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Posted on May 26 at 10:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Congressman Tonko on WAMC RADIO April 17, 2014 on Casinos. " He was asked about the many possible casino proposals being discussed within his district.

"You know, I’ve seen these dividing communities along almost a 50-50 threshold. If there is going to be an issue that people decide, if there is going to be a casino in the area, I hope it’s going to be a situation where it’s not in a poor neighborhood because of the disproportional impact on the poor," he said. "But in general, I’m concerned about us hinging our hopes for a better economy on casinos. I think there has got to be a better way, a more straightforward way. What we have is a dependency on perhaps someone to lose their retirement check or their week's salary so that we can invest in children and their future through education. Somehow that doesn’t make sense to me."

"I know people have been saying that it equals jobs and it provides for economic recovery. I don’t know if the soundness of that recovery is as great as we would like to think; you look at the economy in Las Vegas and Nevada, it has not been that great, the property values have dipped precipitously," he added. "I talked to my colleagues from Nevada, they have had tough, tough times and you see this growing number of states in the Northeast that are delving into this concept of casinos. I have to believe there is a finite amount of money that people are able, not necessarily willing, but able to give. After you have drained some of those paychecks and retirement accounts, what’s left? And of course the impact on the cultural industry in these towns: Proctors, SPAC, the track itself in Saratoga. This has to be done in a way that puts together a plan that can avoid however possible, the negative impact on some of the standing cultural entities or entertainment entities as they exist today and also just being conscious of just where we provide for the setting so that it is not going to make it so convenient for some of the poorest amongst us."

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Posted on May 16 at 12:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Not Guilty.....

From: Bruno’s fate in jurors’ hands

Posted on May 16 at 10:07 a.m. (Suggest removal) is a lie...a lie is a lie....just call it what it is...overtaxing to create a surplus...this has nothing to do with the SPD Budget....there is more to the story...again..nothing to do with the SPD budget...

From: Audit shows Schenectady has surplus

Posted on May 14 at 4:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Especially the one Sen. Schumer made his speech in front of last fall on Broadway.....long over due!

From: HUD clears up Schenectady confusion

Posted on May 13 at 7:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Discretion of the guess. This is all up for discussion if you did not see the meeting live.

From: Tempers high at Schenectady City Council meeting

Posted on May 13 at 9:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)


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Posted on May 12 at 1:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

reader1 (mark)....your best interaction with a message to the Gazette Editors is a direct message to them...I have found that to be the best way in communication, as they do read these messages they have always returned any inquiries I have had with them. I hope that helps..It worked for me in the past..All the best to you. thank you for your comments in these very important matters needing to be addressed with one of our city departments. It is a horrible accusation that needs investigating and accountability.

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Posted on May 12 at 11:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Dr. Asselin (Martha) is an inspiration to our New York Public School system. Very proud of all her achievements and this is a just honor of distinction. I hope she is appointed as the permanent President at SCCC. Martha was a great support during my time and graduation at SCCC. My personal thank you to Schalmont for this honor and ceremony recognizing Martha to be added to Schalmont's Alumni Wall of Distinction!

From: Acting head of SCCC to be added to Schalmont High Alumni Wall of Distinction

Posted on May 4 at 11:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Does anyone think that if there was a store like Price Chopper in these neighborhoods that there would be no loitering? This is where the hub of activity is..people will loiter, hang out. No they are not working, may be if a Price Chopper was there they would be working in them as they would create jobs for the need of stores in these areas. We only have on super market in the whole city and these corner stores are fulfilling the need. These stores can not afford security like a PC or other super market type stores. Patrols would cut down the traffic.

From: Corner markets keep Schenectady police busy

Posted on May 3 at 3:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Amen Frank Elfland Amen! Enough is enough when alcoholics do not take responsibility and are able to just keep on driving putting everyone in their path in danger with their selfish narcissistic behavior, when they refuse to stay off the road. When they are able to bargain down in any situation it is criminal to all the public. There needs to be a Zero tolerance in DWI abuse. Never should they be able to postpone their court dates when charged with a felony DWI. It should never matter how much money you have to pay an attorney, pay the fines, and still drive on the road. We should never allow this game as you stated of "Automotive Russian Roulette". These attorneys should also be held accountable for defending such abusers. Thank you for this editorial we need these changes in the system now before more lives are taken.

From: New approach needed to combat DWI

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