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Posted on March 26 at 9:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Not sure this minimum wage is the way achieve it, but, if you work 40 hours a week you should be able to earn a livable wage. Perhaps a more modest increase and assistance through the earned income tax credit might have been a better means of getting there.

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Posted on March 26 at 9:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wrong Hamilton, the Chief's brother was the former Schenectady PBA President.

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Posted on March 3 at 9:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Great food and fantastic local success story. Really nice people too.

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Posted on February 26 at 7:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Incredibly reckless and foolish. Cannot believe they didn't have the common sense to walk away from their initial allegations.

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Posted on February 8 at 6:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If you are referring to the recent article about installing cameras - aren't you referring to the Town of Rotterdam?

And, why not do some reporting first, find out about the camera systems rather than guess about all the potential negative ramifications?

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Posted on February 5 at 11:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Any officer who was "forced out" (e.g., fired, resigned) occurred under the old system, by means of an arbitrator.

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Posted on January 29 at 7:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

again, look at the revisions to the NYS Police & Fire Retirement System Tiers 5 & 6.

From: Schenectady police overtime hits $3.4M for 2015

Posted on January 28 at 9:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

wgage01 - I never said the police had a right to an expectation of privacy.

From: Get paranoid about the use of public cameras

Posted on January 28 at 9:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

gplante (and others) - Due to changes in the NYS Law, the ability of police officers to increase their pensions is significantly limited for officers hired after a certain year. I forget which year that kicked in. And, it's a very young department so already affects a number of officers. I think it is capped at 15% of their salary. And, their pensions take a hit when they reach social security eligibility. It's big reduction too.
You should look up the new rules re: NYS Police pensions.

But the real reasons for the majority of the rise in OT costs has already been stated in the article - high call volume, staffing needed for presence on the streets, and not enough officers.

From: Schenectady police overtime hits $3.4M for 2015

Posted on January 24 at 8:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There is no right to an expectation of privacy in what the citizen exposes to public view.

From: Get paranoid about the use of public cameras

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