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Posted on May 18 at 12:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Good to hear about local businesses making efforts to help the land and others. Great job Mariaville Mushroom Men!!

From: Mushroom Man growing bigger

Posted on May 4 at 4:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is exactly why I would never get involved with a "deal" like Ambit Energy. As much as I hate my National "Greed" bill, I dont have to worry about paying a middle man. Like many of the telephone companies out there, the utility companies that want to lower your monthly bill are in fact just being a middle man to the bigger company. And then when your contract is up or they change you over to another plan, your bill goes way up. Its like paying two companies at once!
Those small solar companies out there are the other ones to watch. They install a solar system on your house, but you pay them for the electricity, while they get the energy credits. Better to outright buy your own solar system that you are paying for, which in turn pays for itself in the long run, because at the end of the loan you still own the solar system, not the solar company.
I dont know how many times I have had to turn away these energy companies, whether they were Ambit, or a solar company, because I know better than to put someone between me and my money. I hope that these companies dont get too crafty trying to get unsuspecting or ill informed people to buy into their mess.

From: Ambit Energy under investigation for high bills

Posted on November 4 at 1:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Where is the parking for these tenants going to be? Is there going to be a problem with parking for the tenants AND the businesses once this place is built?

From: Office-residential project proposed in Schenectady

Posted on February 15 at 12:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yup, I am off of State Street in the City and have much more than 13.3"! I have 20"! My 30" metal fence has barely 10" showing. The problem I have is the nitwits who snowblow or shovel the snow right back into the street. The City has been doing a great job of clearing the streets, but then these nitwits put the snow back in the road and the plow has already cleared the road. Do these nitwits think the plow is going to come back just for that? No, they dont. One of my pet peeves, the nitwits putting snow back in the roads. Ugh. And dont tell me they dont have a choice either.

From: After snowstorm, Schenectady digs out

Posted on January 17 at 6:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yup, another incident with the suspect from Schenectady. She learned it well from family members who have a long history of shoplifting. I am glad action is being taken, but its unfortunate that children learn what they live in, so no surprise that this happened, it was only a matter of time. Sad that this family didnt do more with themselves or the upbringing of the young ones.

From: Two women accused of shoplifting North Face and Uggs merchandise

Posted on January 17 at 6:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There are alot of companies that do things such as this and they get away with too much. Its unfortunate the amount of time and money spent to keep this quiet is disheartening, especially in an economy where employees are treated like they are a dime a dozen and if they want to keep their job, they have to keep quiet. I work for a non profit and I would LOVE to bring in the NYSDOL on some issues. I am glad for the Stewarts employees who have spoken up for themselves and in turn for the others. I know a Stewarts employee personally and this lawsuit is justified. The accounts of things happening at these stores is no lie.

From: Lawsuit claims Stewart’s underpaid workers

Posted on January 11 at 7:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yup, just another smile to the public, while she does behind the scenes deals. Glad we are not stuck with her anymore, and just like artbarb said, lets see how long she stays there. If you are doing your job right, why do want to keep leaving jobs?

From: Alam to be Albany budget director

Posted on November 17 at 7:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Keep paying National Grid, which I call National Greed! For the sake of moving forward with alternate energy, you are worried about what it will look like!?! Is your national greed bill something you like looking at too?! Come on! I would put one in my back yard, but I cant due to living in the City in close quarters with other houses. If I had 96 acres I am putting "nature" to work to reduce my costs, but more importantly to reduce the nasty fuel fossil emmissions going into the air. STOP thinking about looking at the wind turbine, and start thinking about our future.

From: Catskills neighbors oppose Judd Hirsch’s planned wind turbine

Posted on September 13 at 6:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One of my pet peeves, a BIG one, is the people who walk in the streets with no regard to traffic! They do it all the time, IN the street, not at crosswalks or designated areas, and even then, most people just cross State Street like there was no one on the road except them! It happens alot on the side streets off of State Street too. How many times I have had to fight the urge to get out and yell at these imbiciles! I truly dislike the ignoramuses that think they are putting no one in danger, whether as a pedestrian or a driver, it goes both ways.

From: Police watch driver, pedestrian behavior along Route 5

Posted on April 25 at 5:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So what there was "effort exerted" and you saw it first hand yourself. Where is the results? Do you know that the salary for Affirmative Action is paid with CDBG funds? AND that the City and County should be seeing results, because that is what CDBG funding expects? Otherwise, why does the the funds keep getting paid for no results? Isnt that the same standard the non-profits have to face? Yes! The non-profits in the City of Schenectady that apply for CDBG funds are told the same thing every year, that cuts will take place across the board and to expect less funding, and you need to show results! Why then is Ms. Cajuste still not able to prove her results? Why is she not subject to the same requirements as the other CDBG funded agencies? Why is she not required to show documentation and proof? Well, ya cant show something if its nothing I guess. The CDBG funds used for the salaries of the Affirmative Action could be put to better use for the other community resource non-profit agencies that need it. Otherwise, the Affirmative Action should start showing results to the WHOLE community that its worth having that department even funded! Why not ask the minorities in the community how effective that department is? I hope Marion Porterfield does start asking, and more than just "random" people at that. Okay, so lets applaud Ms. Cajuste for exerting effort, but at a cost of over $50,000 a year?! A lot of qualified people in Schenectady would love to earn that much salary for not doing much but network information at the computer world. How about the salaries of the staff that run those non-profits that serve the community? Ms. Cajuste's salary can cover the cost of at least four non-profit agency staff people. After all, those non-profit community agencies are expected to keep digging deeper into empty pockets! Why doesnt Ms. Cajuste spend a week doing the work of one of those non-profit staff members who have to do more with less? Then lets see how she feels.

From: Schenectady affirmative action failing

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