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Schenectady County, city made mistakes firing historian Rittner

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Schenectady County, city made mistakes firing historian Rittner Re the Schenectady County Legislature’s recent cut of the historian’s position (and prior to that, in the city of Schenectady in 2011): The county is making a big mistake laying off Don Rittner [Oct. 25 Gazette]. Most of us in the history field strive every day to bring history and heritage tourism to the masses, and Mr. Rittner has done that above and beyond measure. One of ...

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November 18, 2012
7:44 a.m.

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Jerry Boehm-You have not been paying attention to the collapse of Schenectady. The machine Democrats have been acting like spoiled brats for decades. If they don't listen to the opposition then it doesn't exist. Ditto for the fiscal crisis. Pretend all is well. Schenectady desperately needs more Vince Riggi's.

November 19, 2012
5:48 a.m.

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The key word is "Income" Tax. Income tax makes up a small percentage of the total taxes collected by the federal and state goverments. The rest of us 96% of the income earning pay 90+% of the rest of the taxes--- Property,school,sales,gasoline taxes...etc.,etc.etc.