Major changes are needed in Niskayuna
Losing Niskayuna Town Board member Rosemarie Perez Jaquith will certainly be a major loss to Niskayuna and its residents; I want to wish her well and thank her for her public service.
Whether the Nisky school board or the Town Board, you could count on Rosemarie to be fair, intellectually honest, to take a commonsense approach, and at the end of the day, do the right thing for the right reasons.
These values and actions were refreshing and often provided strong checks and balances to counter others that had their own personal, partisan agendas.
It is more important than ever for the Niskayuna residents to closely consider this upcoming election and choose wisely.
Too many issues for a small town — a revolving door at the Police Department, including pleas for support, routine rumblings of a “toxic” board dynamic, and ethics violation complaints…business as usual is getting stale and leading to dysfunction.
I am convinced part of the problem at the national and state level is lack of term limits. Career politicians lose focus on why they were elected in the first place.
It’s no different at the local level either. In fact, it might be worse.
We need major change.
Bill would help offset drug costs
Unfortunately, prescription drug prices have been steadily on the rise – increasing 33% since 2014 – and with the cost of living increasing along with these drug prices, more and more seniors are unable to pay for necessary medications.
That’s why I’m working to pass new legislation in the state Assembly that can help seniors keep more of their hard-earned money.
If passed, those who make less than $50,000 could deduct some of their medical expenses up to $1,000 on their personal income tax returns for prescription drug costs (A.4641).
Our seniors are such an integral part of our community, having woven their history into the fabric that makes our hometowns what they are today.
It’s only right that we support our senior loved ones in every way we can. No one living on a fixed income should have to choose between potentially life saving medication and paying their bills.
The writer is a state Assemblyman representing the 111th district.
Gazette needs to cut down on errors
Doesn’t The Gazette employ proofreaders anymore? In the last two weeks, there have been several glaring errors. One was a second part of a story on page 6 where the header was transposed with another story from the front page. Another was a Thursday recipe that had one half of the instructions missing and another with some of the ingredients missing. We pay enough for the paper; you should get it right. How many other errors were there that I did not catch?
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