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Posted on May 7 at 2:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gee --- if you don't want the supervisor YOU hired to do the job YOU hired him/her to do -- at least get the (overpaid) services of him/her as a custodian, groundskeeper, or bus driver for your quarter million dollars!

From: Don't accept secret deals

Posted on May 7 at 2:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

ALL kinds of things COULD have happened, but in the long run, NOTHING did. That should be the end if the story, rather than concocting "what-ifs". ("What-if" the mom had taken her kid out of the car and dropped it while the parent slipped on the steps? .... see how "what-ifs" can mutate?)
It gets a little tiring of OTHER people telling us how WE should or should not be raising OUR children. If you do/don't want your kids doing something, then direct them to (or not to). I won't correct you -- and meanwhile, you allow me the responsibility to make my decisions too.

From: Mother no criminal for leaving child in car unattended

Posted on April 30 at 4:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why not enjoy a windfall WHILE modifying their behavior?
No one HAS to pay those fines, since they always have the option of obeying the law.

From: Eyes in the sky for safety

Posted on April 17 at 7:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Build dorms for them.
Nothing any better, nor worse, than enlisted barracks the military has.
Build mess halls to feed them. Three squares a day.
Nothing better, nor worse, than volunteers in the armed forces are provided.
After all - they're ALL volunteers.

From: Even legit per diems too lavish

Posted on April 17 at 7:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

give those employees that need to travel around town:
1-a bicycle and
2-a bus pass

From: Careless, if not reckless, driving in Schenectady

Posted on April 17 at 7:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

All the posters blocking the store windows should not be allowed. Or count them as the total square feet of "signage" allowed the store, so there are reasonable limits.

Windows should be windows, not billboards. Besides, just HOW many signs for Salem or Marlboro or Bud does a business REALLY need in its windows?

This applies to all stores too, not just the "corner stores" ... clear, unblocked windows allow outsiders, whether they be police or citizens, to observe what's going on inside.

Such a law couled actually save a store-owner's life.

From: Keep up downtown crackdown

Posted on February 22 at 7:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Three days later and none of the above have been corrected.

The auto repair place at 1573 State St is the Woodlawn Bus Plus stop. People trying to walk back to their cars at Woodlawn Plaza are faced with several mountains of snow, all pushed onto the sidewalks and into streets from private land.

The parking lot just east of the KFC on the 100 block of State St was sold by Metroplex several years ago, and the owner has NEVER cleared snow off it. There's also a bus shelter there serving the 353, 354, 370, and 763 lines. And it's just maybe 200 feet from DSIC headquarters.

And all the sidewalks between SCCC main campus and the Center City campus are heavily traveled on by students, not always the youngest (myself in my 60s).

Mayor, stop sitting on your hands and enforce the law!

From: After snowstorm, Schenectady digs out

Posted on February 20 at 4 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Were the cars LEGALLY parked?
If so, then what difference should it make if TEACHERS parked there, or if it was the staff from a nearby hospital?

From: NY top court hears teacher protest case

Posted on February 19 at 2:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

How about the (mostly commercial) property owners who push snow back into the sidewalks and into the street? Most of them have a perfectly groomed parking lot, yet have done nothing, or have done work to the detriment of pedestrians. Examples:
Aarons Rental Center @ State and Brandywine
Madison Handbag at 135 State St
the owners of the parking lot between Madison Handbag & KFC on State AND on Liberty St
Sidwalk at 17 S Church street used a parking lot
Mountain of snow on sidewalk between "Garbo's" and Wedekin Autobody shop
Mountain of snow on sidewalk at 1573 State St (in fact, try to walk from Consaul Rd to the Crosstown on State St
The IHOP on upper State St

I could continue. Why aren't these property owners being cited for failure to cleanup?
Why are SCCC students (and the public) who need to get from the main campus to center City being forced into the street?
Time for the Mayor to lower the hammer. It's been 5 days.

From: After snowstorm, Schenectady digs out

Posted on February 16 at 4:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gotta agree with reducing appointees in favor of career workers who know their job and perform whether the administration is currently Dem or Rep. How much time and money does it cost to "train" new appointees each time the political pendulum swings? (And most appointees aren't doing a real job anyway).
Pensions need to be more like those of the construction trades. Sure, you're pension might be more if you worked a lot of hours, but it doesn't jump big time because of your last 3 years.

From: New York’s civil service system in need of reform

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