Comments by safny
Posted on November 7 at 10:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This sounds like the usual you know what. Why don't they gather the info about WHO is poor in Schenectady - men, women, children, married, single, has a HS diploma, does not have a HS diploma, has a GED, has a job history, went to job training, has been arrested, etc. Then you try to figure out what are the common denominators then you try to make a plan to addresss THAT. I would bet that poorer people have less education, less by way of job training and many are single mothers and their children. Even if a job was created tomorrow for EVERY person in this country over the age of 18 there would still be people who cannot work and people who WOULD not work. If someone gets SSI, medicaid and food stamps and cannot work - are they poor?? I think the last sentence of the article says it all = "I wouldn't call it a plan..."
Posted on November 7 at 7:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
How is this being sensationalized?? This is the first most people are hearing of it. And how is sexual abuse sensationalized? If kids are doing this at the middle school age, what's next? While I agree it's a community problem, it is happening in the schools. Did they have any of the boys arrested? If not - then the problem remains in the school. Because the community just does not have access to the school. I know that the Schenectady schools are determined not to report many incidents so the schools will not be on the 'dangerous' schools list, but this is ridiculous.
Posted on November 2 at 7:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The man who lives across the street from me (in the city of Schenectady) had about 20 unleashed dog tickets along with one for no license and more for no proof of vaccinations. He finally got a ticket for harboring a vicious dog and was ordered to give it up for one year. He built a fence and kept the dog and NO ONE would do anything about it. So I would not be surprised if she walks away with a fine. Although the fact that it's in the newspaper might help.
Posted on November 2 at 7:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If you didn't see the ad before it went out - that's on you. It didn't get written by itself. But frankly - this is Schenectady politics at it's most normal. Don't talk issues - talk nonsense. If the democrats lose - how about it has to do with bad management and endlessly higher taxes. But "sinister"? Hardly. And if you were running for office in another state four years ago then you owe an explanation for what you can do and how long you have been here. It's just the usual - no party is any better here - both are just awful.
Posted on November 1 at 11:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If Mark Robarge is a Gazette employee, he has no business posting on here. That comment was over the top. It seems from reading the story that many kids claim to have known that there was bullying going on. If none of them tell anyone, and the victim is silent - then how exactly would the school or the parents know what was happening? Often, a victim is afraid to tell anyone for fear of making it worse. Sometimes good kids who see bullying are not sure what to do and are also afraid of making it worse for the victim. All parents should have a talk with their kids about bullying and the schools need to let kids know that it will be taken seriously and there will be no repercussions for telling someone what happened. Then, of course, they have to have a plan to make sure that's what happens.
Posted on October 18 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Can he put the marijuana up as bail?
Posted on October 17 at 12:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)
As much as this is not too smart - it's still illegal and they stole a car. Probably because they are too lazy to work and buy their own. And they WILL get caught.
Posted on October 13 at 7:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)
That is a real shame. First of all - do these little idiots know that Puerto Ricans are Americans?? Do they understand that when you are winning a shred of good sportsmanship shows what kind of person you are as opposed to being a gloating lowlife? I am not blaming anyone who did not participate. And I do not care if they are high school students. Some apologies are in order.
Posted on October 12 at 6:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
those evil liberals - they are responsible for everything that is wrong with the entire world!! the so-called left is GONE. the democratic party is getting to be just like the republican party - spend and steal.
Posted on October 12 at 7:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The problems begin at home. Unfortunately, there is no way to hold parents responsible for their children's bad behavior at school. And any adult who goes to a school and engages in a fight outside needs to go to jail so the kids see that it's unacceptable. One thought is staggering the times that students leave school.