The Locally Owned Voice of the Capital Region

Comments by dod

Previous | Page 2 of 3 | Next

Posted on March 26 at 9:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Actually clerk jobs are hard to find within Schenectady County considering the nepotism slant that factors into almost every hiring that takes place. Civil Service is such a weakly veiled agency of supposed fair hiring practices, still the general public has no idea they do not stand a chance of being hired from a list for an "open" position for which they took a test for. However, every county employee knows they play hand in hand with the dirty political department heads' agendas and seniority or rank on a list means nothing.

Coercion of this sort is nothing new, it's rampant in many departments. The Democrats are quick to try to cover up for these indiscretions, lest their stellar repuations become tarnished. It is not uncommon for a small promotion or pay raise to be denied as retribution for rebuking unwanted advances. It's not the first time a case like this has come to light, and I can't imagine it will be the last. The ones from Rotterdam seem to be the worst.

From: Former Rotterdam DPW official sued

Posted on December 12 at 7:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Really? Why is the gazette reporting on the sentencing of a common criminal and trying to turn him into some type of twisted story book character? REPORT THE NEWS WITHOUT YOUR LIBERAL TALL TALES.
Stop trying to romanticize Schenectady's crime!

From: Prison awaits young Schenectady father

Posted on October 30 at 10:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The roundabouts at Fuller and Washington are just newly opening. In fact, they are not even complete. It takes about a month for folks to get used to them and, once they do, most find them superior.

As to fender benders, here's a question for wmarinic: If your son or daughter was T-boned at a new signalized intersection that could have been a roundabout, how would you feel? A fender bender is minor property damage. A T-bone is bodily injury or death (oh, in addition to MUCH great property damage). Kudos to manjoe - he's right on the money.

Kudos as well to the Gazette for not only giving this issue clarity and focus, but for having the guts to reassess its position noted in 2007. There aren't too many institutions these days that will admit they were wrong, but I resepect the Gazette for being 'real'.

One final comment - the roundabouts under discussion in Malta are only one-lane. The others in Malta, and at Fuller/Washington, are two lane roundabout. The one-laners are super simple to navigate.

From: Roundabouts safer for traffic than red lights

Posted on October 2 at 3:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It includes the County of Schenectady, not the School District

From: Second round of land banks announced by governor

Posted on October 2 at 8 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Right on, Mezz. The welfare benefit package is huge in Schenectady and the oversight on the fraud is practically non-existent. It's so easy to get on welfare here, I was thinking about going to apply myself. What the heck? It's technically my money they are giving away anyway. And if they give money to people with active warrants, there's no way I'm going to be denied. I'll just go in there with an entitled attitude like the rest of the dregs.

From: Schenectady County’s proposed budget includes tax hike of 7.49%

Posted on September 30 at 5:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It was a great show, will put effort, putting city owned properties back on tax roll is a task, thanks to sponsors and those who participated and attended.
"investment in Schenectady brings prosperity "

From: Schenectady to show off houses today

Posted on August 10 at 5:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I need to get in shape. I will never get in the shape these athletes are but I need to exercise to lose weight and get in better shape!

From: Have you been inspired by the Olympics to exercise more?

Posted on July 28 at 8:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And there are many more cases like this...with little to no investigative work being done, due to the liberal constraints placed upon the Department of Social Services by the Commissioner, Dennis J. Packard. There are people applying for and receiving benefits with active arrest warrants! My tax dollars should be paying for police officers to come and arrest these people, when instead they are used to aid lazy, fat, self-entitled scum to sit at home while I rush to work...I want my money back!

From: Schenectady woman charged with $290K welfare fraud

Posted on January 23 at 12:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@WordWiz78: (Spelling Bee) Ms. Diamond has raised a logical question, so why she should be shame of that. It is Gazette who should post the effective and motivating column.

From: Letters to the Editor for Jan. 18

Posted on January 13 at 10:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Congratulations Rojan! I am sure your school and parent are proud of you. Good luck with your upcoming regional spelling bee. Be prepared for it and make our Schenectady School District proud by winning the competition.

Congratulations to Anna and Shatisha as well.

From: King School 5th-grader captures Schenectady spelling bee with 'niche'

Previous | Page 2 of 3 | Next

columnists & blogs

Log into

Forgot Password?