Use local coverage on Syracuse sports

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I would like to comment on a Feb. 18 story that The Gazette carried in the sports section on page B7.  The story was written by Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel, which is located in Coral Gables, Fla. The headline read as follows: “Syracuse hangs on against Florida State.” First of all, the game was played between Syracuse University and the University of Miami — not between Syracuse University and Florida State as the headline indicates.Secondly, one would think that our local paper would provide an article of interest to followers of a high-profile, local college basketball team, rather than offer us a slanted, inaccurate coverage of our team. I would suggest in the future, use an article from a more local newspaper.Paul H. EatonEsperanceMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusLocal movie theater operators react to green lightFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, July 5

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionHonor father/son inventors at GatewayRegarding another letter from James Wilson on June 27 about “Lady Liberty:” She should not be in Westinghouse Park at the end of State Street and the entry to the Western Gateway Bridge.Honor her and the veterans who fought for freedom at Veterans Park.Return the piece of planet across from SCCC to the honor of the Westinghouse father and son who lived and worked at that site — the elder with his progressive designs for well-built agricultural equipment and Junior for his invention of the air-brake for trains, patented while a resident just home from the Civil War at age 19.This was the major impetus for opening the whole country to commerce and an industrial age.A statue of Westinghouse should stand where he once lived. The whole area could be a living museum to agriculture and industry.Where better than the entry to the Western Gateway Bridge? Even now, a small group of citizens, including Professor Emeritus Frank Wicks, is exploring the possibilities of adding another figure to the Steinmetz, Edison, Tubman and Seward statues that grace our city.Let’s bring the talented historical men and women of Schenectady back to our streets.Betty PieperScotiaDon’t romanticize childhood diseasesI’m late in writing this letter but no less indignant about the topics covered in the June 2 Gazette column by Karen Cookson (“Legal Punishment for Anti-Vaxxers”). Her reminiscing about play dates to catch chicken pox, mumps, etc. was off-putting, as was her overall tone about childhood diseases.No mention was made of the lifelong complications they can cause. Cookson’s comments about polio were especially egregious. I’m sorry she contacted polio at age 9, but when she said it “may have made her healthier,” I must point out that she was one of the luckier polio victims.She didn’t end up in an iron lung or in a wheelchair. She didn’t have to walk with canes and braces for the entire rest of life, as my own mother did.She apparently is fortunate in not being a victim of post-polio syndrome, either.I respectfully suggest that Karen Cookson study the whole issue of vaccinations and rely on facts, not opinion, when writing about polio or any other disease that can leave lasting complications and suffering.Amy Dievendorf Canajoharie       Presidential race could be condensedHere we go again, facing another interminable presidential campaign of about 15 months.In my opinion, it could be accomplished in six months, saving millions of dollars and sparing we the people the tediousness of it all.Twenty-plus Democrats and one Republican will be cavorting around the country espousing repetitious promises of all the good and great things coming our way. Trump will brag about his non-existent accomplishments. Other than the drastic tax cuts for the fat cats, what has he done? The beneficiaries of these tax cuts are donating millions of dollars to his campaign to ensure, hopefully, they continue to benefit. Trump will need to find someone else to “lock up,” and he will be busy making up nasty and belittling names for all those opponents.He has been president for 886 days (as of June 24) and lied more than 10,000 times according to the fact checkers.It is shocking that a man could lie so glibly and so frequently.Jane ReisengerSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Oct. 15

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAgent Orange fitting nickname for TrumpWhen someone continually attempts to belittle and degrade scores of people via chronic name calling solely on the basis that they’re not in line with his particular way of thinking, perhaps tagging that individual with an appropriate name of his own is in order.Agent Orange is an extremely toxic herbicide that was spread from airplanes to defoliate the jungles of Vietnam during a war that 58,000 U.S. service members died in. (Some people may have avoided that war because of bone spurs.)Agent Orange’s long-lasting toxic effects to plants, animals and humans still have negative health, ecological and sociopolitical consequences some 50-plus years after its use.An agent is a person that has the authorization and power to act on another’s behalf. Obviously, the president of the United States fits that definition and can, with no argument, be called an agent.  Orange is a color that most assuredly can be associated with Trump, verifiable by looking at, for the most part, any picture of him.Considering the president’s constant attempts, some of which are successful, to undermine health care, the environment and productive relations with America’s allies, as well as the United States Constitution, one can surmise the result of this toxic behavior will have long-lasting negative health, ecological and sociopolitical effects.Therefore, one would conclude that no issue be taken when following the lead of our name-calling president, by most appropriately calling him the name “Agent Orange.”Lou Restifo Sr.Burnt HillsStop referring to our children as kidsWhy are we still calling our children “kids,” when it says in the Word of God (Bible) that a kid is a sacrificial animal. Are we sacrificing our own children by using the term kid when we are angry at them for something? Or are we just not thinking about what we are truly saying? I was greatly appreciated to learn by a true man of God when he let the people know what harm we might be doing by calling our children kids. I thank God that I repented of such foolishness, and I now refer to all children as children, not the k-word.Bonita CadeSchenectadyExpand number of sites for early votingThis year, New Yorkers have nine additional days to vote, including two weekends before Election Day, but no one seems to know about it.No more do you have to wait till after work, then go stand in line at 8 p.m. No more do you have to choose between picking kids up at childcare and stopping off to vote. This will make a huge difference, especially for working parents.Early voting will take place in every county in New York state from Saturday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 3. Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day.You will check in to vote, receive your ballot and vote as any other election. Election Day will be Tuesday, Nov. 5, and people will vote at their regular polling places on Election Day.But in Montgomery County, there is only one place to vote early, and that’s at the Board of Elections office in Fonda. Beginning Oct. 26, the Montgomery County Early Voting Poll site will be located at the Montgomery County Old Courthouse, located at 9 Park Street in Fonda. This does not make it easy to vote early for people who don’t have a car. Surely, an early polling place in the city of Amsterdam would be useful.We need multiple polling places across the county, especially in population centers, so that the maximum number of people can exercise their right to vote.Anita SanchezAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

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