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Volunteers spruce up Schenectady neighborhood

Habitat launches new Brush with Kindness effort

Roger and Lynne Crowe of Duanesburg and Angela Tatem of Schenectady, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to clean up Foster Ave and Carrie Street in Schenectady. Here, they paint a fire hydrant.
Roger and Lynne Crowe of Duanesburg and Angela Tatem of Schenectady, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to clean up Foster Ave and Carrie Street in Schenectady. Here, they paint a fire hydrant.
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Linda and Richard King have lived in a white, two-story house on Carrie Street for 12 years. In that time, they have seen at least five houses boarded up along the short street in the city’s Northside neighborhood. They have seen pipes stolen and basements flooded, sidewalks crumbled and torn up, peeling paint and overgrown lawns. As much as the Kings would like to keep their house in mint condition, they haven’t the stamina, health ...


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justapto
July 21, 2013
1:19 a.m.

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How many highly paid city employees volunteered time to pay back to the residents; cops, firemen, white collar, blue collar; any one?

kmiac
July 21, 2013
10:33 a.m.

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Cops and firemen don't give enough back to tax payers by putting their life on the line everyday they show up to work? Why don't those who litter and make the city a mess volunteer to clean their own filth.....too far fetched of an idea?? And fyi, driving around, I have seen some members of spd cleaning up the streets, but trust me, you wouldn't find that story in the gazette.

justapto
July 21, 2013
8:46 p.m.

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Used to be Scotia firemen took time off to paint the village hydrants, Schdy firemen were down town putting on exhibitions on State Street, cops were having public competitions with firemen basketball, baseball games, Union college had freshmen clean up the neighborhoods and streets, the bridges with graffiti were painted by public employees.
Now most city employees make close to $100,000 don't live in the city and are never around for public relations. Too many are at lake camps, patronizing out of town stores and rushing away with the city paychecks. The pay is for performing the job that kids from Schenectady county make $30,000 a year fighting in Afghanistan. They come back to no job, high city property taxes and real stress.
Time for every one to pay back to the taxpayers that pay them.

kmiac
July 21, 2013
11:19 p.m.

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Seriously you people have issues. I work constantly, pay into my taxes.....and my free time should be spent cleaning after animals that wont clean after themselves? That's some serious wishful thinking on your behalf. You remember when fire and police voluneteerd in the city? Do you also remember a time they were respected? Its time to stop asking everyone else to clean after slobs and work harder to pay more taxes so they don't have to work. Make the residents of Schenectady take responsibility for themselves. Accountability goes a long way

jonw757
July 22, 2013
7:17 a.m.

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Good, now they can raise their taxes too!

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