Get vaccinated and help end pandemic
I’m still waiting for a belly laugh after 16 months of covid plaguing us. Here’s a chuckle, I told my wife how thankful I was to have someone I enjoyed being quarantined with. She said, ”Must be nice.” Let’s hope covid is over soon. Give us an expiration date.
It would be good to have closure — and be able to laugh again! Laughter is the best medicine; it’s like a ”shot in the arm!” So please get it.
Carole Anne Frank
Reject racial shift to education systems
Our children’s education is the key to their success.
However, there are two movements, Critical Race Theory (CRT), and the 1619 Project, which aim to sabotage the future of the next generation.
While 15-year-olds in China blitz their peers in the West in math, reading and science, we are warping the minds of our children by indoctrinating them in an ideology that is Marxist in nature and teaches them that America is an oppressive regime of “Whiteness” and anyone born with White skin needs to be punished, humiliated and marginalized.
CRT and the 1619 Project are quietly being implemented in our public schools. It teaches White children to hate themselves. We are teaching non-White children that it’s OK to bully and torment White children because of the color of their skin.
For parents, it can be very difficult for them to stand up to school boards that support these curricula. There is strength in numbers for parents who seek to fight back against this racial transformation of our education system. Concerned parents can find kindred spirits online. If your child’s school resists your objection, consider homeschooling or transferring to a school that values teaching the three Rs.
Permit fee waiver not such a big favor
The Gazette reported on April 27 (“Vote to remove Mootooveren as City Council president fails”), that the City Council approved a yearly program that waives the $56 permit fee for exterior building repairs and the comparable $100 fee for roof repairs from May 1 to June 30.
In other words, they are going to let us invest our own time and money, fixing up the properties we own … for free! Well let me extend a collective, albeit sarcastic THANK-YOU. As my Dear Old Dad would say, “It’s like giving us the sleeves out of your vest.”
Saeed great choice for Niskayuna board
Dr. Aliya Saeed is an exceptional candidate for the Niskayuna school board. As a long-term community member and a mother of graduates of the school district, she is keenly aware of the challenges facing the community. She’s deeply passionate about a strong well-functioning educational system and keenly aware of the impact it has on our collective future.
As a psychiatrist, she brings extraordinary listening and observation skills, empathy, knowledge of people, an ability to diffuse conflicts and much needed humility. She has the passion, drive and leadership qualities that make her a phenomenal public servant.
She strikes a wonderful balance between assertiveness, strength and compassion. Her current and previous community service distinguishes her as a well-respected leader who brings vision, innovation, creativity and deep knowledge of system-level reforms.
She is a bridge builder who constructs long lasting partnerships across community divides. I have witnessed Dr. Saeed over the years and have always marveled at how she forged alliances and advanced organizational agendas with grace, poise and conviction. Working productively with people is a hallmark of her leadership style.
As an outcome focused, people-centered and passionate leader, she is capable of serving with distinction and integrity. I wholeheartedly endorse her candidacy.
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