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Posted on May 19 at 10:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Congrats you guys!! Love you! <3

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Posted on March 24 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Have plenty of birds here in Pattersonville....I can barely keep the feeders full! There are times we forget to fill it on hectic days, I usually notice when its too quiet out back. I have a "whistle" I make to let them know, food is available, and before you bird will respond, then a couple more, then way more chirping to spread the news LOL
I knew we had Mockingbirds! Everyone told me I was crazy, but when you hear a dog bark, and no dog is barking...thats when I suspected we had them. Havent seen one yet tho.

From: Where did the birds go?

Posted on February 19 at 9:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm just glad they are planning a premier in Schenectady! An article in the TU last week stated they werent going to.

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Posted on January 8 at 9:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)
NY is #4 out of 10 of the most expensive states to live in. I agree the minimum wage needs to increase a good amount and quickly. So many unemployed are making more collecting benefits, than they would working a minimum wage job. Theres no incentive.

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Posted on December 26 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@Janice Walz.....
While I agree many of the games for young people today are violent, but I believe it is the individual not the games that they impact. My son and his friends have played the "violent" games for years, and none of them are effected enough to go on a killing spree.
I grew up ( as many of us did in the 50's/60's) watching "Combat", Westerns with shoot em ups, etc. and it didnt make me want to kill anyone.
I still feel one answer to this whole problem is patient disclosure from Psychologists, and doctors who have unstable patients.

From: Excess violence in the games that we play translates into real life

Posted on December 12 at 10:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Geraldine Havasy.....
While I am sure the picture of the vehicle was hard for the family and friends of the deceased to see, I have to agree with you. In my opinion, all individuals should see a video, or a victim of drunk/erratic driving before they are given their license.
I grew up in the 60/70's, when acid was the drug of choice next to marijuana. I was a Candy Striper at St.Clare's hospital, and happened upon a man who had taken acid, and jumped thru a picture window 2 stories up. He had more stitches than anyone I had ever seen before. That alone was enough to stop me from ever wanting to try acid or comparable. To this day I can still see him and what he looked like. My point being, teaching by example so to speak, does work, at least it did for me!

From: Yes, include special ed kids in regular classes, but for right reasons

Posted on December 6 at 10:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree with wmarincic, and buzzy. There are several things lacking in today's young people. Hard work, ethics, morals and respect. I call them the "Entitlement Generation" The poverty cycle CAN be broken. Children must be taught respect, cause and effect, and right from HOME. I was, and if i strayed, there was hell to pay!
It is our job as parents to make sure our children do not grow up to be a burden on society. We didnt have money when my kids were growing up. Did I use the welfare system? Yes....for a short period of time, which is why it was created in the first place. But we instilled in our kids the value of what I mentioned above. Gradually our situation improved, but we were never in the position to give them everything they wanted, so they had to work for it. From allowances, to their first jobs at 14, and they have both worked since then. My son held a job the whole time he was in college. We didnt ask him to pay a dime while he was in school, but was expected to contribute if he lived home after graduation. He opted to get a place with 3 friends, is a Paramedic, and works 2 jobs. My daughter began a sales career at 17, and has traveled all over the country...she is now only 26, and has accomplished much much more than the majority of young adults her age.
As I said, It HAS to start at home.

From: DSIC is indeed doing good job to promote downtown Schenectady

Posted on November 24 at 9:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ryan Little.... have you met the people that run the district/school? enuf said

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Posted on November 24 at 9:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

gina99....Animal Control is a whole other pandora's box for Schenectady. They cant even decide on a reasonable agreement, much less beef up what doesnt exist. If they had, this may not have occured.

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Posted on November 6 at 9:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Pattersonville PO is only open a total of what.....7 1/2 hrs a day? And the hours are a hassle for people that work. And those of us outside of the 1/4 mile from the PO, are supposed to be able to get delivery, but they turned the option down, because not enough on our street signed the petition I personally passed around to get delivery?! AND, the PO is not suppose to charge for PO boxes of residents that dont have a choice like us. But they do, and people pay it! I'd rather the PO in town close so I can get my mail delivered!

From: Some post offices to cut hours in half

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