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Cheers and jeers

September 7, 2013

JEERS —?To changing a meeting date. For years, the Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education held its monthly meetings on the second Monda....

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Knickman

Sep-07-13 6:02 AM

I say get rid of the STAR program for other than Senior Citizens. Take the money that is being distributed along with the administrative costs and send it directly to the schools with a simple per student formula. Example; If you have 500 million dollars to distribute and there are 5 Million students, each district would receive $100 per student. I would like to know how many state employees it takes to administer this. Another case of more government we don't need.

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TheArchitect

Sep-07-13 8:05 AM

Jeers: to Gloversville’s failure to properly develop their signature economic development (ED) site. The traffic pattern that the city allowed, as evidenced by the recent NYSDOT objection to the proposed Burger King at the south end of Kingboro Ave, is not conducive to expanded ED. Further, the failure of the city to require Walmart to construct a safe pedestrian access to the Supercenter is unacceptable. Now, the city will be forced to spend their limited resources to fix the problems.

The city should have required Walmart to construct a roundabout on NYS Route 30A with the proper sidewalks that DOT requires to have a safe and functional traffic pattern for motorists and pedestrians while promoting ED instead of stifling it.

King’s continued failures associated with the Supercenter are a testimony to his lack leadership. The experiment of electing King with no public service experience has been a dismal failure & the residents of Gloversville need to end this failure this

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Ron1960

Sep-07-13 8:36 AM

Changing the GESD meeting was nothing more than a reason to keep more people from the meetings and voicing their displeasure to the Board of Education. This is just one more way for them to do more in secret. To bad that the voters of the GESD will not pressure the Board of Education to go back to the Monday meetings But this is what you get when you refuse to not get involved.

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Ron1960

Sep-07-13 8:44 AM

The Architect, I agree with much of what you say about the failed progress of the KING administration. How ever you said that the city should have forced Wal-Mart to construct the roundabout on 30A because that would have forced side walks. First the cost of maintaining those side walks would have added to the expense of the city and the city could not force Wal-Mart to build the roundabout on 30A because for the roundabout to have been on 30A the New York State DOT would have had to approve it and the DOT I do not believe ever was contacted about that and I do not think that DOT would have approved it for a private business.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-07-13 8:51 AM

JEERS to a fer fetched imagination... I just read a couple of articles that blamed the Syrian crisis on global warming! You have to love it when a news item like a war is an opportunity to promote you agenda! It reminded me of a time I read about, in 1933 Yo YO's were banned in Syria as the Muslims blamed it for having a negative influence on the weather they thought that the rain somehow followed the example set by the Yo Yo going back up instead of landing on the ground... They promptly banned and police went around confiscating the toys... ancestors of todays progressives? The sky is falling chicken little stories have become tiring.

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Hilltopper

Sep-07-13 8:54 AM

Get rid of STAR only after the switch is made from funding the local share of school taxes through the discriminatory property tax to an equitable income tax. All play, let all pay.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-07-13 9:10 AM

CHEERS FOR THE AUSTRALIANS! This is what the USA needs!

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd conceded election defeat Saturday after what exit polls suggest will be a landslide victory for conservative challenger Tony Abbott. Mr Abbott vowed to lead a trustworthy, competent government that would restore political stability, cut taxes and crack down on asylum seekers arriving by boat. "From today I declare that Australia is under new management and Australia is once more open for business," the victor said.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-07-13 9:16 AM

There is more loophholes in income taxes than there are in my colander! I agree that there are HUGE problems with the tax system in place now but with the debt that NYS carries today what is truly needed is a sensible spending plan that gets rid of redundant unnecessary programs and makes it more attractive to get a job than seek public assistance. No matter how you devise the tax plan the working people are going to be the ones that fund EVERYTHING! (I needed the caps there for a fan of mine... I hope the kid likes it!)

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Scarecrow57

Sep-07-13 9:52 AM

@Knickman - The NY lottery is supposed to fund the schools. Where is that money? Secondly, your simple formula will not work. How will schools like Wells and Indian lake function with so little? You must remember that the function of the state is to take from the rich districts and give to the poor districts.

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Scarecrow57

Sep-07-13 10:01 AM

TheArchitect - Sorry Grapes much? They put the roundabout in the perfect place. It has no affect on route 30A traffic where it is. Secondly, Walmart did put in sidewalks on it's property. Perhaps the property owners on South Kingsgoro should be forced to put in and maintain the sidewalks. of course I wonder how d owe get along without sidewalks in the rest of the county. The answer is just fine.

