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DSIC is indeed doing good job to promote downtown Sch’dy As the public relations person for Friends of Schenectady Public Library and its small used bookstore, the Whitney Book Corner, I would like to put in a plug in for the beleaguered DSIC (Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation). Our partnership with them has been one of the most beneficial moves our little store has made. Through participation in DSIC-sponsored events, to listings in their weekly emails, ...


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janesjoys
December 4, 2012
3 a.m.

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Re Buzanowski - Yeah, gimme, gimme breakfast before I go to school. Gimme, gimme heat in my shabby apartment. Gimme, gimme a refridgerator. Gimme, gimme a pair of shoes that fit and a coat so I can go to school without freezing. Please don't lump all people that get help in your disgusting rant. I have known many hard working parents that would like nothing more than to stay home and help their kids with homework but they have to work three part time low wage jobs just to pay the rent on that shabby apartment. Without help, there would be no food.

wmarincic
December 4, 2012
7:39 a.m.

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janesjoys, I lived in the Vale neighborhood for over 20 years until I could not take living in the "ghetto" anymore. When I bought my home it was a beautiful place to live, where everyone worked and took care of their homes. I watched the families that in 10 years time never worked, different babies daddy's, drug dealing, prostitution, shootings, multiple animals and hanging out on the porch at 11am on a Monday (I go to work at noon on Mondays) drinking and smoking weed while their 8 kids play in the street. Yes there are those that work, my grandfather worked too but he made 30 minutes a day to help me. Stop making excuses, Obama is pushing a society of failures and his presidency is a failure. Ask yourself, are we better than we were four years ago? I know I'm not. People have no pride in themselves anymore, when my granmother went grocery shopping she did her hair and dressed in her best clothes, Today you have 40 year old women with tattoos on their arms and necks wearing pajamas draggin 5 different kids from 5 different fathers down the isles of wal-mart while cursing at them.

J.D.
December 4, 2012
9:04 a.m.

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wmarincic,
Our culture is dying, isn't it?

biwemple
December 4, 2012
10:14 a.m.

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I know of several employers (mine included) that have a formal work from home policy for the many reasons cited above. Companies are also looking to cut down on real estate costs which can be really expensive in metro areas. When employees are working with global teams in vastly different time zones, it requires the use of technology and flexibility in work hours that can often only be done at home and not in a regular 8-5 office setting. When the weather is foul and schools are closed, or roads are treacherous, employees do not have to risk accidents commuting in too. It also lessens amount of sick time taken because if you don't feel that great, you can still be productive without potentially infecting your co-workers with whatever ailment you might have currently. It does require employees to have a dedicated workspace setup similar to their regular office, and really can't be used a substitute for cheaper child care to be effective. When you are working from home or remotely from a central office, you need to be really self-disciplined, accountable, and readily accessible to your employers and co-workers during scheduled work hours. It most definitely does save on gas and commuting hassles too. It's such a complete waste of time, gas, & money sitting in traffic when you can already be at work remotely instead and getting things done.

tonijean613
December 5, 2012
10:10 a.m.

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Alan B- you have no idea what goes on in each individual poor household and how cold to assume you do-what do you know about domestic violence, physical or mental abuse, cycle of poverty and discrimination that keeps many of the people you assume you know anything about- who require social safety nets. Of course children are a product of their household and environment- lucky you to be born into a household with decent parents and a stable home environment to stop you from that vicious cycle of poverty.

buzzy
December 5, 2012
10:51 a.m.

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toni and jane my view is directed at the parents or single parent who have absolutely no desire to do anything to make their child a success in school. I am sorry but I do not buy the poverty as a crutch excuse for not instilling your child with doing well in school.People of generations before and today have done exactly that,have had success for their kids. As far as discrimination goes how does that effect performance in an education system that has tons of programs for any student to be given special attention in especially in this region. Maybe if you stopped using the poor me excuse its everybody elses fault things could get better. To ensure escaping poverty graduate high school,dont have children before 21 ,dont abuse drugs or alcohol , and dont engage in criminal activity. Pretty simple formula hundreds of millions have accomplished that.

wmarincic
December 6, 2012
7:21 a.m.

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tonijean likes to blame other people and factors. If you read her letters it is always the fault of police, big business, greedy bankers, greedy people that drive big cars, poverty or whatever, This is the product of our society today and some wonder how Obama got reelected.....

seawitch1313
December 6, 2012
10:29 a.m.

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I agree with wmarincic, and buzzy. There are several things lacking in today's young people. Hard work, ethics, morals and respect. I call them the "Entitlement Generation" The poverty cycle CAN be broken. Children must be taught respect, cause and effect, and right from wrong...at HOME. I was, and if i strayed, there was hell to pay!
It is our job as parents to make sure our children do not grow up to be a burden on society. We didnt have money when my kids were growing up. Did I use the welfare system? Yes....for a short period of time, which is why it was created in the first place. But we instilled in our kids the value of what I mentioned above. Gradually our situation improved, but we were never in the position to give them everything they wanted, so they had to work for it. From allowances, to their first jobs at 14, and they have both worked since then. My son held a job the whole time he was in college. We didnt ask him to pay a dime while he was in school, but was expected to contribute if he lived home after graduation. He opted to get a place with 3 friends, is a Paramedic, and works 2 jobs. My daughter began a sales career at 17, and has traveled all over the country...she is now only 26, and has accomplished much much more than the majority of young adults her age.
As I said, It HAS to start at home.

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