The developers of the long delayed Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), a 333-mile one-way south, one-billion-watt electricity corridor from Quebec to New York City, are quietly obtaining federal and state permits while changing parts of the route hoping the public doesn’t notice. CHPE cables would be buried and eventually abandoned under Lake Champlain and the Hudson, Harlem and East rivers, and along roads and railroad rights-of-way in parts of Clinton, Warren, Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany and Rockland counties. Despite a minimum construction cost of $2 billion, CHPE would provide only a few hundred temporary construction jobs and a couple of dozen jobs if completed, while the state’s wealth would go to Canada to pay for imported power. CHPE isn’t needed to replace the Indian Point nuclear station electricity when it’s closed in a few years. With CHPE, the installation of in-state employment-intensive renewable electricity, energy efficiency, and conservation, would likely be slowed because there might appear to be less need for it. CHPE electricity is being falsely promoted as clean and renewable.This letter shouldn’t be interpreted as Canada bashing. It’s about protecting rivers from needless destruction.Tom EllisAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scam Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Fred Pfieffer’s Jan. 25 letter and recent Gazette editorials calling for improved New York economic development policies, we can do much better than importing additional river-wrecking electricity from Canada. The provincial governments of Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) are literally destroying large rivers to sell electricity to New York and New England. read more
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIt’s with grateful hearts that my mother and I wish to publicly thank the Glenville first responders who came to her assistance after a sudden fall outside a local business on Feb. 2. We particularly thank the Glenville police officer who was miraculously just feet away from us when mom fell. He rushed to her side and called the medics. His direction to me, his compassion and kindness provided a sense of calm. Thank you, too, to the thoughtful customer who stopped to help me get two grocery carts to my car. By the time I finished getting the groceries into my car, Mom had already been moved indoors. Another customer, “Dusty,” had provided a transport chair for mom to sit in, along with a warm blanket, while Mohawk Ambulance Service personnel capably attended to her injuries. What a special feeling knowing that there were so many caring people that surrounded her in her time of need. Please forgive me for not recalling each of your names. But know that your kindnesses will never be forgotten.Darleen KellyCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: 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: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists read more
Our kids have to take a cut so “big wigs” can have a nice raise? What’s wrong with this picture? They’re already doing OK.If you’re small, you’re stepped on. Then when you get old, you’re run over again.Let’s all get out and vote next time. We have to fight for what’s right.These people who cut our music should be ashamed of themselves.Eunice KilmerJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I just learned through the “grapevine” and the paper that the “big wigs” are getting a raise.Music is getting cut. No band this summer in Johnstown or Gloversville. That’s terrible. read more
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFreestone has best qualities of a judgeHaving practiced law for over 40 years, much of the time in the Supreme Courts of the Fourth Judicial District, I am well aware of the value of a capable and dedicated judiciary. Judges that are experienced, hardworking, scholarly and ethical make the courts function fairly and efficiently for the benefit of all litigants.For over 30 years, I have been privileged to practice law alongside Dianne N. Freestone, a candidate for justice of the Supreme Court in the Fourth Judicial District.When elected, my loss will be a gain for all lawyers and litigants in the district, regardless of party affiliation. There is no Republican or Democratic way to be a good judge. Just the right way.Dianne Freestone represents all of the best qualities of a judge and will run her court with the highest degree of dignity and decorum. On Nov. 5, please vote for Dianne N. Freestone for Supreme Court Justice.David PentkowskiClifton ParkEthical concerns were way overblownKurt Semon’s Oct. 16 letter (“Board candidate has conflict of interest”) is a dangerous combination of partisan invective veiled in the guise of expert testimony.He pulls out a fraction of a sentence of the preamble of our ethics code and tries to spin that into a potential violation. The actual facts are that Andrew Kohout is an excellent public works superintendent and will make an excellent Glenville Town Council member.Any conflict of interest will be rare and can easily be avoided by recusal. This possibility is massively outweighed by Mr. Kohout’s extensive knowledge of everything public works and government in general, which will be a major asset to the town. I appreciate Mr. Semon’s concern for the well-being of the village, but after due consideration feel that Mr. Kohout’s dual role will be an advantage to both the town and the village. In Andrew Kohout and Eric Buskirk, town of Glenville voters have the opportunity to elect two deep-thinking, professional, family-oriented people and really make some progress.Cloaking political paranoia in the semblance ethical concern is a disservice to the town and the village, and it makes me worry what Mr. Semon is feeding his students and why.Tom GiffordScotiaThe writer is the mayor of Scotia.Abortion in U.S. is its own holocaustThe Oct. 15 editorial, “Renew knowledge of Holocaust” reminded me of the book “Cry…If You Can” written by Holocaust survivor, Leo Winokur Winn.The Daily Gazette wrote about him on June 1, 2014, in the article “Niskayuna Holocaust Survivor Tells Story.” It is well worth reading his book.In 2014, Mr. Winn made this terrible prediction: “With the proper scenario and set of circumstances, this catastrophe can again be replayed on the world scene, maybe even on a larger scale.”Well, here we are, repeating history, not of Hitler’s Jewish Holocaust, but with the wanton destruction of unborn human life on a scale more grand than Adolf ever imagined.The loss of life caused by the 1973 Supreme Court and its henchmen numbers over 66 million on American soil so far. This holocaust pales in comparison with the death of an estimated 6 million innocent Jews. While the latter ceased in 1945 at the end of World War II, the slaughter of innocent pre-born people continues unabated. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s celebrated Reproductive Health Act even extends the massacre to include living babies who survive an abortion.As with the Holocaust, humanity will eventually pay a huge price due to abortion. Already, much of the developed world is reproducing at a rate far below replacement. This population collapse cannot be corrected overnight. Will humans ever learn from history?Wendell NeugebauerBallston Spa More from The Daily Gazette: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 homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation read more
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