Comments by mezz3131
Posted on December 29 at 10:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
"We're not interested in hurting anyone".....except society. It took me 4 years to finish high school. Others get a GED (good enough diploma) in a matter of months if you finally decide to do some work. And then,.....they get to compete for the same jobs, very many with preference. Now, the state wants to make it easier? Why don't all kids drop out, party their butts off, do drugs, get pregnant or just get lazy, then when they feel like it, get their GED? Granted there are exigent circumstances where there is no choice but to drop out and this comment is not aimed at those instances. Maybe if we make it more rewarding to finish school, kids will take it more seriously.
Posted on November 23 at 10:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Some of Balltown Rd. is actually IN the City of Schenectady......RE: "frightening military riot gear".....grow up and get with reality!
Posted on November 13 at 10:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The Gazette lies all the time. It's very well known. They are allowed to write whatever they want. It's called freedom of the press. If they don't know or like the facts of a story, they fill in the blanks. All of a sudden, a lie is no big deal? Geez
Posted on November 5 at 6:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I don't understand the logic, the fear of drug testing will stop the accidents. They already have random drug testing and if you cause over $5000 in damage in an accident they have to submit to chemical testing. Let's do the math every city police car is used 24/7 365, so the chances of being involved in an accident is up. So let's punish the employee that has to drive a city vehicle to protect us and we should also ask out of all those accidents was the other person at fault.
I wish our elected official had some common sense
Posted on November 5 at 7:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I am beginning to believe that Bennett is the only logical thinking person in city hall during council meetings. Its like they just woke up and said "I want to be a council person. Yes. Thats a good idea". Maybe taxpayers should encourage people who know public adminitration to run for city government. Not business or community or sports leaders, but people who know the challenges of public employee unions, public budgeting, public spending, forming coalitions, etc. Our council tends to spend too much time on nonsense- nonsense that experienced people know better. Think outside your box but do your homework. People actually bevieve these ideas you speak of publically then begin to expect them and get mad when they do not magically appear.
Posted on October 26 at 9:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Denise Brucker- see ya. You are a lame duck and have been a part of the city's financial mess too long. You are not good at being a leader or a member of the council and only vote for personal reasons, as evidenced by your call, again, to cut an assistant chief. This is a personal agenda of yours. If you are serious about cutting money, suggest cutting a fire dept assistant chief. They have more bosses than the police. But you won't do that because your father was a fireman. You are a disgrace to public officials and should just resign rather than stir the pot. Vince Riggi and Marion Porterfield are the only council members who have stepped foot inside the police department over the last year. You work for a college Denise Brucker. You don't know a thing about running a police department so do everyone a favor and let Commisioner Bennett and Chief Kilcullen make these calls. Enjoy Niskayuna.
Posted on October 12 at 8:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Get the DA's office and the judges to witness what is going on. The police can make arrests all day long but it only makes matters worse if the DA and judges refuse to prosecute and punish. Whoever is involved in this garbage, white, black, brown or yellow should be treated like the animals they are. Forget respect because they don't deserve it. My tax dollars are being wasted on this scum? As for BIRMY.....don't look to place blame anywhere but where it belongs. These aren't innocent children. They are more dangerous than a lot of the adults and should be treated as such. The parents should be locked up like animals if they are within 500 feet of the school. If they don't like it, home school their kids.....ha ha imagine that.....
Posted on September 6 at 9:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)
BROBERTS1, you are wrong.....City officers DO NOT dislike the Sheriff's Dept....
Posted on September 3 at 7:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Someone should suggest to Barbara Blanchard and her husband that if they need extra cash to apply for a Food Benefit Card and then illegally exchange the food benefits for cash. Kathleen Moore is OK with that. (Clearly the Gazette editor is too).
Posted on September 2 at 10:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)
A Major Fact: Crime is down? Walk down Becker St., Emmett St., Chrysler Ave and Crane St. area, etc. etc. etc. at night with a couple bucks in your pocket. Or better yet, let your kid ride his/her bike down one of those streets. I don't think so! Truth is, statistics can be deceiving just like politics and newspaper reports.