Shen voters saved land for generations

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Friends of Clifton Park Open Space wish to express our thanks to the residents of the Shenendehowa school district who voted to approve the sale of 37 acres of surplus land to the town of Clifton Park. The town now has the opportunity to engage the public in a planning process that will benefit the entire southern Saratoga County region. We look forward to this process taking shape in the near future.We also wish to thank the many supporters who devoted their time and/or financial resources to support this vote. It was the hard work of our citizens that led to this sale.There is an old Native American proverb, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” The results of the vote on Dec. 5, as well as the result last April, have preserved this land for generations.Susan BurtonRexford More from The Daily Gazette:Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Beaches and football as Europe relaxes virus restrictions

first_imgGermany, which this month began its slow emergence from confinement, was ready to kick off its top-flight football league Saturday, although in front of empty stadiums and under draconian health measures.”The whole world will be looking at Germany, to see how we get it done,” said Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick.”If we manage to ensure that the season continues, it will send a signal to all leagues.”Russia pushed ahead with plans to ease restrictions despite reporting more than 10,000 new cases, with its football league set to return next month and thousands of people being tested for antibodies to show whether they have had the virus or not.World athletics chief Sebastian Coe also said it was crucial to get top events started again and warned that sports leaders may rebel and decide to resume even without the approval of local authorities.”We will be respectful, but we have to make decisions in the best interest of our sport and our athletes,” the British former track legend told Indian television channel WION.Beaches reopeningSlovenia on Friday became the first European country to open its borders, despite new infections still being reported.In northeast Europe, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were creating their own “Baltic bubble” allowing free movement among the three countries.France called for self-restraint as the country prepared for its first weekend since easing its lockdown, warning that police would break up any large gatherings.Several nations have eased restrictions to stem the economic damage from lockdowns.With the European summer fast approaching, the key tourism industry is trying to salvage something from the wreckage.Parasols and sunloungers are starting to appear on coastlines in Italy.”It moves me to see these sunshades,” said Simone Battistoni, whose family has been running the Bagno Milano beach concession in Cesenatico on Italy’s east coast since 1927.Austria took an important symbolic step Friday by reopening its restaurants and traditional Viennese cafes.”We missed it and we’re going to come back as much as possible,” said Fanny and Sophie, 19-year-old students waiting for breakfast at a cafe in the Austrian capital.Ireland will begin to lift its lockdown in coming days while introducing a 14-day quarantine period for new arrivals.US economic woesThe pressure to ease lockdowns has mounted as the catastrophic economic effects of the virus have become clearer.In the United States, the world’s worst-affected country with more than 87,000 deaths and 1.4 million cases, industrial production plunged 11.2 percent in April, the largest drop in a century.Department store JCPenney, a retail institution which has not turned a profit since 2011, on Friday became the latest US business to file for bankruptcy.”May will not be a month of celebration. Nor will June. Nor July. Nor probably the rest of this year,” warned Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail.With 36.5 million Americans — more than 10 percent of the population — now out of work, Trump has been keen to ease lockdown measures as he seeks re-election in November.Some areas are resisting. Lockdown measures in New York City have been extended until May 28.In the US House of Representatives, Democrats late Friday narrowly pushed through a $3 trillion rescue package to help American families and businesses stay afloat.But its fate appears uncertain as Republicans have vowed to block it in the Senate which they control.Europe’s top economy Germany meanwhile tipped into recession, suffering its steepest quarterly contraction since the global financial crisis in 2009.’Nightmare scenario’The new coronavirus which first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year has so far killed more than 306,000 people globally and infected 4.5 million as it continues to spread.The WHO warned Africa could have 231 million people infected and up to 190,000 could die.There was also concern over the “nightmare scenario” of the discovery of infections in the world’s biggest refugee camp, in Bangladesh, where upwards of a million Rohingya Muslims from neighbouring Myanmar live in squalor.Besides its health and economic toll, the pandemic has also caused political ructions.The latest fallout was in Brazil which lost its second health minister in a month as Nelson Teich resigned Friday over what an official said was “incompatibility” with right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s approach to fighting the country’s spiralling COVID-19 crisis.Topics : Beaches in France and Italy were open Saturday for the first weekend since the easing of coronavirus lockdowns while football fans awaited the return of major league action with Germany’s Bundesliga set to kick off.Italy also announced it will reopen to holidaymakers from June 3 and scrap quarantine requirements for arrivals, welcome news for the important tourism industry in one of the nations worst hit by COVID-19.As some countries start to reopen despite fears of a second wave of the pandemic, President Donald Trump voiced hope that a vaccine would be available by late 2020. “We are looking to get it by the end of the year if we can, maybe before,” Trump told reporters at the White House Friday as he discussed America’s “Operation Warp Speed” effort in the global race for a vaccine.The timeline — deemed unrealistic by many experts — is more aggressive than the one-year scenario put forward by European scientists.The hunt for a vaccine for a disease that the World Health Organization (WHO) says may never disappear has also threatened to become a source of tension between the globe’s haves and have-nots, with trials underway in various countries.Many governments are not waiting, with borders and beaches reopening around Europe after two traumatic months in which life ground to a halt.last_img read more

