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Letters to the Editor for July 17

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Overtime should play no part in pension calculation As outraged as everyone seems to be about [retired Fire Chief] Robert Farstad’s pension padding scam, I wonder why. After all, every year the “Top 10” list of town employees are firemen and police who have been busily padding their OT [overtime] (and, therefore, pensions). Sometimes, it’s ludicrous how much OT they manage to have their last year, frequently doubling their salary. Nobody seems to care about ...

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cfield
July 17, 2012
3:47 a.m.

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Bill Dennison- This has become the theft of the American taxpayer! Schenectady has always been a front runner in padding pensions. Their municipal think tank devises methods to extract every dime from the local taxpayers. It has for 30 years been a joint effort between local elected officials and municipal workers to use their unconstitutional union contracts to extract the money from the City's coiffures.

JIMOCONNOR
July 17, 2012
9:04 a.m.

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Marge,

Pretty sure if a home owner in Rotterdam has sunk their own wells, they are free to water at any time. We did it for years on Hollywood Ave. Town inspected and gave us a white cardboard sign for our front window

march84
July 17, 2012
12:15 p.m.

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I agree with Mr. Ramaley completely. Preventing bullying "sounds" good and makes legislators "feel" good about themselves but it will be yet another burden for schools who already have more than enough to do trying to educate our kids.

Parents need to teach their kids to be kind to others. The schools can't do everything.

wanda1948
July 17, 2012
12:38 p.m.

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cfield and Bill Dennison--you are absolutely right on the pension issue. But cfield--did you mean "coffers," and not "coiffures"? I think you meant to say coffers and not refer to hairstyles. You gave me a good laugh for the day!

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