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Posted on March 29 at 7:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Seems like from the remarks above we still have a problem with the police culture in Schenectady. The Mayor and Commissioner are doing the right thing and trying to change it!

From: Schenectady cop pleads not guilty to fleeing officer

Posted on March 12 at 10:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Overwhelming support of local Democratic party establishment for HRC without a thought of democratic discussion with the rank and file Dems is so Schenectady! Let's open up the party process the way it's done in Bernie's Vermont!

From: Clinton, Trump haven't conquered N.Y. yet

Posted on March 5 at 8:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps President Ainlay as leader of an "anchor tenant" might ask his trustees when they meet this Spring to financially help the city by contributing to the police and fire budgets or commit to a generous PILOT as is the case with many colleges who have recognized their responsibilty to help burdened taxpayers in their host cities. RPI and Cornell are two colleges that have done so. Union has refused to help and expects the city residents to continue to subsidize it even as it has taken many properties off the tax rolls and used them to capture student housing income that formerly went to city property owners -some of that income which previously went back to pay city taxes. It's time for Union to help! It's time for the Gazette to again ask about this longstanding issue!!

From: Q&A: Union College President Stephen Ainlay

Posted on February 22 at 10:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Not an appropriate association! "Rush" street

The Rush—A rush is the initial response the abuser feels when smoking or injecting methamphetamine. During the rush, the abuser’s heartbeat races and metabolism,1 blood pressure and pulse soar. Unlike the rush associated with crack cocaine, which lasts for approximately two to five minutes, the methamphetamine rush can continue for up to thirty minutes.

Or is this intended for the gambling experience as well?

From: Rush Street Gaming CEO defends road-name proposal

Posted on February 16 at 11:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

More appropriate names: Loser Lane
Crapshot Alley
Risky Road

From: Opinions mixed over street names at Mohawk Harbor

Posted on February 3 at 10:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbors, films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult…. All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working hours or shorter rations. And when they become discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontentment led nowhere, because being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances.”

– George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

Above all, gambling!

From: Rivers Casino to open in early 2017, ahead of schedule

Posted on February 2 at 1:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Story should explain that she won by coin-tosses in several caucuses not by actual majority votes! It was a tie!

From: Hillary Clinton declared winner of Iowa caucus

Posted on January 27 at 11:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Name the elected officials present! Very poor reporting Gazette.

From: Open government official urges broad conception of open records

Posted on January 20 at 9:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The reporter should have identified the value of the sales tax exemption to GE- poor journalism!

From: GE to invest up to $45M in Schenectady campus

Posted on January 14 at 10:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It would be helpful to indicate in the story how many of these individuals chose to live in the City of Schenectady, share life in the city with residents, and share the tax burden we all endure! There is no way residents can approve of these continued overtime expenses and the lame apologetics again offered.

From: Police dominate list of top earners in Schenectady

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