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WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Proposed NY budget: Slashes school aid, raises taxes and ...

The real solution to fix the problem of over taxation in NY cannot be implemented due to overly generous to all public employees in NYS. How is that our legislators ever allowed the pay rates, pensions, and benefits that dwarf the private sector? How is that we have so many public employees that make more than the governor? We have unneeded duplication of govt functions at all levels of govts and school districts. A smart businessman would look at the structure and order consolidation of services and massive layoffs.  (Dec 17, 2008 | post #41)

WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Kennedy starts upstate tour as she eyes Senate

I would support Duffy, he is a leader and willing to try new ideas. Our Senators and Congressman/woman need to be a representative of the people, not someone who never has to earn a $$. Why Tom Golisano for senator?  (Dec 17, 2008 | post #7)

Newsday

A wake-up call for school district consolidation on Long ...

The schools themselves do not have to merge, keep the high school, middle school, etc. Just merge at the district office. Does Huntington, So. Huntington, Harborfields, John Glenn, Northport each need their own superindents, business mgr, and subject education superindents. No, no, no... Most big businesses may have several different manufacturing facilities but only one hq to run the different locales, pay bills, do payroll, etc. School districts should be staffed to educate not be staffed to handle administrative tasks that are better handled centrally. I think the rationale should look at the geography of the school districts and consolidate as much as possible. Get rid of duplication of effort. Only need one superindent who can look over more than one school district. The savings will be unbelievable.  (Dec 2, 2008 | post #49)

Newsday

Mets fire Willie Randolph

Where art thou Gil Hodges?  (Jun 17, 2008 | post #366)

Newsday

Mets fire Willie Randolph

I think most of us agree that Willie was not the right guy for the job. We're complaining the way the axe was given. Just shows how clueless millionaires are!!  (Jun 17, 2008 | post #365)

Newsday

Wilpons are worst owners in town

Bring back Mrs. Payson!!  (Jun 17, 2008 | post #94)

Newsday

Mets fans question timing of manager's firing

SO? That justifies the way the Mets handled it. Classless  (Jun 17, 2008 | post #2)

Newsday

Mets fire Willie Randolph

I've been a MET fan for a long time, and the way the handled the Randolph firing is as classless as the move Donald B. Grant did to Tom Seaver in 1977. Fly the guy cross-country and then fire him. Clueless, if the Mets don't improve drastically then Omar should be swept aside also. What was the rationale of firing a 1B coach? Peterson was doing a good job. Replacements; Pinella, Showalter, Backman, Yogi?, Davey Johnson. Please not Maz, let him stay in the booth. The Mets need a manager who has proven he can win. Another season down the tubes!!  (Jun 17, 2008 | post #354)

Newsday

Wyandanch super's dress code memo ticks off teachers

My place of work doesn't have an official dress code either. I have always followed the rule that dress up to the standards of the management level above, not the level below. If the union files a grievance, then these teachers are more like hourly workers than the professionals they "claim" to be.  (Jun 10, 2008 | post #254)

Newsday

LI superintendent gets state's biggest pension

So why do we even bother electing government officials, they just give away the store. Unbelievable....  (May 5, 2008 | post #348)

Newsday

State to study turf fields made with old tires

More wasteful spending by NYS of our tax monies...the enviromental study!! Of course it was OK to play on Astro (Concrete) Turf. Doesn't a lot of pro stadiums of this turf? Is there a problem with the pro athletes who play on these fields?  (Apr 30, 2008 | post #13)

Newsday

Coulter skewers liberals at Stony Brook -- Newsday

She is just an ENTERTAINER trying to sell her books. Colleges should get $$$ from her for advertising her books  (Apr 30, 2008 | post #3087)

Newsday

Sources: $650M Cablevision bid for Newsday coming soon

Will they make Isiah Thomas the sports editor?  (Apr 30, 2008 | post #26)

Newsday

Mavericks fire Avery Johnson after another playoff flop

I agree we need experienced head coach, not some guy to be hired because he was a popular Knick player. Remember Willis Reed experiment in 1977. How about we trade Isiah for Avery?  (Apr 30, 2008 | post #3)

Newsday

Union critical of Levy's plan to cut highway patrols

OK...cut the officers pay instead and keep the same of patrolling officers. How is that union officials?  (Apr 30, 2008 | post #66)

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