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Posted on January 30 at 9:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Dear Mr Filipe Sostre,
Sadly, this of course is most likely hidden, silent racism at play in Rotterdam.
Are we to believe not One qualified minority has ever applied for a town position?
If we want a better Schenectady over all, we have to start giving jobs to minorities. I hope City of Schenectady officials will REQUIRE the new Casino Developer to hire people who live within the City limits, are from the poorer neighborhoods, and make certain at least 50% are minorities- whether black or Hispanic or Asian or Guyanese etc

From: Still a ways to go for diversity in Rotterdam

Posted on January 30 at 8:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ms. McGee has a lot of thoughtful points but she hasn't acknowledged or explained the reality of why Pitbulls are notoriously violent and not controllable. The stats speak for themselves. It has to be in the breed. With so many more mild natured dogs, why must this most dangerous and violent breed continue to be bred? I feel the answer is to stop the breed.
I feel bad about any animal being euthanized. But until there is a sort of permanent facility/jail where they can remove the violent dog from society but allow the owners
to access their pet daily to visit and care for them (like a nursing home for pets) what choice are the courts left with? Personally, I think dogs belong in the country where they are free to be outside in nature, unleashed, not confined and tied up in yard. I find that cruel and think perhaps that contributes to their violent outbursts. But the safety of people and kids has to come first.

From: People need to act to protect against dangerous dogs

Posted on January 28 at 5:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Senator Amy Paulin says she doesn't know level of support on banning outside income on Lawmakers currently given a high salary of $78,000 for part-time work? plus the added tax free benefits of best health insurance for themselves and family, high pensions and an outrageous per diem perk when they travel to Albany? She knows full well the residents of NY not only support it, they demand that
the Legislature be converted to Full-time with no pay raise needed, no outside income allowed , and cut the per diem allotment. There are plenty of extremely qualified and highly educated citizens who will happily take that job for $78K and actually want to truly represent the people and not Wall St and the 1%.

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Posted on January 27 at 3:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Jeanine Leo,
you are exactly right. And Wmarincic-is behind the times and not paying attention-
since the good ole USA is already jailing people for their thoughts for quite some time now- - some call them whistleblowers, others call them insiders and some Journalists- but the govt likes to call them enemies of the state.

From: Hateful speech hurts unhealthy country

Posted on January 25 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I guess better this, than all that tonnage getting charged to taxpayers who dump phonebooks in the trash instead of recycling them.....

From: 23 tons of phone books end up with Schenectady recycler

Posted on January 25 at 3:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr Morrill,
Today in the TimesUnion, Im reading about a law abiding man with no criminal background and no evidence of family problems or mental health issues - shooting and killing his wife and children. Not a former criminal- but a FAMILY man. GUNS are the problem- advanced societies that don't have guns ie (Denmark) don't have the senseless murders and violence we do. THOSE societies are much safer and happier Your attitude and GUNS are the problem- without guns, people cannot have easy power over others. Your attitude is precisely the problem. Those who claim they have guns because they are "hunters" meaning- capable of killing innocent animals for sport? They are also the problem- they possess the ability in their soul to take another life and pet or person without remorse for selfish purposes. Meanwhile, all these "law abiding gun owners guns- seem to regularly be used in domestic murders and the accidental killing of their own children or their childrens friends by children who find the guns, You have to be downright stupid to have a gun in your home and think you are safer.

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Posted on January 12 at 1:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Re the Nisky burglaries-
a close friend mentioned to me last year that their Rosendale neighborhood had a rash of break ins and that it was fairly well(suspected) that it was kids from the neighborhood doing the breaking in- stealing small tech items- Perhaps no reports because they did not have proof and didn't want to accuse or report on these kids(teens) of their long time neighbors and friends- who come from nice families...

From: 100 Acre Woods in Malta needs upkeep

Posted on January 12 at 1:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A perfect example of why police and all public officials should lose their pensions when having violated the public trust. Risk of losing the cushy pensions would be the only effective deterrent against abuse of power and corruption.

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Posted on January 9 at 1:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr Mihran,

Torture is torure. Revenge on torture just continues the vicious stupid cycle.
The fact that America condones and uses torture is the greatest moral failure and therefore we can no longer claim to be a better society. Those who support revenge or torture in any form,(death penalty, guns in home that rarely ever protect life but instead fuel needless domestic violence death etc) in my opinion are equally as bad and inhumane . My heart and conscience cringes at the thought of any engagement in violence to retaliate for violence. Its part of the problem not solution- but sadly not rocket science- eye for an eye makes the whole world blind- the US wars and torture program have not made the world a better place- but have managed to destroy entire countries- so you ever think about the bombs and drones reining down in Iraq and Afghanistan? the 911 criminals were not even from those countries- what about that endless torture of innocents? We have managed do the opposite of promote freedom (joke) and instead incite more violence and hatred while taking away massive liberties we once had had home- The most peaceful secure countries are those not engaged in revenge and war and guns- ie Denmark....

From: Torture nothing when compared to Sept. 11

Posted on December 21 at 11:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

SUV's are just as dangerous as being impaired or texting- they are so big, drivers cant see people walking on the side of the roads. Sidewalks and dedicated bike lanes are desperately needed not only for safety, but for more sustainable, walkable future.

From: Pedestrian, 57, dies after being hit by SUV in Schenectady

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