Comments by dagiacalone
Posted on June 20 at 8:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The emphasis at the Public Hearing should not be on the details of rates and duration of parking at various locations. That's a distraction. It should be on whether the Council should cede its authority and responsibility for rates to the Mayor or his designee.
The public should know that the Mayor is likely to designate the Chief Engineer to handle rates and that Mr. Wallin has already recommended (in a May 31st memo to the Council) that rates be raised to a dollar an hour citywide.
(By the way, the current Ordinance sets rates at 25¢ per hour everywhere but number of blocks of State St., which are 25¢ for 15 minutes.)
Posted on June 14 at 8:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
As of 8 AM Friday, the Mohawk is going down at Riverside Park's esplanade and the Stockade. It crested at about 223', just below flood level. I've posted 10 photos taken around 6:30 at the Park and nearby at "suns along the Mohawk":
Posted on June 4 at 10:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The TImes Union says this new system will in some cases quadruple the cost per hour to park. All of the 25¢ per hour meters on the affected blocks would go up to $1 an hour (for example, near the City Hall, Post Office, Library), as would the 50¢ per hour meters. And, prices could be raised for special events. Did any of our elected leaders talk about the desirability and effects of such large increases?
By the way, is Wallin really suggesting that people eating (and drinking) at Bombers drive to get to Aperitivo, which is only a few doors away across the street?
Posted on February 7 at 9:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Although the police station is next door, the stabbing victim was treated inside the main branch of the Library, and the Library was cleared of all patrons and closed two hours early because of the activity. Crime tape was stretched to block both entry doors of the Library. I hope the Gazette will find out how the incident unfolded and why the Library became so involved in the incident.
Posted on January 18 at 10:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Thanks for covering this topic. One possible solution to this problem is contained in a bill proposed again this year in the New York Assembly by District 92 Assemblyman, Thomas J. Abinanti. Assembly Bill A02300 would add an Article 3 to the NYS Public Service Code in order to regulate the cutting, topping and removal of trees upon rights of way by providers of electric service, setting up a commission that would make and enforce regulations meant to assure that tree maintenance is done in a manner that has a less destructive impact on our trees and removes no more of a tree than is reasonably necessary.
For more information and links to A02300, and for photos of a recently-over-pruned Stockade tree, see
Posted on November 29 at 2:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
For another annual ritual: The Schenectady Stockade's holiday tree arrived yesterday at Lawrence's Circle (N.Ferry and Front Sts.). Find photos at
The Tree Lighting will be this Sunday, December 2, at 5 PM, followed by a festive gathering at the First Reformed Church Assembly Hall.
Posted on November 12 at 7:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Great Stockade photos, Lauren. For more of the runners passing through the Stockade neighborhood, see
Posted on November 11 at 2:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm looking forward to the full results in tomorrow's paper. Readers can find photos of the runners racing through the Stockade at
Posted on November 11 at 12:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Thanks again, Gazette, for sponsoring this race. Many photos of the runners passing through the Stockade neighborhood can be found here (more added throughout the day):
Posted on September 19 at 3:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Please insert either "higher" or "lower" after the word "percent" in the first clause of the third sentence. If you have the figure for the median price, would you also include that information. Thanks. (You can delete this comment once the edit is made.)