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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:

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?
Paving over a historic property, then constructing a shopper's paradise of posh boutiques like Walmart, Sleepy's and Chipotle is such an improvement.
[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.
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!

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Posted on December 21 at 11:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Huh? I agree with rswanker. Holy inserting content!

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Posted on December 14 at 9:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Police Department and community groups such as Schenectady’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference chapter host a forum. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Refreshing Spring Church, 327 Georgetta Dix Plaza."

I applaud the police and community for setting up this meeting. It's a win-win for everyone involved. Hopefully, meetings like this will be an ongoing thing.

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Posted on November 21 at 7:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Bank it for a rainy day.

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Posted on October 28 at 1:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Nice job, you guys.

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Posted on October 17 at 4:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Deepest sympathies to Mr. LaJuett and the families and friends of this young couple. Let it be some comfort that they both found true love with each other, if only for such a short time. Even so, this is such a sad story.
To pnotto, to think that you actually took time out of your day to post such a thoughtless, cruel remark. My sympathies to you for being that miserable.

From: Schenectady's hospice bride dies of cancer

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