Students knew long ago about stream
I’d like to comment on Sara Foss’s Oct. 27 column (“Small stream a big public health hazard.”)
Union College ‘s alma mater song refers to the “brook that bounds.” I recall that even 50 years ago, students amended it to the “creek that reeks.”
Ex-cop DWI article too sensationalized
Can someone explain why the story in the Oct. 20 Gazette (Ex-Schenectady cop faces DWI charge in crash”) about a DWI charge against Mr. Joseph McCabe was so sensational?
Is it because he is a former Schenectady police detective?
Would a DWI charge against a former Schenectady plumber, or any other civilian job for that matter, warrant a bold headline with an accompanying article riddled with irrelevancy? I doubt it.
Was it necessary for the story to include: Mr. McCabe’s bar fight in 2016; the horrific details of a high profile case in which Mr. McCabe was a lead detective; and most egregiously, the untimely, tragic death of Mr. McCabe’s wife, occurring 13 years ago, and the resulting malpractice settlement 10 years ago?
Is any of this information pertinent to the story?
No, none of it is.
Please stop these sensationalist tactics.
They are unbecoming of The Daily Gazette.
Grateful for work of all the poll workers
A huge thank you to the poll workers who made the voting process run smoothly with their patience, courtesy and knowledge!
Kathy A. Sadio
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