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Letters to the Editor for Sunday, Aug. 2

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Remember to look after your neighbors

An acquaintance of my sister-in-law’s died recently. He was in his late 50’s with only a dog for company. He had been dead for a while before someone thought to check on him.

Please people, check on your neighbors if they live alone, especially if there’s an animal involved.

Who knows if the man had a stroke and lay on his floor for days before dying. And that poor animal with no food or water.

Even if you don’t get along with your neighbor, do the right thing and call someone. Maybe this man could have been saved and the dog wouldn’t have suffered. This world is turning into a toilet and we all have to look out for each other.

Lorraine VanDerWerken


Sports staff already dissing the Mets

Wow, you guys have set a new record in your New York Mets coverage. Just four days into the season and they are relegated to the second page of the July 28 Gazette Sports section. Amazingly, even beating the Red Sox and not a Yankee game scheduled, the article of their victory is still second page news. I’m sure many Met fans can recall the numerous times your paper received letters that complained of this perceived bias by your sports department. It may be a new season, but your sports staff is just playing the same old game.

Josh Hermance


Get updated on your cancer screenings

The Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties would like to remind everyone to schedule their breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings now.

Cancer is still the second leading cause of death in New York state.

Doctor’s offices and healthcare locations already have screening processes in place to keep us all safe and healthy. If you’ve had to put off your screenings, now is the time to get back on schedule.

Most health insurance plans in New York State are required to cover annual cancer screenings, so there could be no out of pocket expense for you. If you’re uninsured, our program provides free breast and cervical screenings to women over 40 and free colorectal screenings to men and women over 50.

Don’t wait. You need to take care of yourself, too. Ask your doctor if it’s time for your exams or contact our program for help. For more information call 518-770-6816 or email 
[email protected].

Lesley Montenaro


The writer is health education promotion coordinator of the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady Counties.

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