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Bring on the wrecking ball

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On several occasions over the past decade, the city of Schenectady has had to deal with fires being set in run-down, improperly secured buildings — like the one at 32 Steuben St. Sunday night. The fires threaten the safety not only of the firefighters who come to extinguish them, but the people living in nearby residences. So Mayor Gary McCarthy is right that the city would be better off demolishing these basket cases. They require ...

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May 9, 2013
5:45 p.m.

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The city of Saratoga was a dump in 1980. Then the city fathers decided to 'look outside the box'. Perhaps Schenectady needs to check with Saratoga and see what they did to turn their city around.
Horse racing is not the major draw to Saratoga. Security, night life, entertainment, quality of life is.