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Posted on May 3 at 10:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Absolutely correct! Would the State's proposed repaving comply with the recently enacted Complete Streets law?

From: Editorial: Make room for bikes on Western Gateway Bridge

Posted on May 2 at 8:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Schenectady needs more direct democracy. People should be able to provide checks on government officials, for example, a Recall Elections.

In many places in America, and around the world, if enough signatures are gathered, citizens can hold a new election for officials whose terms have not expired.

see wiki for a general overview:

From: UPDATED: McCarthy not surprised Schenectady finished 2011 with $5M deficit

Posted on May 2 at 2:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What is the solution JD?

From: Teen pregnancies on rise in Schenectady

Posted on April 27 at 10:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Only when it benefits developers does the machine take action.

From: Schenectady mayor wants RPI to move nuclear reactor from Alco site

Posted on April 25 at 3:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

the refundable tax credits that are being used were not authorized last year, they have existed for decades. i recall the previous owners of alco being less than organized and divided over the future of the site.

From: Editorial: Plans for eyesore Alco looking pretty good

Posted on April 25 at 10:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

There is no evidence that indicates that development on 40+ acres of downtown riverfront land, which was given away for a song, would not have been developed without tens of millions in refundable tax credits to Galesi; whose relationship with local officials is too cozy.

From: Editorial: Plans for eyesore Alco looking pretty good

Posted on April 22 at 9:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

its it really necessary to lynch a dead man? why don't you investigate some of the wonderful things he accomplished with his life.

From: Schenectady man found in Mohawk River had incidents with law

Posted on April 18 at 11:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The Earth's population was only 3.7 billion in 1970, now it is 7 billion, and consumption of natural resources has been increasing at an increasing rate. The human built world is growing rapidly at the expense of the natural world. Global warming is only one symptom of a troubled planet.

From: Is the Earth in better shape now than on April 22, 1970, the date of the first Earth Day celebration?

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