Great job on effort to help homeless
I read the article in the April 15 Gazette (“Homeless camp removed, with care”) about the agencies who worked alongside the Schenectady police to aid the homeless people camping in Vale Park and I have just one word to say – bravo!
Only give support to legal immigrants
Fed up with New York and its politicians?
It’s not enough we pay some of the highest taxes in the country, but now our governor and his cronies in the new budget are making us taxpayers give money to undocumented people coming to this state and country. This is just WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.
I worked hard to support my family and pay my share of taxes. My parents came to this country in the late 1930s.
They came the legal way and became citizens and were proud in doing so.
My father served in World War II in the Pacific. Nobody gave them anything.
They worked hard for what they got and had a great life in doing so.
Enough is enough.
If our ding-dong Gov. Cuomo and our so-called representatives want to give money to undocumented people instead of deporting them back to where they came from, then let them fork over their paychecks for the year, not my tax money that is supposed to support our state and our schools.
Grandma Jane would be so proud
Kudos to Lt. Ryan Macherone and partner Sgt. Nick Mannix for being so compassionate to removing the homeless encampment, as reported in the April 15 Gazette (“Homeless camp removed, with care”).
I know firsthand where Ryan got all his nurturing from: Grandma Jane of 97 years teaching and giving and cooking to all.
No one ever was left behind. She would be so proud of you!
Don’t overlook Liz Joy’s role on Jan. 6
I was not surprised to read that Schenectady County Republican Committee Vice-Chair Liz Joy has announced that she is running against Congressman Paul Tonko again next year — especially since she has not yet conceded her 2020 race, despite losing by a 22% margin.
I was, however, surprised that the April 9 Gazette article (“Liz Joy to challenge Tonko again in 2022”) did not mention her role on Jan. 6 in Washington.
She didn’t merely participate in the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, but was an organizer, having arranged for a busload of Capital Region residents to travel to Washington to protest the certification of our duly-elected president.
Little has been reported about Joy’s role at the Capitol on Jan. 6 other than her admission that she was there. Has she been questioned by the FBI?
Liz Joy is a dangerous conspiracy theorist who has continued to spread the ludicrous theory that the presidential election was rigged and also seems to be disputing Congressman Tonko’s overwhelming victory. These are facts.
They are the basis of her endless campaigning and should not be overlooked by the media or anyone else.
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