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Debt load forces Schenectady to scale back street paving program

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After two years of paving, Mayor Gary McCarthy is reluctantly downsizing his much-praised efforts to fix the city’s streets. The city will not borrow any money in next year’s capital budget to pave streets. The city’s debt payments are simply too high to add more debt next year. But McCarthy said the program has already been a success because so many of the city’s pothole-filled streets have been repaved. “We’ve caught up with the worst ...


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