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Schenectady's contract rehab program doesn't rely on trust

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Gary Pappas, the first contractor to take on a run-down foreclosed house from the city of Schenectady under its new rehab program , dropped out last month after his criminal history was revealed by his ex-wife. He is now back in, after being talked into participating again by Building Inspector Eric Shilling. We have no serious problem with that -- not because Pappas' iffy past isn't a concern, but because no matter what happens, the ...

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February 13, 2013
8:06 a.m.

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Until the City finally cuts spending and taxes these types of gimmicks will never work.