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Proud of Trump for standing up to Dems

I’m proud to be a deplorable Republican than a Clinton fan. 

I’m proud of Justice Kavanaugh for standing up against those squeaky-clean Democrats, and I’m glad he is on the Supreme Court. I’m also proud of President Trump for standing up for him. I wish the Democrats would get their heads out of the sand and get to the problems we are facing in our country now. Have you noticed how Canada and Mexico are coming around and that President Trump is the only president that will be negotiating with North Korea?

God bless America. May the Democrats who put Kavanaugh through hell rot in purgatory.

James Maxfield



Support cops when they admit mistakes

Schenectady does deservebetter. In response to Sara Foss’s article about Schenectady Law Enforcement, I have a couple of points to make.  

Daniel Coppola is a solid police officer who made a mistake. That mistake was acknowledged, and he accepted punishment for it and served his punishment.  Isn’t it refreshing to see a police officer accept responsibility for his actions and we as a society move on? Or does the media have to continuously try and ruin the life of every police officer who makes a mistake? 

The Gazette isn’t perfect. Every single reporter who works there makes mistakes — mistakes that many times hurt people’s reputations. When that happens, they say, “Oops, we made a mistake.” 

Schenectady does deserve better. It deserves an “opinion columnist” who isn’t so anti-Schenectady that she bashes the sheriff for firing people. What else would she expect?  How about supporting the sheriff? Write the same exact story, but talk about how the sheriff is no-nonsense, and 25 years ago these firing would not have happened. Schenectady deserves better. Sara Foss is no good for Schenectady. It makes me wonder if her real agenda is to make people who do not live in Schenectady feel better about where they live (i.e. Saratoga or Albany).

William Marincic



Don’t let bad actions destroy your future

Justice Kavanaugh’s case sheds light on a youngster’s behavior. You go to college to gain knowledge —not to deviate from it, but to focus on it and not ruin your future and great opportunities by doing things you may not do when you’re sober.

Have forethought. You don’t have to follow other students like sheep. Maintain your integrity and individuality and do what is right and not be foolish.

Only if alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, gun abuse and drug abuse are controlled, then America will be great again with God’s blessings.

Mercy Premegar, M.D.



Senate debate will be benefit to voters

We need a debate between the candidates vying for the Senate seat in the 46th District. Key indicators show that voters are energized this year and paying careful attention to the candidates’ positions. The candidates should extend themselves to voters to help them understand the choice before them.

In our district that includes parts of five counties, including Albany and Schenectady counties, first-time candidate and Democrat Pat Strong is challenging Republican Sen. George Amedore Jr. Ms. Strong has expressed specific positions on a number of critical issues such as affordable health care. Sen. Amedore has demonstrated through his voting record that he and Strong have widely different visions.

To date, Sen. Amedore hasn’t responded to requests from the League of Women Voters for a one-on-one  debate, as Ms. Strong has done. Sen. Amedore appears willing to participate in a type of multi-candidate lightning-round format in the south part of the district, That format isn’t a substitute for a one-on-one forum emphasizing the issues. I think Mr. Amedore’s lack of commitment to a serious debate demonstrates complacency verging on disrespect for constituents. There’s ample evidence that keeping a low profile won’t be an advantage for incumbents this time around.

Fran Porter


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