<> Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Nov. 26 | The Daily Gazette
 

Subscriber login

Opinion

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Nov. 26

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Nov. 26

Your Voice

Regulate location of stores selling CBD

The Nov. 20 Gazette article on the proposed CBD oil store in Niskayuna should raise some real concerns. The article pointed out that the difference between hemp and marijuana is the percentage of THC.
Ms. Sosnow articulated all the concerns every parent should have regarding this shop being so close to the high school. You can be sure that when the governor gets recreational marijuana legalized in New York state that these CBD distributors will be selling it.
Unfortunately most of the towns in Schenectady County do not have regulations where these CBD or marijuana shops can be located. The only town in the Capital District that does is Clifton Park.
I brought this issue to the Rotterdam Town Board earlier this year, but they have taken no action to control these shops. These shops have no place near schools, parks or any place young children are. CBD by any other name, is still marijuana.
Robert J. Godlewski
Schenectady


Support moratorium on D’burg solar sites

At the Nov. 14 Duanesburg Town Board meeting, Supervisor Rodger Tidball provided residents with an opportunity to protect their property values when he announced the possibility of a six-month moratorium on utility-scale solar power plants.
I have been requesting this assistance since July, when inadequacies in the town of Duanesburg solar law became apparent during the planning review of two 5 MW solar plants to be sited at 13590 Duanesburg Road.
This site is less than one mile from a third approved solar facility. If all three power plants are built, my home will be adjacent to 75 acres of solar panels for the next 30 years.
Other residents need to be aware that our solar laws do not prohibit this density of solar development.
The best way to protect your investment in Duanesburg is to attend the Town Board meeting on Dec. 12. We must demand that the town enact the moratorium so that stronger solar laws can be written that will protect our property values. Join the Facebook group Duanesburg Neighbors to keep informed.
Lynne Bruning
Duanesburg


Find better ways to help cities in need

Gloversville residents should be indignant again for being ignored by the governor’s $10 million downtown revitalization award, this time to Utica.
Gloversville is still trying to dig out of the depression left by the glove industry departure. While its charming old-time downtown architecture survives, roofless buildings remain to be removed, while sewage infrastructure is in need of replacement.
Rather than one large, grandiose award, struggling upstate cities would be better served by handing out million-dollar awards to 10 cities, even if annually.
It seems the governor is using this pot of gold for political purposes rather than to help the needy.
David Childs
Johnstown

View Comments
Hide Comments