Sign stealers are committing crimes
On Sunday, Sept. 20, two Trump lawn signs were stolen from neighboring lawns in Niskayuna.
One of the two stolen signs was handmade by my 90-year-old father. His neighbor’s Trump sign was professionally made.
To whomever stole those signs: You trespassed on property. You stole property. You are no good. You are a trespasser. You are a thief.
Nancy Kay Matuszyk
Shame on GOP for rushing to fill seat
Shame on all you Republican senators. You must not have much faith in your emperor winning this November election.
If you think that he can’t lose, why are you pushing to put one of the right wing Republicans on the Supreme Court before the election?
You and Trump are salivating over the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, where you should be giving her the respect that she deserves.
It looks like you are trying to pull a shady deal to fill the empty seat and stuff it down the public’s throat, even though by public demand by over 60% think it should be done after the election.
And hopefully Trump and Mitch will be out of the picture.
Let’s all keep our fingers crossed. Vote Biden and Harris. Make America great again and better, vote, vote, vote, vote.
Please reopen Mont Pleasant Library
As an avid reader and a patron and volunteer of the Mont Pleasant Library, I would like to know why, when there was so much excitement in the neighborhood when that new library opened, is it the only library to be “temporarily closed” for well over a month.
Every other library in the county is open for a few days a week for “curbside pickup.”
Shouldn’t the people of Mont Pleasant have that same opportunity to pick up that novel they’ve been wanting to read, or a few DVDs for their family to help pass the long days of this pandemic when we can’t do so many of the things we’re used to doing?
So please, whoever is in charge, let’s open Mont Pleasant Library, even if it’s for just a couple of days a week for curbside pickup. Thank you.
Americans must revive responsibility
We are facing an unspoken pandemic in America today: lack of personal responsibility and a sense of entitlement that today crosses generations.
Individuals with better manners and habits have seemingly forgotten them.
You deserve from life what you have worked, saved and can pay for. The idea we should all help one another is little more than the battle cry of the freeloader.
There should be no student loan forgiveness. Will those of us who paid ours be reimbursed?
No rent forgiveness, no slave reparations to unlikely descendants of slaves, and no free health care.
You want? You can pay. In better days, we had debtor prisons and mental institutions. It is time to bring them back.
Need more urgency on a covid vaccine
My father suffered a stroke at the height of the pandemic in April.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, my mom and I weren’t able to visit him until 10 minutes after he had already passed away.
We weren’t even able to have a proper funeral service for him.
No family should lose a loved one in the tragic way that we did.
Still, countless others throughout New York share this traumatic experience due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19.
My mom is now alone and, because she’s older, she’s considered high-risk for the virus.
We need a solution; we need a vaccine. Without one, we’ll continue to see loss, both of American lives, livelihood and experiences.
Now more than ever is when we need politicians fighting for innovation and pursuing policy that protects and promote research. This is why I’m disappointed that the Trump Administration has pursued government price setting by way of an executive order.
On Sept. 13, he signed the “most favored nation” Executive Order.
This could damper critical work from American biopharmaceutical researchers and scientists. We need all hands-on deck for vaccine development.
Patients deserve smart, safe policies and Trump’s order isn’t the answer.
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