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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.

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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!!!

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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

Posted on June 27 at 11:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you !

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Posted on June 26 at 2:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Was there a few weeks ago and I won't go back. Absolutely nothing impressive regarding the food, and the walk up to roof top had an unpleasant odor - the whole way !

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Posted on June 25 at 3:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Been there several times and its never a disappointment!! great food and service!

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Posted on June 22 at 9:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a very sad situation, obviously the system in place isn't working. Perhaps taking back the direction not only of the schools but the community is to be considered. How about a form of orphanage where the children have structure, meals, and a place to learn life skills and study habits. The parents similar situation and if they don't want to comply ok , but no welfare will be available either. These homes perhaps create jobs and possibly cost less then the welfare system to tax payers. Even if it was just a start to correct the system in place.
The current system appears to be only getting things worse. Just an idea.

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Posted on June 15 at 8:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey Gil! "that's nonsense" well how does the Union Inn get flooded then every time it rains??!! Maybe the lack of drainage system for the construction next door?! You are doing so much research here and for so many other projects why aren't you and others in the city stepping up for the Union Inn issue? I certainly reached out to you ! Because you know why! and maybe that property has an agenda to someone??!!

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