Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFed up with Cuomo and his bad policiesWell I don’t know about you, but I’m totally fed up with our governor, Andrew Cuomo.This is one of the highest- taxed states in the country. At his yearly speech, not a word was mentioned about lowering our taxes. And you know why? Because the governor uses our tax money as his pocket change doing what he wants.A perfect example is having signs made up at a cost of $8 million to put on the roadways to try and promote New York state.He knew they where illegal, and you and I paid for them to be put up and then taken down.He renames the Tappan Zee Bridge after his father, with no say from you and me. Trump is out for himself, not countryRegarding the letter from Dave Edwards on Dec. 17: Trump has divided our country by race, gender, age, sexual orientation, illegal vs. legal, police vs. criminal etc. Just look at the midterm vote. Trump and Republicans lost big-time and rightfully so. President Obama had no need to lie to give more than 20 million Americans health care, kids up to age 26 health coverage under their parents, coverage for pre-existing health conditions etc. He and Democrats, doctors, hospitals, etc., worked to help pass ACA to make that happen. President Obama did not have to lie, as you said, Mr. Edwards, about the Iran deal. He and nuclear scientists and Democrats worked to pass the Iran deal so nuclear material was not being developed to drop bombs on you and me or the rest of our world. President Obama was elected twice by more than a 50 percent margin. That percentage of winning had not happened since Ronald Reagan. President Obama was and is for all man/womenkind. That is what you call a leader. Trump is no man’s man or a leader. Trump is for himself, I can’t believe you can’t see that yet. The rest of us did and told you so on Nov. 6. Diane Sanders Hombach SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? I find it most disturbing that you would publish a political cartoon depicting Santa as Trump keeping kids in a cage. The actual truth is that this happened during the Obama Administration. I’ve been watching this for a while. Whether it’s false news like this or the likes of Paul Krugman filling your op-ed pages, it’s clear the truth is secondary to the narrative. But by publishing cartoons like this, you are undermining the Constitution and the heart of the American people. Here’s the deal: We see way past this dogma. So please, save your own credibility and present the world as it really is and not according to the AP or Washington Post.Patrick WalshGuilderlandEditor’s note: The cartoon did not depict Santa as Trump. It only had children in the cages asking for him to get them out. Publish viewpoints that reflect reality And here again, at a cost to us. Then he gives the house away to have Amazon build a new distribution building in Queens.God knows what our taxes will be, because it won’t be coming from Amazon that’s for sure.To put the icing on the cake, he supports legalizing marijuana, which is wrong, wrong, wrong.If you notice, there are at least a dozen, if not more, anti-smoking ads on TV, paid for by the state of New York — or should I say you and me the taxpayer.Simply put, give back the monies spent on these ads to the taxpayers or stop these anti-smoking commercials.You’re promoting pot smoking same as cigs.Paul DolhyRotterdam
By Steve ZwemkeALTA, Iowa (June 24) – Corey Dripps returned to Buena Vista Raceway Wednesday night and enjoyed a much more successful outing. Dripps showed up incognito with a small, enclosed trailer as opposed to the super-sized tow rig that adorned the infield a week earlier.He started on the front row and led all 15 laps of the Mark Hansen’s Rex Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature although Dustin Smith gave him a good run for his money. Smith trailed by not more than a couple of car lengths for most of the race as he and Dripps checked out on the rest of the field.All three of the Stock Car racing Smiths led portions of the 15-lap North Central Line Service IMCA Stock Car main event. Donavon Smith led the first four laps until Devin Smith drove past. Devin led through lap nine before giving way to David Smith who came from the back row. The win was the third for David Smith, who continues to lead the point standings.The Pizza Ranch of Storm Lake IMCA Northern SportMod feature also had a couple lead changes. John Briggs led the first two laps but faded after Shane Hammen got by. Hammen led through the fourth lap when Tim Rupp got by. Rupp then had to stand on the gas as Doug Smith closed in over the final laps. Smith was racing in a ride borrowed from Sioux City driver Kaleb Kennedy. The win was Rupp’s second.Brandon Nielsen took over the lead on the fifth lap of the Rasmussen Ford IMCA Hobby Stock feature en route to his second win. Merle Bass led the first four laps. Nielsen survived a green, white, checkered finish challenge from Cody Nielsen.The amazing points battle between Cody Nielsen and Justin Nehring continues as Nielsen has a one-point lead. They have remained within a point or tied for five consecutive weeks.Tyler Thompson had a brief battle through the first two turns of the KCHE Radio IMCA Sport Compact feature before grabbing the lead and running with it for all 10 laps. Thompson’s win was his second.
Indianapolis, In. — Several of Indiana’s state parks, state-forest and state-recreation properties are looking for volunteers to serve as campground hosts in exchange for free camping during their service.Hosts work a minimum of 20 hours per week. The volunteer period length varies at properties based on the number of applicants and on the amount and type of work required.Properties are looking for dedicated campers who enjoy working outdoors, as well as with people and DNR staff.A complete list of site availability and detailed information about hosting duties is online or you can contact the property where you would like to serve as a host.