Daily Gazette ends free Web site access

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Wally

Troy, NY

#1 Aug 2, 2009
As of Monday August 3 news and other content at www.dailygazette.com will be available only to home delivery and online subscribers at a cost of at least $2.95 a week.

Here's the news article.

http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/editors/2...
kungfucowgirl

Troy, NY

#2 Aug 2, 2009
So stupid...another business model intended to isolate Schenectady residents from what is really going on. Thankfully we still have the Times Union and News 9 to rely on for factual and up to date reporting. RIP Daily Gazette.

Since: Aug 09

Schenectady, NY

#3 Aug 3, 2009
The Gazette has been announcing since last week that they were going to shut down their free website starting August 3. Well, yesterday, August 2, in the early evening, I tried accessing the paper and it was already shut down. Guess the people at the Gazette can't read a calendar!
just me

Schenectady, NY

#4 Aug 10, 2009
who cares to read the daily gazette ....
Wally

Troy, NY

#5 Aug 18, 2009
Shame shame SHAME on the Gazette for making obituaries part of its pay subscription package!!!

That is just LOW and mean-spirited.

Obituaries honor a person's life and should be available to all to all who knew the person.

Talk about a stab in the back! To the deceased, the community, to everybody!

What, they think they'll earn more money by restricting obits to subscribers only? They'll earn a load of ill will is what they'll earn.
nygirl61

Schenectady, NY

#6 Aug 19, 2009
Wally, I agree about the Gazette's decision to not publish their obits unless you subscribe to their poor excuse of a newspaper! Obits are paid for by the families of the deceased and should be made available to the general public.
wierz

Bronx, NY

#7 Dec 27, 2009
screw you Daily Gazette ... not a community minded business. putting all your pay content behind a wall is just wrong. i miss your big stories like about barn fires in Broadalbin.

Since: Jan 10

Queensbury, NY

#9 Jan 6, 2010
Comments on the Gazetto website since they started charging for access are practically nil.

They sure aren't Schenectady's hometown newspaper. The pix on Jan 1 issue was of First Night SARATOGA. Not even 1 pix of the fireworks in downtown SCHENECTADY NY Eve.
Gazettes Loser TU Winner

Schenectady, NY

#10 Feb 2, 2011
Hey. Reading this I must say I am still miffed over the Gazette's stupid move. They should have at least left the daily access for free. You know, if you go on their site that day, you can read it. Then if you want to pull archives or copies etc then you should pay. Schmucks!!! I HATE the Gazette. Schenectady behind the Wall of Hate once again. Small minded morons restricting people from free press. I SUBSCRIBE now to the TimesUnion because of their stupidity in their move. Not cool. Fools. You lost lots of business. How isolating and moronic. Who came up with this move? To try to make a few bucks you piss off the community. Moronic. Simply moronic. Smalltown Schenectady only proves to the world that yes, we are corrupt and we hide it now even better. Lots of stuff do not hit the papers unless you personally give them a heads up and this is how they repay us? Idiots.
nunyia

United States

#11 Friday Feb 27
**"Gazettes Loser TU Winner"]Hey. Reading this I must say I am still miffed over the Gazette's stupid move. They should have at least left the daily access for free. You know, if you go on their site that day, you can read it. Then if you want to pull archives or copies etc then you should pay. Schmucks!!! I HATE the Gazette. Schenectady behind the Wall of Hate once again. Small minded morons restricting people from free press. I SUBSCRIBE now to the TimesUnion because of their stupidity in their move. Not cool. Fools. You lost lots of business. How isolating and moronic. Who came up with this move? To try to make a few bucks you piss off the community. Moronic. Simply moronic. Smalltown Schenectady only proves to the world that yes, we are corrupt and we hide it now even better. Lots of stuff do not hit the papers unless you personally give them a heads up and this is how they repay us? Idiots."*

Yes. Ever since the switch most news pieces don'thit the paper. It is all part of the game though.
They don't report on police/fire/judges/lawyers/loc al businesses like they should. Its all about covering the bad for the good of the city.
Least they could have done is make content available for the day online or the old stuff out there for people to read about this city.
Topix only one left where this seems to put some stuff out there.
Last summer (14) there was an attack at the local theatre but the local downtown corporation didn't want that hitting the headlines so the gazette sat on it! Months later the TimesUnion reported on it.
Schenectady needs to be held accountable for how people in the community are treated. Noone does anything here to get stuff really squared away. It is swept under the rug and the 'rabblerousers' silenced by politicians, police, judges and even their lawyers. Its a sick sad world in Schenectady.
Nobody cares unless they can make you apart of this system and take money money money money money...
Mayor is a joke. Straight up joke. Not in it for the people. Run and do not walk from Schenectady. It is the epitome of the unlawful and disordered in terms of politics for the community.
Corrupt little city by all standards. Give it a little time and you too will see it.
Racism is at the forefront.
Religion is used as leverage to divide further. only in Schenec.

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