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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, June 11

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, June 11

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Tonko shows he’s grown out of touch

Paul Tonko, are you listening? 
You have lost touch. After reading in The Gazette that you support more investigations on impeaching our president, and continuing to waste our money on this witch hunt, it’s clear you no longer represent what’s right and decent. 
While an assemblymen here in New York you seemed to want what was good for all New York.  
I supported you and believed you had our best interests at heart.
But this unwavering, lockstep, partisan Democrat charade you have demonstrated since your ascension to Washington is disturbing and disheartening. New York is the highest-taxed, most unfairly regulated, oppressed state in the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whom you adamantly continue to support, has virtually bankrupted our state, wasted our money on giveaway programs to undocumented  immigrants and criminals, while our infrastructure crumbles, school and property taxes are astronomical and the unborn and disabled are forgotten.
And now you’re worried about another fruitless probe. Shame on you Paul. You have lost my vote. We deserve better.
If I see you again at a local function or your annual visit to the Altamont Fair, I will respectfully shake your hand. But remember, we put you in Washington to support us at home, not the other way around. Just do your job. 
What you’re doing now is not it. It’s time you see what’s happening at home to us.
Paul Hasbrouck
Princetown


Group desperately in need of volunteers

I’m writing with a plea for help. The senior population of our area is growing faster than our number of volunteers.
This is causing a problem in serving their needs, especially in the towns of Ballston and Malta. 
Care Links was established in 1996 to “link those in need with those that care” thereby enabling persons 60 and older to continue to live independently in their own homes. But we are in trouble. 
Today, 39 older residents of southern Saratoga County need your help. Due to ever-increasing requests for support, they have been placed on a waiting list for services. We have 15 seniors who are waiting for rides to medical appointments, dialysis and shopping and another 24 waiting for relief through respite, a conversation with a friendly visitor or someone to do their shopping.
Can you help us by volunteering? Care Links is very flexible in its scheduling and we have opportunities for all ages, from children to seniors.  If a couple of hours a week or one day a month. Whatever time works for you, will work for us. 
If you wish to explore the possibility of volunteering for any of these services, please call Care Links at 518-399-3262. Thank you!
Francine Rodger
Clifton Park
The writer is chair, Captain/CHS Senior Services Committee


Enforce laws to curb illegal immigration
I am a transplanted Texan who lived in south Texas near the Gulf Coast, about a 3-hour drive to Mexico.
It’s amusing to me to hear how badly we treat folks who break our laws to get here and then ignore them once here.
Do you think maybe they get away with it because ranches and farms hire them for cheap labor? I lived there for 30 years and it has gotten worse. Pregnant women sneak over the border and get caught so can have their children here safely.
We are not going to see a change until we enforce laws already in place.
They know that even a camp here is better then a drug-lord-run Mexico. Until we stop hiring them for cheap labor, it will keep happening.
It is worse down south and in California. It’s not like folks are sneaking in from Canada in the thousands.
Louise Wassojn
Rexford

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