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Letters to the Editor Sunday, Oct. 25


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.
Jean Ellis

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.
Edwin Reyes

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.
Janet Hutchison

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.
Cindy Barkowski


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Robert F. Jewell

Just gotta admire the precipice ole Rudy was dancing …presidential lawyer and adviser,
Potential savior of the republicans debacle,
Inept Russian stooge and carrier pigeon,

Absolute riveting portrait:

Visceral real-time revelation of the result of conservative reasoning and base regard in their lust and contempt for women.

We must keep evolving beyond animalism!


At least she wasn’t 10….

Robert F. Jewell

Hey Freddo..A Goats Epitaph…

Here lies the racist, still wicked but cold.
Hated his brethren till he got old.
Died unrepentant, passed on his curse.
No Jesus…No Angels… Just ole Satans hearse!

Robert F. Jewell

Great campaign rally point… vote for Trump and the njoy your murder!!😇

Terry Ryczek

Democrats are just like the serpent in the garden of Eden, deceiving and deceived.


Perhaps you could trouble yourself to explain your abhorrence to racism while accepting government mandated programs. Alternatively you might explain how Biden’s desire to close down the oil industry plans to cope with the transition to a world without plastics. Perhaps he will sell his idea by promising cars with metal bodies!

William Marincic

Edwin Reyes There are millions of unemployed people, how many unemployed people do you think they would be if Joe Biden was president, Biden said he would shut the country down again which means most of those people would never have a job to go back to. And how is this President Trump‘s fault thank God he stopped travel ban from China or there would be millions dead which would’ve happened if Biden was in charge because he called that moved by President Trump xenophobic. This is the China virus it’s not an American virus, Trump didn’t make this virus but thank God we had him as President.

Robert F. Jewell

A desperate Trump, lacking a brain.
Pumps Barr for charges, a big lock and chain.
Paid for by Rudi’s conspiracy train.

Best darned bologna money can buy.
Funny then Billy didn’t give it a try.
Just another Ghouliani “Pie in the sky”

Robert F. Jewell

We are all stained Fred…the parable clearly tells that…how about the rest Fred…come on…read it all.


I root for you Goats…your divinely
Like Tony Montana, Morgoth, and Lucifer, Hitler, Trump, Putin…
you’ll behave as if..
“ The world is mine”

Robert F. Jewell

Hey Fred, Bill, Terry ….what are your opinions on the story of Anthony Ray Hinton in regards to police malfeasance against minorities?
I’m all ears guys. Teach me, I thirst…


My comments about the police involved them being condemned for the predictable consequences of a Blackman choosing to resist arrest. Since I see Blackmen as fully function adults I see no reason why they should not be put in choke holds until they stop resisting arrest. If I am wrong about the judgement that Blackmen are endowed with by their creator then my conclusion being based on a false premise falls apart.
P.S. The incident you refer to involves a gun. Can you provide evidence that the possessor had a pistol permit

Robert F. Jewell

???? Your plainly ignoring the outcome of this national shame.
Your obviously a shameful racist and unrepentant goat!
Thank you for showing the readers of this marvelous platform;
just what kind of JUSTICE you and police with your form of mental illness effect on innocent black tax paying American citizens!!
Fred he was NOT GUILTY of any crime.
Your kind took 32 years of his life on DEATH ROW….black heart…
You cannot see,hear,read,or speak truth anymore. Peace Fred.


You failed to answer the question of the legality of gun ownership. Do note shame is only associated with actions of an individual(s). Nations are constructs used by historians.

Terry Ryczek

I’ve read not checked it several time you have to read chapter 24 within they are one sermon preached by the savior.

BTW RASMUSSEN poll says 46% of blacks approve of President Trump. Leo Terrell and the others are having a great effect. 50 cent jumped up to sixty and is rising.


You’ve got the worst, most unreliable sources of anyone. Trump’s disapproval rating with Blacks is more like 88%. (Don’t forget to capitalize Blacks in the future. Show some respect.)

Robert F. Jewell

Historical facts from Federal budget data:

From 1946- 2015

22.4 million jobs were created under Democratic administration s.

GDP growth was 44 higher under democrats administration

Business Investment…190 percent higher under Democratic administrations.

Unemployment…18 percent high under republican administrations

9 out of the ten RECESSIONS occurred

Under REPUBLICAN administrations!

Can’t wait to see what history records what THIS administration adds….NOT!

