Villa Italia owner went above and beyond
On Feb. 2, while I was freezing, waiting for the bus at the parking garage, I heard the music coming from Villa Italia, so I decided that I would get a coffee to keep me warm for my wait.
When I got to the front door there was a note that they were closed due to the weather, so I walked away with my head hung.
While I was walking away, I heard a noise calling me back, it was the owner. He said although they were closed and he did not have any coffee made, if I wanted, he could whip me up a cappuccino.
I said, OK! As he was doing that, we talked, and I was so grateful. I thought that he should get some recognition for being an outstanding person in Schenectady.
Most shop owners would not go above and beyond their duty.
William Stephen Foos
Nisky must address sidewalk issues
The Nott Street sidewalk between Keyes Avenue and the Niskayuna Co-op is once again unsafe for pedestrians. It has been plowed since the latest storm, but there is still a two-inch layer of slippery frozen slush.
Last month, when we had a similar problem, I used my ice-chopper to clear a walkable path. The sidewalk alternative has been to walk in the street, where two-way traffic zooms by at 40 mph. The town of Niskayuna should address the walkability problem more thoroughly.
Evil Pelosi should be the next one to go
Now that Nancy Pelosi has accomplished what she set out to do since day one – may she look in the mirror daily and see the evil pour from her eyes and live with it. Hopefully she’s next in line to be ousted.
Honor America’s flag
May we all ask ourselves this question: What does the American flag mean to me as a person?
Anyone who enjoys our freedoms should not hesitate to answer this question correctly.
Let’s continue to honor and respect our American flag. Stand proud and respect it in a positive way, each and every day.
It’s a beautiful symbol of our freedom. Continue to honor it in a positive way.
Cathy J. McKeighan
Take time to fill out police reform survey
The League of Women Voters of Schenectady County commends the city for its Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative initiative.
We are aware that this has been a long process of many months with the input of many stakeholders, undertaken during an extremely challenging time.
The goals to rebuild a police/community relationship based on trust, fairness, transparency, and accountability, and to find solutions to any racial disparities that exist are well worth the effort.
All members of our community have been asked to participate in the Schenectady Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative community survey.
The survey results would provide valuable information, especially as the city begins to write its plan of action. In order to include all members of the community, we encourage the city to provide the survey in an alternate format that could be returned by mail.
There are sites in Schenectady (for example, grocery stores) where these paper surveys could be made available to the public.
We urge the community to take part in this major collaborative effort.
This is an opportunity for us to share our opinions and provide pertinent information to the city.
The survey can be found on the Schenectady Police Department’s website at: https://www.cityofschenectady.com/665/SPD-Reform-Reinvention-Collaborative
The writer is president of the League of Women Voters of Schenectady County.
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