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Letters To The Editor: December 2021

Career Shadowing Day

To Cassandra Harris-Lockwood and Natalie Williams,

   Thank you for the informational lesson today. It was interesting to see how you all worked in the office and got all the processes down. I really liked how a lot of the articles were based on local news and things you were passionate about pertaining to the community. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to mentor us and have us be your shadow today. Everything talked about today gave me a better perspective on what I want later in life.

Sincerely,

Kourtney Hines


To Cassandra Lockwood,

   Thank you so much for the wonderful experience you gave me. At first I wasn’t sure about being a journalist, but you really helped open my eyes for my future. It was so great to see how passionate you were about everything you showed us and talked about. In the short amount of time we were there, I got to learn so much. It was really exciting to see how much of a difference a journalist can make. Thank you for all that you taught me.

Sincerely,

Morgan Marnzy?


Dear Mrs. Harris-Lockwood,

   The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES School and Business Alliance Program and Orinsky High School extend sincere thanks for the extremely informative career shadowing experience that you provided November 10th.

   The information that you shared will help our students better understand career possibilities and will be useful to them as they plan for their futures.

   Again, thank you for your support. Your willingness to provide a real-life look at your job so students can make better career decisions is greatly appreciated.

Rachel Maiolo,

Career Exploration Specialist


   Thank you for your insight. You were all very nice and kind. I learned a lot about what we would do in a newspaper.

Thank you,

Arianna Robinson


Dear Cassandra,

  Thank you so much for your time and talking to us today. It was such a cool experience to see the radio station side of it. I loved hearing about your stories and wisdom. I genuinely enjoyed spending my time with you.

Thank you again,

Sofia


To Cassandra Lockwood,

   Thank you for allowing me to shad  ow you. It was a really informational and interesting experience. It was nice to hear your story and receive your insight on many different topics.

Thank you again and best of luck,

Amanda Clarey


Voting Concerns

    April 5, 1987.  A day that will live in infamy if you live in the Mohawk Valley.  On that date, the Schoharie Creek Bridge on the Thruway collapsed killing 10 people after a spring noted for high floods and considerable snowmelt.  And six days later a large section of the upstream Mill Point Bridge collapsed.

   I’m remembering this because yesterday we witnessed President Biden sign a Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill which includes $40 billion of new funding for bridge repair, replacement, and rehabilitation, which is the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system.

   The tragedies in April, 1987 would never have happened if this bill had been on the table at that time.  And we can only guess at the number of bridges which are catastrophes waiting to happen which will now be saved by this landmark legislation.

    Now listen up, readers and voters in the Mohawk Valley.  Claudia Tenney, our Representative in the House VOTED AGAINST the Infrastructure Bill.  And here is her rationale (a direct quote): “…there is so much in this Infrastructure bill about making sure that we’re talking about equity. We’re talking about racism in infrastructure…”

Vote her out in 2022.

Judy Jerome

New Hartford

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