Impeaching Cuomo the cheaper option
If your governor resigns, he will receive his full life retirement, health care and security, on our dime. If he is impeached, he will leave the mansion with nothing, except the possible box of paper clips.
Impeachment is an expensive process, but in the long run less cost to the taxpayers.
We must address our rampant racism
After 9/11, Americans who wore turbans and/or who were dark skinned were attacked and beaten. Now it is American Chinese who are not safe. And of course, don’t forget that Black people have not been safe for centuries.
For exactly what sane reason are these people being targeted? What are people teaching their children? Is this all a symptom of systematic dumbness?
I am quite old, German and Irish in an Italian family. We have all had our problems with American bullies. I have family members who are Chinese and African. Must they also live in fear of being attacked? Does this make any sense? Will there ever be a time of peaceful co-existence?
I write these things because someone out there needs to hear them. You know in your heart who you are. I write to try to fix some of these things before I go and leave this place in less of a mess. The mess is our collective doing, and we can collectively repair it.
Marilyn B. Guidarelli
Stefanik voted against constituents
This letter is addressed to all Republican voters in the New York 21st Congressional District.
Your congressperson voted against the following:
1. $1,400 for most of you and your children. For a family of four this would be $5,600.
2. Voted against $1.62 million for Gloversville.
3. Voted against $.9 million for Johnstown.
4. Voted against $10.35 million for Fulton County.
5. Voted against many more millions for the towns and cities in the north country.
6. Voted against help for small businesses.
7. Voted against helping children get out of poverty.
8. Voted against extending unemployment benefits.
9. Voted against money for the state government to keep our taxes from going up and saving jobs.
But you do not have to worry, because you and your family will get these benefits despite your congress person’s vote. You will get them because the Democrats voted for them. But it still would have been nice if your representative voted for them, but she voted against helping you.
John H. Quinn
Scoreboard should honor Buck Ewing
I was very pleased to see Peter Barber’s picture of the new A-Diamond scoreboard (“Getting ready to play ball”) being installed on the front page of the March 19 Daily Gazette. I am sure that the other promised amenities to the field will soon follow.
I especially took notice of the “A-Diamond” designation at the bottom of the scoreboard and am wondering why it also did not include the official name of that diamond as “Buck Ewing Field?”
The name change occurred in 1983, blessed by the city, four years after the passing of Mr. Ewing, whose exploits as a member of the Mohawk Giants and Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues are legendary.
He was instrumental, as arguably the best player on the Giants, in bringing overflow crowds to Central Park during the darkest days of the Depression.
I also believe there is a very nice plaque that was donated by the Hamilton Hill Neighborhood Association which was displayed at the field in the past. Hopefully the city has that in storage and it will once again be displayed in a prominent spot for all to see.
But I also hope that Buck Ewing’s name can be added to the bottom of the new scoreboard in respect to his local accomplishments on that diamond.
History should not be pushed aside, and honors given posthumously should never be forgotten.
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