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Posted on July 10 at 9:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The ''RIGHT TO RISK'' clauses in the 1983 Rehabilitation Act, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act should be at play here. Residual limb length plays a large part in residual function and balance. I wonder if a properly worded waiver would protect the operator.

We need to remember; although we have the ''right to risk,'' it only applies to ourselves as individuals, not others around us. One needs to take into account unintended projectiles their risk might create.

From: Amputee veteran kept off amusement park ride

Posted on July 3 at 8:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There was a time in Rotterdam when residents knew it was 3:30PM. The Mica, Maqua, and Schenectady Chemical plants all chose this time to 'off gas' their buildings. We could all smell the admixture. This is a great repurposing of one of those buildings.

If the residential makeup of this building is as diverse as has been reported, I hope the more cognitively or emotionally challenged residents are receiving the attention and protection they need to be safe.

From: New Schenectady YMCA quarters earn residents’ praise

Posted on June 30 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Story captures the essence of TULLOCKS STATION and family perfectly. I've needed, and enjoyed lots of supports in my life, but none was ever given as directly, openly, and seemingly as easily as the counsel and services i received from ALL of TULLOCK'S staff

Enjoy your tomatoes man.....and that CORVAIR

From: Tullock set to retire from service station he's run 43 years in Schenectady

Posted on June 26 at 10:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)


From: Editorial: Ease effects of YMCA transition

Posted on June 24 at 9:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This seems like an ultimately humane way to address the 'smoker' issue on lower State St. Now public and private agencies need to provide programs that engage ALL the residents of 845 Broadway in productive SAFE activities.

From: Schenectady YMCA’s move not without bumps

Posted on June 23 at 10:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

daily, you are quite correct. many do rise above a variety of circumstances to become competent and productive. i would still harbor some worry if they suspected i publicly called their parents 'animals.'

i recommend you check local health care hiring practices to get a sense of the demographic seeking and getting entry level jobs. remember, dietary aids, c.n.a's and l.p.n's are the positions with the most patient contact AND least ultimate responsibility.

good health to u and yours

From: Graduation rate slips at Schenectady High

Posted on June 22 at 10:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Tell you what daily, contemplate waking up in a hospital, or, nursing home one day dependent upon one of these animal's animal for your care.

From: Graduation rate slips at Schenectady High

Posted on June 21 at 10:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ms Wessells,

I believe asking the public ''to give'' any minority group member anything is just as stigmatizing and inhumane as denying something to someone based on their characteristics. Asking us ''to give,'' only reinforces the status relationship you decry.

From: Labeling gives wrong impressions about disabilities

Posted on June 18 at 8:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Pagoda sums it ALL up wonderfully.

From: Casino will attract prostitution rings to Schenectady

Posted on June 14 at 10:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

i hope this father and son are picking out carbonated grape juice!


From: Don’t forget dad — but save the tools

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