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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, June 18

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Low bridge needs more warnings

It was inevitable the truck/bridge collision on June 15. How many more incidents of this nature have to occur before the DOT comes to the conclusion that “you can’t fix stupid.”
DOT cites the use of non-commercial GPS as part of the problem. Good luck trying to dictate what peripheral equipment should be installed in a truck. After approximately 150 collisions and near misses, it seems reasonable to conclude that what is needed is a warning system that includes flashing lights, bells, whistles and, perhaps, a stiff fine to pay the bill if the bridge is struck despite the warning.
Marc Duquette
Glenville

Show the proper way to wear a mask

I would like to suggest that when The Gazette publishes photos of people or even children wearing masks, please make sure that masks are being worn properly.
Publishing photos of incorrect use, such as leaving the nose exposed, only perpetuates the inappropriate wearing of masks and the lack of health safety to the community
 By showing this, the unfamiliar may believe that is the correct way to wear masks, which, of course, it is not. The nose and mouth should always be covered by the mask.
Ann Parillo
Niskayuna

Grateful to staff at Glendale Home

My mom is a resident of Mohawk Trails at Glendale Nursing Home. Although it has been difficult not being able to visit inside, our family is extremely grateful for the love and care she has been shown by her aides, nurses, activities person and dining staff.
They all get to know your parent as a person and treat them as though they are family. We feel very fortunate that we chose Glendale for mom. They have made this difficult time easier on her and on us. Thank you all so much for everything you do.
Kelley Brockmann
Ballston Spa

Orwell’s future is our current state

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed or removed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” George Orwell from “1984.”
That pretty much summarizes the tumultuous times we live in.
Barbara Hyatt
Niskayuna

Recognize those involved in protests

Thanks to all the leaders of the Schenectady protest and protesters for showing how it should be done. In the process they were able to get their message(s) across thanks to the police chief and the patrolmen.
They showed that this was their city and did not want it destroyed.
The Gazette should do more to recognize not only the leaders, but also the protesters and the police by doing bios in each edition until all are recognized. And keep the politicians out of it.
John Lang
Schenectady

Spreading chaos won’t end racism

Two wrongs don’t make a right. In what world does setting properties on fire, stealing and causing chaos end racism?
Why not try another approach, because it’s not working.
Bruce L. Barringer, Sr.
Schenectady

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