Capital Region

Letters to the Editor Thursday, Oct. 29


Grateful for help from Sch’dy Fire Co.

I am the executive director of Summit Towers. It is an apartment building in downtown Schenectady.
My flagpole pulley broke and my American flag had gotten tattered over the past year or so.
We could not get it down to replace it. Bucket trucks could not reach it from the street, and they were too big to get into our courtyard.
One of my employees suggested calling the fire department.
I called immediately and told them my issue. They were at our property and done with the job within a half hour. Thank God for them for this and many other reasons. I have been at this job for 33 years and they have assisted us that whole time.
Barbara McBride

Left-wing agenda invites crime, chaos

In the words of Dr. Phil, “How is that working for you?” We have a wonderful example right here in Albany of the great vision of the liberal left.
Bail (so-called) reform, sanctuary city, defund the police, and what do you get? Out-of-control crime. They’re now pleading with officials to help them in their hour of need.
Mayor Kathy Sheehan, you could not figure this out ahead of time. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know this is a fool-proof fail and Albany is just one example of that.
Just add any democratic run city to this list, Chicago, all of California, Portland, Seattle, Baltimore, etc. You don’t like what is happening in Albany? Shootings every day? Deaths almost every day? Well then welcome to the left wing world — this will be your neighborhood compliments of the left-wing agenda. How are you feeling now?
When you fill out your voting form, you had better know what you’re inviting into your once-peaceful neighborhood and who you will be saying is unimportant, our underpaid, overworked, run-into-danger police force who will come when you call 911. Law and order or chaos?
Denise Crisci

Hinchey will work for Amsterdam

I’m supporting Michelle Hinchey in her race for the 46th district Senate seat because she has proven to me she cares about the city of Amsterdam and she clearly understands the issues; infrastructure, housing, education, jobs, healthcare, this evil pandemic, etc. that are critical to our community and all of upstate.
Last fall, I had the opportunity to walk door-to-door in our community with this Cornell University graduate and listen to her discuss many of these issues. She will be a passionate fighter for working families and a super-intelligent one as well.
Michelle has returned to Amsterdam frequently since and we talk often.
She’s participated in our food distributions, census registration drive, even donated blood here. Amsterdam has grabbed a piece of her heart.
I admit I know very little about her opponent.
If he’s visited Amsterdam, he hasn’t reached out to meet me.
I’m sure he’s a decent guy but now at this moment, Amsterdam needs representatives in Albany who truly work hard to best understand the challenges and needs our community has, candidates who have a chunk of this city in their hearts.
That’s why I will be voting for Michelle Hinchey for State Senator this November.
Michael Cinquanti
The writer is mayor of the city of Amsterdam.


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Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion


Robert F. Jewell


For many the ending of life is okay.
Because it’s happening far away.
They feel no loss nor any fear.
Because it’s far from those that are dear.

The shrieks of black anguish never evokes.
A humane response from republican folks.
They’ve got theirs, why it’s god given.
Lesser folk ought to be thankful for living.

Black holes of empathy, illuminate well.
The slippery slope they’re sliding to Hell.
The terror of which even angels will tell.

A gulf to wide for wealth to walk.
Silence to long to remember a talk.
A darkness so deep no light can show.
No where to stay, no where to go.

A terrible place of longing and thirst.
The first shall be last, and the last first.

…so as you do unto the least of your brethren you do unto me….

amen rabbi

William Marincic

Denise Crisci Exactly nothing good ever comes from democrat run cities and neighborhoods. Every ghetto in America has a majority of Democrats in it, you wonder why they continue to vote Democrat. When LBJ started the welfare program he said I’ll have them N-$$3rs voting democrat for the next 100 years. There’s a reason why black support for President Trump is growing and growing it’s because he wants to take the ghetto out of the cities and make all of America middle class. Look what bail reform did to that nice little boy in Troy that was murdered by a thug they should’ve been jail but was released.

Robert F. Jewell

Huhh! Got a case of selective memory again?

It’s Trumps federal government that
endorses and publicly orders brutality by law enforcement!

It’s Trumps dog whistling for civil war to hate groups.

It’s Trumps lies about Corona 19 and criminal willful malfeasance in the execution of his responsibility to react responsibly to national infections!

It’s Trumps criminal disobedience to codified laws and expected behavioral norms for the Presidency.

It Trumps refusal to acknowledge to the statement that concurs with a peaceful transference of political responsibility.

Its Trump attempting to by pass the Constitution and subvert the voting process in an effort to DICTATE its outcome…ie..Dictator…

It’s Trump being an immoral and unrepentant husband, father, business man, friend….President….

William Aiken

Denise Crisci We need more voices of common sense like yours in the debate of public safety. There is still a reluctance to speak out for fear being called a racist. This ploy is an old canard used by Democrats to silence free speech. The facts are on the side of a society that values law and order. Facts don’t care about emotions.

Robert F. Jewell

You only use emotion to conclude your “facts”.
The polls will decide the presidency only.
Time and truth will determine the weight of your choice for. ..“FACTS”….

Terry Ryczek

Not to worry William. It’s just the same old broken record every 2 and 4 years. Democrats call everyone the very thing they are, racists. They don’t want anyone to leave the plantation. Things is many more are leaving and they are panicking.

Robert F. Jewell

Yeah poor picked on little old ROGER STONE…his co-conspirator pardoned him…

Being rich in jail is just intolerable !!!

Robert F. Jewell

Hey Terry…Rudi’s coming out with a “new”
and improved laptop…. you guys are pitiful


William Marincic

Senate intelligence committee said it’s true, the only thing coming out are more emails and proof of Biden selling out his country to China.

Robert F. Jewell

If you want to know what the Lord God thinks of money, you’ve only to look at those to whom he gives it…M.Baring…

Terry Ryczek

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

Robert F. Jewell

No I think you obfuscate yet once again…

Thats the…you…YOU

REPUBLICAN….sorry…it’s an odious


You like it!🤭👍🏿🙏🏻

Terry Ryczek

Robert try to understand I mean really try to understand I don’t worship Trump. The Lord God Almightt is the only person I worship. Now do you get it or does it need further explanation?

Robert F. Jewell

Peace to you Terrence. You’ve a right to your opinion in my democracy…
I relent…

Terry Ryczek

Remember Nancy telling everyone to come to China town. DeBozo go out to a movie, have dinner, death camp Cuomo we’re New Yooorrrrrkeeers. Covid is no worse than the seasonal flu. How quickly you change the facts.

Robert F. Jewell

Hey Terry… the poor Trumpers who froze

their behinds Off at the Omaha Rally would

not have been so cold if they didn’t’ read

thermometers so often….

Just using your fearless leaders logic…

Mr. Badenough.

Robert F. Jewell

I support President Biden and Vice President Harris efforts in healing this country from Corona and then an economy refocused.

Beauty is YOU not Trumps crew will make MORE money Terry. Taxpayers making Under 400,000$ No increase in taxes.

If you make more ….be more like Trump and hide it…🙂 for awhile.

Robert F. Jewell

I hate no man, women or child
However I can detest behaviors
I pity the worldly rich…
I feel sympathy for the well meaning indifferent.
I feel empathy for the innocent and ill.
I pray for the helpless and lost…

Think Trump prays?…only to himself…

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