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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2023

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Concerns Over the Proposed Walmart

I have serious concerns about the recent⁤ announcement of a new Walmart proposal. My foremost concern is regarding the residents living nearby who can be affected by the tremendous increase in traffic, light and noise pollution.‌ I am also concerned about our local businesses, many of them may be outcompeted by Walmart’s admittedly low prices. ⁢There is ⁢a charm and essential service to Schenectady which cannot be replaced by any nationwide chain. The city must revise this proposal in-depth before moving forward.

James Thompson


The Senate Street Pothole Issue

I am writing this letter‍ to voice⁤ my concerns regarding the state of Senate Street. I have ⁤lived here for 6 years and I‍ have never seen the road in such poor condition. ⁤The potholes are so bad that ​they cause ⁢damage to vehicles and ⁢are also a potential hazard to pedestrians, especially at night. I believe our ‌city’s infrastructure should be a priority and a vital step towards‌ enhancing the quality of life in Schenectady. I strongly urge the city council to allocate funds for immediate repair​ work.

Mary Ellen ‍Bradshaw


Increase in Local Crime Rates

As a resident of Schenectady, I ⁣have witnessed an alarming increase in local crime rates over the past few months.⁢ Not​ a day seems to go by without reading or hearing about a burglary, car theft ⁤or ​assault. It is unfortunate that we are ⁤facing these problems and I believe that‌ immediate measures need to ​be taken. The first step in combating this crime wave ⁤is increasing visibility of our police force especially in areas flagged as hotspots. I⁣ also think a community ‍watch program could work ⁤wonders, encouraging neighbors‌ to look out for one ⁤another.

William Garcia

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Frank Sullivan
Frank Sullivan, a veteran journalist with over 30 years in the industry, serves as the guiding hand for editorial content. An alumnus of Columbia Journalism School, Frank has worked his way up from a beat reporter to editor, and he now curates the weekly 'Letters to the Editor' section.
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