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FARMINGTON – County commissioners received a proposal to add more part-time staff to the Franklin County Detention Center Tuesday, with the assistant jail administrator warning that current staffing levels were stretching the full-time staff thin.Lt. John Donald, the assistant jail administrator with nearly 20 years of experience at FCDC, said that staffing shortages within the part-time staff associated with the current system resulted in higher overtime costs, denied earned time off and corrections officers sometimes working 18-hour shifts. Administrators were required to step in to assist jail operations or transport prisoners, Donald said, taking them away from other duties.“Currently, we cannot reliably schedule vacation or holiday time due to a lack of part-time corrections officers,” Donald said, “and the fact that our full-time officers cannot take every open shift.”The situation could result in greater turnover among the full-time staff, Donald warned. “We have a very good crop of officers in our employ and losing them will cost us far more in the long run than scheduling a few part-time officers,” Donald said.While the jail’s 32-inmate population is small compared to other facilities, Donald said, FCDC corrections officers dealt with the same issues, including contraband trafficking and inmates with mental health issues. As most of the population is pretrial, there are few opportunities for work programs, so officers end up doing a large proportion of the laundry and cleaning.Retaining part-time officers has been difficult due to the relatively low pay – Donald said an employee of local restaurants and hardware stores could make a similar amount with less stress – as well as an inability to guarantee hours. Donald noted that the county had three part-time officers hired last year and was no longer employing any of them.In the long term, Donald suggested increasing full-time staffing for corrections and transport officers. In the short term, Donald proposed hiring two part-time officers working a “rover schedule” of Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as well as a part-time utility/transport officer. With those officers scheduled at least 24 hours per week, Donald said that the guaranteed hours and consistent employment could help retain hires.The cost for a part-time officer for 12 months would be roughly $8,500, Donald said.The staffing proposal could be considered by the budget committee as part of the next budget cycle, commissioners suggested. For the eight months remaining in the current fiscal year, one possibility would be hiring the officers and attempting to recoup the cost in savings to overtime. Commissioners asked Donald to work out the potential overtime savings and get back to the board.County Clerk Julie Magoon said that the county’s auditor had indicated that the jail’s fund balance was $39,000 at the end of the previous fiscal year. That’s down significantly from the reserve the jail had when it reopened as a full-time facility back in 2015. Magoon said that the county was waiting on the final round of funding from the state.In related business, the board approved the hiring of two part-time corrections officers at FCDC.
The String Cheese Incident delivered a number of live debuts, including four cover debuts, during their two performances at the second weekend of Electric Forest 2018. The new material included songs by Tom Petty, Traffic, Peter Gabriel, and Johnny Nash, as well as two recently released tracks from the SCI Sound Lab.The first debut came during Friday night’s second set, which opened with the first-ever performance of “The Big Reveal”, a Grateful Dead-inspired tune that was penned by keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth (the band released a studio version of the tune last week). Toward the end of that same set, SCI treated fans to a rendition of Tom Petty’s Southern Accents classic “Don’t Come Around Here No More”. Other covers, such as Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” and The Doors’ “Riders On The Storm”, also appeared during the show.Fans were treated to even more debuts on Saturday night, when SCI reconvened for their second show and its theatrical second set, an annual event known as the “Shebang” set. However, the first debut, a cover of Traffic’s John Barleycorn Must Die instrumental “Glad”, came before the second set’s theatrics got underway. The three debuts that followed came one-by-one during the Shebang set as the band worked through Peter Gabriel’s “Red Rain” and Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” before welcoming singer Ruby Chase for the live debut of “Otherside” (the dance-pop track was released a few weeks ago in collaboration with Chase and L.A.-based electronic music trio TELYKast). “Rider on the Storm” also reappeared during the set, which featured a cover Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” as well.Recordings of borth Friday and Saturday night’s shows are available for purchase via LiveCheese.com.String Cheese Incident’s “Shebang Set”Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Electric Forest | Rothbury, MI | 6/29/2018Set One: Eye Know Why, One Step Closer, Get Tight, Way That It Goes, Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Best Feeling > CollidingSet Two: The Big Reveal^, Just One Story > Texas > Riders On The Storm > Texas, I Wish, Purple Strains (Earl’s Song), Way Back Home > Don’t Come Around Here No More*, Way Back HomeEncore: Hi Ho No Show > Just One Story^ = SCI original, debut* = Tom Petty cover (FTP)Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Electric Forest | Rothbury, MI | 6/30/2018Set One: Black Clouds, Nothing But Flowers, On The Road, Falling Through The Cracks, Looking Glass > Glad* > HowardSet Two: Stop Drop Roll, Sometimes A River, Bumpin Reel, Riders On The Storm > Immigrant Song > Red Rain^ > I Can See Clearly Now~ Otherside$, Tinder Box, Dirk > BollyMunster* = Traffic cover (FTP)^ = Peter Gabriel cover (FTP) w/ Ruby Chase~ = Johnny Nash cover (FTP)$ = SCI & TELYKast original, debut, w/ Ruby Chase
