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Posted on December 20 at 3:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

More encouraging news for downtown


From: Moody's: Casinos good for NY communities


Posted on December 19 at 1:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

More good news for Schenectady. The State program START UP NEW YORK provides Companies the incentive of paying no State or local income taxes. This gives Schenectady another arrow in its sling in attracting businesses that can partner with the Community College that equip students with skills for a modern economy. They already have a gaming management program that will provide workers for the casino. Those businesses will bring more diversified jobs and economic benefits for the established business base .The City should also work with downtown real estate purchasers on keeping real estate taxes low to give business and investors further incentives to settle in Downtown Schenectady . Looks like things are looking up for Schenectady,.


From: Cuomo: Schenectady casino plan a ‘home run’


Posted on December 17 at 9:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The thing that will make this venture a success is the proposed 304 apartments , 70,condos, 10 Townhomes, 124 room hotel, 50 boat slips and a lot of new retail. A lot of casino employees will want to live nearby and a lot of the folks living nearby will patronize the casino that will have dining choices and shows in addition to the gambling. . A La Fitness may want to open there to give the "Y" and the former Golds gym some competition and perhaps we will also see a movie theater.

Sounds like just what the Dr. ordered for Schenectady .


From: State bets on Schenectady casino proposal


Posted on July 27 at 10:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Its a tough situation ---Thing to do is cut the budget 50% across the board I mean really cut (except or infrastructure) Also take out the parking meters that deter economic growth.


From: Schenectady reassessing problem with property values


Posted on June 4 at 9:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ah men to Msai and Thank you to Mary Lou & John
.
In all, due respect I think the Native Dancer statute and park should be located at the racing museum the track itself or in the auction area.

. There is a lot more to Saratoga than just racing and the park should be left out of the racing equation. The City fathers should provide the community with a public hearing .


From: Whitney gift would honor Saratoga's racing heritage


Posted on May 31 at 9:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Is a referendum possible?


From: Casino developer will air plans to Schenectady council; foes to gather


Posted on February 25 at 9:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A very nice man. Good luck to him.


From: Longtime state Appellate Court Justice Thomas E. Mercure retiring


Posted on February 25 at 5:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why not repeal the estate tax completely ? Its a disincentive to live in New York.
A lot of folks have moved to states ( especially sun belt states ) with no estate tax.


From: Estate tax proposals draw support locally


Posted on December 22 at 5:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Barbara is a really nice person ,did a lot for the City and deserves a monument in her honor . Paul Tocker


From: Blanchard steps back after spearheading Schenectady causes


Posted on October 21 at 10:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Monday , March 16th ,1977 edition of the Gazette featured a story on the front page of the local section with photo about Howard Hubbard being consecrated on Sunday March 15th as the youngest (38) Bishop in the U.S. He was quoted in the article as saying
"As I assume this ministry of service I call for and pledge myself to a coalition of people -people bound together in love and service .....people committed to the spirit of reconciliation and forgiveness as portrayed in todays gospel ....all working together to build better communities". In his 36 years as Bishop he has proudly lived up to those words.

I am proud to have shared that Gazette page with Bishop Hubbard, as a young Schenectady City Council Candidate The Gazette Headline read "TOCKER OFFERS PLAN ON FREE PARKING". That story appeared top center on the page right next to Bishop Hubbard's photo. We were both 38 years old , The Bishop being only 43 days older than me . As a member of the Jewish Federations's Community Relations Council I have always admired him and wish him well in his future endeavors. Paul Tocker


From: For Bishop Hubbard, Mass honors remarkable tenure


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