Letters to the Editor for Saturday, Dec. 28

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionOppose new toll/tax on upstate driversHere we go again. New York just keeps finding new reasons to take more of our hard-earned money.We’ve seen proposals for toll hikes to pay for the Tappan Zee Bridge, then for license plate replacement fees, and this time targeting drivers without E-ZPass. A new proposal from the Thruway Authority would increase tolls for drivers who pay cash, 30% more to be exact, and another $2 for each billing statement.It’s completely unfair to force drivers to have E-ZPass or pay more. This amounts to nothing more than another tax. I’m ready to fight tooth and nail against any toll hikes on upstate drivers.We pay more than enough already, but it seems like the state will never stop trying to take more.Angelo SantabarbaraSchenectadyThe writer represents the 111th Assembly District in the state Legislature.Focus on positives to boost your spiritsI have been trying to figure out why I am having difficulty getting into the Christmas spirit this year.In the past, I related it to my career, which I retired from three years ago, of a public safety dispatcher.The constant barrage of complaints, the domestic calls, serious accidents and life-threatening medical calls always made it very difficult. So why this year?Since I retired, it was easy to get in the spirit. But I finally have figured it out. It is due to the constant barrage of negative news, complaining and griping, on the television and at social locations, such as my gym and other locations. All you hear is the negative.Politics, starting at the top, both local and national, and encompassing all parties and levels, has caused a caustic, negative and damaging effect to all levels of the social economic system. The few positives that come out are very soundly trounced by the negative.I was taught, by a very good manager at one of my previous employments, that negativity is like a cancer: Once it starts, it takes over. Positive thoughts and actions have a very difficult time conquering the negative, but when it does, everyone feels better.I, for one, choose to look at the positive and push the positive. I challenge the aforementioned, and everyone else, to do the same and see what a difference each of us can make.That will give us the Christmas and giving spirit all year long.David W. GallupScotia‘Trump Impeached’ photo showed biasA number of readers of The Daily Gazette have written letters to the editor decrying the newspaper’s “left leanings” or “liberal bent.”I personally do not recall any letters alleging the opposite.In fact, I have always considered The Gazette to be a fairly unbiased and impartial publication.Until, that is, I saw the front page of the Dec. 19 edition.Under the larger-than-normal, bold-faced headline, “Trump Impeached” was a huge photograph of Donald Trump with his arms outstretched at his sides, his eyes half-closed, and a somber, somewhat somnolescent expression on his face.Of all the many photos of this man that were available, The Gazette chose to print one that clearly portrays him as a persecuted victim of crucifixion, unmistakably evoking images of another historical figure who claimed to be leading his followers to their salvation. Seriously?Paul DeierleinSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: 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 censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

New United Mexican States Ambassador to Dominica

first_img 47 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews New United Mexican States Ambassador to Dominica by: – June 28, 2012center_img Ambassador Edmundo Font Lopez presenting his credentials to President Liverpool The new Ambassador of the United Mexican States to Dominica His Excellency Edmundo Font Lopez described future predictions for relations between his country and Dominica as a splendid and prosperous one.H.E. Edmundo Font Lopez replaces previous ambassador to Dominica, Gerardo Lozano.The new ambassador presented his letter of credence with wishes of success and a beneficial alliance to Dominica’s President H.E. Nicholas Liverpool on Wednesday.“We have always had excellent relations and good friendship. As a country belonging to the great Caribbean, Mexico has one of its priorities to achieve a greater bond with the region and President Calderon has highlighted on many occasions the importance of Mexico to strengthen its ties with the English speaking countries, particularly with members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) with whom we share similar goals and challenges. As President Calderon mentioned during the second Caricom/Mexico Summit, the cooperation for development is one of the main challenges we face. For that reason I totally agree that we must promote the exchange of experiences in these areas to increase the competitiveness of our economies and to provide employment to our people. We can collaborate and share experiences in areas such as tourism, trade facilitation and transportation and for modernisation.”H.E. Dr. Nicholas Liverpool received the new ambassador with anticipation of stronger mutual cooperation between the two countries.“Your Excellency, I note your commitment to continue and deepen the work of your predecessors in maintaining and strengthening the bonds of friendship and cooperation which already exists between our countries. We look forward to the strengthening of mutual cooperation in areas of common interest and to even closer ties as we continue in our search for a brighter future for us all.”“Dominica will make every effort to explore avenues of increased cooperation between our two countries. Our cooperation with your country in the regional and international arena can be counted upon and we look forward to providing continual support for the candidacy of the Mexican United States on various regional and international bodies in appropriate circumstances.”H.E. Lopez shared his country’s intention to help develop the island by continuing to provide scholarships for Dominicans.“My mission will be to increase the cultural programme in our two countries and to have more people of the Commonwealth of Dominica benefiting of the scholarships that the Mexican Government offers in order for the students to return and make a vibrant contribution in their country upon their return.”Government Information Service Share Tweetlast_img read more