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Posted on June 25 at 4:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Discrimination pure and simple. As for the noise issue what about all those little cars with the "fat pipe" exhaust that makes them sound like chain saws on steroids or those cars with stereos turned up so loud that trunks or doors buzz and the windows in my house rattle. Equal enforcement for all stop singling out riders.

I also find it interesting that one "biker" fled, two "riders" were arrested on outstanding warrants and 89 tickets were issued to "motorcyclists". you can be damn sure that the guy who did 132 wasn't riding a touring bike.

For all those unnumbered riders who were inconvenienced because the state police have nothing better to do that harass riders, I am truly sorry.

Michael Kuban
President, District III of the American Motorcyclist Association

From: State Police issue 89 tickets to motorcyclists in area over 5 hours

Posted on June 25 at 3:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The only time I go downtown now is to drive to work and I won't take Erie Blvd EVER. Erie blvd is a mess and I don't care if the signs says businesses are open why should I destroy my car trying to get to a business that doesn't meet my needs. Everything I need I can get in my neighborhood of upper Union street. And there aren't any parking meters.

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Posted on June 13 at 12:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If Galesi wants to develop the property fine but it should be on their dime not Schenectady's taxpayers. I suppose they will want or get a tax incentive too. Mayor McCarthy needs to put the taxpayers first and not some out of town developer.

When a developer or business wants to do something in the city the first thing the Mayor or Metroplex does is throw money and tax incentives at them. When an individual wants to purchase a city owned home to live in and acks for a break on taxes to make repairs and renovations more affordable the common council tells them it is illegal to do so.... WTF why pay $88K for a house that needs work when you will be paying taxes on $147K assessment. Wonder how long it is going to take the new golf pro to grieve his taxes.

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Posted on May 5 at 7:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why no tickets???? THe driver of the automobile crossed the center line and caused the accident... Seems to me that there should be a ticket issued for that and vehicular manslaughter and making that poor boy an orphan....

I want to know when the police are going to do the right thing and charge this schmuck.

From: Corinth man dies, boy injured in car-motorcycle accident in Galway

Posted on April 18 at 8:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey ajdjr73 get a life the world does not revolve around you. Last time I checked it revolved around me and you don't even enter the equation.

From: Elderly driver ticketed in Niskayuna pedestrian death

Posted on March 31 at 12:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Really..... Out of all the things you could have done you chose to chastise someone you don't even know. Come on do you really think that your speech about "wisdom" is warranted? I'm sure Mrs. Rubonis feels absolutely horrible about what happened. And why address her so casually while being so formal with Mr. Amell? I assume from your vast knowledge of others people's driving skills that you have a perfect driving record and have never made a mistake.

I hope you remember your words and take them to heart the next time you do something stupid behind the wheel of a car. I hope that you never have to explain to someone why something you didn't mean to do affected them so profoundly.

From: Man killed by car in front of Niskayuna church

Posted on March 8 at 5:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Stating income without expenses is sloppy journalism. So what the new golf pro is going to make less. He's a city employee and gets employee benefits. Wish my healthcare was as good as the city's.

From: Golf pro at Schenectady Muny to see pay cut

Posted on March 7 at 3:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

No mention of how former subscribers will get a refund.

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Posted on November 8 at 11:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I've lost a few friends to drunk drivers over the last 30 years... Because of this I believe that there should be no way for someone convicted of drunk driving to get their license back... Driving is a priviledge those who can't live by the rules shouldn't be allowed to drive... Hell Canada won't even let someone who had a DWI 30 years ago into the country. Good for them they have the right idea. Maybe if people started to lose things that were important to them they would stop doing stupid stuff.

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Posted on August 24 at 12:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If he has insurance there is probably a exclusion clause for pit bulls. This is why the shelters and rescue operations always list them as pit bull crosses (mutts). They can't prove they are pure bread pit bulls but then again they can't prove they are not. I don't have a problem with any particular breed of dog, it's the owners lack of knowledge or outright stupidity in handling them that creates dogs that attack. I've had dobermans for 20 years and not one of my dogs has ever bitten me or anyone else. I also paid extra to have my dogs covered for liability on my insurance.

How many times have you seen people play with their dogs by putting their hand in the dogs mouth and roughhousing with them??? Guess what? If the dog thinks it's ok to play with a hand in their mouth then they think it's ok to do when their PO'd.

The owner said "somebody" let the dogs out of the yard which is a total copout line of BS the owner is responsible for his dogs at all times not just when they are in his fenced yard.
Too bad for the dogs. They will undoubtably be put down as a result of this attack.

I can tell you one thing, if these were my dogs and they had done this I would demand that they be put down after the quarantine period. Too much liability. If they do it once they will do it again.

Besides that if there is insurance covering these dogs then the insurance policy has a "One Bite Clause" that states if the dogs bite and the owner does not put them down then the owner is responsible for all future acts by the dogs not the insurance company.

There is no way the landlord can or should be held responsible for this. He has no control over the tenant or the dogs. Renting to someone with a dog isn't a crime and shouldn't be treated like one.

From: Schenectady woman severely injured in attack by pit bulls

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