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Posted on September 17 at 2 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ok cop hater. Maybe they just didn't have enough evidence YET or not at all to make an arrest. As a parent, I am glad to know this information. Why would you sympathize with the guy? Maybe you have been in a similar situation? Thanks Rotterdam PD for finding the person and keeping my kids safe. And no, I am not a Rotterdam cop, nor am I related to one....

From: Rotterdam police investigate man allegedly asking teens if they want candy

Posted on July 30 at 9:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The lobsters are still alive and should be released. Instead, they are being donated to the regional food bank. That makes no sense at all. I guess the regulations aren't that important after all....

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Posted on July 19 at 9:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Well even it the words were similar, maybe this time around they are sincere..

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Posted on July 18 at 7:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ok, how about a description of the perpetrator so if my mother goes there she can keep an eye out and not let it happen to her. Was the guy White, Asian, Hispanic, ETC, or are you afraid you might offend someone? Ridiculous!

From: Woman attacked, car stolen at Colonie Center

Posted on May 24 at 8:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Are you one of the officers that was there? If not, maybe you shouldn't critique....

From: Man pepper sprayed in Schenectady court

Posted on April 19 at 7:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Has he toured Pearl Harbor? The museum and memorial there are pretty touching as well. The difference is, Pearl Harbor was unprovoked. The loss of life in Hiroshima was much more numerous but who picked the fight? Ask anyone who lost a loved one in Pearl Harbor if their loss is any less than those of Hiroshima.

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Posted on March 30 at 9:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Nice job Gazette. I hope you get sued for giving this guy's home address. It's on you if there is any retalliation....

From: Customer fights off armed robber at Schenectady gas station

Posted on March 26 at 11:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I figured this guy was a loser. Hope he rots in jail!

From: Adam Rupeka charged with sex abuse in Troy

Posted on February 26 at 9:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Not a hate crime? Three black females on one white?- “I especially want to point out that what happened on the bus was not a ‘hate crime,’ ” “ said UPD Chief J. Frank Wiley in a press release. “We spent a great deal of time carefully reviewing the audio recordings to determine whether any racial slurs were used. The only person we heard uttering racial epithets was one of the defendants." It states right there that one of the defendants uttered a racial epithet. Unbelievable!

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Posted on January 16 at 4:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

SCHENECTADY — Shortly after it became clear his bookkeeper had been stealing from him and his business, John D. Marcella recalled confronting the woman.

He’d treated her like family, the owner of John D. Marcella & Son Appliances recalled telling Carrie LaFond. Why did she do it, he essentially asked.

Her answer, he told a Schenectady County Court Wednesday, was simply that she couldn’t stop.

“The hardships that followed” the thefts “were unbelievable,” Marcella told Judge Polly

(Wife of Paul LaFond)

Carrie LaFond, 41, was sentenced Wednesday to 21⁄2 to 71⁄2 years in prison after admitting in November to embezzling $466,000 from the company over three years.

The thefts hurt the company’s reputation and its bottom line. The financial problems caused by the thefts were also a major factor in the layoffs of three people and put the company as a whole in danger, Marcella said.

LaFond, who appeared in court with her attorney, James Knox, showed little emotion as Marcella spoke.

From: LaFond named Schenectady's commisssioner of general services

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