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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Aug. 29

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Aug. 29

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Cuomo license plate plan is a money grab

I have voted for the new New York license plate, which we don’t need, especially a $25 fee, which is robbery.
My plates are over 10 years old and easily read, as are all the ones I see on the back of vehicles. 
More government nonsense. It is hoped the legislators will override the governor’s plan. 
Jack L. Underwood
Schenectady


Youth sports very beneficial to kids

Youth sports are necessary for kids to stay active and healthy, as well as develop socially. Many youth sports programs have been in decline, and this is very detrimental to upcoming generations.
Sports in general keep us healthier and give us a sense of community within our teams. 
For kids, these teams allow them to develop socially and make friends. Many kids are so absorbed in electronics and are not establishing social skills necessary for the world. Youth sports provide a great way to connect kids and allow them to explore socially.
Sports also help kids stay active, which has many health benefits for them short-term as well as long-term. Kids love to eat junk food and it’s easier than ever to access it now. Youth sports help combat the negative effects that a poor diet can have and naturally lead to a healthier diet for those involved.
By having youth sports programs available to all kids, we raise a healthier generation. They are more socially aware and prepared, as well as physically healthy. The availability of these programs is important for communities to support the generations to come.
Adam Limoges
Averill Park


Hanging chains can help at low bridge

Concerning the low railroad bridge on Glenridge Road, a solution used in the past was to stretch a cable across the road well before the low bridge and hang chains from it.
The end of the chains are set at the level of the bridge and will rattle across the top of the truck, hopefully alerting the driver to the issue.
It’s also possible to set up a sensor that is triggered by an object higher than the bridge that turns on flashing red lights on the bridge.
The cost and the risk of the current situation is too high and additional signage may not be sufficient. 
Chris Hart
Rexford


SPAC must decide what it wants to be

SPAC is a special place for me. 
My wife and I first met there on a blind date 50 years ago this summer and have been returning ever since. In recent years, we have been lawn season-pass holders for the ballet and orchestra, which brings me to the topic of the lawn and your recent article. 
The quotes you provided to the effect that this is a million-dollar fix and that SPAC would need to close for a whole season strike me as alarmist resignation to the problem. We all know it’s the overwhelming plethora of Live Nation concerts that destroys the grass.
So it comes down to a question of mission and vision. 
Will SPAC continue to exist primarily as the summer home of Alice in Chains and such, or can it be restored to the grandeur and beauty its founders intended?
Bill Reynolds
Greenwich


Election will decide who Americans are

We in this country know who Donald Trump is.
After the next presidential election we will know who we are.
George Summersell
Saratoga Springs

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