Lady Liberty should move back to park
In the Oct. 13 Gazette, I read Mr. Davis’ letter and his wife Marilyn’s essay “The Golden Door” with great interest. I was moved by Marilyn’s very thoughtful musings regarding our Statue of Liberty that once stood in Schenectady’s Liberty Park (Gateway Park) across from the community college.
In his letter Mr. Davis stated that he hoped “a new location for the statute will be found to inspire future students, as it did my wife.”
You may be aware, Mr. Davis, that this is not the case. After a protracted absence, our Lady Liberty has been relegated to the corner of Erie Boulevard and Union Street, masked by telephone and power wires, the railroad bridge and a tangle of brush and trees.
It’s difficult to notice, let alone inspire.
Over time, a number of us have noticed and have written articles and letters to The Gazette requesting that the City Council and mayor relocate our Lady to an appropriate inspirational location. Your letter supports many who believe Lady Liberty needs to be restored to “Liberty Park.”
I am unaware of any public reasons by the city’s political leaders to our request or even an explanation as to why our Lady has been moved into relative obscurity. I invite these leaders to publicly address our concerns. Inspirational patriotic symbols matter.
Our communities continue to be populated by immigrants and students aspiring to enter “The Golden Door” for the opportunity “to achieve our greatest dreams and to reach our potential.”
Lance R. Jackson
Aragosas show true value of business
Well wishes to the Aragosa family and staff on their retirement from Marty’s True Value. They provided the best service at their store and contributed to the community in many ways. The Festival of Nations, Sons of Italy, Northside Little League and Northside Business Association are some that come to mind. The Aragosas represent how important small businesses are in our society. They will be missed.
Hoping for less liberal reporting
I was happy to see The Gazette has hired a new managing editor. Congratulations to Cailin Brown. I was a long-time subscriber before the political reporting and stories in The Daily Gazette started leaning too far to the left and I had the paper delivery stopped.
I hope the new editor will restore fair and impartial reporting to The Gazette pages. I will be watching for the next few months and if I see improvement, I will gladly renew my subscription.
Look at countries that have socialism
The 2020 election is complexity to simplicity. Please, please open up your hearts and ask yourself this question: Is there any country in the world that has Socialism that is working out well for them?
I think after answering that question, you will make the correct decision in the voting booth.
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