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Letters to the Editor Sunday, March 21

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Letters to the Editor Sunday, March 21

Cities ought to search enter on aid funds

The not too long ago handed American Rescue Act of 2021 will end in funds being given to native and regional governments as outlined within the article (“Reduction invoice incorporates thousands and thousands for space”) printed in The Gazette on March 9.
The earlier pandemic-inspired aid act referred to as CARES and in addition the newer Consolidated Appropriations Act each suffered from the looks of a number of the cash being spent foolishly.
Investigations proceed, however experiences of banks giving loans to people to buy Lamborghinis and yachts abound. I hope we will keep away from these errors with the brand new funds.
As a resident of Princetown, I learn in The Gazette that my small township will get a bit north of $200,000 from the American Rescue Act. Equally, different townships, cities and counties in our space will all be receiving funds from this act.
It’s my agency perception that Princetown may set an ideal instance for different native governments by beginning a public dialogue to hunt enter from our group of how these funds ought to be spent and approval of any determination made regarding the expenditures.
Moreover in gentle of Sunshine Week it might be applicable for the city to vow a public and clear accounting of the place the cash is ultimately spent.
John Fisher
Pattersonville

Motion wanted on scooter avenue security

Concerning gasoline and electrical bicycles and scooters. With the hotter climate approaching, we’re once more confronted with unlawful and unlicensed autos on our metropolis streets.
All of us have seen the grime bikes and ATV’s operating rampant on town streets. Now we have now gasoline powered bicycles and electrical scooters to deal with.
I not too long ago virtually had a collision with an older girl and a younger little one who failed to concentrate to the road indicators to cease. The scooter had directional lights, they had been sporting helmets, every little thing that may be wanted to be a licensed car.
I referred to as the Schenectady police and was advised that they don’t cease these autos as a result of prosecutors is not going to implement the V&T legal guidelines associated to those autos. I used to be advised to contact town council member for public security.
So I despatched an e mail to Mr. Mootooveren and his reply was that the council is a legislative department, not-day-to-day operations. So welcome to Forms 101. We have now enforcement prepared to maintain the general public protected, prosecution that would not be bothered and eventually an obtuse metropolis council unwilling to create legal guidelines for the protection of the group.
Such a easy request. I suppose when some reckless teenager will get damage or killed, then perhaps they are going to do one thing and title the legislation after the deceased. I used to be additionally advised that the police had been knowledgeable to not pursue, so perhaps if this sparks some debate preserve that time in thoughts as properly.
Robert Sponable
Schenectady

NRA’s Challenge Exile can save lives in cities

Each time somebody is shot in considered one of our native cities, the mayor of town is quoted as saying how terrible it’s, and the way onerous they’re working to stop such tragedies sooner or later, bla, bla, bla.
They set up teams and committees to review the issue and get zero outcomes.
In a single metropolis, an individual who steals a firearm has solely to contact the native religious-based “fence” to promote it.
It seems that these mayors have been influenced by Gov. Cuomo’s hatred for the NRA to the purpose that they are going to flounder round with half-baked, ineffective, options whereas increasingly more individuals die of their cities earlier than they are going to ask the NRA for assist.
The NRA has developed a program referred to as “Challenge Exile,” which has confirmed very helpful in decreasing crime in lots of cities. It’s my understanding that this program primarily facilities round implementing all federal firearm legal guidelines, already in impact, a lot of which carry obligatory jail phrases and fines.
Many individuals really feel that the federal legal guidelines are too strict, and maybe rightfully so.
Nevertheless, each mayor who actually cares about crime in his/her metropolis ought to stand as much as Gov. Cuomo, contact the NRA, discover the small print of Challenge Exile and study the way it can scale back crime and save lives of their metropolis.
Kenneth Benson
Charlton

 

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