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Posted on January 18 at 12:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Words can also hurt and “kill” others, especially the human soul."
Like the terrorists that used Kalashnikov assault weapons to slaughter the staff at Charlie Hebdo? The solution isn't to censor free speech that some Muslims find offensive. The answer is engage your adversaries in debate and challenge them without acting like homicidal manics. You seems to believe these Jihadists were justified in there despicable actions because they were offend by the portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad. Regrettably, CNN and The NTY among other media outlets are following your lead.

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Posted on January 17 at 9:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)



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Posted on January 16 at 9:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I appreciate David Buckbee's concern that challenges our politicians desire to rush to spend money in a symbolic gesture to address all kinds of issues. This ubiquitous sentiment needs to be questioned more often. This suggestion to bulletproof all police cars is merely an attempt to capitalize on the public's fear. It happens all the time. If the people we elect to office shared this concern, we would temper this costly knee jerk reaction to throw money at every problem that arises without thinking it through.

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Posted on January 16 at 9:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's great to see this historic building being renovated and occupied with a much needed retail clothing store in Downtown. There have been so many old buildings with grand architecture go by the waste side because they lingered dormant too long. Most of these buildings can never be replicated and their replacements are often bland and lacking any character. Ray Gillen has worked hard at preserving Schenectady's architectural history. He deserves much credit for pro-activity seeking businesses move their operations into these early 20th century buildings. When Metroplex can salvage these cherished Schenectady landmarks it's a win-win situation for everyone.

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Posted on January 14 at 3:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

“Graffiti is a problem all over the city and, unfortunately, the Stockade is not excluded from it,” she said. “We looked at different options for cameras at least three times, but it is not financially feasible. It would cost around $10,000 a camera. And then where would we put the cameras?”

$10,000.00 a camera? Where did Ms. D’Alessandro price these cameras? From the Pentagon? If Stockade residents collectively sought competitive pricing on camera surveillance systems they would find an affordable system, that would catch these graffiti taggers while serving as a deterrent against this senseless vandalism. Most importantly these cameras would give Stockade home owners some peace of mind.

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Posted on December 23 at 10:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Joe Cocker led one of the most prolific careers in the music biz with the release of 40 albums while constantly touring the world. From the moment he burst on to the scene in in England in 1965, he continually showcased his talent. As a blues singer, his voice was so unique, powerful and expressive. Despite his struggles with substance abuse, Joe persevered through it all, at a time when rehab wasn't available like it is today. RIP Joe.

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Posted on December 21 at 1:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Just before the murder of these two officers, Pat Lynch circulated a petition for his officers to sign that stated that in the event they are killed in the line of duty, Mayor Deblasio not attend their funeral services. This move was an obvious in-your-face attempt to ratchet up tensions between the police and the Mayor. Lynch's adversarial style is the last thing New York needs during such trying times. Both sides should lower their rhetoric and unite in condemning this despicable killer of these two cops.
I don't have much confidence in Mayor DeBlasio's ability to DE-escalate such a tense atmosphere, either. However, the Mayor could take a good first step toward the healing process by dropping Al Sharpton from his meetings on how to improve relations between police and the community.

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Posted on December 18 at 12:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Even if the Casino fails, the fact that this waterfront property is going to receive a major overhaul and development that will infuse outside investment in Schenectady. This announcement is great news for Schenectady going forward. What's the alternative, here? To have the old Alco site gathering mold, not collecting any taxes or producing any new jobs. No Thanks!

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Posted on December 10 at 6:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You don't know what the circumstances are that led to this man being shot dead. For you to attempt to tarnish his reputation in this manner is rather despicable. From the reporting done here, it appears that Wayne Best Jr. lived a law-abiding and productive life. Have a little respect for this man's family. I don't think they appreciate their deceased, loved one having to endure a character assassination from you while you type your vile ignorant, stereo-typical, assumptions from behind the safe confines of your computer.

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Posted on December 10 at 4:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is great news. I recall Ray Gillen spoke at the Unitarian Church about Metroplex's and Schenectady's future some seven years ago. At that event, Gillen articulated his vision for Metroplex with a three-fold plan: 1) Developing the Downtown corridor. 2) Expanding the availability of downtown residential apartment units. 3) Improving the city's surrounding Neighborhoods.
This latest news appears to indicate that Metroplex in still in the phase I stage. Expanding the available space for business offices is a worthy investment that enhances the other two areas that Mr. Gillen spoke of. These projects on Broadway will have a positive financial impact on Schenectady beyond just those sites and the city's tax base. Investing in infrastructure for business expansion benefits most of Schenectady, not just downtown.

From: Schenectady developer plans more office space

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