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

"School officials are trying to track down recent dropouts, ringing their doorbells and visiting them in jail."

Is this the author being snarky? You'd think there's be a number or percentage to back up the jail comment. These are high school kids.

From: Schenectady High School seeks dropout data

Posted on January 16 at 10:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This deal was crafted behind closed doors in the middle of the night. What are we applauding? The secrecy or the disregard for the NY public?

From: New York's can-do Legislature does right

Posted on January 30 at 9:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Give the dog to the registered owner. If the dog isn't registered, look at recent vet records. If those don't exist, the dog would be better off with a new family.

From: SPCA continues to probe case of dog tied to tree

Posted on October 19 at 11:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I have so many questions but also have children at home so can't attend. Here my top question:

What ideas do candidates have for bringing in tax-paying businesses to allow relief for overly-taxed homeowners?

From: Help us out with tonight's mayoral debate

Posted on October 7 at 9:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

46.7% of my monthly mortgage payment goes to Schenectady. Why would anyone want to become a new homeowner in the city?

From: Of taxes, tax rates and fees in Schenectady

Posted on September 28 at 9:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

For a while, the Schdy PD had photos on their website and also used Twitter to post arrest reports and outstanding warrants. That stopped at least a year ago and seems like a low cost way of getting the faces out to the public.

From: Schenectady police warrant pile is growing

Posted on August 8 at 10:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sorry, Gary. That's exactly what my family and I have had to do in the past few years: cut expenses with no increase to income.

From: Letters to the Editor for Aug. 8

Posted on June 23 at 6:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I had a teen that would lock himself into his room to avoid going to school (he bought and installed a slide lock). I begged the school for help but there was no truancy officer at that time. It's wonderful to see that the issue is finally being taken seriously.

From: Editorial: Truancy fight never easy, but worth it

Posted on May 20 at 10:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Schenectady has demonstrated several times that they won't do the job correctly the first time (Upper Union, Downtown, and Seward Place are 3 examples). My tax burden accounts for 45% of my mortgage payment. How much more am I supposed to pay? How many programs and services do I have to support?

From: Editorial: Fix Schenectady roads, even it takes a tax hike

Posted on March 23 at 7:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This sounds great in theory. In practice, how are the small, part-time business owners (often a one-person operation) supposed to keep track of tax rates by multiple counties in multiple states? In NYS, tax rates differ by county based on the point of delivery. So if I sell a widget to Saratoga and an identical widget to Schenectady, the final prices are different because of taxes. Federal taxation with current tax codes would mean people like me would have to stop selling online.

From: Editorial: Feds should impose rules for taxing Internet sales

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