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ReTree Schenectady seeks more than a good word

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Hundreds of trees are dying all at once in Schenectady’s neighborhoods, Mike Tamasi told the Schenectady City Council Monday. He spoke on behalf of ReTree Schenectady, a private nonprofit group that has planted trees throughout the city for decades. The council gave ReTree an honorary resolution for Arbor Day, but ReTree needs much more, Tamasi said. Last year, the city took down 283 silver maples, he said. The rate has increased this year, he added. ...

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April 15, 2014
8:30 a.m.

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Re "affirmative action": If the idea is to make sure that the best qualified people are hired and contracted with -- regardless of race, ethnicity, or sex -- then that's great. But often the aim is to give politically-correct preferential treatment on these bases, and that's wrong: It's unfair to the applicants and the taxpayers, divisive -- and ILLEGAL. I hope the city is talking with its lawyers.