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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2023

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Construction Noise in Upper Union District

Over the past few weeks, I have been increasingly disturbed​ by the extreme ⁣levels of noise⁣ coming ‍from ‌the construction⁤ site of ⁢the new plaza in⁤ the⁣ Upper Union district. My⁤ concern is primarily for the elderly residents and those​ who work from⁤ home. The constant ⁢roar ⁤of heavy machinery, ⁢which often begins as early as 6 a.m., is simply unbearable. I believe our city council should enact stricter rules for construction​ companies around residential areas regarding allowable working hours and noise decibel level limits. This would allow us‌ to better balance progress and quiet living​ conditions.

Pauline ⁤Palmer


Concerned About Reckless Driving Near Schools

Lately,⁣ I’ve noticed an unsettling trend around local schools​ here in⁣ Schenectady. There seems to be⁣ a serious ‍lack of respect ⁣for speed limits, especially in school zones. More than⁣ once, I have seen drivers recklessly speed past Van Corlaer Elementary School, during times when students are getting⁣ in or out of ‌school. ‌This is not only dangerous, but it’s also illegal and unacceptable. I ​urge the Schenectady City Police‍ Department to‍ increase ​patrols around‌ our schools to⁣ ensure the safety of our children.

John Reynolds


Praises for Revamped Central Park Rose Garden

I just had⁢ to write after visiting ⁤the recently revamped ‍Rose Garden in Central Park. What an‌ absolute delight! The stunning array ‌of roses, the beautifully kept lawns,⁣ and the‍ tranquil ambiance all make it a perfect oasis ⁤amid the hustle and​ bustle of the city. My⁤ heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the parks department and all ‌the volunteers who worked ‍so ⁣hard to make this gem shine. Through your efforts, you have gifted our community with a wonderfully peaceful place for relaxation and reflection.

Barbara O’Connor

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Frank Sullivan
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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