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Dems using smear tactics to hide record

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehem I’ve been a Niskayuna resident for over 40 years and I’m a former Town Board member. I have never been more ashamed of our town government, especially Supervisor Joe Landry and Councilwoman Murphy McGraw.Over the past few weeks, Supervisor Landry’s retaliatory actions towards Court Clerk Barbara Pidgeon were exposed. The fact that other Town Board members sat idly by while the safety of employees was jeopardized is beyond belief. This situation has been going on for over a year, and it’s an insult that Ms. McGraw knew nothing about it.She bragged that she stepped in to help solve the problem. Really, Ms. McGraw? You, as deputy supervisor and a Democrat committeewoman, and Supervisor Landry as the county Democratic chairman, knew nothing about this? You either don’t spend a lot of time at Town Hall, don’t communicate with your fellow legislators or you aren’t telling the truth. Either way, it’s behavior not worthy of supporting you for re-election. What’s even worse, many Niskayuna residents received a political mail hit-piece from the Niskayuna Democratic Committee trying to paint the Republican town candidates as anti-Muslim and anti-Semite and climate-change deniers by connecting them to national right-wing figures. Mr. Landry, Ms. McGraw and Councilman John Della Ratta are all Niskayuna Democratic Committee people. Will Ms. McGraw again claim she knew nothing about this despicable political trash flyer, as she did about the court safety issue?By one simple phone call, I found out that Republican supervisor candidate Yasmine Syed is a Christian who is of Jewish, Pakistani and Muslim descent. Of her running mates, Tom McGarry is Irish-American whose mother was a glass ceiling-shattering doctor in the 1950s and Anthony Simone is an Italian-American, retired from Golub Corp., and is a local businessman.These are decent people trying to run for office. Obviously Mr. Landry, Ms. McGraw and Mr. Della Ratta have no positive record to run on. So instead, they’re running a personal smear campaign — and a bad one at that.Come on Niskayuna, get with the program and see through the smoke and mirrors the Democrats are using to pull the wool over your eyes.Patricia DonnellyNiskayunacenter_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Ecuador city runs out of coffins amid COVID-19 crisis

first_imgLast week, residents posted videos on social media showing abandoned bodies in the streets in the Latin American city worst hit by the pandemic.The government called in troops to pick up 150 corpses from streets and homes earlier this week after mortuary workers in the city were unable to keep up with a backlog of removals.The cardboard coffins “will be a great help in providing a dignified burial for people who died during this health emergency,” the Guayaquil mayor’s office wrote on Twitter. Ecuador reported 3,646 cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, including 180 deaths, the majority of them occurring in Guayaquil and its surrounding province of Guayas. Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador’s second city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes, city authorities said Sunday.Authorities in the Pacific port city said they had received a donation of 1,000 pressed cardboard caskets from local producers, and delivered them for use in two local cemeteries.”It’s so they can meet demand,” a city hall spokesman told AFP. “There are either no coffins in the city or they are extremely expensive.” Businessman Santiago Olivares, who owns a chain of funeral homes, said his company was unable to keep up with demand.”I sold the 40 that I had at the downtown branch, and 40 others from my headquarters. I had to order 10 more at the weekend and they’ve run out,” Olivares told AFP.The cheapest coffins currently cost around $400. Olivares said a 15-hour curfew in the city was contributing to the shortage of basic raw materials for coffin makers like wood and metal.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Funding from Wolf Administration to Support the Expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Create 41 New Jobs

