Comments by smallvoice
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.
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?
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.
Posted on November 4 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There's no confirmation that the machine saw my choices and registered them correctly.
Yes, I filled in the circles. Yes, the machine accepted my piece of paper and I saw the message that my vote had been counted. But there is still no final verification that the machine sees my choices.
Posted on August 26 at 2:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There was a water main break off of Eastern Ave last night around the same time. Different area. Anyone else?
Posted on May 24 at 6:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It's not "...just kids being stupid." The violence after school has been going on for months. But the prime offenders are under 16 so can't be charged.