Stefanik puts her ambition over truth
Responding to your May 6 front page article about Elise Stefanik (“Stefanik likely to get plum GOP House position”), it is appalling to read that the relatively young Ms. Stefanik has put her political ambitions above her honesty and integrity, as she perpetuates the lie that our national presidential election was fraudulent.
While I do not necessarily agree with the political views of Liz Cheney, the current House Republican conference leader whose position Ms. Stefanik aspires to take over, I do respect Ms. Cheney for her ability to speak the truth and stand up to protect our great American democracy — something Ms. Stefanik is sadly unwilling to do.
Putnam grasps the complexity of issues
With appreciation to the League of Women Voters for giving Saratoga residents access to our Board of Education candidates, I’m writing to share why I will be voting for Casey Putnam, a teacher with 20-plus years’ experience. In some ways it’s very simple:
Casey was one of only two candidates who did not need questions repeated for her. She listened. Then she demonstrated her awareness of the complexity of the issues with thoughtful answers.
As a high school and honors ELA instructor at Shenendehowa, she knows how large districts work. She knows what students and teachers need to thrive, in practice and in policy.
Asked about the district’s DEI policy proposal, Casey affirmed what we know: Children are not the same. Treating them “equally” ensures that we uplift some to the detriment of others. Students have different learning styles, different hurdles, different gifts. We need trustees who recognize that SSCSD cannot be passive about equity and inclusion and remain a top public school.
We can all succeed when we have ethical leaders who prepare, listen, apply their expertise, and think critically. Casey Putnam has my vote, and I encourage others to give theirs on May 18.
New building not a pleasant vision
Now that it’s almost complete congratulations to the mayor of Schenectady, the City Council, the state of New York and the federal government on the beautiful $11 million, four-story outhouse that now towers over the site formerly a beautiful peaceful park along the scenic Mohawk River.
Such a beautiful addition to the historic Stockade, the jewel of Schenectady. I will think of this every time I flush my toilet.
Liberal Dems are hurting our country
It’s not like I am some great visionary, but some things are painfully obvious, even to the most casual observer. Case in point: When I see the chaos and turmoil that these cities and states, including ours, run by liberal Democrats, and then we elect a bunch of them to run the country? It should be no surprise to anyone that our country is rapidly going down the tubes.
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