first_imgFunding from Wolf Administration to Support the Expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Create 41 New Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Inc. (Morgan), a materials company specializing in carbon and silicon carbide manufacturing, will expand its presence in Pennsylvania. The expansion project is expected to create 41 new jobs at the company’s facilities in Elk and Potter counties.“This expansion will enable Morgan to grow and create jobs right here in the commonwealth, which is great news for workers,” Governor Wolf said. “We’re also proud to support a project that will enable the materials used for protecting our military and law enforcement to be made in Pennsylvania.”Due to growing demand for the ballistic armor systems supported by Morgan’s material technology and used by military and law enforcement, the company requires new equipment and furnace technology in order to increase production to meet demand. Morgan has pledged to invest at least $1.6 million into the expansion project, which will create 41 new jobs and retain the 441 existing jobs at Morgan’s facilities in Coudersport and St. Marys in Pennsylvania.“At Morgan Advanced Materials we use advanced materials to help make more efficient use of the world’s resources, and to improve the quality of life,” said Joseph Boylan, strategic marketing director at Morgan. “We are delighted that we have received this support from the Governor’s Action Team to increase capacity at our production facility. This investment will help generate further employment in our community and leverages our leading materials technology, ultimately helping us to protect our soldiers’ lives.”Morgan received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $100,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $82,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits (JCTC) to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Morgan, headquartered in St. Mary’s, is a materials technology company that develops, manufactures and markets engineered products from carbon, graphite, silicon carbide, and other related materials. Morgan also provides build-to-print components to support customers’ application needs in rotating equipment for the industrial, nuclear, and aerospace markets.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img December 19, 2018last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Revitalize Our Steel Towns

first_img May 17, 2019 Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Revitalize Our Steel Towns SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Steelton, PA – Today Governor Tom Wolf was joined by local leaders on a walking tour of downtown Steelton to observe blighted business fronts and discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could assist with revitalizing Pennsylvania’s communities. The governor’s plan will help communities in the commonwealth address blight, expand broadband access, mitigate the effects of localized flooding, and expand green infrastructure, restoring communities after long neglect.“For the past four months I’ve been traveling across Pennsylvania, speaking directly to the community leaders, business owners and residents who desperately need Restore Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “We are a commonwealth on a comeback and progress should beget progress. We need Restore Pennsylvania to properly invest in the people, and the future, of Pennsylvania.”Restore Pennsylvania, funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax, will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Restore Pennsylvania will increase resources for addressing blight by providing financial resources at the local level to establish land banks and acquire and demolish blighted buildings in order to create new development opportunities or provide new green space. The funding will be administered by entities established by the legislature as land banks or demolition funds.“The Restore Pennsylvania proposal is exactly what Steelton needs,” said Brian Proctor, President of Steelton Borough Council. “Our borough is up-and-coming with a number of progressive initiatives sparking the beginning of our revitalization. But, our aging and deteriorating infrastructure, blighted and abandoned properties, and mandated environmental improvements to our stormwater system, left unaddressed, will stop all our efforts dead in their tracks. Without Restore Pennsylvania, we are financially forced to put band-aids on these issues which is simply unsustainable.”In recent years, Steelton Borough has partnered with the Dauphin County Land Bank to demolish a limited number of properties, acquired the county’s first medical marijuana dispensary, opened the region’s first free, public skate park, and engaged a developer for a large mixed-use development project. Still, the borough is a low-income community facing a significant backlog of deferred maintenance projects, aging storm, sewer, and highway infrastructure, and many blighted and vacant properties that it must currently address with a very limited tax-base.“Simply put, we cannot face these challenges without funding from the state,” said Proctor. “This is why we need Restore Pennsylvania.”Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high-priority, high-impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.Learn more about what critical infrastructure could be fixed in your community with Restore Pennsylvania.last_img read more

Innovation Loads First Hornsea One Monopiles

first_imgImage source: DEME GroupGeoSea’s jack-up Innovation has loaded the first set of monopile foundations in Vlissingen (Flushing), the Netherlands, and is now en route to install them on Ørsted’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One wind farm off the UK, DEME said.In total, the Innovation will install 174 monopile foundations, produced by EEW SPC, at the site located some 120 kilometres off the coast of Yorkshire, according to DEME.EEW OSB will manufacture 86, Bladt Industries 68, and Steelwind Nordenham with the Teesside-based Wilton Engineering 20 transition pieces for the project.The Hornsea Project One wind farm will comprise 174 Siemens 7MW wind turbines, three offshore substations and a reactive compensation substation (RCS). Once fully operational in 2020, it will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world.Ørsted is the sole owner of Hornsea One. The company also has the project rights to the Hornsea Project Two and Three, which have the potential of further 3GW offshore wind power capacity in total.last_img read more

