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Posted on September 19 at 11:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

maybe its not just the recipients of benefits that need to change their attitudes to resolve some issues.

From: Schenectady program feeding more families

Posted on September 19 at 11:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes Chuck I know exactly what sterotype means and would expect nothing less from you. perhaps you just are not aware of what really goes on in your community. As a landlord, a business owner and a resident for many years I got first hand knowledge. Live in other places, I am sure you can make it, and see how other communites have found better more productive ways to solve problems. They also respect others views and opinions. Schenectady has a serious problem and its not getting better in case you haven't noticed, so I would think a different approach might be in order. Learn from other situations.

From: Schenectady program feeding more families

Posted on September 18 at 2:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is horrible I am sorry but this is not showing compassion ! Its called enabling!! These families already have plenty of assistance and obviously refuse to learn or to use the sources correctly. For years the new ways have not worked at all, how about going back to some of the old ways - orphanages create jobs, create boundaries, a structure and if the parents aren't on board- homes for them too. No food stamps or housing allowances go to anyone but the homes. Just an idea.
BUT this is not helping what it is - not taking responsiblity for the problem that exists and enabling it. Look at what other states and communites do that have less of a problem and see how they got there. There are better ways .

From: Schenectady program feeding more families

Posted on September 9 at 2:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sorry but I don't think ticketing the home owners or business owners will help. They are the ones severely overtaxed. How about the tenents ? how about the kids getting tickets for the pants below their hips even? Some counties in Florida is now ticketing people with pants 3 inches below the waist. If one or two start to take pride in themselves or their home maybe just maybe it will catch on. Police drive by many incidents that could create honest revenue. And I have watched it - the day the Union College won the hockey game- they drove right by many students with open containers going to Center St. Then there was a riot. There are numerous situations just like this that go on everyday.

From: Schenectady considers quality-of-life crackdown

Posted on September 3 at 12:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

How about the no taxes for the properties you destroy with no drainage system, for an example,. Because now its costing the taxpayer more then owed in taxes, legal issues and a vacate building.

From: Schenectady officials eye break on back taxes

Posted on August 24 at 8:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Taxpayers will lose its a ten year plan ! However, the numerous complaints and very poor food , service as well what a disappointment !! For anyone who has had Mexican food in the south or even Mexico its rating is very poor and over priced! The decor sorry does not fix Schenectady and other places were not allowed in the past such colors!! There are better ways the decor could have more complementing to the area.

From: Mexican Radio’s cuisine doesn’t quite live up to decor

Posted on August 18 at 12:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There are by far more important issues to focus on!! Stop picking at things that aren't illegal! How about focusing on the things the city has broken like lack of drainage systems and trying to finding buyers to buy what they broke.

From: Schenectady man likes to fix cars at home, but neighbors are complaining

Posted on August 14 at 9:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

As much as no one wants to hear this - there is a high tax revenue from tobacco sales and until we replace that revenue, something other than the taxpayer, we should be careful. People still have the right to travel and purchase.

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Posted on August 12 at 2:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Foreclosed and the power is on ?! Property could be sold but yet could be ultimately demolished? Really who are you trying to kid. This is the same person that signed a certticate of occupancy for a property with no drainage and created horrific damages to the property next door. Somehow the power and gas didn't get shut off, take responsibilty here and make changes before further damages and costs to the taxpayer, or worse yet someone get hurt.

From: Schenectady owned house that exploded

Posted on August 6 at 9:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The only way taxes should be going in that city are down!! It's disgraceful!

From: Schenectady fire chief caught in council crossfire

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