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Schenectady arson task force a success; renewal sought despite cost

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The new arson task force has been so successful that City Council members are inclined to continue it despite the city’s deep fiscal constraints.

The task force costs $261,000 a year and was created last fall in hopes of dealing with the city’s growing arson problem.

The trial period has been a success, Fire Chief Michael Della Rocco said when he defended his budget before a council finance committee.

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