William Aiken

It’s ironic how the President and his campaign are often asked if they will have a peaceful transition if he loses the election. After the 2016 election, the Democrats and the media never participated in a peaceful transition. They have tried to overthrow a duly elected President. The Russia Collusion Hoax, the impeachment sham, Calling for the 25th amendment etc…. it’s one failed ploy after another.

The Democrats’ obsession to remove Trump from office will never cease as long as they have control over congress. Since 2016, the media has put its thumb on the scale to tar the President. On November 3rd, voters will thoroughly reject the Democrats impeachment agenda and avenge the media’s rigged deck against 45.

Robert F. Jewell

What a liar… no boogaloos threatened you…no one shot you…no one planned to kidnap…🙄 what a sore waste of cells…

William Aiken

Did you intend to reply to someone else’s post? Because your reply had nothing to do with any of the points I made. A least you’re consistent in that respect.


Conservative columnist George Will said it best today about Trump: “A practitioner of crybaby conservatism – no one, he thinks, has suffered so much since Job lost his camels and acquired boils – and ever a weakling, Trump will end his presidency as he began it: whining.” Very poetic and so accurate. The Dems hate him for being a lousy leader and cheat, the media hates him for being a liar who exaggerates everything and even republicans by the millions now realize what his opponents in the 2016 primaries were telling us that Trump is a fraud, a huckster and a narcissist who only cares about himself. He could care less that people are get very sick and dying on his watch. Most of our allies don’t respect him and his buddy dictators play him like a fiddle. It will also be a pleasure to watch the complicit, overly conservative GOP go down with him.

Robert F. Jewell

At least two…I listen and read all points of view republican…

The first written evidence of republican ideology is revealed in an answer to Gods question….

Where…is thy brother… his blood cries out to me?

Republican reply…

Am I my brothers keeper?

Terry Ryczek

The buffoon in the White House just brokered two Middle East Peace Accords, something that 71 years of political intervention and endless war failed to produce. He has now been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by 3 separate world leaders.
The buffoon in the White House is the first president that has not engaged us in a foreign war since Eisenhower.
The buffoon in the White House promised to destroy ISIS, and kept his promise. Something Obama promised to do, but couldn’t.
The buffoon in the White House has had the greatest impact on the economy, bringing jobs, and lowering unemployment to the Black and Latino population of ANY other president. Ever!
The buffoon in the White House has exposed the deep, widespread, and long-standing corruption in the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the Democratic party.
The buffoon in the White House turned NATO around and had them start paying their dues.
The buffoon in the White House neutralized the North Koreans, stopped them from developing a further nuclear capability, sending missiles toward Japan, and threatening the West Coast of the US.
The buffoon in the White House repositioned our embassy to Jerusalem, something every president before him promised to do, but NEVER had the guts to do.
But for the Wuhan caused pandemic, the Buffoon in the White House has stood up to China, brought hundreds of businesses back to the US, and revived the US economy well beyond anything his predecessor thought possible…..without a “magic wand.”
The buffoon in the White House has accomplished the appointing of two Supreme Court Justices, nominated an incredibly well qualified candidate for the current SCOTUS vacancy, and will soon have placed close to 300 Federal Judges on the federal bench.
The buffoon in the White House lowered your taxes and caused your stock market to move to record levels over 100 times, positively impacting the retirements of tens of millions of citizens.
The buffoon in the White House fast-tracked the development of a COVID Vaccine – it will be available within months – we still don’t have a vaccine for SARS, Bird Flu, Ebola, or a host of diseases that arose during previous administrations.
The buffoon in the White House rebuilt our military which the Obama administration had crippled and had fired 214 key generals and admirals in his first year of office.
The buffoon in the White House uncovered and curtailed rampant illegal immigration and widespread sex and drug trafficking in the United States and beyond.
The buffoon in the White House works for free and has lost well over 2 billion dollars of his own money in serving – and done all of this and much more in the face of relentless undermining and opposition from people who are threatened because they know they are going to be exposed as the criminals that they are if he is re-elected.
I got it, you don’t like him. How special of you. He is serving you and ALL the American people. What are you doing besides calling him names?”


Terry – You forgot to add: First buffoon to leave office with a net loss in job growth since Herbert Hoover and the largest deficit ever. Shall I go on?

Terry Ryczek

Another stupid statement. If your boy Bejinge Biden was in charge 5X as many would be out of work not just the blue states with their idiot governor’s.

Robert F. Jewell

Terry….after carefully reading this entire story I can identify at least 13 points you make that I AM FORCED TO AGREE WITH.

13Xs… My name is Robert and I agree with this message!!!

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