Golf course finishes another great year

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion It’s been another great season of golf at the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course.Thank you, Matt Dailey, for all your hard work improving and maintaining the course. A great job was done by your courteous staff and groundskeepers.Here’s to spring 2018 and another season of golf at Schenectady Muni.Sharran A CoppolaSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentslast_img read more

Time to reroute the Stockade-athon

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Stockade-athon should be re-routed to avoid the disruption of church traffic on Sunday mornings. A new route might also reduce the need for so many police cars and blockades, which must be expensive, especially the overtime. The race could start at the parking lot between SCCC and the bike path, and proceed up the ramp to State Street and turn left on Washington Avenue, go one block in Riverside Park, then turn right on Governor’s Lane, right on Front Street, left on Washington Avenue and then back on the bike path all the way to Lock 9 in Rotterdam, then loop back on Rice Road and back on the bike path near the I-890 Campbell Road exit. If this doesn’t equal 15 kilometers, it can be tweaked, perhaps extending as far as the next lock. The small loop through the Stockade would justify continuing with the name of the race, and would not require much in the way of a police presence. The present race configuration is like a noose around the city of Schenectady, as delightful as it may seem to the runners. Sure, it’s only once a year and only for a few hours, but it’s a nightmare for people trying to get to church inside that noose.Roger ShefferSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicAnderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

Gillibrand’s actions louder than words

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a fraud. I totally agree that Sen. Al Franken should be held accountable for his actions. But her statement in regard to him stating “As elected officials, we should be held to the highest standards — not the lowest” shook my memory. Wasn’t it senator “holier than thou” who was seen and heard throwing out “F-bombs” in a live press conference recently, shown and heard on networks nationwide.I guess that’s her and her “party” endorsing high standards. Look in the mirror Kirstie.Joe DeBlaseNiskayuna More from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: 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 censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Union College has grown in diversity

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI was happy to welcome my good friends, retiring President Stephen and wife Judith Ainlay of Union College to our reformed Jewish synagogue, Gates of Heaven. The format involved a Friday night service, soup Shabbat and discussion on diversity, led by President Ainlay and local “clergy against hate.”The comments were lively and interesting and I, too, had thoughts of how Union has handled diversity through the years. Unfortunately, I neglected to voice them. But now, as a 96-year-old 1943 alumnus of Union and chair of our 75th reunion in May, I offer that when the college had an 8 percent Jewish quota, and a couple “token blacks” were admitted. Now the numbers show 25 percent Jewish and 22 percent African-American.In addition, Union College now enrolls large numbers of foreign students and, conversely, sends many men and women to terms overseas.Plus, it offers “Minerva” scholarships for work/study programs to countries in South and Central America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. That’s diversity.Ted VinickSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stoplast_img read more

Walkouts do more harm than good

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In regard to student protests/walkouts: This isn’t the answer. The protests won’t correct the problem of demented shooters carrying out their violence. The protests put many students in a group situation with no protection.Putting an armed guard in our schools won’t correct the problem either. It will make the armed guard the first target.Very often, the shooter is another angry student. Protests keep people riled. We need to change the thought process, not incite more violence.The schools are there to teach. Walkouts disrupt this process.Richard Van PattenGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

L&G ahead in Bracknell race after M&S signs up

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Overgate months ahead of schedule

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Taking the rough with the smooth

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Eade on: A tale of two factories

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Strettons founder Tobin dies aged 89

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