We must respect the opinions of others
There seems to be a lot of tension in the United States these days.
As a citizen you are labeled either right or left. As I see the problem it is with those who have low self-respect for themselves and others.
There is no such thing as right or left. It is a label put on the other to let them feel superior.
Where would we be if we all thought the same? We would still be in caveman days. We must learn to respect the opinions of others.
We do not have to agree, but we do have to respect.
No need for offensive language on signs
Driving along Route 29 near Kimball Corners in Galway, I saw a very offensive flag in a field.
It said “ F*** Biden.” In smaller letters underneath it said, “and f*** you for voting for him!” Really?
This is pathetic and hateful, and not what I would want our children to see.
Personally, any political signs that I have ever put out have been placed proudly in front of my own home. And I always thought Americans tolerated political differences.
Want same benefits that refugees receive
I’m 83 years old. I worked and paid taxes for 67 years and now pay $5,000 a year for my health insurance.
So I’m going to go to Mexico and then sneak into America. All you have to say is “asylum” so you don’t get caught. Then I’ll get my health insurance, a room in a hotel with meals – all free and guess what? I don’t have to cook, wash dishes or wash my bed sheets as it is all paid for by American taxpayers.
I think you should get a TV and phone in your room. I’m not sure, but I will check it out before my caravan leaves.
Ellis should strive to retain GPR program
In response to William Faubion’s March 13 letter (“Hometown prepared for Ellis dental shift”), he fails to address the catastrophic void that will be left by the elimination of the General Practice Residency (GPR), which has been in existence since 1975.
This dental residency is a hospital-based teaching program subject to the vigorous standards and mandates of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
Hometown Health cannot legally meet the mandated requirements necessary to become a hospital-based residency program.
As such, this will result in the loss of many critical services for the underserved in our community, including operating room dental treatment for the developmentally disabled and providing dental clearances for the various medical specialties to allow those doctors to safely perform their surgeries.
In addition, the 24/7 hospital coverage provided by Ellis’ GPR residents will no longer be available, adding additional strain to the already overburdened emergency room doctors and staff.
Also noteworthy is that since 1975, 82 Ellis GPR residents have remained in the Capital Region to practice dentistry upon completion of their residency.
In conclusion, as the discussion of the merger with St. Peter’s Health Partners continues, it is critical that Ellis Medicine do everything possible to maintain a hospital-based GPR program in Schenectady County.
To do less would not be in keeping with Ellis’ mission statement: “To meet the health and wellness needs of our community with excellence.”
Robert DeLuke DDS, FAGD
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