Who will step up and rescue country?
Where was all the public outcry when the pillage and plundering was happening? And where was Congress and other authoritative figures who did not publicly denounce and stop the protests once they became violent and destructive? All this occurred in states governed by Democratic mayors and governors who should pay to restore these cities and not at the expense of taxpayers.
And then on television, Mrs. Obama stated that the BLM demonstrations represented an “overwhelmingly peaceful movement.” What planet does that woman live on? Probably in a mansion surrounded by a concrete wall. Did someone suggest that she run for president?
What happened to all our laws and rules that could have prevented all the destruction and the brutality toward the police? How disheartening it was to view all this on TV and see people’s livelihood go up in smoke.
And what mindless person first suggested “defund the police?” After what all the police endured, they should be given a raise in pay and a 3-week vacation. And what about that truck that supplied the mob with heavy objects with which to attack the police? Has this country gone mad? And again, where was Congress with artillery to stop all this?
How long is it going to take for Congress to take action before this country is taken over?
Are you Republicans asleep at the wheel again or is that really a preference?
Shirley H. Guidarelli
Be sure to track your absentee ballot
My husband and I decided to try absentee voting this year due to COVID-19. We both dropped our ballots off at the Board of Elections at 2696 Hamburg Street, Schenectady, on Oct. 24. After a week, we tracked the status of our ballots online at the Schenectady County Board of Elections website. The result of this tracking was that my husband’s ballot could be tracked, but mine was not found. We called the Board of Elections and told them of our problem. They were able to find my ballot and it was subsequently counted. We thank them for their support. I am writing to encourage all who sent in their vote by absentee ballot to track their ballot at their county board of elections.
Be grateful for staff at the Bradt School
Around Thanksgiving, I asked myself what was one thing I am thankful for.
I have worked at Bradt School for many years and am thankful for all the faculty and staff. It’s been a privilege to work with them. They are the ones who work with the students and are hard workers. I call them the heartbeat of the school system.
Who are they? These exceptional people are teachers, teacher aides and assistants, social workers, guidance counselors, nurses, gym teachers, art and music teachers, librarians and those who make breakfast, lunch and watch our students during lunch.
This year especially, has been a difficult time because of the virus. These instructors have stepped up to the plate and learned new ways of reaching each child academically. Teachers and others are teaching our children virtually. Some students have gone back to the school setting and are doing a great job wearing masks.
One of the best things is the students are in classes of 15. Parents, please be grateful for the faculty and staff, who give so much of themselves for your children. Sometimes I feel they are not always appreciated.
This is why I wrote this letter. I have worked in the system for over 20 years and seen and learned so much. Let’s show them our loyalty and support. So, this Thanksgiving season, think of these special people who care about the students at Bradt.
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