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Stickies is beachballing - OSX Yosemite

Stickies kept beachballing on me upon startup and would eventually crash. Checking dmesg in the Terminal revealed that it had issues handling its own application state.

$: sudo dmesg
...
Sandbox: Stickies(22579) System Policy: deny file-write-unlink /Users/phuesler/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.Stickies.savedState/restorecount.plist
...

I have fixed it by deleting restorecount.plist but making a backup of it first, just in case:

$: cp -p “~/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.Stickies.savedState/restorecount.plist” /tmp/restorecount.plist
$: rm -rf “~/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.Stickies.savedState/restorecount.plist”