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Posted on September 9 at 5:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

After I personally saw a neighborhood ruined (in Western NY) and learned more about the Walton family and the employment policies of the company I vowed not to enter one again. I have kept my word for 25 years.
One thing the editorial overlooks is that the town's Comprehensive Plan calls for no big-box stores. Perhaps it might be interesting to see exactly what impact a Comprehensive Plan has on a community. Does it mean anything or is it just another ice-cream social?

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Posted on July 28 at 4:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm sure these guys are trademarked. The city might be in for some guff just using them without permission.

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Posted on June 19 at 4:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

New York has had a Good Samaritan 911 law for two years. Under the law you can report a drug overdose without fear of reprisals. So if someone you know might be dying, you won't go to jail if you save their life. Unfortunately there is no public awareness of this law.

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Posted on June 12 at 3:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ben Baskin has a good point. All the so-called "traffic mitigation" takes place at the store's entrance and within the parking lot and access roads. The mitigation suggested will benefit the Wal-Mart corporation and cause additional problems on the rest of Route 50. If the board doesn't see this and at least call for a traffic study that looks at where the additional thousands of cars will be coming from. Exit 12, Route 67 is already heavily trafficked and there is a bridge which can't be widened.
If the board can't see this they should quit.

From: Ballston Planning Board ready to sign off on Wal-Mart store

Posted on April 15 at 3:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

When you have to recruit directors by inflating their salaries there is a negative impact on staff. Under trained, under supervised, under paid and over worked. What they do is difficult. Few families would be able to care for some of these residents, yet we sub-out their care to the lowest denominator.

From: $2.25M settlement in O.D. Heck death

Posted on February 17 at 5:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I took objection to the idea that Brian Williams obviously lied to further his career. Funny, Fox News rewards its personnel for lying.

From: Williams can’t put blame on memory

Posted on February 15 at 2:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

For Sara Foss to accuse Brian Williams of promoting his career as the justification for his misstatements is really insulting. Her reporting is no where near his ability to look at all sides of the story and lead the listener to conclusions. Brian Williams is also somewhat of a raconteur, adeptly weaving stories based on much observation. And he has been on numerous field missions over the years as well as interviewed those who have lived through such events. It might be hard to differentiate which bombing mission included the dog story or which storm led to what disaster. Even the childhood game of "telephone" will suggest how easily it is to change the content.I think Brian Williams is wise enough to know that lying is wrong and that being closer to injury does not a good newsman maketh. Someday perhaps Sara will understand, but for now I do hope she enjoys life on the pedestal she has placed herself on. If nothing else, her View should improve.

From: Williams can’t put blame on memory

Posted on February 13 at 3:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

We were told specifically NOT to add glycol as it eats away at the pipes.

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Posted on January 19 at 5:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"It's not contagious to people" is a mere seven (7) lines from the bottom.

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Posted on January 4 at 2:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There are no roads or bridges named after Mario Cuomo. No hulking edifices bear his name. If you limit your search to the first page you may never know what did get done under Mario Cuomo.
You may have heard that he was a champion of the average person, and he was. Here are two things that have silently improved the lives of millions.
EPIC. Yes that little thing you rarely hear about provides assistance on a sliding scale to seniors for their prescription drugs. Another program is called EISEP for Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly Program. Those seniors eligible for Medicaid can receive in-home services to delay their need to enter a nursing home. EISEP extends those in-home, non-medical services to all elderly, again on a sliding-fee scale. Most pay nothing or little out-of-pocket. For only a few thousand dollars a year per person, this service helps seniors remain in their community when there is no family available to help with chores. It provides free, skilled case management. Since counties must pay 25% of the cost they don't often advertise its availability.
While not earth-shattering or headline-grabbing, these two simple programs make all the difference to many, many families.

From: Cuomo’s reality no match for words

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