Dems using smear tactics to hide record

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? What’s even worse, many Niskayuna residents received a political mail hit-piece from the Niskayuna Democratic Committee trying to paint the Republican town candidates as anti-Muslim and anti-Semite and climate-change deniers by connecting them to national right-wing figures. Mr. Landry, Ms. McGraw and Councilman John Della Ratta are all Niskayuna Democratic Committee people. Will Ms. McGraw again claim she knew nothing about this despicable political trash flyer, as she did about the court safety issue?By one simple phone call, I found out that Republican supervisor candidate Yasmine Syed is a Christian who is of Jewish, Pakistani and Muslim descent. Of her running mates, Tom McGarry is Irish-American whose mother was a glass ceiling-shattering doctor in the 1950s and Anthony Simone is an Italian-American, retired from Golub Corp., and is a local businessman.These are decent people trying to run for office. Obviously Mr. Landry, Ms. McGraw and Mr. Della Ratta have no positive record to run on. So instead, they’re running a personal smear campaign — and a bad one at that.Come on Niskayuna, get with the program and see through the smoke and mirrors the Democrats are using to pull the wool over your eyes.Patricia DonnellyNiskayuna Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinioncenter_img I’ve been a Niskayuna resident for over 40 years and I’m a former Town Board member. I have never been more ashamed of our town government, especially Supervisor Joe Landry and Councilwoman Murphy McGraw.Over the past few weeks, Supervisor Landry’s retaliatory actions towards Court Clerk Barbara Pidgeon were exposed. The fact that other Town Board members sat idly by while the safety of employees was jeopardized is beyond belief. This situation has been going on for over a year, and it’s an insult that Ms. McGraw knew nothing about it.She bragged that she stepped in to help solve the problem. Really, Ms. McGraw? You, as deputy supervisor and a Democrat committeewoman, and Supervisor Landry as the county Democratic chairman, knew nothing about this? You either don’t spend a lot of time at Town Hall, don’t communicate with your fellow legislators or you aren’t telling the truth. Either way, it’s behavior not worthy of supporting you for re-election.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, Nov. 15

first_imgMuch appreciative of veterans’ photosI wish to thank The Daily Gazette for printing on Nov. 11 all the pictures of the veterans. I am especially thankful for a picture of my father and me. He died in Normandy in 1944 and I am a disabled veteran. So if only on paper and my heart, “We’re back together again.”Joe DruzbaSchenectady Joining CCA will help cut costs, emissionsI’m writing in support of the city of Schenectady joining the Capital District MEGA Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) for cleaner and cost-effective energy for residents.As a local volunteer for the Capital District CCA steering committee, I’ve learned that joining with our neighboring communities in the MEGA CCA can provide the greatest benefits for energy cost savings and reduction of carbon emissions.By joining with the MEGA Aggregation which is already at over 40,000 households, Schenectady residents would have significantly greater benefits than going it alone.A CCA enables communities to link together to get affordable, wholesale, “green” electricity for all of its residents and small businesses. This allows us to have a say in where our energy supply comes from. Together, we can choose a much higher percentage of renewable energy.When the majority of residents are plugged into renewable energy, it has a tremendous effect on reducing carbon emissions. Cutting carbon emissions on a grand scale makes CCA one of the most impactful actions we as citizens can do to combat climate change.CCA is a program authorized by the state Public Service Commission and supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).Pamela BuonoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTonko out of touch with family issuesPaul Tonko has been mooching off the public since 1976. He lives a pampered life and can’t relate to upstate families. Tonko’s out of touch with the realities of family life.Tonko has never put a child on the bus for the first day of school. He’s never rushed a child to urgent care in the middle of the night or taught a child how to stand up to a bully.He’s never worried for the safety of a young daughter using the girls’ locker room or girls’ bathroom, because boys are allowed to enter.In fact, Tonko thinks it’s OK for biological males to use the girls’ bathroom. He ignores cases of kindergarten girls being raped in bathrooms. Tonko’s policy protects criminals and endangers girls.While upstate families worry about finding stable employment and raising children in a culture hostile to families, Tonko worries about what lapel pin to wear at the next Washington, D.C., cocktail party: rainbow or pink for abortion? What a tough life he has.Tonko can’t relate to parents’ concerns and doesn’t care about upstate families. As a mom, I want to vote for someone who understands my concerns. That’s why I’m voting for Liz Lemery-Joy.Jennifer RichardsBurnt Hillslast_img read more

Tenants’ motto: be prepared

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And over to Basingstoke

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Maidenhead set for office growth

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Loan-terms risk warning

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Equitable’s property afterlife

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Agents: Shropshire lads

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This could be the end of a beautiful friendship …

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Industrial duos divergence shows in 2004 results

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