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Posted on April 17 at 9:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I needed help three times in the past three years and REMS was there each time almost instantaneously. They were wonderful especially when my son died. Why do we need anyone else? What would be accomplished by getting rid of them? They work with the Rotterdam Police; they are an effective team; and we aren't dependent on an outside for profit source. Today everything is for profit. Let's keep Rotterdam a nice place to live. Please let's keep REMS

From: Town, REMS both say they want to ink an agreement

Posted on February 28 at 9:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

They need some money coming in to go to pay raises and to supply the gas to drive around town. Also to keep the trucks going while they are having their hour coffee breaks at Stewarts and breakfasts at the Redwood. Somebody has to pay for that. Why not seniors? They really think we're stupid.

From: Rotterdam increases water fee, adds new yard waste pickup fee

Posted on February 10 at 7:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

eLLIS hospital should first check to see if overdose patients are really overdose patients. My son was brought in because of what we thought was an overdose. He died three days later at home but there were no drugs found in his system. What we thought was an overdose of heroin was something completely different. Still don't know what it was. but if it had been heroine it would have shown up on the toxicology report now wouldn't it have

From: Legislation seeks to help reduce drug overdose deaths in New York

Posted on December 22 at 12:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It seems that talking is all that is being done. My son stayed clean for 14 years and then started using again while in Saratoga County Jail. He documented it all so it's not a lie. How did he get it? No one even visited him. Please you tell me. He died in October. Two days before his death he went to Ellis Hospital from an overdose. Even though I told them he was bipolar they wouldn't keep him. Although I desperately tried to get him help there was no one willing to help. My son was 40 years old and brilliant. What happened/ Why is there no help for people with mental problems and addictions.

From: Heroin seeing deadly resurgence in area

Posted on December 20 at 7:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

more government control

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Posted on December 12 at 8:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Democracy in action. The people speak and are heard. But watch our taxes go up. We need honest people on the board. I hope this is a lesson to the voting public

From: Rotterdam Town Board sides with REMS

Posted on December 4 at 7:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps the police should carry video cameras with them. Women can sometimes get really violent whether under the influence of drugs or alcohol or just anger.

From: Woman to file lawsuit against Rotterdam police

Posted on December 2 at 7:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I sympathize with you. My son also had a lifelong problem with depression. He died on October 22 this year from pulmonary edema. He was 40 years old. We tried to get him help but his physical and mental pain was so great it was very hard for him to deal with. He also self medicated but with drugs. He was getting help but it just wasn't enough. I am so sorry for all of us who have dealt with mental illness. Sometimes it seems so hopeless

From: Son’s suicide pushes parents to action

Posted on November 14 at 7:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)

We need the highway funding increase so the workers can spend their breaks at Stewarts or the Redwood Diner or Tastee Pizzeria. And folks if you don't see the trucks out front they're usually hiding them behind the buildings. These "breaks" start at 7am. If they're just starting work why do they need a break? And although I only used the waste pick up once in 48 years of living here I will now use it frequently. Why waste my gas to go around the corner to take my waste to the compost station when they can pick it up?

From: Rotterdam budget limits taxes but adds fees, cuts medics

Posted on November 1 at 7:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Parents also have to be accountable and I mean the parents of the children who are doing the bullying. Don't blame it all on the schools. People expect the schools to handle all education-social, moral, as well. Where do parents come in. Schools can only go so far. Where exactly is the responsibility of the parents who wanted these children and then send them off to school at 5 and think they can forget about them

From: Rotterdam parents seek to bring bullying to light

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