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Stop the killing of the pollinators
Saratoga sponsored “No Mow May” to help feed our pollinators. I followed suit in Johnstown. But where are the pollinators?
I have many flowering weeds. My neighbor has a flowering crab.
But in the last three weeks, I have seen but seven pollinators, six living and one dead. My yard and my neighbor’s tree ought to be buzzing with pollinators.
Pollinators are an important part of the food chain, pollinating our crops so they will produce food for us and for the cattle we eat. No pollinators, no food; it’s that simple.
The use of pesticides on farms and on private lawns are helping to kill them off. Not only do pesticides kill pollinators, but I am also sure they kill the birds that eat them. I used to awaken to a riot of birdsong.
Now, I’m lucky to hear a couple of “cheeps” in the early morning.
What are we doing to the other creatures that share the Earth with us?
Scientists say that we are in the sixth great extinction, of which we are the cause.
Not only will we be lonely without the birds and other of God’s creatures, we will be extinct ourselves, because we have killed off the pollinators, and there won’t be anything to eat.
A choice: green lawn or food for your grandchildren.
McCarthy a leader, gets things done
I have lived in the city of Schenectady for 33 years. I have had an opportunity to meet many leaders and have learned much from their styles. As a result, I have come to know our mayor, Gary McCarthy, well.
Gary watches the tax dollars and cuts waste while we get the services to enjoy.
The city has paved 10 miles of roads and we are getting a new aquatic facility in Central Park.
A city is not livable unless it is safe. We have one candidate who has backed “Defund the Police” candidates and then we have Mayor McCarthy. Under Mayor McCarthy’s tenure, homicides are down significantly on his watch.
I remember years of 8-12 homicides per year when Gary wasn’t the mayor. Gun and violent crime are down 20% in the city. This is despite the police department being down 15 officers.
Gary is a leader with a heart for our community. He’s logical, strong, caring, energetic and has a style that gets things done.
For these reasons, I will be voting for Gary McCarthy in the upcoming Democratic primary and the general election and urge you to do the same.
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