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Posted on January 24 at 10:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The big box stores on Freemans Bridge Road generate a lot more traffic along that corridor than the casino will. Where was the town when it came to getting some funding from the developers of the properties along Freemans Bridge Road (including drawing Mohawk Honda away from Schenectady) to improve the road to handle the traffic that they created?

From: Editorial: Traffic study yes; casino money, not so much

Posted on January 5 at 3:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Improvements to traffic flow on Brandywine, especially between Brandywine and Eastern, should be looked at. This is already a tough intersection. I'm happy to see new development there but an already tough traffic situation could get worse. I'm very curious to find out just what will go into the site.

From: New Schenectady retail development planned on State Street

Posted on May 7 at 8:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Schenectady students are rarely given the credit they deserve. They responded well and appropriately.

From: Angry driver accused of attacking Schenectady High teenager

Posted on April 16 at 11:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

To "Newsworthy". I'm the writer of the letter. I want to thank you for your kind comments. I do not know the teacher, but something about the way the incident was presented on the Gazette, in the TU and on local TV struck me as not quite right. I don't know what actually took place and what the lesson plan and objectives are. But most teachers that I know are very thoughtful people, and I would be very surprised if this particular teacher was trying to turn her students into Nazis.

From: Unfortunate rush to judgment on writing assignment about Jews

Posted on July 27 at 10:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Angelo: Of course it's appropriate to do background checks on all prospective tenants. In fact, I would question any landlord that does not. But if, say, you only do background checks on minority applicants, or if you do not rent to minority applicants, then it is discrimination and is illegal. I'm not saying that is what is happening in this case. But you do not have the legal right to rent to whom you chose if it is based on race, and you do not have a right to turn someone away in a store, restaurant, hotel, etc. due to race.

From: Renters say racial bias suit is ‘bogus’

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