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The crime rate and the unemployment rate have captured the attention of the two candidates running for one seat on the Schenectady City Council. Councilwoman Marion Porterfield, the Democrat, is trying to address unemployment by connecting the jobless with training programs that get them to new jobs. Republican challenger Richard Patierne is planning ways to cut the crime rate if he’s elected, both by giving police more resources and convincing more crime witnesses to come ...


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SchenectadyScott
November 1, 2012
2:15 a.m.

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Porterfield could of done the right thing and voted No on this last budget proposal and also voted No on the County Sales Tax agreement that has cost this city. Another rubber stamp under the Boss Gardener Machine of politics in Schenectady.She could of walked out of these private meetings that kicked out Councilman Riggi who has no party affiliation and is in no opposition to her Democratic party machine. All of these council people should be ashamed of themselves with the evil and dishonest conduct they have shown themselves to be in a time of crisis. Brucker, King, Perazzo, Erikson and Porterfield..not an independent mind in the bunch to support the people they represent, just a rubber stamp for their party Boss...Boss Gardener and his Machine. Wake up people.

tonijean613
November 1, 2012
6:31 p.m.

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The last thing we need is to increase the police budget! They have all the high tech tools they need ! What is needed is for the police living outside of the city to return here to live. You will see the city improve overnight ! Union College already is given a free pass when it comes to their contribution to the city- Do we really need a candidate with a conflict of interest because he works full time for Union College? I dont think so. Union College needs to contribute more to the City. Not get more freebies.

SchenectadyScott
November 2, 2012
6:54 a.m.

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Conflict of interest?.....Ha..ha...ha....Perazzo...King, Brucker, McCarthy...all have worked for county and or still working for publicly funded entities...County....through SCCC, DA's office, or Proctors Theater.......Really? Conflicts of interest...come one...all working on the Public dime for most of if not all of their careers...All will receive Pensions through tax payer dollars....They have been getting a free pass most of their lives...

SchenectadyScott
November 2, 2012
6:56 a.m.

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The last thing we need is another RUBBER STAMP PUPPET doing Boss Gardener's bidding for the Machine...serving themselves and excluding the public whom they continually abuse and steal from....WAKE UP!!!!

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