Month: March 2011

  For years state and local officials have been reluctant to disclose pension information about recipients. In more and more cases this results in lawsuits demanding the release of this information given that there is no legal basis for prote Read More

When my first son was born 21 years ago, we proudly named him Daniel. On a whim I started doing some research into our family history, hunting for Daniels. My dad had a great uncle named Dan, and in the archives of the Brooklyn Eagle I learned that D Read More

The University at Albany is under an unprecedented financial squeeze. Entire programs in foreign languages are being eliminated due to budget cuts, and 160 job losses are looming. Students are protesting, and lawmakers are railing against what the Read More

A dinner to celebrate the season of Christmas for town of Pomfret Zoning and Planning Board members and its employees was paid for with taxpayer dollars. On Dec. 19, town Supervisor Don Steger signed off on a purchase order and voucher in the amou Read More

The Guilderland school district will have to close an estimated $4.2 million budget gap next year. In North Colonie, officials are considering phasing out the Maplewood elementary school. The Schodack and Ichabod Crane school districts are mulling a Read More