Author: admin

McGraw is tireless in support of Niskayuna

No Comments

first_imgTherefore, I was shocked by the mean-spirited attack on her intelligence, integrity and work ethic featured in an Oct. 25 letter in The Gazette.I don’t know the legacy left by the former town board member who authored such a baseless attack on Councilwoman McGraw, but I know Denise. She has addressed potholes, yard debris, water and sewer issues, the building of new playgrounds and the creation of new sidewalks and paths with more enthusiasm than anyone can imagine.She still found time to run the town pool swim team, raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Crandall Foundation for those living with cystic fibrosis, help Proctors earn a tax credit that enables our community to launch national tours of hit Broadway shows, and fight human trafficking.Now that Denise and I are about to send off to college those long-ago kindergarteners, I want to thank her for being such an extraordinary public servant and role model for my children.Maureen McGuinnessNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? In September 2005, I met Niskayuna Town Councilwoman Denise Murphy McGraw. We were both mothers of kindergartens anxious about what was in store for our girls.Since that time, Denise has been a significant presence in my life, the lives of my children, the culture of our community and the successfully running of the town of Niskayuna. She’s the hardest-working person I’ve ever met. I once wondered out loud, “When does she sleep?” Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

No single solution to mass shootings

No Comments

first_imgAs a retired risk management professional, I can assure you that proper risk management procedures and systems can go a long way in protecting children, teachers, and others  in our schools.Here are some examples:1) Control all entrance doors. This may require armed security, metal detection devices and random checks of back packs and packages.2) Isolate threats using sliding hallway gates, fog sprays, door locks, etc. 3) Maintain lock-down procedures that provide refuge areas not easily breached.4) Maintain a monitored camera system that will make it possible to spot a weapon instantly.5) Maintain a highly trained, but completely anonymous inside team of armed employees. No one knows who they are or where they are. Israel has had armed people in schools for decades.Nothing can eliminate 100 percent of all incidents. But good risk management can limit losses. Pretending that gun control alone will do that is a serious mistake. We must start providing a higher level of protection in our schools.James PavoldiDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:Local movie theater operators react to green lightSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Dec. 31

No Comments

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWealthy celebrities should put U.S. firstCan anyone tell me why the celebrities in this country all donate their money and time to other countries when there is so much need in the United States?I was reading in the Parade section of our paper how Matt Damon is the co-founder of Water.org.There are so many Native Americans without water and they have to have it trucked to them and they have to make do with a few gallons a day if that much. They cannot afford to dig wells, as it is cost-prohibitive for people who have basically nothing. Why do none of these individuals help the people whose land we stole from them?Just once I would like to read where someone is trying to help the Native Americans and the poor people of this country. We have a lot of children going to bed hungry and thirsty, and I am tired of reading about how these millionaires and even billionaires are helping people in other countries.How about it folks, anyone think like I do that they should use that old adage “Charity begins at home?”Wanda HunterSchenectadyDems should get heads out of sandIn her Dec. 24 letter (“Republicans: Stop defending Trump”), Mary Baker accuses Republicans of hiding their heads in the sand. It makes me wonder if she watched the Democratic debates.I can’t believe anyone would want any of those bumbling idiots running our country.President Trump has exposed the Washington swamp for what is. And yes, some people refuse to recognize that. Our state government is as corrupt as Washington and still Cuomo gets voted back into office. Why, it escapes me.Why the Trump critics overlook the Biden scandal, I don’t understand. Pot-smoking boneheads like Hunter Biden don’t get appointed to a million-dollar-a-year job they know nothing about.If these Trump critics have such expertise on corruption, how have the Clinton’s gone unnoticed?James RennerStillwaterMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Bossom leaves LaSalle to create $1bn geared fund

No Comments

first_imgWould you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.last_img

Thames Valley bucked by 2000 shutdown threat

No Comments

first_imgWould you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.last_img

The Wembley puzzle

No Comments

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Hammerson sees 14% NAV increase despite poor retail

No Comments

first_imgWould you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.last_img

Grand Arcade avoids call-in

No Comments

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Bank charge

No Comments

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Valuers still wide of the mark says report

No Comments

first_imgWould you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.last_img