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Posted on February 25 at 3:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Johnstown had a drum and bugle corps in the late 30's and early 40's. The American Legion post (472 as I recall) was our sponsor. Major Dorn was the leader (retired
wwI). We were from the high school(j"town)


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Posted on January 30 at 12:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Obviously the increased number of officers is having an impact in the city. Keep up the good work :)


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Posted on January 21 at 12:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I do not understand your comments Frank Lowe. I have been following this situation for the past two years or more. This entity has been given every opportunity to correct a mistake that they made, by allowing someone to remove the windows and clock knowing they needed permission from the Historic Commission. Anyone that is involved in an Historic District knows there are rules and regulations and comply or go for a waiver. This business did not. Now it is impacting the appearance and therefore the survival of a business district and the growth of Gloversville. I am not a resident of the city, although my family was from there. I agree it is time to go after the church for violation of their agreement, maybe an article in their hometown newspapers, Nashville, Tn I think, will get their attention. Absentee landlords must do their part to keep up their property or we all pay in the long run.


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Posted on January 12 at 12:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is nice to finally read the actual history of Sassafrass Park. I have heard so much about it. Thanks for the story Bob.

Diane Hatzenbuhler


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Posted on November 28 at 11:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Having participated in leafleting at a couple of airports on the east coast, there are permitting requirements in place and usually have to be done a week or more in advance. This is a normal process that people go thru to leaflet or pickit at an airport and with it usually comes restrictions and where, when and how you can do your activity. Obviously these folks were just looking for publicity and trying to embarrass someone. And as a frequent traveler, I am no fan of the TSA either :)


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Posted on October 3 at 12:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The Buddhists are more than welcome. The problem as admitted by Ms Wong to one of the city alderman, she does not understand the NYS building codes and as a result the organization just goes and does what it wants. The electrical at 10 Leonard was done by some kid, not a licensed electrician. The property on Liberty was being worked on extensively and no permits were pulled for any of the work. Commercial property is handled differently than residential property due to the liabilities. They do not bring in professionals to work on the properties, their followers, many of them young women, are in these buildings scraping and cleaning in what in many cases would be lead paint and asbestos. I have been saying for almost three four years now, they need to hire someone who understands both English and the NYS building code who is willing to work with the city codes dept on an honest basis. They go into meetings and say yes, yes, but do not understand and do not follow thru. They even felt it was the city's responsibility to shore up the 10 Leonard St property to help them out. City employees have gone above and beyond to assist this group with countless meetings only having to sing the same song all over again next week or next month.


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Posted on September 13 at 12:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Congrats Audra, what an honor :)


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Posted on August 15 at 1:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The people of the city and county have opposed this project for many years. However, with Congressman Tonko behind it, he is constantly pushing this forward. He does not care what the people want or think, and the mayor is the same way. Tonko campaigned for her and she has been an ardent supporter of this wasteful project. This will not be seen from the the thruway and it will not be a destination as the mayor claims.

We have so many serious issues that need to be dealt with both in the city and state that this is truly a waste of tax dollars. And now, the thruway authority wants to raise its tolls? It is because of non sense projects like this, that this state is so messed up financially. Tonko was one of its spenders before and is right on Obama's coattails now, trying to shove Obamacare down our throats just like he has with this bridge.


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Posted on August 12 at 2:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I commend the city of Schnectady for doing a proper background ck on the contractors. Too many times people buy these homes that have no idea what is wrong, how to properly fix it and bring it up to code. Hopefully with this screening you will be able to weed out those who obviously cannot complete the projects and ultimately the property ends up back on the city rolls in possibly a worse condition. It is a big task, but if handled properly this process could also help the city move forward.


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Posted on August 5 at 8:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thanks Dan for an excellent, well thought out and researched column. Look forward to your comments in the morning on WVTL.


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