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Posted on February 28 at 7:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"The Georges have been frequently behind, with records this week showing they were currently behind for both 2013 and 2014, with about $186,000 owed."

Sounds like they have not paid taxes in 5-6 years or more.


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Posted on February 14 at 7:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Next thing is to get rid of the useless 4 year college programs… High Schools offer Vo-Tec which provides students who are likely not to go to college job skills in areas like nursing and automotive repair.

395 students at SCCC take health studies. The article implied it DOES NOT help you become a nurse. What on earth are they studying? I don't understand.


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Posted on February 9 at 3:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Good luck. I am sure everyone will agree on this.


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Posted on January 31 at 7:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It states, "Where are they now? Percentage of high school graduates from Schenectady County public schools who were in college a year later — for 2012, 2013 and 2014."

Schenectady 73 75 75

These numbers from Schenectady are in the ballpark of Suburban schools! 3/4 of students were accepted by a college. That is good news for Schenectady.


From: State keeping tabs on graduates


Posted on January 15 at 8:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

They also buy votes.


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Posted on January 7 at 7:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Very sad or criminal… social security checks kept rolling in for someone to pilfer….


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Posted on December 30 at 11:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The APPR evaluation system was put into place for all teachers outside NYC. NYC has their own evaluation system. But it was put into place even for high performing suburban districts even though its not needed. 98% graduation rates and high SAT scores = not needed hands off please. Urban schools prove it takes a village to raise a child. No one has solved the poverty gap. It seems unlikely an evaluation system will solve the core reasons why inner city students underperform.


From: Gov. Cuomo rejects teacher evaluation change


Posted on December 28 at 11:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

“I didn’t even know what it meant. I thought it was a joke about how I had conditioned them so hard,” girls coach, Caedyn Feehan said. LOL. That is very believable.


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Posted on December 17 at 7:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Many years ago went to Atlantic City NJ en route to Cape May and there were 90 players for poker tourney. The very next year at same time there were 20. I asked what happened? The casino employee said Philadelphia casinos killed them. No one made the trip to Atlantic City from Philadelphia - why as its in their backyard? Schenectady casino will siphon business from Turning Stone and Foxwoods frequenters. It will siphon some business from Saratoga Racino who only have electronic gaming and NOT table games. Will school or Schenectady county taxes ever decrease because of this casino? Will the jobs generated justify the negative aspects such as likely increased crime? Will the Schenectady casino be SMOKE FREE? Will it offer satellite tourneys to the World Series of Poker which Turning Stone does not do? :)


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Posted on December 13 at 11:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If people had to choose just one thing to work on... Fight to get more respect from police or fight to get more education I believe the latter would be better. Its easy to march just once with all the cameras on you. I am not trivializing the action these white and black people took to draw attention to their cause. But I believe parents in Schenectady should fight to make sure their children get an education - I believe a large percentage don't graduate. It takes a lot of work to be an A+ student. You will be indoors studying and doing your homework and your options in life will be plentiful.


From: Protesters meet with Schenectady mayor, police


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