The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation awards local scholarships

first_imgAll 17 were recognized at their local high school graduation programs and will be recognized again at the DCH Foundation in July at the Dearborn County Country Club.The winners are selected from applicants that have been accepted into degree programs in healthcare disciplines at accredited colleges and universities.For more information about the program call 812-537-8190. Lawrenceburg, Ind. — The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation has selected 17 high school students to receive scholarships through the High School Senior Scholarship Program.Kelsey J. Ball of Brookville, a graduate of Franklin County High School, University of Louisville, Nursing;Danielle E. Baugh of Versailles, a graduate of South Ripley High School, University of Evansville, Nursing;Paige E. Blades, Cedar Grove, a graduate of Franklin County High School, University of Indianapolis, Exercise Science/Physical Therapy;Leah A. Broderick of Bright, a graduate of East Central High School, University of Indianapolis, Nursing;Corryn D. Caudy of West Harrison, a graduate of East Central High School, Indiana University, Chemistry;Jacob D. Christie of Batesville, a graduate of Batesville High School, University of Indianapolis, Nursing;Tara N. Cummings of Guilford, a graduate of East Central High School, IUPUI, Nursing;Taylor M. Grehl of Aurora, a graduate of South Dearborn High School, Manchester University, Psychology;Bailey M. Hartman of Batesville, a graduate of East Central High School, Ball State University, Nursing;Audrey L. Kinne of Vevay, a graduate of Shawe Memorial Junior-Senior High School, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Biology/Physical Therapy;Laura M. Meer of Batesville, a graduate of Batesville High School, Northern Kentucky University, Radiologic Technology;Teha R. Merkel of Osgood, a graduate of Jac-Cen-Del Junior-Senior High School, University of Indianapolis, Nursing;Emily R. Muckerheide of Metamora, a graduate of Batesville High School, University of Indianapolis, Occupational Therapy;Audrey J. Schwier of Lawrenceburg, a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, University of Cincinnati, Pharmacy;Casper T. Stow of Vevay, a graduate of Switzerland County High School, Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, Nursing;Emma L. Stuehrenberg of Cross Plains, a graduate of South Ripley High School, Northern Kentucky University, Nursing;Scott W. Webb of Rising Sun, a graduate of Rising Sun High School, University of Indianapolis, Occupational Therapy.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonMy name is Gus, and I am a 9 month old male Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier mix. Surviving on my own for a while wasn’t very much fun and I am happy the wonderful staff at Adopt-A-Pet brought me into the shelter where I can have a soft/warm bed, lots of good food and loving.We really don’t know how I do with children, other dogs or cats but I think it will be fun learning. Right now we are working on how to walk nicely on a leash and my basic commands. I am a very happy and healthy pup. Please come in for a visit I would love to snuggle up to you and show you how wonderful I am.We always need volunteers to help with the dogs, in the office or with outreach.  To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton.  We are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Our contact information is www.adoptapet-wa.org or contact us at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com.last_img read more