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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Jan. 1

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GOP must wake up to children’s deaths

How many more migrant children will die while in custody? Will any Republicans in Congress wake up?
Marilyn Scott
Middle Grove


Group thankful for community support

Once again, the officers and members of Catholic Daughters Court Catherine Esther #1264 would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the people in the area communities who contributed items and money to the Holiday Collection for Veterans and deployed military. We wish to thank NBT Bank and Our Lady of Hope Church in Fort Plain and Lee’s Shops at Wagner’s Square in Canajoharie for their cooperation in letting us place the collection boxes in their lobbies and vestibules.

We’d also like to thank Arkell Hall Adult home for joining us in collecting recommended items. 

In addition, we are extremely grateful for the publicity afforded us by the Courier-Standard, the Recorder, My Shopper, the Pennysaver and other area newspapers. Because of the response from the communities, we sent seven boxes of toiletries, warm clothing, snack and gift items to the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Albany. The collection was delivered to the VA by Lisa Bowman, a retired Air Force nurse who works at the Albany VA.

The items were distributed to the veterans and wounded warriors before Christmas. We also received enough money in donations to purchase 29 holiday care packages for deployed soldiers from the Soldiers’ Angels organization and to put toward shipping costs. 

This was a wonderful response from our little communities and we thank you all for joining us in supporting our wounded military and veterans along with our deployed soldiers during the Christmas season. May God bless you for your generosity. 
Marlene Nalli
Fort Plain
The writer is the Regent and Collection Coordinator for Court Catherine Esther #1264 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.


Writer’s claims on Obama are not true

I’m writing in regard to Diane Sanders Hombach’s Dec. 26 letter. Ms. Hombach makes several points which are not true.

First off, she points to the 2018 mid-term elections as big losses for Trump and the Republican Party. Comparing apples to apples, Trump’s first mid-term election results vs. Obama (in 2010): Trump lost 40 House seats, Obama lost 64; Trump gained two Senate seats, Obama lost six Senate seats.

Ms. Hombach also mentions Obama did not lie in regard to Obamacare. President Obama repeatedly stated, “You can keep your plan; you can keep your doctor” and millions of Americans lost both due to Obamacare.

Regardless of what Ms. Hombach thinks regarding Obama’s Iran deal, the fact remains he gave pallets of cash to the chief state sponsor of world terrorism.

Lastly, Ms. Hombach contends that President Obama had received more than 50 percent of the popular vote, and that had not been done since President Reagan. She could easily look up the facts, both George H.W. Bush in 1988 and George W. Bush in 2004 received over 50 percent of the popular vote.
Timothy Gaffney, Sr.

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