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Letters to the Editor for Friday, May 8

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Look for ways to reopen libraries

I agree with Carter Dibble, the 9-year-old writer in the May 4 paper (“Don’t let covid take away our libraries”) concerning the Schenectady County Public Library. Why not reopen the library, have books reserved online, with curbside pickup of materials?
Use the existing collection boxes outside the buildings for returns. There is no need for users inside the buildings. Everyone can be socially distant and wear masks, including staff. Let’s look for ways/reasons to start up again.
Terry Koskowski
Niskayuna

Thanks to nurses for all that you do

Happy Nurses Week. This week is a small recognition to all nurses who work on behalf of our nation and world health. Nurses are the largest member of the health care interprofessional team.
There are more than 3 million nurses in the United States and more than 300,000 nurses in New York State. They run toward fire; they are on duty 24/7 in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, schools, homes, businesses and of course, public health. This pandemic health care challenge makes people and potential patients appreciate the work of these women and men. As a nurse educator, I am proud to be a part of this courageous, fearless, “essential” professionals.
Thanks to nurses for all they do every day.
Nancy Michela, RN
Burnt Hills

Let’s see Cuomo’s plan for the state

 Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes to say, “show me a plan.”
Show me a plan to open up businesses. Show me a plan for social gatherings and ball games.
I have a question for Mr. Cuomo, do you have a plan for reducing the size of the state government? Get rid of the pork and freebies?
Do you have a plan that you are not going to raise taxes and fees?
The New York government was $6 billion in debt before the virus hit us.
Do you have a plan to keep property values stable? Do you have a plan to fix our roads and bridges? A plan to keep school taxes down?
Do you have a plan to stem the flow of people fleeing the state for a better quality of life?
Well Mr. Cuomo, do you?
George Lyman
Halfmoon

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