Letters to the Editor for Tuesday Jan. 22

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday Jan. 22

October 20, 2020 hhbhixcm 0

first_imgMr. Hodgkins is concerned about a “game of chance,” but our raffle supports those who sadly play the “game of chance” every day as they bravely battle with cystic fibrosis. Elizabeth HeldMichael HeldAdam EvansNiskayuna The writers are former Niskayuna town pool Lifeguards. Why did top Dems let Gillibrand run?In regard to Sara Foss’s Jan. 13 column: “Don’t count out Gillibrand just yet,”  I find it very hard to believe that Nancy Pelosi’s pal Chuck Schumer would ever give permission to his foul-mouthed flunky Gillibrand to run for president. Doesn’t she know her place?Ray WeidmanLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNisky pool raffle has done a lot of goodWe read with interest Thomas Hodgkins’ Jan. 14 letter, “Teach children about evils of gambling,” which criticizes the Niskayuna Town Pool’s annual raffle for introducing children to gambling. Thirteen years ago, we helped to launch that raffle as part of the pool’s annual Swim-a-Thon fund-raiser for the Donna M. Crandall Foundation, a local charity that supports cystic fibrosis patients.While Mr. Hodgkins implies we should feel shame for introducing children to gambling, we feel nothing but pride for getting them excited about volunteering. Today, the raffle and Swim-a-Thon are run by kids we taught to swim over a decade ago. It’s become a fun annual tradition, supported by businesses in the community, children, teens, their parents and even grandparents, during the summer swim season. At the event, in addition to the raffle, kids swim laps, play games, and enjoy pizza and ice cream. We’re proud to have helped build something that makes young people excited about giving back to their community and to have kick-started a program that’s donated thousands to the Donna M. Crandall foundation over the years.  Laws should apply equally to everyoneTo all liberal minded people out there, I have a question to you. When is breaking the law OK?If I help someone who broke the law by giving them food, housing, money, etc., I can be arrested and put in jail for helping a criminal.All these sanctuary cities and people who think it is OK to break the law by helping illegal immigrants should also face criminal charges.If you think it is OK to break that law, then any law that a group of people do not like can be broken because they disagree with it. If you don’t agree with that sentence, then you cannot think it’s OK to be in this country illegally. If you all don’t think the law is right, then there are ways to change the law.My parents had to wait to come to this country legally. So should everyone else. Yes, it takes a long time and costs money, but you cannot break the law because you feel like it.Robert ZurloBroadalbin State must move to renewable energyI applaud Gov. Andrew Cuomo for saying we will fight climate change and move New York off fossil fuels in his State of the State address.To turn those goals into reality, he must pass the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA), a piece of legislation that already has support in the Assembly, the state Senate and a large coalition of community organizations across New York called NY Renews. The CCPA will move us to a 100 percent renewable economy, make sure green jobs are good jobs, and invest in our communities most at-risk to climate destruction.I gave up my career to confront the climate crisis because we all need to respond with the highest urgency. CCPA is a step toward responding with that urgency. Malcolm D. BlissAlbanylast_img

 

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