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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 :)
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: http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2013/no... 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: http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2013/no...
-- Bethany Bump
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.
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).
Posted on November 16 at 1:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There are no full-time town supervisors in Schenectady County.
Posted on November 15 at 9:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
mdraves1: Where have you found that $83,000 is "well above" the salaries of comparable full-time supervisors?
The town of Glenville has a population of 29,480. Here is data on nearby towns that employ full-time supervisors with populations closest in size to that of Glenville:
Supervisor: John Clarkson
Full-time pay in 2012: $101,890
Supervisor: Kenneth D. Runion
Full-time pay in 2013: $104,487
Town: Clifton Park
Supervisor: Phil Barrett
Full-time pay in 2013: $90,000
Posted on November 6 at 6:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The PM email edition is automated, curating the last 20 or so articles that have been posted to www.dailygazette.com.
Posted on October 12 at 10:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What the heck does liberalism have to do with this? Yup, all liberals are for kids fighting with each other, disrespecting teachers, and ignoring police requests. Just ludicrous. The problem is there is no supervision or discipline going on at home, and thus, the kids feel they can do what they want with no repercussions. Getting thrown out of school? Not sure whether that will actually be a punishment, or a reward for these kids? It doesn't sound like learning is their top priority. Kudos to the police for coming in and keeping the peace. Sounds like we have a "Lean on Me'' moment and need a Morgan Freeman-type (Joe Clark) to come in, kick a$$ and turn things around.
Posted on October 10 at 3:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Next year, try lawn clippings to keep weeds at bay...they take care of interlopers and add nitrates to your soil. And if you or a neighbor leaves them on the street for pickup, it'll save you a lawn bag too.
From: Last of the Summer Red
Posted on July 23 at 11:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)
As the reporter who covered this event, I can confidently say that the 100 head count applied to participants, not journalists. There were, however, a dozen or so journalists there.