Glenville should not limit membership
Why is the town of Glenville seeking to limit diversity on their board? That is the question I asked myself when I heard about the disturbingly partisan amendment to the town of Glenville’s Code of Ethics being proposed for adoption on Oct. 7.
The amendment states “No Municipal officer or employee shall … simultaneously with his or her Town employment, hold another public sector office or position or employment which regularly does business with the Town …”
Does this mean a school teacher in Burnt Hills couldn’t serve on the town board, or an employee of the Niskayuna Water Department, or a county social worker or a state assembly member’s office manager or maybe someone who works for the New York State Health Department?
These people are all town or village residents, which is the only qualification it takes to run for office. Why is the Republican majority trying to make it harder for people to serve?
I know firsthand that a diverse board benefits all residents regardless of their party affiliations. That is if the board puts the needs of the residents before their own.
Trump has reasons to fake having virus
Is anyone else having difficulty dismissing the notion that the report of the president’s diagnosis may be false?
Just imagine the benefits that might accrue if it is a fabrication.
First among the options, it would give the president a pass on having to participate in another disastrous “debate.”
Second, it would give room for a Chairman Mao type of press release, (anybody remember those?) “the president is recovering much faster than any mortal man.”
Third, it would give him the perfect opportunity to pull out of the race gracefully, which is probably something he might care to do at this point.
Obviously this is all supposition, but think about it.
Both sides guilty of campaign sign theft
In her Oct. 2 letter (“Trump backers try to silence dissenters”) Patricia Nugent wrote that Democratic candidate signs were stolen from her property and surrounding neighbors. Ms. Nugent implies that only a Republican would do something like this to silence dissenters. Have you seen the news or read the paper lately? A woman was charged with stealing Republican (Trump) candidate signs. She also had children helping her.
Obviously, some people from both political sides have nothing better to do than trespass and steal signs. Yes, it’s annoying (and a crime) but the candidate you like will still get your vote. Try putting the signs in your window.
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