Month: October 2020

Congrats to Backus, will continue to serve

first_imgI also want to thank him for a dignified race. He’s definitely a team player. It’s a breath of fresh air to see a candidate with such involvement in the community, as well as a one with such strong qualifications. Students, educators, and families in Niskayuna are fortunate to have this addition to an already exceptional board.This experience was a first for me. I may not have won this election, but I certainly didn’t lose. Coming into this race so late, I knew it would be challenging to get out and connect with people as much as I would have liked to. I now know that four weeks isn’t nearly enough time to prepare for much of anything.I’ve served my community for quite some time now, but never this close to home. I was an unknown person to the people of Niskayuna. I believe I changed that, and I plan on running again in the future. I’d certainly like more time to prepare. In the meantime, I will continue to volunteer my time, or get involved with some of the committees.Above all, I support the winning candidate, the board and the district.Noney GrierNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’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?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Regarding the Niskayuna School Board election, I want to congratulate Brian Backus on a well-deserved win. Having run in a previous race, Brian earned this seat and he knows what it’s like to be in mine.last_img read more

Be kind to Earth, pick up your trash

first_imgAs the snow melts, take a look around you, especially on I-890 coming into Schenectady, and try to count the papers and other items of garbage coming into view along the roadside.Isn’t there a $500 fine for littering? A lot could be accomplished if that law was only sometimes enforced.Earth Day (April 22) is one day, but should be practiced every day. It’s well worth the effort to take some time to respect and be kind to the Earth and to each other so this would be a nicer place to live.Gina SauterScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

High Notes: Epilepsy and leukemia help, calming room

first_imgCategories: Editorial, OpinionIn Schenectady, Rehabilitation Support Services and Ellis Medicine have combined to provide a place for patients with mental health issues suffering from stress and anxiety to become calm and avoid emergency room visits. The Living Room, located on State Street, provides a stress-free, homelike place for individuals suffering from a mental health crisis — such as an event related to a loss of a family member, work or family stress or some other issue. The facility is located across the hall from Ellis Medicine Mental Health Clinic. A one-year grant from the Alliance for Better Health allows Schenectady County residents to use the room for free. Our full story on the Living Room can be found online at https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/01/23/the-living-room-serves-as-a-refuge-from-stress. In Latham, four Latham Ridge Elementary School students with epilepsy are working together to plan World Purple Day to draw attention to and raise money for the fight against epilepsy. The students are Sammy Myers, Natalie Schlist, Whitney Belvedere and Charlotte Mitchell. Their families met through the work done by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. Among the activities they have planned for the March 26 event are the sale of #EndEpilepsy bracelets and asking faculty and students to wear purple on that day. Epilepsy, a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, affects one in 50 children and one in 100 adults. To learn more, visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/. To make a donation, visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/local/northeastern-new-york/donate.In Saratoga Springs, Stillwater High School sophomore Devon Wagner is helping raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The 15-year-old recently hosted a Corn Hole for a Cure event at Racing City Brewery as part of a “Student of the Year” competition among high school students. The competition is modeled after the society’s philanthropic competitions for adults. Wagner had hoped to top the $50,000 raised by her father, Brad, during an event in 2010. Wagner and her team, Team Believe, also recently hosted a pub crawl, two cocktail parties, and a paint-and-sip event. The next Team Believe fund-raiser is a family fun karaoke event called “We Believe You Can Sing!” to be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Nostalgia Ale House and Wine Bar in Malta. To donate to the Team Believe effort, visit: events.lls.org/uny/unysoy19/dwagner.SHARE YOUR HIGH NOTESHigh Notes is a Monday feature of The Gazette Opinion section spotlighting the good being done in our communities by individuals, organizations and businesses. If you know of anyone who should be celebrated, send your suggestions for High Notes to Editorial Page Editor Mark Mahoney at mmahoney@dailygazette.net.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Manchester – the new Barcelona?

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Former Cowboy plans touchdown with DTZ

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CABE wants in on the planning debate

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Industrial is star performer as returns reach 14.5%

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Spitalfields faces legal threat from SMUT

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Aberdeen: oil and gas continue to dominate local economy

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DTZ man to represent Telford business

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