Letter to the Editor 8/18

Categories: Letters to the Editor

 

Democrats don’t care about our lives

It’s obvious that Democrats don’t care how many people including babies are killed, businesses and people’s livelihoods are destroyed.

Cities have been burned down, buildings destroyed, spray painted with filth, merchandise stolen.

Many people put their life savings and hard work into building a business, only to have these thugs burn them down.

We used to be known as the United States of America. Now it seems like we are a nation of wimps who are afraid to stand up to these terrorists.

The governors and mayors say they are just having block parties and it is the summer of love.

They should be arrested for failing to do their job.

Remember when Biden said, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent?”

Also, for one of his best friends, Sen. Robert Byrd, who at one time was a member of the KKK, he even gave his eulogy.

Bonnie Decker

Schenectady

 

 

Nisky praised for e-cig ban in parks

Kudos to the Niskayuna Town Board for expanding its tobacco-free parks policy to include e-cigarettes in a unanimous vote on July 28.

The town was the first Capital Region municipality to make its parks tobacco-free in 2008.

They’ve once again affirmed their leadership in supporting community health by acting to also protect park visitors from the potential harms caused by exposure to aerosolized vape emissions.

In the midst of COVID-19, outdoor recreation areas have become an even more important quality of life resource for area residents.

While we have long recognized the dangers associated with exposure to secondhand smoke, it is only more recently that there has been conclusive evidence that e-cigarettes also contain and produce chemicals known to be toxic and carcinogenic.

In fact, in response to this evidence, in 2017 New York state expanded the provisions of the Clean Indoor Air Act to include a prohibition on the use of e-cigs in all places where the use of traditional tobacco products was already prohibited, such as in restaurants, workplaces and school grounds.

As governments and public health leaders encourage citizens to reduce their risk of spreading and contracting COVID-19 by spending more time outdoors, it’s great to see the town of Niskayuna working hard to provide the safest spaces possible for their residents to do just that.


Theresa Zubretsky

Troy

The writer is Community Engagement Coordinator for Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities.

 

 

Don’t wait until Nov. 3 to cast vote

Do not wait until Nov. 3 to cast your vote.

All registered New York voters, you included, may cast your vote over eight days before the election.

No, don’t mail-in your ballot.

Don’t cast an absentee ballot by mail. They may be used as fodder for declaring a “rigged” election.

New York will open several polling places in each county prior to the general election.

Make the extra effort and use them.

In Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga counties, polls will be open on Oct. 25 – Nov. 1 during morning or afternoon/evening hours. Call the county Board of Elections or check the internet for locations and hours.

Results will

be available after 9 p.m. on Nov. 3. This way, you will be sure that your vote counted.

If you and most other citizens use this option, election results would be known by midnight.

Roger Feuerstein

Saratoga Springs

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