Government must take lead on garbage

Government must take lead on garbage

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first_imgAbout 25 years ago, the DEC announced it would no longer allow landfills to be sited near rivers. The Colonie landfill also overlaps a hazardous waste dump. I doubt if anyone knows what is in there. Hopefully, the town of Colonie can find new employment options for the landfill workers as the dump is shut down. When the Colonie dump closes, at least some of the trash that would have gone there may go to the humongous Seneca Meadows landfill near Seneca Falls, which probably leaks into the Montezuma National Wildlife Refugee. I have friends in Seneca Falls who are trying to close that dump. It’s the failure of government at many levels that leads to these unsafe policies. Managing what we discard isn’t easy. We receive little leadership from the national and state governments. Frequently local governments, businesses and residents devise their own solutions.I think it long past time that we as a species get serious about creating a world economy that minimizes poisons and waste and where we reuse, compost or recycle everything else.Tom EllisAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scam Ken Kimball (letter, Nov. 19) responded to a letter (Nov. 8) from John Kenney about the Colonie landfill. Mr. Kimball insisted that “You don’t just close a landfill without an alternative location in place.” More than a year ago, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) held two hearings in Colonie that I attended concerning the town of Colonie’s application to triple the volume of its old landfill, which is located near Route 9 on the south bank of the Mohawk River. Numerous speakers said that if, and when, the landfill closes, even on short notice, market forces would soon lead to a new equilibrium, with the trash going to other places. This happens frequently in the United States.The landfill should be closed because it’s almost certainly leaking wastes into the river. If the DEC took water samples in the river near the dump as diligently as it takes water samples in the Hudson River looking for PCBs, I’m certain it would find plenty of landfill poisons in the water.  Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, June 25

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first_imgGo even further to protect the unbornIn response to Clyde Maughan’s June 19 letter about cats getting more respect than unborn children, I would have a different slant.Yes, we should care about our furry friends and protect them because they have no voice of their own. Now when it come to our unborn children, we should go out of way to protect them, as they have no voice for themselves.Have we gone insane? We sure did 55 million baby deaths ago. This is not self-righteous, pointing-the-finger talk, but nothing more then the horrible facts. Our children deserve just as much, if not more, protection. We all thought Hitler was insane, and his 1.5 million babies slaughtered doesn’t even come close to what we have done in the name of the easy way out. In this day and age when birth control can be had by all, why so many babies are put to death is beyond me. Insane, yes. But it’s not too late to actually plan ahead to save the life of that unborn child, just as we have groups who love and protect our pets. How much more should we do for our children?Denise CrisciScotia Support president, fight for freedomThe way to keep our country great, first, is to support our president 100 percent. Second, we need speakers around the country to inform college students of our responsibility to our country. As President Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”Vote for people with high moral values who uphold our Constitution and our rule of law. We have to keep Jesus as our foundation to our life for us, our families and our families to be.Without Jesus, our life and country would be empty. Our country is the most beautiful country in the world, blessed with all the resources to sustain life and to be the most powerful.But we’re losing it because of greed and lies. Our kids are being indoctrinated into socialism in our grade schools and colleges with the promise of free education and health care. But remember, whatever you get for free, you will be controlled if you don’t comply. You will lose what you’re getting or worse.The media won’t show you how people are living in Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela and Iran. The New World Order is to control you to their wishes. Murder is nothing to these people. They’re ruthless, and no one goes after them.My life and family are everything to me, and no one is going to control me or my family. We were born free and I’m going to die free.Claude Rizzicone, Jr.Saratoga SpringsMore 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: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18 In a world focused on self-interest, we could sure use more people like Karen Johnson. Thank you, Karen, and may God bless you.Deacon Richard “Rit” DiCaprioClifton Park Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionJohnson was always there for the peopleTo say we were polar opposites politically would be an understatement. Karen Johnson was the open-minded, liberal-thinking mayor of Schenectady and I was a rigid, conservative police officer.Yet, as opposite as we were, we found common ground in Schenectady’s greatest resource, its people, most notably the children.Our relationship began in 1990 when Karen and I co-chaired the 25th Anniversary of George Rose as President of Belmont Pop Warner. Although Karen didn’t know much about football or the history of Belmont Pop Warner, and that included George Rose, she did know about organizing. She put together a celebration second to none. This great event was the start of a relationship that would last for years to come.In 1993, I became one of the Schenectady Police Departments D.A.R.E. Officers. Karen Johnson just happened to be the chairperson of our DARE Advisory Board. I am honored to say that Karen and the rest of this volunteer board worked tirelessly for 10 years raising money and promoting the program to not only the general public but also to the business community. Karen once again was the behind-the-scenes driving force. Never afraid to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty, she was always there.last_img read more

£92m turned at Widows in days

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Birmingham office letting record smashed yet again

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Agents’ agent clinches Cardiff top deal

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The Fall guy

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…while capital arm buys back shares

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Rok’s solid results

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Would your valuations pass the RICS dope test?

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Bellway wins 25m Glasgow scheme

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