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.
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?
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.
The writer is mayor of the city of Amsterdam.
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