Comments by cfield
Posted on December 4 at 9:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Jim Hamilton and the leaders of Rotterdam, what a joke! Hamilton is the chief of the towns secret police! He should be run out in a rail with the other corrupt cops, Jasenski, Calder, and Buffardi!
Posted on December 3 at 8:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)
All though not clear of the facts. Why would the taxpayers of Charlton and not the architectual firm of Vosburgh be liable. Town of Charlton clearly must pursue damages from Vosburgh!!
Posted on December 2 at 10:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Ya can't cover 12 players with only 11 on your team! They won because they had an ineligible receiver on the field! Keep your heads high, you lost because you didn't cheat!
Posted on December 1 at 1:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
We have enjoyed Civitello's pastries for decades. We've traveled the world, and yet to have found anything that compare to these marvelous cookies and pastries!!!!
Posted on November 28 at 12:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The trouble with The Daily Gazette Editorials -
For a good example of what’s wrong with this article, compare the actual language of the PERB decision (http://www.perb.ny.gov/pdf/ia2013-14/IA2...) to the slanted view of what is written here.
Example - Half Truths:
Editor: "The arbitrators are required to look at compensation patterns among “comparable” jurisdictions. One would think that would mean similar-sized municipalities with similar crime numbers, etc. But in most cases, they simply look at what other police and firefighters in the area get (so one lucrative contract leads to another). That’s what they did with Scotia, comparing its cops to those in the city of Schenectady and others in Schenectady County.
PERB: (paraphrased) Glenville is a direct comparison and although Niskayuna and Rotterdam are not directly comparble, they should be given limited weight due to crime statistics per officer. City of Schenectady absolutely not a comparable. The village of Hudson Falls shares common characteristics with the village of Scotia and should be given some consideration as a comparable.
The ability to pay is also outlined in the award and is based on economist review of the town's finances. Feel free read the PERB decision yourself and realize that these articles tell a slanted view of the truth.
I'm not here to argue about the award given the the PBA in the arbitration, just to point out that the Gazette is unable or unwilling to report the news in an accurate and objective manner, even when the award in which they reference is readily available online for fact checking.
Posted on November 27 at 6:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)
wrong, wrong, wrong. if you own a building you MUST pay taxes, everyone else has to. for the city to pay for the demo of the old dss building is crazy. is galesi going to pay back the money after they are paid for the building or start collecting rent ??? very bad decision making on the city's part. make the owners pay for their own buildings. can i stop paying my taxes with no repercusions?? doubt it. galesi should be paying taxes on a building they own and bringing it up to code ON THEIR OWN, just like city residents have to. different rules for different people is why poeple leave this city instead of moving into it.
Posted on November 25 at 5:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What a wonderful thing for the young ladies to do for our community. Keep up the great work ladies and thank you to your volunteers that helped.
Posted on November 23 at 11:22 a.m.
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Posted on November 20 at 6:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Mohawk has already broken their agreement. They only have one ambulance stationed in the town at any given time, not the two suggested by the town board. Why does the board need to disp MAS for a " seamless transition" according to Buffardi? Sounds like they already know who's gonna win the contract! It would seem more seem less with REMS Ssince the town has been dispatching them for 77 years vs. having to call MAS to disp a crew every time there is a call. Hummmmm seems like there's a rat somewhere!
Posted on November 16 at 10:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Go worrie abut Scotia! D.H.