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


From: Tempers high at Schenectady City Council meeting

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.

From: Heat is on city with Fire Department complaints

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

Posted on April 30 at 9:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Congressman Paul Tonko thinks it is not the way to go for our communities. He publicly stated this on WAMC April 17:"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?"

From: Most neighborhood leaders say they’re all in on casino plan

Posted on April 28 at 7:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

No they are not.....

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Posted on April 25 at 3:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The 60-acre site at Exit 23 on the Thruway, on Albany's South Side which is the property owned by the Noonan clan, the maternal side of New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's family, which should go a long way toward overcoming any unforeseen regulatory issues the project might face in Washington. The 1,800 permanent casino and hotel jobs created in Albany would all be unionized under the agreement, and virtually everyone working at the entertainment complex would be a resident of the Capitol District......Where do you think they are going to build this thing?

From: Differing views expressed over casino in Schenectady

Posted on April 25 at 3:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Joe K......Yes..Thomas Edison had GREAT OPPOSITION......the PEOPLE did not want it....the asking price was too high for Edison...the Business People....THE BUSINESS PEOPLE....not the tax payers had to come up with the asking price for Edison to buy the property and buildings...Read your Schenectady History...In the 1880s Thomas Edison was in the early stages of electrifying America around New York City when he became weary of the labor problems he was constantly butting up against. He determined to move his nascent machine works elsewhere. He heard tell of two buildings in the McQueen yard that were still not completed and came to Schenectady to inspect the facilities. He offered to buy them from the railroad men but his offer was $7,500 below the asking price.

Schenectady businessmen caught wind of the dealings and set out to cover the difference. They struggled to raise the money and were still $500 short with a deadline looming before Edison was to close a land deal in New Jersey. Although it was after hours the group's leaders knocked on the door of the Mohawk Bank anyway and indeed found the son of one their group working late. He agreed to put up the last $500 which was wired to Edison and closed the deal. The Edison works moved to Schenectady in 1886 and in 1894 the city was designated as the headquarters of General Electric.

From: Differing views expressed over casino in Schenectady

Posted on April 25 at 7:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What is the misquote?...What did you say...that Ms. Moore misquoted you on? There is no clarification on what you said. Interesting..shocking...really....

From: GOP endorses Kelleher for Schenectady City Council seat

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