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Posted on July 18 at 9:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What will the Rents be? and what is the target tenent?

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Posted on July 10 at 10:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes I would - its called respect for individuals beliefs ! And seriously if this was such an issue leave her speech with one exception HIGHER POWER INSTEAD OF GOD! It may require compromising

From: Editorial: School was right to edit grad speech

Posted on July 10 at 10:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a great idea, however there is a small liablity issue. Sand on pavement or any flooring has a tendacy to become very slippery. Please be careful. I am sure the cost of the sand couldn't have been used for a more benefical project.
Its really too bad the only businesses that really get encorporated are the ones on State St. Other local businesses are really left out of the festivities.

From: Life’s a beach at Schenectady's annual SummerNight

Posted on July 9 at 11:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree with these prior comments and I am sorry but I feel Ms. Izzo is being overly criticized. Perhaps churches should not be on a public road, and thats just as ridiculous as Amsterdam School District demanding her changes. I do believe the school district should be concentrating on more important issues and they are plenty of those to be addressed.

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Posted on July 8 at 2:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Amsterdam School District is in my opinion very wrong. This district did not make a mistake choosing this young lady as salutatorian. However, she does seem to have a lot to teach several people one thing being, picking at incidentials.

From: Amsterdam High graduate still upset about censored speech

Posted on July 6 at 9:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The first one to be held accountable should be the city. They seem to allow work /construction to be done without following their own codes. When that happens to damage someones property then its then its prosecute the victim. If plans are not constructed to code and its allowed - I think that is on the code enforcement. They should too be held accountable.

From: Editorial: First honey, then vinegar for violators

Posted on July 5 at 9:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Taxes throughout this country are excessive and especially in New York state. No way should any taxes be going up. Finding and cutting wastes should be the goal, it was never meant for the government to provide jobs, so lets bring back the small businesses cut some government fat there to start. Families have budgets and every time taxes go up as families we have to make cuts adjustments to our budgets. So officials do the same!!!

From: Editorial: Better roads, bridges for a dollar a week

Posted on July 2 at 8:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hate to say this but the most of the code enforcement personnel like Mr.Schilling is far from friendly but very rude. When I brought the water issues to the cities attention they laughed " yeah she's got water" and Mr Schilling at one point told me its my fault that they had a me put in a retaining wall in the basement, since I brougth it to their attention". Wasn't I suppose to and upon review of the plans next door why wasn't there a drainage system installed as required by code ??? Ummm maybe revamping the city internal works should be a start!

From: Schenectady tries a gentler approach to addressing code violations

Posted on July 1 at 4:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Most people can't afford to keep up their house they spend all their money paying taxes to many places in NY. The elderly are taken of advantage of and the others are unemployed or on welfare. The city brought in too much welfare and now its a problem that is growing

From: Schenectady tries a gentler approach to addressing code violations

Posted on June 28 at 10:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

That was horribly disrespectful of the students and it should not be applauded or excused. There are consequences or should be to correct inappropriate behavior. Part of the problem in our society is lack of consequences and this is a perfect example. They are young adults and if such disrespect would have been given to them or classmates speeches - what would have been their behavior?

From: Schenectady High Class of 2014 packs them in

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