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After reading a Daily Gazette article (“More eyes and ears needed,” April 12) I was struck by the fact that in the entire city of Schenectady, there were only about 100 active members of the Neighborhood Watch, despite the efforts of community leaders like Fred Lee. Mr. Lee oversees the citywide watch program. He envisions increasing this number tenfold so that in a crisis, help is available until the experts arrive. Watch members do not ...

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May 4, 2014
10:54 a.m.

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My problem with the neighborhood watch attempt on upper McClellan St. was the organizer's unabashed written desire to blatently over reach its mission. If a community wishes to support these networks it must invest in screening and training the networks' leaders and members.