Tougher penalties for bridge-hitting drivers
In regard to the DOT statement that truck drivers are ignoring the warning signs for the low railroad bridge on Glenridge Road in Glenville and thus damaging their trucks and the bridge.
You can’t fix stupid. But you could fine it, suspend its driving license for a short time and perhaps add flashing lights to the signage and attach flashing lights to the bottom edges of the bridge as an additional warning.
For sake of nation, we must vote Trump out
There are millions of unemployed Americans, and the weekly number of new Americans filing for unemployment is growing every week.
There are Americans who are food insecure and are unable to pay their rent so why should Americans be more concerned about Hunter Biden? Do we need a lesson on ethics and morality from this administration when Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse has said Trump’s family has treated the presidency like a business opportunity?
This president and his administration have mishandled the coronavirus, and with his inability to handle the virus, the job market is not growing, and more Americans will be laid off due to this administration’s incompetency. On Nov. 3, we must vote out Donald Trump out of the White House for the sake of our nation.
Support your locally owned businesses
Thank you for the article from the New York Times (“Your local bookstore wants you to know that it’s struggling”) printed in the Oct. 18 Gazette about the struggle of independent bookstores.
Here are the facts about what is at stake for small businesses like ours. This year it is important to #shoplocal more than ever.
Amazon has been boxing out local bookstores and other small businesses across the country resulting in loss of jobs, local sales tax revenue, as well as what makes our community unique. In a post-covid world, we will have lost many things that we take for granted.
An average of one indie bookstore a week has closed since the pandemic began. This means the loss of opportunity to discover books and connect with readers in a meaningful “face to face” way.
Please don’t let this happen.
Where we spend our dollars in the final days of 2020 will determine what our community will be like in 2021. I urge everyone to support the small locally owned business in our community when shopping for the holiday season.
Let care-giving family into nursing homes
I was so happy to read in the Oct. 18 Sunday Gazette editorial section (“Find a way to get family members into nursing homes”) that Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is working on a bill to get family visitation in nursing homes. It is so important for our families to be reunited with loved ones that have been alone in nursing homes for months and months.
These have been difficult times for all of us, and the emotional support family members can provide is needed to ensure overall health of seniors in nursing homes.
So many families like mine are waiting to know when they can visit their families again. The state is reopening many businesses now and Assemblyman Santabarbara’s bill just makes sense.
My heartfelt thanks to Assemblyman Santabarbara for working on this issue. I know that he understands a family’s love goes a long way to keeping people healthy. If you have ever seen him out with his son with a disability, Michael, you know he is a shining example of what that means. I cannot wait to hug my Mom again.
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