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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Feb. 28

first_imgProvide actual cost of trash disposalWhile remembering radio newscaster Paul Harvey, the residents and taxpayers of Montgomery County are waiting to hear, “The Rest of the Story.”A few years back, Montgomery County and Fulton County entered into an agreement whereby Montgomery County could ship its trash and refuse to the Fulton County landfill at a very respectable rate.GottaDo Contracting would do the haulage. One of the “common-sense” stipulations that Fulton County required was that Montgomery County not bring into the deal garbage from outside the county.Unable to resist a money-making scheme by doing just that, tens of thousands of tons of excess garbage went from Montgomery County to the Fulton County landfill. Why do immigrants here illegally come before Americans? Why are immigrants here illegally protected while Americans are killed by many who have been deported with criminal records?Why are these immigrants allowed to come here and overcrowd our schools, hurting their time with teachers that they need and deserve? This is extremely unfair to students and teachers.Why do immigrants in the country illegally receive welfare benefits, free medical, free food stamps, and housing at Americans’ expense?Every Democrat/liberal who supports open borders and letting all undocumented immigrants in should have their addresses and phone numbers published so they can stay with them. They should also have all fences taken down from their property and locks removed from houses.How many more Americans or people here legally have to die at the hands of undocumented immigrants? One is too many.The Left is so concerned with separation of kids from their families temporarily. Where is the concern for the permanent separation of those killed by immigrants here illegally? There is none. Attorneys general, governors and mayors are supposed to uphold laws. Why do they protect immigrants who are here illegally?Bonnie DeckerRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: 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 censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine Eventually apparently Fulton County caught on to what was happening and shut down the deal with Montgomery County. Montgomery County had to find another home for its trash. It did, in the Seneca Meadows landfill, some 100 miles away. GottaDo Contracting was brought in to do the haulage.Here’s the rub. Montgomery County legislators and County Executive Matt Ossenfort are falling over themselves explaining the great deal they got to haul the trash. What they are not telling us is what it costs to dump the garbage in Seneca Meadows. The numbers posted in the newspapers are not the true cost of getting rid of our garbage.Give us the complete story, with all the numbers, so we can make a true evaluation as to what our so-called representatives are doing, or not doing in Fonda.Mr. Ossenfort, it’s time to come clean with Montgomery County’s Garbage-gate.Earl F. SpencerCanajoharie No special treatment for undocumentedWhy do Democrats and liberals hate America and Americans?center_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSeparatists just pandering to baseI was disheartened recently to see Sens. Jim Tedisco and Daphne Jordan pull out the fear and divisive Trump card by announcing it may be time to break up the great state of New York.Does this mean that if several states in the Midwest decided they don’t agree with the urban populations of the East and West coasts, they should be encouraged to separate from the Union and form a different country?This antic is sickening and a further way to divide us. These politicians know this separatist’s cry will not work economically, but are using it as a way to only pacify their base, not unite this state.As my beloved seventh-grade social studies teacher once told me: Stay engaged, stay involved, stay informed. That’s how a democracy works. It wasn’t too long ago when we had a Republican governor. But since, the party has been in disarray. And instead of reorganizing and getting qualified candidates to run, they revert to fear mongering, separatists’ antics. How disheartening and disappointing of my representatives.Aaron HullNiskayunalast_img read more

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Christian Yelich says he will compete in MLB Home Run Derby

first_imgSounds like we’ll see these guys in the @TMobile #HRDerby. 🔊#ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/dubRU3gHms— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 30, 2019The reigning National League Most Valuable Player told reporters after the game (per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) that he will take part.MORE: Sign up for DAZN and watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a live MLB whiparound show Yelich was voted into the All-Star Game last week as a starter for the National League. He leads the major leagues with 29 home runs, one more than Mets rookie first baseman Pete Alonso, who also disclosed last week that he would participate in the Derby on July 8. After Bell told Yelich that he had accepted a Derby invite, Yelich indicated that he, too, would compete. Christian Yelich broke some news Saturday night: He will compete in the Home Run Derby the night before this year’s MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland.Yelich’s “announcement” came when Fox Sports replayed audio of the Brewers outfielder speaking to Pirates first baseman Josh Bell before their game at Miller Park. The network had wired Yelich for sound.last_img read more

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Red Bull Cliff Diving promotes Mostar around the Globe!

first_imgThe Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship 2016 competition held this Saturday in Mostar was a true sport spectacle.With a whole load of attractive dives, exciting competition and great fun, this event brought new twists in the championship, only two stops before the end. This was also a great opportunity for promotion of Mostar and Bosnia and Herzegovina.Seventh stop of the season on the Old Bridge brought a lot of excitement and unexpected happenings. Before 20.000 spectators, Michal Navratil was the best diver from the height of 27.5 meters, while Lyssane Richard won in the women competition from 21.5 meters of height.Competition in Mostar was broadcasted live on Red Bull TV, thus viewers from all around the globe could watch it, and recordings and news about this event are among top news in the world these days. Video with the best moments of the competition reached over two million views online in less than 48 hours, and it is very likely that it will exceed the number of seven million views, held by last year’s video from Mostar.Videos and recordings from Mostar were shared on social networks by the NBA star LeBron James, who wrote “Unbelievable, WOW!!” on his Twitter account and the famous rapper Jermaine Dupri, who shared the video on his Facebook profile.You can watch the recording of the competition on Red Bull TV and www.redbullcliffdiving.com.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Coconut vendor killed in La Grange accident

first_imgA 42-year-old man is the latest road fatality after he was struck down on the La Grange Public Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD), late Thursday evening.Dead is Roopesh Ramotar, a coconut vendor, of Lot 12 Houston Public Road, Greater Georgetown. The accident occurred sometime around 22:40h, during which the deceased sustained severe head injuries.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, Ramotar was standing outside of hisDead: Roopesh Ramotarparked car, PMM 8153, on the La Grange Public Road when he was struck by an oncoming motor car, PTT 755.This newspaper understands that the motor car was proceeding north along the West Bank Road reportedly at a fast rate, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided into Ramotar’s car before picking him up and throwing him into the air.Public spirited citizens rushed the injured man to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Speaking with this publication, the dead man’s mother, Seeta (only name given) related that her son left his home sometime around 14:00h on Thursday and did not returned home that night.The woman explained that his family became worried and was about to file a Police report on Friday morning, when calls to his cellular phone went unanswered.“A nurse from Best (West Demerara Regional Hospital) picked up and say that he was in an accident, but she can’t give out more information. So everybody gathered and they go to the hospital and then they find out that he die since the night before.”The woman went onto say that her son had gone over to the West Bank to drop a friend at Canal, WBD, and was on his way home when the accident occurred.According to the relatives, who went to identified Ramotar’s body, the man suffered a broken leg and head injuries.The body of Ramotar is at the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour, awaiting a post-mortem examination, which is scheduled for Monday. He leaves to mourn his wife and three children, including a nine-month-old baby boy.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of PTT 755, a 57-year-old resident of Pouderoyen, WBD, and he was found to be above the legal limit in terms of blood alcohol level. He has since been taken into Police custody and is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

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