Friesen is best for Board of Supervisors

first_imgAbout 40 years ago, my late wife, Betsy Davis, became the first woman to run for the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. She didn’t quite make it. Since then — with understandable bias — I have seen few candidates that could match her concern and commitment. But this year I have been deeply impressed with the candidacy of Pat Friesen for supervisor, a person who has the same commitment that Betsy had. I have known Pat as a member of my congregation, a person committed to “creative industry” (small unique businesses here in town that showcase creative young local entrepreneurs), and a person who has served on almost every board in town dedicated to the arts, civil rights and women’s rights.But it isn’t a question of how many organizations she has served, but rather that of a detailed devotion to so many of the things that make this a great city, from Code Blue to SPAC.When we have someone with this much political experience, wisdom and as powerful and sophisticated a commitment to the public good, it would be a shame to lose that.I strongly urge voters to support her candidacy for the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.Rev. Tom DavisSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Schumer writes his political obituary

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDear Chuck [Schumer],You’re probably unaware that when you made the decision to give the interests of your party priority over the interests of your country, you would be writing your legacy and your epitaph, “I shut down the government.”Stephen B. AmesMaltaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Howe school needs its own parking lot

first_imgGarner and Baker avenues, near the Plum Street intersection, have cars parked in front of our houses all day long.Wintertime creates an even bigger problem, with snowbanks making parking on the street more difficult.  There’s a fire hydrant in front of my house. Just about daily, I’m telling someone not to park there; it’s illegal.Some people argue. Most move. One man told me he had to park there because he had to talk on his phone. I do believe parking in front of hydrants is something that only emergency vehicles are permitted to do.  The school should provide adequate parking for all it employees. We want our streets back.Winifred BalzSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to online Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRegarding the Howe Magnet Elementary School parking issue: What were they thinking?  Last year, the school was shut down for major renovations.The one thing they didn’t do was to make a bigger parking lot for their staff and support personnel. So the staff (and support staff) park all over our neighborhood. They park on Plum Street — so it’s not a two-way street most of the day, as it becomes too narrow for cars to pass.  last_img read more

Task Force Report delay ‘disgrace’

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Corus steels itself for £100m property review

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Deal with the road rage

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Errand of mercer

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Michael Soames leaves Regus

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Reichmann: no guarantee of Wharf bid

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PREMIUMState budget deficit to widen as government counters virus effects: Sri Mulyani

first_imgThe government expects the state budget deficit to be larger than its projection this year as it struggles to tackle the impacts of the global COVID-19 outbreak.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Wednesday that the government expected the deficit to exceed its initial target of 1.76 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) as stipulated in the 2020 state budget.“We’re still assessing the deficit, but there is still room for it to increase beyond the figure stipulated in this year’s state budget,” she told the press in Jakarta.Given the challenges the government has faced since the beginning of this year, Sri Mulyani also said the budget deficit target was conservative, as the outbreak had prompted the government to use its fiscal instruments to provide a stimulus to ensure economic growth remained at the key 5 percent mar… Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Forgot Password ? Linkedin Log in with your social account Topics : Sri-Mulyani-Indrawati budget-deficit COVID-19 coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus economic-growth GDP-growth China household-consumption government-spendinglast_img read more