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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, March 12

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNo Russian meddling in United State electionsFirst of all there’s no Russian meddling in the United States, as the people of Russia cannot vote in the United States; plus the United States and Russia are allies.Steven P. Goldberg Northville Trump at least forcing action on immigration lawsMy grandparents came to the United States via Ellis Island at the turn of the 1800s. They spoke of saving money for the trip from Poland and proudly learning to speak the English language. To them the Polish language became secondary as they became “Americanized.”Today I witness with great disdain large number of illegal immigrants attempting to enter our nation from the south. Somehow, we are expected to applaud their efforts to thwart the laws.My grandparents and likewise millions of other legal immigrants would have shaken their heads in disgust.At the moment “The Wall” is the issue in immigration but that is merely the tip of the iceberg. For how many decades have the Democrats and Republicans ignored true immigration via laws? Donald Trump has forced us as a nation to do something. Hate him if you want, and many of you do, but he is no longer ignoring the elephant in the room. Chuck and Nancy need to get their act together and with the president help build a permanent solution by law. Together, they can “Make America Great Again.”Jerry Bubniak Gloversville should lead on transportation studyOn Feb. 28. the Gloversville Common Council awarded a contract for a regional transportation study to RLS Associates of Dayton, Ohio (Leader-Herald 3/6/17). The state Department of Transportation approved the study in January 2017 to look into the feasibility of creating a regional public transportation system in Fulton and Montgomery counties.Six entities were involved in the study: Fulton County, Montgomery County, the cities of Gloversville and Johnstown, city of Amsterdam, and Fulton-Montgomery Community College, with Gloversville as the lead agency.The study was to be reimbursed by the federal government at 80 percent and the state at 10 percent. Each of the six entities was to share the remaining 10 percent, at a cost of $953.57 each. DOT approved awarding the study to RLS and Associates for $57,215.A draft final report dated October 2018 was submitted to the six entities. As Gloversville was designated the lead agency, the Gloversville Common Council should take the lead in evaluating and implementing the regional service models presented in the feasibility study.Wallace Truesdell GloversvilleThe writer is a former member of the Gloversville Transit Commission. Schenectady Legal marijuana will bring many more problemsI encourage everyone, and especially our governor and legislators, to read “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence” by Alex Berenson that explains the cons of recreational marijuana. This author draws upon NYS psychiatric records to show how dangerous marijuana can be. Marijuana is more concentrated now than ever before. We don’t need more accidents, more crimes and more health issues like Colorado has seen. We cannot jeopardize our population due to Governor Cuomo’s need to glean more taxes. Our state resources for police, medical emergency personnel, addiction counseling and possible employment errors will be overwhelming. People do not all stay home and drink responsibly and neither will those who smoke or ingest marijuana. Our state will be overburdened with addiction and vehicle accidents. Let’s prevent this now. Studies need to be done on the effect of prescription and over the counter medications with marijuana. People’s reflexes are slowed, ,judgement is impaired and the need to smoke more or ingest more is real. Let’s protect our children and grandchildren from a very destructive habit now.Arlene ShakoSchoharieMore from The Daily Gazette:Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Fatal Crash in Ripley County

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — A Sunday afternoon crash in Ripley County claimed the life of 2 Greensburg men.Around 12:45 PM, Ripley County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call regarding a single vehicle accident with injuries on Brownstown Road near the intersection of County Road 625 West, West of Napoleon.When officers arrived on scene, they found a car driven by John T. Schwering, 53, of Greensburg, was traveling east on Brownstown Road.For unknown reasons, Schwering’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, colliding with a culvert before becoming airborne and flipping several times, finally coming to a rest on its top in a field on the south side of the road.Both Schwering and a passenger, Boin W Cain, 66, of Greensburg, were not wearing seatbelts, and were ejected from the vehicle.The Ripley County Coroner’s Officer declared both men deceased on the scene.Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.last_img read more

Ronaldo’s penalty kicks salvage draw for Juventus against Atalanta

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo converted two penalty kicks, both awarded for handballs, with the second in the last minute on Saturday, as Serie A leaders Juventus twice hit back to draw 2-2 with Atalanta.The draw helped the defending champions to move closer to a ninth successive Serie A title. The Portuguese forward took his league tally to 28 goals this season as Juventus went eight points clear of second-placed Lazio with six matches to play.Atalanta are a further point back in third after being denied a 10th successive league win.Both handballs were clearly accidental but, under the current rules, referee Piero Giacomelli had no option but to award the penalty kicks.However, it was rough justice on Atalanta.The team, which leads Serie A in scoring, would have climbed into second place and cut the gap between themselves and Juventus to six points if they had won. Juventus, humbled 4-2 at AC Milan on Tuesday, dropped Miralem Pjanic but were quickly forced onto the back foot by a typically audacious Atalanta side.Duvan Zapata put the visitors ahead in the 16th minute.An intricate exchange of passes with Alejandro Gomez opened up the Juventus defence before the Colombian slotted his shot past Wojciech Szczesny.The visitors continued to pen Juventus into their half, enjoying 58 per cent possession and five shots to the home team’s one before half-time.They however went on to fall foul of the handball rule 10 minutes after the break. Paulo Dybala fired a cross against Marten de Roon’s elbow.Although it was at point-blank range and the Dutchman’s arm was close to his chest, the referee immediately pointed to the penalty kick spot.Ronaldo smashed home the penalty kick, scoring for the sixth game in a row.The game opened up, with Atalanta regaining the lead in the 81st minute when Luis Muriel sent a pass across the face of the penalty area to Ruslan Malinovskyi.RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years He took it in his stride before firing a right foot shot past Szczesny.But lightning struck a second time for Atalanta when Gonzalo Higuain got his foot to a corner kick and deflected the ball onto Muriel’s hand.The Colombian did not have time to get his hand out of the way but, as it was outstretched, the penalty kick had to be given and Ronaldo converted in the 90th minute.Reuters/NAN.Tags: AtalantaCristiano RonaldoDuvan ZapataJuventusPaul DybalaSerie Alast_img read more