 5.8 million are democrats in NY. the dems hold better than a 2-1 majority in enrollment. This would mean that 3 million are either enrolled in a smaller party or are independent. Those 3 million will probably split the vote somewhere in the middle. Hillary will get all 29 electoral votes seeing it is winner take all. Many are dissapointed with the 2 choices. I say if you are a democrat, write in "Minnie Mouse" If you are a republican, write in "Donald Duck" if you are not enrolled in either of the 2 major parties, write in any other cartoon character such as "Bugs Bunny", "Mighty Mouse" "Mickey Mouse', "Gumby" or others. This would make your dissatisfaction known better than leaving it blank. The only real race I see is the NY-19 Congressional race between Zephyr Teachout and John Faso. I do not live in that district.

From: Registering to vote? Time is running out

Posted on October 4 at 2:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

She was taken into custody by Schenectady Police.

From: Woman escapes custody in Gloversville

Posted on September 29 at 4:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I am not a fan of of Gov. Cuomo, but I do think it is premature to ask him to quit at this time. As more is learned there will be a time and place to decide whether or not he should continue.

From: Local officials should call for Cuomo to quit

Posted on September 22 at 7:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Diane Burman is one of 4 commissioners on the public service commission. I heard her comments on the webcast last week. She seemed more interested in criticizing Neustar (NANPA) than the business at hand. I believe that she wanted to call in Neustar and confront them. I am not sure, but I believe Neustar is accountable to the FCC, not the PSC. Normally about 15 to 20 central office codes are handed out a year, since the begining of 2016, 27 have been handed out. It would seem to me that this surge will probably drop off.It may already have. Right now, there are 29 central codes available, they will probably last in a 13 month cutover plan.

From: Area code overlay on a tight schedule

Posted on September 21 at 9:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This fence probably is similar to the Navy installation on Rte. 29 in Saratoga Springs.

From: Airport fence critical element of security

Posted on September 20 at 9:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This trivia question:
(Q)Who went to ESPN in its very beginings from WRGB and was there from 1980 to 1990?

(A)Sharon Smith was an weekend anchor and reporter for WRGB prior to going to ESPN.

From: Sherman leaving WRGB for full-time job at ESPN

Posted on September 20 at 4:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

838 is one of 2 possibilities I found by researching the North American Number Planning Administrator's website. The article mentions that 518 numbers will still be available after the 838 AC is implemented. As time goes on, numbers are disconnected and are re-issued after being dormant for a while. The PSC is saying that this new AC will last for 49 years. I find that hard to predict. the geographical area covered is a very slow growth area. There has been a spike in new central office codes needed over the past 20 to 25 years with the advent of competitive local exchange carriers, wireless(cell) phones, every member of a household over 8 years old has one now when it used to be just one land based phone in a house. Also coming into play are pagers, monitoring systems. The state, city and county governments, along with colleges and universities, hospitals and mid to large businesses have implemented Direct Inward Dialing (DID) which takes up large blocks of phone numbers. All of this will start to level off. I for one believe that 2 area codes will suffice for much longer than 49 years. But I along with many around right now will not be here to find out.

From: New upstate area code announced: 838

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