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Posted on January 26 at 12:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I am not a parent, but I can't imagine forgetting that a child is in my car.

From: Baby OK after 8 hours in car

Posted on January 26 at 10:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Gillen said the number of theatergoers downtown for the matinees is worth the potential discouragement of some customers who see the $5 parking sign and don’t drive in to find out they can park for free."

So basically it's ok to sacrifice regular downtown shoppers for people going to Proctors. And most people going to Proctors do not wander into shops. They eat, they see the show, and they leave.

And it's ok apparently to have half-assed confusing parking arrangements. Can downtown do anything right???

From: Downtown Schenectady businesses want clear explanation of free parking

Posted on January 19 at 1:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

are these the same people who stole tree grates in schtdy while working for the Downtown Schtdy Improvement Corp?

From: Police allege duo had stolen manhole covers and sewer grates

Posted on January 18 at 11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

yay!! congrats to Cecilia!

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Posted on January 3 at 2:45 p.m.

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Posted on January 3 at 2:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

looks like he had quite a struggle before being arrested.. wonder what kind of work he does to afford a beemer.

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Posted on November 29 at 12:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

wmarincic i don't think the article reads that way. the good news is they've lost their liquor license. and maybe the police will come more quickly when i call about disturbances there.

From: State shuts down Schenectady bar where stabbings occurred

Posted on November 28 at 12:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The DSIC is responsible for any misinformation. There is not open communication with DSIC members. There used to be a communications committee, but it apparently no longer exists. Petition passers weren't focusing on flowerbaskets, but on the increased fees.

Re. the baskets on Jay St - they have always had them and suddenly this year they did not, which is why the Jay St merchants/property owners inquired after the DSIC budget had been set. The DSIC told the Jay St folks that the arms that hold the flower baskets had gone missing. (Perhaps they were stolen with the tree grates).

The DSIC knows nothing about retail, or how to properly manage a marketing campaign. Unless they're working on their own fundraiser. I'm sure most shop owners ALWAYS have their best merchandise showcased. And how are you supposed to force a coupon on a freeloader? Chase him down as he scurries from your store to hit the next free food station?

The DSIC needs to change or it needs to go away.

From: Members upset with DSIC

Posted on November 27 at 11:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I don't know how this bar was even allowed to open, trouble should have been anticipated considering the owners' previous establishment. This isn't the first time there's been a huge crowd fighting outside Club XI. The bar is filled beyond its legal capacity. Problems here will only get worse. There was a gunshot during the fight but apparently this wasn't reported, and apparently nobody was hit. The city wants more and more bars, but they don't enforce laws that maintain a healthy balance between living and entertainment. Can't wait to see what happens next at Club XI!

From: Two men stabbed in Schenectady bar brawl involving upwards of 100 people

Posted on November 16 at 3:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Leesa Perazzo needs to take off her rose-colored democrat-issue glasses and get a clue. Proctors events do bring business to restaurants but do little for retail, other than limit parking for regular customers. Downtown events would have a better chance at success if the actual businesses planned them. Currently events are planned by the same out of touch people with little or no input from the business community. Many things are shoved down business owners' throats last-minute. Anyone with half a marketing brain should know that marketing must be planned for way in advance of actual events, so they are done right - well-organized and properly promoted.

From: Art Night no longer a big draw to downtown Schenectady

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