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Posted on June 17 at 3:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Blessings to Denise for all her service at SCCC. She was a huge supporter and inspiration for all alumni. She will be missed. I wish her all the best in all she does.


From: Chairwoman of SCCC trustees steps down


Posted on June 12 at 3:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So are we not considered 'Friends and Family"...and where is our free meal as we the Taxpayers of Schenectady are Partners in this endeavor, I think we deserve at least one Free Meal for all the money we laid out for them to open this massive restaurant.


From: Mexican Radio to open Monday in Schenectady


Posted on June 10 at 3:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The quote Vince Riggi used as part of his reasons to vote no were from Congressman Tonko's April 17 interview with Alan Chartok on WAMC. The Gazette should of printed this. "New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat representing the Capital Region, spoke with WAMC for an upcoming Congressional Corner segment on Thursday. 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."


From: Schenectady City Council backs casino proposal


Posted on June 10 at 2:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wishful thinking for those believing $20/hr jobs.....not going to happen...when GE is paying $15/hr....why in the world would a casino pay above that?


From: Schenectady City Council backs casino proposal


Posted on June 8 at 1:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

These are details?......how about numbers and facts. Anyone can spin a story for tickling ears.


From: Schenectady casino: More details of plan


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."


From: Editorial: Casino OK hinges on the details


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)

Look....it 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 editor......my guess. This is all up for discussion if you did not see the meeting live.


From: Tempers high at Schenectady City Council meeting


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