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Posted on June 17 at 8:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

City Councilman Vince Riggi said it best, "Everything seems to be for development and not what’s good for the area,” he said. “Right now, how do you put a price tag on what Quest is doing? The lot is worth much more, but it was garbage before and Quest had to deal with it. This is for the community.”
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Thank you Quest for the enormous value you add to our community. To the city of Schenectady, please apply some creativity so the garden project can move forward.


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Posted on June 13 at 8:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The Daily Gazette editorial is asking fair questions - thank you. I look forward to answers from the authorities (and views of witnesses and others involved). Keep up the good work Gazette.


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Posted on June 11 at 10:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I just viewed the videos showing the 3 police and 1 citizen.
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Since when are people arrested for jaywalking or not consenting to a search?
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Police: You tasered someone point-blank when they were passive and DOWN on the ground?
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And the Schenectady police chief says this action and the pepper spray were justified?
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I am frightened.


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Posted on June 11 at 10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I just viewed the videos showing the 3 police and 1 citizen.
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Since when are people arrested for jaywalking or not consenting to a search?
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Police: You tasered someone point-blank when they were DOWN on the ground?
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And the Schenectady police chief says this action and the pepper spray were justified?
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I am frightened.


From: Schenectady police chief: Officer’s actions justified


Posted on June 6 at 6:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Schenectady lacks a recognizable image beyond the GE sign, which stands mostly as a reminder of the city’s 20th century decline. This is our one chance in a lifetime (or several lifetimes) to draw people to a powerful architectural statement and present to the world an iconic symbol of Schenectady’s future. Instead, we are shown a clone of the malls that mar the American landscape from Massachusetts to California. I'm sad for Schenectady.


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Posted on May 16 at 8:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

From the 2010 T.U. article covering the Niskayuna Planning Board’s approval of Highbridge Development’s Mansion Square site plan: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/...

Mansion Square would feature "shops, restaurants and other retail uses that provide shoppers with an upscale Niskayuna shopping and dining experience," according to a statement by the developer.

Shocker, we were hoodwinked.


From: How short can a kilt go? Answer coming to Niskayuna


Posted on May 15 at 2:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe I'm having a false-memory moment, but wasn't Mansion Square peddled to residents as the 'classy' mall?
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Paving over a historic property, then constructing a shopper's paradise of posh boutiques like Walmart, Sleepy's and Chipotle is such an improvement.
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[sarcasm off]


From: How short can a kilt go? Answer coming to Niskayuna


Posted on April 4 at 9:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

To state the obvious: interactions between police officers and private citizens should not result in people being shocked to death. Tasers kill. Full stop. My son, who has a heart condition, would die if he were to be tasered. I do not see this scenario as outside the realm of possibility.
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A moratorium on tasers is needed, while knowledgeable people (inside law enforcement and outside the institution) examine the facts and reconsider their use. From the article:

"Longtime community activist Tom Ellis held a small sign that called for banning Tasers. Ivy’s death is the third in the Capital Region over the last four years related to the use of Tasers, which can cause heart attacks. Nationally, critics say more than 600 people have died after being Tasered since 2001.

“They were sold to police on the basis of being non-lethal, and they are turning out to be quite lethal,” Ellis said. “I also think police need a lot more training in dealing with people who have mental illness. … They should have left him alone.”


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Posted on March 5 at 7:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Dear Neil Nisbaum,

So reassuring to read a commentator who hears the voice of truth! All this tree-hugger “global warming” nonsense can drive good people crazy. Those so called “scientists” have been trying for decades (or more) to convince people (and with a lot of success!) that our most cherished ideas of the world are false. What gaul! What makes a bunch of scientists and professors think they know more than we do? I mean, aren’t they still trying to convince us that the Earth is not in the center of the solar system, that invisible “germs” cause disease, and that television pictures can come through the air? Oh, yeah, and let’s not forget the so-called “theory” that says we evolved from beasts of the jungle, or even worse, fish! Let me say how much I enjoyed writing this to help dispel poppycock!


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Posted on December 31 at 8:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Great story. It is so interesting to see the creativity of these homeowners. Thank you Ms. de la Rocha for all the research that went into this story and to the Schenectady Gazette for publishing it!


From: Alternate energy takes local homes off the grid


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