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Posted on May 2 at 9:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

SAFNY: Yes, this article on line has changed quite a bit since this morning.

From: Man charged with starting deadly Schenectady fire

Posted on May 2 at 9:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

daily, I believe safny is pointing out a discrepancy in information that could have been rectified by careful editing. I appreciate your viewpoint that in light of people dying, this seems trivial. But, getting information correct is important to many readers. Cut SAFNY some slack.

From: Man charged with starting deadly Schenectady fire

Posted on May 2 at 9:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Peter Barber: Thank you for this extraordinary photo of the Schenectady Fire Men. I hope long time Schenectady residents do not take for granted our Fire Department. I have lived in Schenectady only two years and have walked this earth over 60 years and lived in many, many, places. I have NEVER lived anywhere where the FIRE DEPARTMENT is actively fighting fires so regularly as here in Schenectady.

They deserve all the support we can muster. I would also like to say that I have a friend who is a retired fire fighter from Baltimore and I send him all the Gazette photos of Schenectady's Fire Department in action. All I can say is thank you.

From: Man charged with starting deadly Schenectady fire

Posted on April 21 at 3:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Not exactly Scott, close, but no cigar. The internet is available at the library. And in Schenectady and beyond in many many many locales, the LIBRARY is the only place that some people can access the INTERNET for free. (without buying food or high priced coffee) Just like you watch more than one channel on cable TV, people can use more than one form of storage media to review and collect information. Digital information storage and transmission is great, but its not a panacea. I have seen many a business come to their knees when their technology goes down and their employees don't know how to make change for a $10 bill, add a column of 3 numbers representing 3 products a customer wants to purchase, and so on. There is always something to be said for analog processes and low tech.

From: Schenectady Library plans same impact on less money

Posted on April 21 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

many families have had to deal with caring for relatives with Alzheimers disease and other types of dementia. Many thousands do so and have no family or community support whatsoever. By today's standards ,which are notably low, I had one of the best eldercare insurance benefits for the purpose of caring for elderly parents and it didn't help. Since that experience several years ago, insurance coverage, services and benefits have eroded for families dealing with caring for a sick member and this is just another example of a family facing financial ruin because of healthcare. Yet, our Congress tried 35 times so far to repeal Obamacare. They are truly disconnected from reality, more than the patients they harm with their political shenanigans. If you are reading this now, your representatives in Washington D.C. are maneuvering to take healthcare benefits away from you and your family even if you believe, like so many before you, that you are "covered". That's the big joke on us. So many of us believe we are "covered". Only, to find out later, we've been sold a pig in a poke.

From: Owner closes Good Times restaurant

Posted on April 18 at 7:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Maria, please give me a call when you plan to go out and about so I make sure I stay home.

From: Elderly driver ticketed in Niskayuna pedestrian death

Posted on April 13 at 8:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This library system is one of the few library systems I have ever used that does not have a drive up book return. Also, in the Niskayuna branch, the drop boxes are locked during the day forcing one to park and enter the library. This may not be convenient for people with children, pets, etc. It is very inconvenient to say the least. The Whitney Book Store operated by the Friends is a gem, but also very inconvenient to park. Why not work with the city and reserve a couple of spaces for Whitney? Instead, the one parking space that does exist is designated as "handicap". It seems the library is setting up more barriers instead of removing barriers.

I do not understand why the library system cannot integrate with Schenectady County Community College's library. I understand there may be an information technology issue involved, but what about a manual process for cardholders to use the college library or return library books at the college? After all, all the money funding these facilities comes out of the same pocket. Maybe some money can be transferred from the right pocket to the left pocket, it still comes out of the same pair of pants.

From: Schenectady County Public Library seeks ideas for lean budget

Posted on April 3 at 4:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Congratulations CDTA. This is excellent news.

From: 1.5 million rode Schenectady-Albany rapid transit buses in 2012

Posted on March 30 at 10:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Prayers for Mr. Amell as he enters heaven and prayers for 88 year old Maria Rubonis as well. Maria, you killed a man in a crosswalk after you both attended a church service. You are 88 years old. I do not know where Wisdom is in your life right now but I pray that you stop driving. Ironically, Mr. Amell's prayer book landed on your windshield.

All week in Schenectady, people have been driving like maniacs. I have had to avoid all kinds of crazy drivers pulling crazy maneuvers. I don't know if its the Easter holiday, the full moon or a combination thereof. People have to learn to have wisdom. It just doesn't arrive, one has to seek it. Friends call me and tell me that they are running around preparing for the holiday and are already exhausted before the holy day even arrives. This is not wisdom.

From: Man killed by car in front of Niskayuna church

Posted on March 22 at 8:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This corner is looking good. Its really only a few steps away from the Stockade entrance across Erie Boulevard. I'm imagining it will be pleasant sitting out in the patio garden area during warmer weather. The work on this site has been going on for quite some time. Good luck.

From: Pub, beer garden to open at site of former Schenectady brewery

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