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Posted on August 19 at 6:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I appreciate the fact that police are taking the initiative to warn people to be vigilant and to close and lock windows.
A week ago a man was arrested for a string of break ins in a Clfton Park neighborhood. It didn't appear that authorities issued warnings to the residents. A group of concerned citizens banded together to get the word out and that is when many residents found out what was going on.

From: Schenectady police investigate rash of burglaries in North Side neighborhood

Posted on August 16 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is one of the worst things a manager could do. The unfairness of these arbitrary decisions is stunning. I don't think it has anything to do with being liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican -- it has to do with bad decision making skills.

From: Mayor lets sewer plant workers live out of Schenectady

Posted on August 3 at 6:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Mayor McCarthy 's comment that she could move her ailing father to Schenectady is pretty callous. Anyone who has had direct responsibility for the care of an ill, elderly parent knows how how hard that would be on the parent. You can support a community in many ways without living there.

From: Assessor who lives outside Schenectady out of a job

Posted on June 15 at 6:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gina99 is right, these tax increases are straining the budgets of many people and knowing that it may by the governor and legislature who are responsible doesn't make it any less painful.

From: Leakers are heroes, they hardly deserve to be prosecuted

Posted on June 8 at 5:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It does sound like there is some kind of back story because you don't fire a 24 year employee over something like this.
The director and board owe the community (and Ms.Marchione) more than silence.

From: Praise librarian for sound judgment, don't fire her

Posted on June 6 at 11:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Firing someone who worked for 24 years and presumably was a good employee seems quite extreme in this situation. Even if the library director disagreed with the decision Ms. Marchione made, she was using her best judgement. Clarify what the procedure is, issue a warning or reprimand if necessary but firing???

From: Round Lake Library worker’s firing angers community

Posted on December 26 at 12:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

According to recent Gazette articles the budget of the County Library system was severely cut for 2013.

Where is the county's commitment to all the people helped and served by the library? These include all county residents from babies through senior citizens.

From: Report: Glendale Home lost $14.5M in 2011

Posted on March 10 at 7:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I know teachers who have retired in their 50s and earn pensions in excess of $60,000. And they did not have to contribute one cent to those pensions during their working lives.
I am not anti-teacher. I do believe that most of them work very hard but up to now most teacher and administrative unions have refused to even consider any concessions that many workers in the private sector have been forced to make.
They can't continue to bargain like it's the good old days.

From: Tax the rich, protect kids is their program

Posted on March 10 at 7:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Exactly so! Recently a chunk of ice flying off a car roof hit my car but, fortunately, not the windshield. I am constantly amazed at the number of people I see driving after snow has fallen who just clear a little space on the windshield.

From: Editorial: Clear snow before driving

Posted on January 26 at 10:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I, too, would miss Carl Strock's column. While I sometimes don't agree with what he says I always look forward to reading his well written and thought provoking columns.

From: Letters to the Editor for Jan. 26

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