Sheriffs should be part of the solution
Most of our local, duly elected sheriffs have long, distinguished careers in law enforcement. For that we owe them our gratitude and respect.
The Nov. 17 front page headline (“Sheriffs won’t enforce Cuomo’s limit on household gatherings”) surprised me when some of our local sheriffs publicly stated that they would not be enforcing the governor’s recent executive order limiting the size of Thanksgiving gatherings.
I had a hunch and researched the sheriffs mentioned in the articl. And lo and behold, I found that they are all Republicans. Of course, they all chose to tow the GOP line of COVID-19 denial.
It would have been easy enough to quietly just ignore the executive order. Instead they chose to showboat their political ideology and make a bold public statement. Gentlemen, you won your public offices. Why do you find it necessary to continue politicking? Of course, it’s impossible to police the governor’s mandate.
However it does offer very reasonable advice to the public; limit yourselves. There’s a very deadly pandemic going on. These officers are derelict in their duties when they politicize this very serious public health issue.
Gentlemen, if you chose not to be part of the solution, please stand down and don’t be part of the problem. We should all be united in our efforts to mitigate this horrible pandemic.
A happy and SAFE Thanksgiving to you all.
Politicians must show leadership
There appears to be many people who are our political leaders in both political parties who are not wearing their masks.
These people are showing our whole country that they are very poor leaders. It seems the people who are doing the most complaining are the ones who are not following their own rules.
The people I speak of are setting an example and showing the rest of the country that they need to be watched more than we do.
Our political leaders should be held to a higher standard if they want to lead our country, because we the people feel if you want to be a political leader you damn well better act like one.
Walter “Neal” Brazell
Find real answers to trucks hitting bridge
Does someone have to be seriously injured or killed at the bridge on Glenridge Road before the state, town and/or railroad does something to remedy the problem?
It’s a pipe dream to think the bridge will be raised and it’s equally unlikely that the road will be lowered. Signage has not solved the problem, nor will reliance on GPS. I still think the solution rests with an audio/visual early-warning system on site at the bridge. The technology exists; it’s not rocket science.
The time for analysis is long past.
Concerned for the future due to Trump
I am concerned, not for myself but for my grandchildren’s future.
I grew up in the time of having bomb drills, crawling under our desk, bomb shelters. Nothing compared to today. I don’t understand how our president confirms he has the covid virus, spends a few days in hospital, has a miracle infusion, and won the battle.
If this was so, why couldn’t others get this infusion? I also don’t understand why Russian fighters were turned away by U.S. fighters twice and didn’t hear anything from the White House. Is Trump refusing to concede for fear his secrets would be found out? Just wondering.
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