Inter fire back at Barca over Lautaro chase, threaten to sign Griezmann

first_img From Luis Suarez to Mario Kempes, and even Lautaro’s agent, many prominent figures have talked up the move that is becoming increasingly more likely. Promoted ContentEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks TodayBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe But Inter are biting back as they look to keep hold of their star asset.The Serie A side’s first retaliation came from their former president, Massimo Moratti, who talked up the possibility of Inter signing Leo Messi.“I don’t believe Messi is a forbidden dream at all,” Moratti told Radio Rai.Moratti’s threat to sign Messi was seen by Barcelona as nothing more than a tactic to fend them off Lautaro.Read Also: Serie A: Inter Milan, AS Roma queue up for Atletico Madrid starInter’s latest move is their interest in Antoine Griezmann, who La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that the Italians want in exchange for the Argentine striker.Yet neither the Frenchman intends to leave Barcelona nor do the club want to include the former Atletico Madrid man in any deal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona’s interest in Lautaro Martinez is no secret, but Inter are not taking the Blaugrana’s pursuit of their striker lying down.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

‘Shabu’ worth P150K seized

first_imgPolice officers conducted a manhuntoperation against Galo.   Cantiller and Natividad were nabbedafter they sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P2,000 around 6:30p.m. on Dec 17, the report added.  Raquel Cantiller and Roberto Natividad were arrested in an entrapment operation in Barangay 17, Bacolod City on Dec. 17. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO The 51-year-old Raquel Cantiller and47-year-old Roberto Natividad yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a policereport showed. Their cohort Elizabeth Galo evaded arrest. center_img BACOLOD City – Suspected shabuweighing about 10 grams valued around P150,000 was seized in a buy-bustoperation in Barangay 17. Cantiller and Natividad, meanwhile,were detained in the lockup cell of Police Station 2, facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PNlast_img read more

WRBI Holding Holiday Coat Drive

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — As the weather turns colder, you can make a huge difference in the lives of the less fortunate.WRBI is holding a Holiday Coat Drive.We are looking for all kinds of kids and adult cold weather outerwear, new or clean, in good shape.No buttons should be missing, broken zippers, or tears.You can bring your coats to our studios at 133 South Main Street in Batesville during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8 AM and 5 PM.last_img

Bulldogs Advance In SEI Tourney With Wins Over Bengals

first_imgThe Seventh Grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball team advanced to the second round of the SEI Tourney Monday night by defeating Greendale by a score of 47 to 40.Leading in scoring for Batesville was Eli Pierson with 17 points, followed closely by Cole Werner with 15. Also adding points for Batesville were Zach Wade with 5, and Ean Loichinger and Hunter Laudick with 2 Each. Travis Lecher added 6 points, including some clutch free throws in the final minutes of the game to seal the win.The 8th grade finished off a resilient Greendale team 39- 35.Leading the way for the Dogs with 12 was RJ Powell who also led in assists. Cal Sherwood had 9 followed by Mason Baker with 8. Pros Moorman and Austin Cornn finished up the scoring with 5 a piece. Barker, Sherwood and Cornn all had big free throws in the 4th quarter. The dogs played great team defense causing many turnovers that led to quick points.We are back in action tonight against Milan. The games will be played at Greendale middle school.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

Under Armour murder suspect possibly found dead in Fort Pierce

first_imgInvestigators are reporting that they believe they have found the body of the murder suspect who opened fire inside of a Under Armour store, killing a coworker.The discovery of the body was made Friday morning in Fort Pierce, Florida.Authorities say a jogger noticed what is believed to be the body of 46-year-old Daniel Everett inside of a Kia Sorento at the Harbour Isle Marina and contacted police.After a preliminary investigation, authorities say they are confident that the deceased is Everett, who shot and killed 37-year-old Eunice Vazquez inside the store at the Orlando International Premium Outlets Monday after being fired earlier that day.Police also say Everett also had a list of targets whom he may have believed made complaints about him and cost him is job.The other names on the list were reported safe.Authorities are conducting a cause of death investigation to determine in what manor Everett died.Some news outlets are reporting that Everett may have committed suicide, however, that has not been confirmed.last_img read more