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Posted on August 28 at 9:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Barbara was a true humanitarian. She loved the City of Schenectady and worked diligently to improve the quality of life of its residents. God bless her friends and family.

From: Former Schenectady Councilwoman Blanchard dies

Posted on June 6 at 9:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a great way to spend your lunch hour. Grab a bite to eat at Ambitions. Or a slice of shrimp scampi pizza at Pizza King! Or bring your own! Great entertainment and a free mental health break from your work day!

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Posted on December 24 at 7:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Barbara put the interests of the residents before politics,always looking forward while recognizing the need to preserve our past. She is a true inspiration to other community activists to keep working to improve our community.

From: Blanchard steps back after spearheading Schenectady causes

Posted on December 24 at 6:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Incredible woman, community activist and dedicated Schenectadian.

From: Patroon Award given to retiring council veteran Blanchard

Posted on November 16 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

At the public city council meeting on Monday, November 12, Denise Brucker stated to Vince Riggi that he is a "free man" and "not accountable to anyone" regarding his exclusion from the impromptu political caucus. This could not be further from the truth. As anyone can tell from the response of the people, Vince understands that he is accountable to the people as they elected him to represent them. While there is no opposition to a caucus and the majority of the city council seems to be hiding behind technicalities to maintain an agenda, the people are the ones who are suffering in the form of higher taxes and less service.

Many city residents are repeating the same mantra at each and every council meeting... Their pleas are falling on deaf ears with the exception of a single council member. Perhaps, rather than shut him out, the rest of the council could learn from him simply by noticing the responses of the people to his words and actions along with this outpouring of support.

The residents of Schenectady must hold City Council and the Mayor's Office continually accountable. Additionally, these elected representatives must remember that WE THE PEOPLE of the City of Schenectady must remember that these representatives' positions are in our hands. We put them into these positions and we can take them out just as easily at the ballot box.

Joe Kelleher
Schenectady City Resident

From: City Council Dems like their doors closed

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