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Posted on August 12 at 5:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Man's stupidity surely is a close second.

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Posted on August 1 at 1:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I wonder if or how Schenectady will go back into its records and straiten out the pension thing and claw back the money paid through city residents taxes that could be used for better purposes (or a tax decrease).

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Posted on August 1 at 1:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Bond = tax hike. That is how you pay for bonds. Unless 100% of where the money goes in a bond before it is voted upon, it is merely a sneaky reason spend freely and to raise taxes. Once the bond is gone, you never see your taxes reduced. This is something that should be funded under legislative action and be in the state budget. If it is important enough to do then the state should do it. They collect enough taxes already. Squeeze it in there and get rid of some other waste as in consolidating state authorities and eliminating a set of boards of directors (aka bureaucrats). (Do we need a Thruway authority and Department of Transportation both as an example)! I think not!

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Posted on August 1 at 1:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Hope they come down hard on this guy. This is kind of a white collar crime where no weapons are shown but the destruction of a persons capability to function in this society is wreaked just as bad if not worse than a physical assault. Worse is that it is easy to do again once the criminal is let go from prison. Let's hope it they treat this much like they would treat an armed robbery so to send out a lesson.

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Posted on August 1 at 1:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

When the casino facility gets old and out of favor or when inevitably more casinos will be allowed into the area and this old antique can't generate the funds to stay open, we will have another Alco site to look at for another 40 years perhaps. Better yet, rather than reduce Schenectady's taxes I can see a spending spree and demands for higher wages especially from the police and fire departments, let alone from the rest of the the municipal employees. And when the casino goes bust, up go the taxes again.

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Posted on August 1 at 1:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe Schenectady can take a note from Rotterdam and paint a scarlet letter on the sidewalks/streets of dangerous dog owners. Rotterdam painted a white square (their scarlet letter) in front of houses for people who signed a waver not to have their landscape-lawn debris picked up by town trucks after the supervisor shifted the responsibility to a fee basis to keep under the taxing cap as part of the Cuomo town tax limit program. Fee = tax under a different name. Next it will be for police service.

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Posted on July 30 at 10:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What the market will bare! Any wonder why there are a plethora of art and physical ed teachers but few math and science teachers. It will be that way so long as unions pay ever teacher the same rate regardless of competition in the business world for the math and science professionals.

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Posted on July 30 at 10:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

He'll be delicious!

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Posted on July 1 at 6:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Going after the pocketbook seems to be the only way to get teens to take responsibility for their actions and the parents to supervise their children.

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Posted on June 16 at 3:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

30 days in jail for mischief should send a message and then complete restitution and wage garnishment until restitution is completed.

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