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If McCarthy must hire a chief, go for the best

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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy shouldn't even be talking about hiring a replacement for retiring Police Chief Mark Chaires. The city can't afford a chief as well as a public safety commissioner, and as long as Wayne Bennett stays around in his capacity as the latter, the city doesn't need the former. Unfortunately, McCarthy seems to want both; and even worse, he seems determined not to pick anyone who isn't willing to live in the city. ...

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October 10, 2012
4:10 p.m.

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Really....this merits and editorial...Schenectady...does not hire by qualified or residency...they hire by Party Affiliation....I think the Gazette editors are living in a fantasy world.....All hiring is done by Party Affiliation....this is not even mentioned in this opinion.

October 11, 2012
11:18 p.m.

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Residency requirements are no good, it causes the best of the best to go elsewhere. It does not matter where one lives, having a job in the city is "skin in the game" because nobody wants to loss their job or face pay cuts.