Letters to the Editor Monday, Aug. 16

University districts want management on covid

You are on your own!
Our point out leaders are abdicating their responsibilities by shuffling off to neighborhood university districts and overall health departments matters of statewide public basic safety.
State Overall health Commissioner Howard Zucker is urging faculty districts to “…develop strategies to open up in-human being in the drop as properly as attainable, and I advise following steerage from the CDC and neighborhood overall health departments.”
As the faculty board president of the premier faculty district in Schoharie County, and president of the Schoharie Faculty Boards Affiliation, symbolizing all districts in the county, I say phooey!
This ‘decision’ by the point out is basically pitting college boards and constituents versus each individual other in what has grow to be a pretty divisive political environment.
We need leadership from Albany to aid or help neighborhood leaders to prioritize points rather than spewing political conversing details.
Speaking of management, we at Cobleskill-Richmondville are doing work really hard for the duration of the summer months and we are assured that we can open up our faculties safely and serve our college students and families in September.
Bruce L. Tryon
Howes Cave
The writer is president of the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School Board of Education and learning and president of the Schoharie County Faculty Boards Association.

Cuomo need to reside with Monthly bill and Hillary

Exactly where will Gov. Cuomo go right after he’s eliminated from his throne?
In his Aug. 10 letter (“Where does Cuomo go right after he leaves?”) Jason Bare thinks Mar-a-Lago.
I have a much better put significantly nearer to house: Chappaqua, N.Y.
I’m absolutely sure the Clintons have a room for Andy to slip into. Invoice, Hillary and Andy could focus on all their achievements from politics above drinks on the patio. They could toast over Andy’s “lessons effectively learned” from Monthly bill on how to interact with females.
And of training course they can review notes on Benghazi and New York nursing households, so numerous similarities, so quite a few means to disguise the real story from us.
What change does it make now, anyway? And ultimately, how do we shell out all the cash made from sham ebook bargains, bogus foundations and, of course, dollars left from our campaign war chests. Soon after all, we have lifetime pensions from our “public provider.” I’m confident this is a a lot far better in shape for all.
Many thanks for the reminiscences.
Paul Hasbrouck

Local climate alter and covid not victimless

I read Robert Reich, who served Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Invoice Clinton, speak about local weather improve.
One particular phrase he made use of was “not a victimless criminal offense.”
That phrase struck me tricky, considering the fact that much of what we debate these days appears to some to be victimless steps with no effects. Not so.
Reich spoke about fossil fuels, which we know have contributed to the developing degrees of CO2 in our ambiance. Applying this kind of gasoline is not a victimless action.
Mining and fracking pollute our air and water and scar the earth. Neither are new voter limitations victimless. They harm People in america who have restricted accessibility to transportation or really do not have the option of time off for voting. Neither are the rules towards making masks a mandate in specified scenarios victimless.
Clinic personnel, instructors, and nursing house personnel must be vaccinated. Those people susceptible men and women, outdated or sick, require safety from covid with vaccinated caretakers and nurses.
Recall not becoming equipped to see individuals or mother and father? Should not we defend our little ones by bordering them with vaccinated people today donning masks, as they are not ready to be vaccinated? No question.
How several ill small children will it take for people today to fully grasp wearing masks is like a college uniform? You do it.
The Bad People’s Marketing campaign has a expressing. “Not the exact same banner, but the very same struggle.”
Our fight right now is to dwell collectively and get the entire world healthier once more.
Be a part of that battle, the 1 versus local climate modify and covid virus, not a battle in opposition to every single other.
Janice Walz


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