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Using a water tax hike to raise general revenues is a bad idea

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Using a water tax hike to raise general revenues is a bad idea As reported in the Nov. 12 Gazette, Cobleskill Mayor Mark Galasso is proposing to raise village water rates by 67 percent while property taxes in the village would decrease by 28 percent. According to the article, he is doing this so water fund revenues would far exceed water department expenses, and he can then transfer $535,000 in excess water and sewer funds ...

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November 16, 2012
7:43 a.m.

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Howard Goldstein,

Thank you for being a man and admitting that it was not the fault of the Police. I have been saying for more than six years that we need less chiefs and many more officers. They do a very difficult job and the Police risk their lives daily, lets give them some backup.

November 16, 2012
7:49 a.m.

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It's sad when a less qualified candidate who runs a negative campaign wins. That's been the Schenectady experience too many times.

November 16, 2012
2:38 p.m.

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Actually, Mr. Goldstein, the problem lies with drivers who don't obey the law, and who put small children at risk because they can't slow down for school zones and obey crossing guards.

November 17, 2012
3:28 p.m.

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@bostonredsoxfan : they put EVERYONE at risk.

Try using the crosswalk on State St in front of St Lukes Church sometime!