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Keep up downtown crackdown

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He said he was going to send a message. By now, they should have it. Back in January, during his state of the city message, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy promised to crack down on violations at corner stores that promote an atmosphere of drug use and engage in other questionable behavior that helps bring down the quality of life in local neighborhoods. The effort got off to a slow start, as city leaders rolled out ...

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April 17, 2014
7:07 p.m.

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All the posters blocking the store windows should not be allowed. Or count them as the total square feet of "signage" allowed the store, so there are reasonable limits.

Windows should be windows, not billboards. Besides, just HOW many signs for Salem or Marlboro or Bud does a business REALLY need in its windows?

This applies to all stores too, not just the "corner stores" ... clear, unblocked windows allow outsiders, whether they be police or citizens, to observe what's going on inside.

Such a law couled actually save a store-owner's life.