Great public memorials are both a remembrance and a tribute to the triumph of the human spirit. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which recently opened in Montgomery, Ala., is a good example. It remembers the thousands of victims of lynching, conveys the horror and injustice, and invokes not only an appropriate reaction and understanding, but does so in a way that is uplifting and inspirational. Like the Vietnam Memorial, it draws people to it and portrays the atrocity while teaching: “never again.” I’m a supporter of a Holocaust memorial in Niskayuna. I believe it’s appropriate and necessary. But I find the proposed design concept opaque and cold. I think it can be better. I sincerely hope the planners rethink the artistic vision and incorporate elements that also commemorate the triumph of the Jewish people over hate.Melinda PerrinNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne has apologized for comments she made on a radio show Tuesday suggesting the backlash to Anthony Davis’ trade request last season could be partially blamed on racial issues.During an appearance on ESPN Los Angeles’ “Mason and Ireland” show, Shelburne said the situation with the Pelicans was “very charged” because Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, is an African American unlike most of his peers and the Pelicans are located in the south. Paul went public with Davis’ request in January ahead of the 2019 trade deadline, resulting in a $50,000 fine from the NBA. Davis remained a member of the Pelicans through the end of the 2018-19 season before being sent to the Lakers this past summer. “No,” Davis told reporters. “No, not at all.”To paint Davis and Paul as the victims here is ridiculous. Davis’ request and Paul’s bold approach completely derailed the Pelicans’ season, and Davis didn’t handle the backlash well. He sent mixed messages about where he wanted to play, flipped off a fan as he was leaving the floor following the conclusion of an April game and wore a “That’s All Folks” shirt to his Pelicans finale. Paul got his client to the Lakers at the end of the day, but this wasn’t a clean breakup.Pinning all of the anger on race and “the south” is reductive and wrong, and it too easily dismisses what Paul and Davis did to earn that reaction. If even Davis can understand that while standing in the middle of the storm, it shouldn’t be too difficult for the rest of us. MORE: Pelicans lucky to have Jrue Holiday as their backboneHere is a portion of Shelburne’s interview from the show:”I do think there is a racial component to this. If you took a poll of who the most disliked people in the state of Louisiana [are], I think Rich Paul would be at the top of that list… If you were close to that situation, I think part of the reason why New Orleans didn’t want to trade him for so long — they obviously couldn’t get fair value for him. But I think the idea that a black agent was telling, not asking, telling the team ‘you should trade him,’ and that he wasn’t gonna stay did not go over very well in New Orleans.”Especially with, I don’t want to say ‘that fan base,’ but like, you’re down in the south, man. This was very charged. And I think that when things get ugly emotionally like that, it’s not just about what’s going on, on the court. It’s not just about the moves that are being made.”Shelburne issued a statement to The Times-Picayune on Wednesday following an intense response from local reporters and Pelicans fans.”Since my appearance on LA radio Tuesday, I’ve spoken to many people and now realize that I inappropriately oversimplified a very complicated and emotional situation,” Shelburne said. “I sincerely apologize for that mistake and to the city of New Orleans.”After digesting the full context of this, it’s actually more insulting and more reductive than the initial quote revealed.This is a disgraceful comment from @ramonashelburne toward the people of New Orleans and this region. No more. No less. https://t.co/zfBXUQHXRY— Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) November 27, 2019This is an elite level bad take https://t.co/md5KVku6gW— Will Guillory (@WillGuillory) November 27, 2019I keep typing and deleting responses to this statement because I’m so blown away by the implications here. Absolutely baffling, and honestly pretty damn insulting. https://t.co/3NOfBIvR0O— Mason Ginsberg (@MasonGinsberg) November 27, 2019I think Ramona Shelburne is an EXCELLENT reporter, but her comments about New Orleans yesterday are reprehensible @ramonashelburneSo incredibly frustrating for someone to throw such an ignorant take out there and then never have to address it again— T-Bob Hebert (@TBob53) November 27, 2019Davis, who is back in New Orleans to play against his former team for the first time since being traded to the Lakers, was asked ahead of Wednesday’s game if he believes a negative response from fans will be racially motivated in any way.