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Posted on February 22 at 11:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Biannual means twice a year and is a synonym for semiannual. You're thinking of biweekly versus semiweekly.

From: A tweak for Schenectady Restaurant Week

Posted on February 6 at 2:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

FWIW: The critics of Bisco seem about equal to the number of people harmed by the festival. In other words, a visible minority. Bisco's warts are the same that just about any concert of its size has, only they're warts people see for three consecutive days; four if you include the early entrance to the campgrounds. There's also no denying the financial impact it brings to the region. That's likely what Saugerties saw when they approved MCP's application in a period of about a month.

From: Host ‘pretty sure’ Camp Bisco won't return to Mariaville

Posted on January 23 at 5:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Reporting that overtime has reduced is a negative? -- Kathleen Moore

From: Fire chief, cops top list of highest Schenectady salaries

Posted on January 23 at 1:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

summer: they are going door-to-door, as in knocking on every door. They're not forcing people to let them inside. They're looking for signs of a dog, listening for barking, etc. Then they will check the address against the list of addresses with licensed dogs, and if the address isn't on the list, they will tell an animal control officer to stop by. --Kathleen Moore

From: Dog attack led to Schenectady crackdown

Posted on January 14 at 11:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Does it make sense to run government like a business? The short answer is no. Bear in mind, first, that “efficiency” in the private sector means profit. Hence, to ask that the government be run like a business is tantamount to asking that the government turn a profit. The problem in a nutshell, is that not everything that is profitable is of social value and not everything of social value is profitable.

To reiterate, the key issue is this: not everything that is profitable is of social value and not everything of social value is profitable. The proper role of government is the latter. Those arguing for a business model for government must necessarily be ready to shut down all government functions that do not earn a profit, regardless of their contribution to our well being. And, if the public sector is being run properly, that should mean every single one. If it’s profitable, they shouldn’t have been doing it in the first place.

From: Businessman Fischer emerges as Tonko foe

Posted on December 18 at 3:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

People have the option to purchase adult dental care too -- whether they want to pay for it is another question. --Kathleen Moore

From: Many working people in Schenectady lack health insurance

Posted on December 5 at 9:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

mlamendola: The Gazette also spoke with Koetzle's employer last month to confirm his employment status and when he took a leave... in case, as a former skeptical journo, that was your next question :)

--Bethany Bump

From: Action delayed on Glenville job change

Posted on December 5 at 9:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

mlamendola: The Gazette actually reported on Koetzle's leave from his private-sector job in its original Nov. 14 article on the supervisor proposal. Here is the link: and here is the section that mentions the leave: "If the board approves the promotion, Koetzle would step down from his job at Baker Public Relations in Albany, where he works as a public relations executive. He took a leave from that post in early October to focus on his re-election campaign, he said, with the intention of returning once the election was over. But on Nov. 6, MacFarland announced his intention to retire."

551: I believe you're confusing Monday's community forum on the topic with Wednesday's public hearing on the topic. The public notice that this article references is the official notice that went out about Wednesday's public hearing, which is required by law before a town board votes to adopt a local law. The Monday forum was held as a Q&A with residents. Again, these distinctions were all previously covered by the Gazette:

-- Bethany Bump

From: Action delayed on Glenville job change

Posted on November 29 at 11:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What a sad commentary on our society. I love the one quote, "We already had Thanksgiving cleaned up. It’s like it never happened.” Yup, like it never happened, and soon, if this trend keeps up, it won't.

You can't take one day, just one day, to be with your family and fore go the craziness that goes with this day? Do you think the people who are working would rather be spending Thanksgiving with their families, instead of having to cut their holiday short, leave their family and spend it inside a store making minimum wage?

Moreover, shame on the businesses who couldn't wait until Friday to open.

From: Shoppers trade holiday dinner time for bargains

Posted on November 16 at 2:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Excuse me, there is actually one full-time supervisor in Schenectady County. Joe Landry, of Niskayuna (population: 21,781) earns a full-time salary between $50,000 and $60,000 (I'm having trouble finding the latest figure).

From: Koetzle may get full-time position as Glenville supervisor

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