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Schenectady school building referendum passes easily

Election inspectors Janet Linkinhoker, left, and Rosalee Nappi get voters signed in at Schenectady High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Election inspectors Janet Linkinhoker, left, and Rosalee Nappi get voters signed in at Schenectady High School on Tuesday afternoon.
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Schenectady’s $70 million renovations project for five schools passed by a landslide Tuesday, with many voters saying it was a “no-brainer” because the work would be entirely funded by the state. “They shouldn’t ask us if we want it,” said voter Frank Felts. “They should just send us the check.” The school district was legally required to ask, of course. And at first, there was sizeable opposition. But in the end, the vote was 73.6 ...

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