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Scarecrow57

Sep-07-13 10:02 AM

I suspect the changing of the Monday Night meeting has to do with the conflict for Monday Night Football.

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Scarecrow57

Sep-07-13 10:02 AM

I suspect the changing of the Monday Night meeting has to do with the conflict for Monday Night Football.

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MrBoB51

Sep-07-13 11:16 AM

There are no sidewalks from Park street to 30a., or Bloomingdale ave. past Park Terrace School or on Harrison Street to 30a. or on 30a anywhere. Who's supposed to pay for all those sidewalks???

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MrBoB51

Sep-07-13 11:41 AM

Cheers to MC and the Town of Mohawk for not wanting to waste our money on a 'recreation trail'. We already have one, a dirt trail called the 'rail trail', rural, rustic, useable and just fine as it is complete with access and all the rights-of-way necessary, including through my property (1 Rod or 16 1/2' X +300'. What adjacent land isn't privately owned is already owned by the Town of Mohawk so what's left to be purchased and for what reason??

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rschweizer

Sep-07-13 1:23 PM

Scarecrow57, the 'New York State Lottery funds the schools' thing is one of the biggest scams in the country. If you only knew how little of the lottery proceeds actually goes toward education, you'd be amazed. It may be as low as 3% believe it or not. And yet they would have you believe that everything but winnings and employee salaries goes right to the schools. It's baloney.

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TheArchitect

Sep-07-13 10:29 PM

"Ron1960" from the publically available records associated with the Walmart Supercenter, the option that the NYSDOT requested was a roundabout on Route 30A. Walmart balked at this due to the higher cost. Town of Johnstown Supervisor Jack Wilson came up with the idea that was actually built.

Walmart supported the idea since it was substantially less cost and the NYSDOT did not challenge the proposal.

The city was in the position to require an appropriate traffic pattern, but was concerned with Walmart's threats to not construct the Supercenter if the Route 30A roundabout was required.

The spineless city relented to Walmart's position and was willing to agree to anything. Now the city has a poor traffic plan that has safety concerns and is limiting future economic development.

With a minimal amount of leadership, something that continues to be sorely lacking, the Walmart project could have been something to build on rather than a hinderance.

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TiredOfTax

Sep-08-13 8:27 AM

And now this just in, news from the flat earth society...

Global warming? No, actually we're cooling, claim scientists A cold Arctic summer has led to a record increase in the ice cap, leading experts to predict a period of global cooling. There has been a 60 per cent increase in the amount of ocean covered with ice compared to this time last year, they equivalent of almost a million square miles. In a rebound from 2012's record low an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia's northern shores, days before the annual re-freeze is even set to begin. The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year, forcing some ships to change their routes

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MrBoB51

Sep-08-13 9:12 AM

Rs gets a kewpie doll for that one.

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MrBoB51

Sep-08-13 9:18 AM

I think the pedestrian problem would be much worse if the roundabout was on 30a. It would be like playing 'frogger' for real!

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TiredOfTax

Sep-08-13 5:09 PM

JEERS to continued Obama Failures!

The Energy Department conceded Friday that the federal government will lose $42 million on a loan to a shuttered Michigan van manufacturer — part of the same program that provided a $529 million loan to an electric car maker that also has gone under. Vehicle Production Group (VPG), which made vans for the disabled, ceased operations in February and laid off 100 workers, two years after receiving a $50 million federal loan under the same clean-energy program that provided a $529 million loan to electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc.

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usedtolivethere

Sep-09-13 8:08 AM

cut and pasted... One question for Bob and tatertot....do you think that you're influencing anyone's thinking with your constant rants? or do you do this to vent?

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usedtolivethere

Sep-09-13 8:10 AM

Anyone please post here if either one of these 2 skinheads has influenced your thinking

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drugsrus

Sep-09-13 1:12 PM

wow usedto, I'm sensing a bit of hostility -- OK I'm sensing A LOT of hostility. Off your meds???

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TiredOfTax

Sep-09-13 1:23 PM

Why yes usedup, if you look at factual posts, agree or not they are still facts. What have you posted lately that has anything at all to do with anything except your anger at the truthful posters?

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TiredOfTax

Sep-09-13 1:26 PM

Hey if we are wrong go ahead and post away with facts, your challenge is to step out of the gutter and TALK! Try to stop bashing and get to some FACTS! If indeed you can. I know it is hard for an insulting little progressive to do but try it for a bit, see if YOU MAKE IT ANY BETTER!

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