Comments by JIMOCONNOR
Posted on April 5 at 9:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
As a flatlander interloper who tried providing state and federal mandated services to residents of Schoharie County, I see this RFP as just another attempt to insure the county's spending funds just to spend them. County power brokers will never permit innovative pursuits for fear of threatening their rural agrarian image of themselves. This in effect is why Ms. Terry is left fashioning a document searching for what amounts to a Social Secretary, not a real public relations firm. Hooray to Ms. Terry for securing staff without incurring overhead. Its a shame county 'fathers' can't relinquish enough control to get out of their own way, and move forward.
Posted on April 4 at 11:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What does SAFEWAY think of these moves?
Posted on March 31 at 11:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Kudos to judge Eidens and Jack Cadalso, Director of Community Services, for bringing the concept to Schenectady.
Posted on March 24 at 9:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Totally agree with dearth of blue jays, juncos, robins, and wrens. However, i have a flock of 28 crows here in 12309
From: Where did the birds go?
Posted on March 19 at 11:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Girl's game was Saturday night, not Sunday
Posted on March 19 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Its tragic that BNI won't qualify for Access to Home funding. However, it seems more tragic, if not illegal, for BNI to deny services to citizens due to their functional limitations. BNI's board needs to reflect on this position. It also needs to reflect on its policy of allowing staff to publicly air such a short sighted illegal decision. The women you cite should stop depending on BNI, and bring a Human Rights complaint against it.....
Posted on March 14 at 10:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)
F.Y.I, no matter where you work or receive treatment, please be cognizant of extra wide hashed rectangular pavement markings. These are intended for side mounted wheel chair lift equiped vans. Passenger cars need to avoid parking on either side of these hashed areas.
Handicapped only parking signs, and possession of handicapped parking permits DO NOT give cars permission to park in these areas. Schenectady seems to have an abundance of infirmed G.E. middle management retires who feel entitled to flout this law. I empathize with their deconditioned state. However, they have no claim on these spaces.
Posted on March 11 at 10:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This is a SURPERBLY BALANCED piece. All contributors add reasoned rational comments. OPWDD 'bureau-speek' aside, agency heads and advocates avoid hysteria laced fear tactics and present their sides of things expertly.
Bravo to all, especially Ms. Foss whose reporting goes a long way towards neutralizing attitudinal barriers.
Thanks to all.
Posted on March 10 at 11:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There should be a means to allocate funds for routine uniformed police foot/bike patrols. Drug deals, prostitution, and mental health issues between Erie and Washington Ave. are too apparent to casual observation. I saw it while working cases there for decades. I saw it again returning from a Workforce Development class Wednesday night. These behaviors will continue after superficial gentrification, decreasing return on investment.
Posted on March 10 at 11:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Coalition is the first step in sane governance.