Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, July 24

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCouncil goes too far in liquor store roleIn an unprecedented move, the Schenectady City Council has drafted a letter to the State Liquor Authority, urging the Authority to deny a liquor license to the couple proposing a liquor store at 844 Albany Street.They have promised to do the same for a liquor store proposed at 837 Eastern Ave.In both of these cases, the property’s zoning allows a liquor store, and both applicants have applied for approval from the Planning Commission and received it, having committed to perform every piece of property improvement and maintenance put before them.While it’s true that many people from a church neighboring 844 Albany St. have voiced strong objection, the right way to address their concerns is to change the zoning regulations, not blatantly undermine a business owner’s right to have a legal business.We say that we want to support small business, but apparently the City Council gets to decide who gets support and who doesn’t. This should be considered a restraint of trade and open the city to a lawsuit. Richard FerroSchenectadyThe writer is a member of the Schenectady Planning Commission. Replace Trump and his dangerous actsWhen will we all as American citizens stand up and stop this man who holds the highest office from further dividing and inflaming hatred in this country? C’mon people, we are better than he is. Some political strategists believe he’s purposely saying these racist remarks to fire up his base. So, if that is true, and it may be, will we finally come out and blame him when there’s another church, mosque or synagogue shooting? I will. Or, find a black man hanged in a tree? I will. To make these statements for political reasons by a president is unheard of and, in my opinion, is extremely dangerous. This president, and I hesitate when I say that, wants nothing more than to rule this country as a dictator. He’d love to get rid of any news media that is not favorable to him, just as Putin, Kim Jung Un and the rest of them do. He says whatever he wants, he lies, and calls people names. When did a president ever do that daily? Never. He’s dangerous to this country, people. He’s got to go. Let’s make that crystal clear in November 2020 and bring in someone, anyone, (male or female) that will represent this country with respect, dignity and diplomacy and most of all not lie to us every single day. Stop calling the news ”fake” when he doesn’t like the reporting. Thank you to the framers of the Constitution for freedom of the press and God bless this great country that was built by many people from many countries. Mary BakerPerthSchenectady dog park is appreciatedWith great appreciation, I wish to recognize the Schenectady Dog Park at Central Park. It’s a joyful place for our dog, Tessie, and the many friends she has made there. She particularly loves wading in the little pool on a hot day. Just saying the word “park” at home brings her to the door with a leap. Once there, our young border collie/shepherd romps and plays with abandon, getting the exercise and socialization she needs to be happy and healthy. Thank you to the city of Schenectady and the Parks Department.Russ FritzSchenectadyPro-lifers hypocrites on women’s rightsThere was another excellent letter from Mary Jane Valachovic on July 15 (“U.S. helped destroy democracy in Iran”), someone who obviously subscribes to genuine history, not to conservative revisionist history.Speaking of conservatives, conservative Christian crusaders have declared holy war on abortion. You conservatives trumpet your love of liberty and freedom, but would compel a woman impregnated by a rapist to go to term. What about her freedom? Can you say hypocrisy?Right-to-lifers, you march to protest the killing of innocent human life in the womb. I marched to protest the killing of innocent human life in Vietnam and Iraq. Did you?Here’s an idea. Anyone who would force a woman to give birth should be forced to adopt a child. Catholic priests, for obvious reasons, would be exempt. Fair enough?Paul SatorGloversvillelast_img read more

Final four coaches harp on 3 remaining ACC teams, conference’s dominance

first_imgCurrent Atlantic Coast Conference schools have won the NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse championship a combined 14 times since the tournament debuted in 1982.There’s a good chance No. 15 is on tap in Towson, Md., this weekend.The ACC will be represented by three schools in the national semifinals this Friday, including top-seeded Maryland (21-1, 6-1 ACC), sixth-seeded Virginia (12-8, 3-4) and second-seeded Syracuse (20-2, 6-1). The latter two will square off at 5 p.m., which means at least one conference school will play for the national title on Sunday.The Orange, which is pursuing the first national championship in program history as well as the first of any women’s team in school history, was successful in its first ACC season.SU head coach Gary Gait isn’t surprised to see three ACC teams in the semifinals, and said it’s just further proof that SU plays in the premier conference in the country.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a lot of fun to play in, and it gives you a lot of experience for the final four,” Gait said in an NCAA tournament teleconference Monday afternoon. “We played everybody that was in the elite eight during the regular season.“It’s just a great conference for that.”Maryland head coach Cathy Reese agreed and said the conference’s depth has created a number of enjoyable games for teams and fans. That depth, though, will become thinner next season when the Terrapins move to the newly-formed Big Ten Conference.Virginia head coach Julie Myers said the addition of Syracuse has only made the ACC’s level of play better, but she will also miss Maryland’s presence after this season.“I wish we could keep (Maryland) in this mix forever,” said Myers on the teleconference, ”because they’ve just added so much quality to the ACC on the lacrosse side of things.”As for remaining semifinalist Northwestern, it’s not intimidated as the geographical outcast.After road games at Syracuse, Florida, Duke and other schools along the East coast this season, Wildcats head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller said her team is used to traveling great distances.With Northwestern also departing for the Big Ten after this season, Amonte Hiller looks at this championship run as one final opportunity to win a title for the American Lacrosse Conference.“To be representing the ALC in its last year, we obviously want to bring pride to that,” she said. “To have someone new to play and to have it be the No. 1 team is really great for our players.” Comments Published on May 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm Contact Tyler: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgWe all know the way to our loved one’s hearts is through their stomach.But one Donegal butcher has gone out of his way to help romantic couples across the county have the perfect Valentine’s Day this Sunday.Gildea Farm Butchers, at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny, are offering the perfect meal for those spending a quiet night in this Sunday night. While there will be plenty of us enjoying a romantic night out in restaurants across Donegal, others will prefer to stay at home and cook something special for the special person in their life.Gildea Farm Butchers are offering two supreme 8oz Angus sirloin steaks – all for just €10.Patrick and son Lee breed all their own animals on their own farm so they know how good the steaks are!Patrick Gildea and son Lee on their farm.But their offer is not just confined to sirloin steaks. Patrick Gildea and his staff have all kinds of different dishes at very reasonable rates to ensure that folk across Donegal get in to the right mood this St Valentine’s Day.But don’t take out word for it.Either drop into Patrick and his helpful staff or check their deals out on Facebook. ‘STEAK’ YOUR CLAIM TO YOUR LOVED ONE’S HEART THIS VALENTINE’S DAY was last modified: February 11th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGildea Farm Butchersletterkennysteakslast_img read more