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Posted on May 4 at 4:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

NYS needs to revoke its ability to sell in New York. This company is a scam and they are taking advantage of people!

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Posted on April 26 at 9:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Who set the amounts for purchase on these properties? Wouldn't the taxpayers realize additional revenues through an auction process?

From: Schenectady to sell city-owned properties for $182K

Posted on April 16 at 8:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If I'm understanding your opinion correctly, the residents of Duanesburg should just leave the traffic, security and enforcement up to the promoter? Isn't that what was done in years past and has been a complete failure? I hardly believe the tax payers in this county should be paying tens of thousands of dollars for the law enforcement that will have to be assigned to the outskirts of this event to deal with the promoters failures while the people who are putting this event on, line their pockets with millions of dollars...

Anyone putting on a large event like this should have to reimburse municipalities for the expenses they occur whether it be; street maintenance, health dept, law enforcement, fire and anything else that is required. To put that on the backs of the overburdened tax payers is crazy.

From: Camp Bisco history justifies restrictions

Posted on April 11 at 12:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"I felt that this event could move forward once we’ve addressed the issues the local community has because people should have the opportunity to gather with friends and family on a beautiful piece of land in Mariaville.”

Is this guy for real? To gather with family and friends does not include 20,000 people from several different states taking over a small rural community and holding it hostage for several days! The drug use and abuse of the neighbors is crazy.

Thank you Sheriff Dagostino for standing up for the residents of Duanesburg!

From: Return of Camp Bisco in doubt

Posted on January 8 at 2:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The owner should be held responsible for his stupidity.

From: Glenville crews can’t reach dog stuck on icy Mohawk River

Posted on December 24 at 3:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yeah Joe, the Feds are a bunch of rogue scumbags and their prosecutors waste all this taxpayer money on bs just in an attempt to further their own careers. It's disgusting and no one does anything about it. It's been going on for years and you too have sat quiet while it was happening long before you!

From: AG: 'No choice' but to pay Bruno's legal fees

Posted on October 24 at 10:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

She brought in alcohol to a secure jail facility and sues for not being promoted???Sounds like she would make a wonderful Supervisor... WOW! The County should sue for reimbursement of all attorney fees for this baseless lawsuit.

From: Jail guard suing Schenectady County

Posted on October 22 at 8:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Assemblyman Santabarbara, the minute you place your un-dying support (vote) behind Sheldon Silver and vote for him to retain his leadership, it shows what you truly believe in. Your consistant voting record with the liberal NYC democrats, voted for Assembly leadership and to support a man who has covered up abuse perpetrated against several young females that have cost us tax payers nearly a million dollars is disgusting.Your record speaks for itself.

And do you really find it necessary to exploit a local boy's battle with cancer to help you politically? Wow, that's amazingly shallow and pathetic. You're a fine example of why Albany continues to be one of the most corupt Legislature in the country! Vote them all out!

From: Santabarbara slams opponent’s ‘attack’ ads

Posted on September 24 at 9:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Tkaczyk campaigned that she would not have tax payers pay for her political mailings. As soon as she got into office, she started using them at tax payer expense. Not only is she doing it but she is the biggest abuser of the mailing scheme all at tax payer expense. You've got to love a politician who campaigns for one thing and does the direct opposite once they are in office. Lies and more lies.

How can someone run for State Senate and not answer a simple question of whether or not you support a casino within your district? It says a lot about a person when they cannot even state their position. That's Tkaczyk for you.

From: Tkaczyk, Amedore trade barbs at state Senate debate

Posted on July 29 at 9:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The City charges for "fringe" to cover pension costs they have to pay the state retirement system and other benefits. So does that mean the City will have to return all of those funds to the private entities too? And likewise, will the retirement system return all of the funds paid to it by the City? If a police officer is mandated by contract to work one of these "details" then they obviously are working for the City under contract and not for a private entity.

Kathleen Moore never asks the real questions because she is unable to truly grasp the subject matter and makes up her own "facts" along the way. (i.e.- "Only the last three years of income are used to make the final pension calculation.") Seriously, get a clue.

I could list 20 other points to show why the State is wrong about this issue. If it was a "private detail" then why does the City charge the overtime rate plus fringe? They do it because it's not a private detail, it's an assignment hired and paid for under contract. If this is the retirement system's position, please let me know when the retirement system sends a reimbursement check back to the City for these "details" and the City sends a reimbursement check for the "fringe" back to the private entities.

From: Confusion over Schenectady police pensions

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