Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, March 20

first_imgGet facts on 2006’s Secure Fence ActPaul Moran’s March 14 letter urges readers to recall who voted for the “Secure Fence Act of 2006.” If other readers are as unfamiliar with this act as was I, I’d urge them to look it up on Wikipedia. It’s hard to conclude it was worth the cost then or would be now. Elmer BertschNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionLetter on supervisor comments inaccurateNiskayuna Town Councilman John DellaRatta’s March 10 letter misquoted statements of mine relating to the possible rezone of the O.D. Heck parcel.He stated that I characterized the parcel as a “large swatch of land” in an interview with The Gazette. In fact, I referred to the parcel as the “swath of land adjacent to Mohawk Commons.” He further asserted that I favored the property “to be rezoned as ‘light industrial’.” In fact, I said, “Finding the most appropriate re-zone for that — whether it’s going to be light industrial, commercial, residential —and making sure we are adhering to our comprehensive plan, as well.”Councilman DellaRatta then made mention of a subsequent interview on my brother’s television show. While I’m glad he tuned in, I am forced to correct the record. Councilman DellaRatta insinuated that my comments indicated that I favored a “light industrial” rezone for the O.D. Heck parcel. My interview answer regarding the possible rezone was as follows: “We’ve been talking about possibly re-zoning that and that’s actually come up for discussion recently. And right now it’s zoned R-2 Residential. We may or may not rezone that to Neighborhood Mixed Use, which would allow for both commercial and residential properties.”I suggest that Councilman DellaRatta spend less time inventing or twisting quotes of mine and more time working together helping to solve problems facing the town.That, after all, is what the people of Niskayuna elected us both to do.Yasmine SyedNiskayunaThe writer is the town supervisor of Niskayuna.last_img read more

Accra Hearts of Oak PRO exposed

first_imgThe Hearts Public Relations Officer, Muheeb Saeed has been exposed after he granted an interview insisting that Hearts of Oak had made money available for surgery to be performed for its Captain Moro Abubakar.The Hearts PRO had earlier rubbished reports published by the media that Hearts was struggling to raise funds for the surgery describing it as a mischievous publication, but today, sportscrusaderonline.com can authoritatively reveal without fear that surgery has not been performed on Moro Abubakar’s knee because the club cannot raise the needed $3, 500 involved.Sportscrusaderonline.com investigations conducted revealed as of Thursday night that the Hearts Captain had not been given the green light from the club for surgery to be performed even though the medical officer to perform surgery has been patiently waiting for the sum involved to be paid by Hearts before surgery is conducted.“I can confirm that surgery for Moro has not been performed. He is still struggling to come to terms as to why the club has refused to release money for the operation to be done. He has been told in the face that the club has no money and he would have to wait until such a time that its finances are ok. Whoever said money for surgery had been made available is simply not telling the World the truth. Moro has been waiting all this while because the club has no money for his surgery” a Hearts source said.Meanwhile sportscrusaderonline.com can reveal that Moro has met with the club’s Board Chairman on the possibility of raising money for his surgery.last_img read more

NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Pacers acquire TJ Warren, pick from Suns

first_img NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Knicks hoping to buy another second-round pick Suns will send the No. 32 pick to Pacers too, source tells ESPN. Pacers are taking Warren into salary cap space. https://t.co/NN0gxs4e8L— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2019The Suns now are off the hook for the remaining three years and $35 million on Warren’s deal.Warren was the 14th pick of the 2014 draft out of NC State, but he never was quite able to get going in Phoenix. Related News He had a few good stints with the team, but struggled with injuries and the Suns failed to win games. He averaged 18.0 points last season for Phoenix and 14.4 in five total seasons with the team.The Suns are reportedly looking to acquire a point guard to put alongside Devin Booker next season.They have the sixth pick in the draft Thursday. The Pacers have added an intriguing player to their roster.Indiana has picked up forward TJ Warren and the 32nd pick in the draft from the Suns in exchange for cash considerations, according to ESPN.center_img Warren is an intriguing fit in Indiana, as well. The team could lose Bojan Bogdanović in free agency this offseason and Warren could fit into his role if he leaves.He could also offer some bench scoring, which the team really struggled with in the playoffs. NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Hawks may move up to get Virginia’s De’Andre Hunterlast_img read more