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Editorial: Tennis and other Central Park matters

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In his 2009 autobiography, Andre Agassi tells how he played his first professional tournament in Schenectady. That’s a reminder of what this small city once had: a serious, free-admission tennis tournament that attracted lots of future and already-established stars, thanks to Davis Etkin, the tennis-loving former Capital Region Off-Track Betting chief. There are other reminders, including a tennis stadium in Central Park that Etkin built specially for the tournament, which now sits mostly unused, and ...

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December 22, 2011
9:22 a.m.

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Any information on how to contact Mr. Etkin? I would be interested in contributing to bring back an ATP tennis tournament, free or otherwise.

December 22, 2011
10:02 a.m.

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Citizens Committees are excellent additions to the limited representative government we have because they move us closer to direct democracy by allowing more people to participate in the functioning of government.

December 23, 2011
8:19 a.m.

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Sad how this excellent facility have been allowed to rot because of fiscal incompetence. A metaphor for the entire City under one party rule.