Learn history from Holocaust museum

first_imgOh my goodness. I cannot remember when I have so enjoyed a Sunday Gazette, from several of the comics making me laugh to the article after effective, enlighting and heartbreaking viewpoints in the Opinion section. Although I can’t understand, or ever will, why the British government took the parental rights away from baby Alfie’s mum and dad, the one column I will choose to comment on is the George Will piece on the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. I, personally, had no idea of the existence of the museum and definitely will, as they say, add it to my bucket list. I have read the ongoing articles and letters about the Holocaust memorial in Niskayuna. And although I’m unhappy with some the comments and letters, I have kept my opinion to myself. I now feel the need to forward a suggestion; a tour bus should be hired and everyone who feels they have the right to help in the decision-making get on the bus and go to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. Have the experience, understand the history and change your life forever. Furthermore, every school in the state of New York should plan a trip to the museum. If they can’t afford to make the trip, a video tour should be shown in those school districts. If there’s no such video tour in existence, it should be invented and made available. That’s how I feel today after reading The Gazette.Theresa RickardSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crash Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Norfolk Dredging Gears Up for St. Lucie Inlet Work

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, said in its latest announcement that the St. Lucie Inlet maintenance dredging operations are set to begin in early September.The channel maintenance will remove roughly 384,000 cubic yards of material.The contractor, Norfolk Dredging, will place all material in a permitted disposal area located about 10.6 nautical miles offshore of Jupiter Island, southeast of the inlet. The sand deposited in the disposal area is permitted for use as a source to renourish the beaches of Jupiter Island in the future, said USACE.Work in the contract also includes turbidity monitoring, endangered species monitoring, and more.This project is a response to impacts from Hurricane Matthews’s passage in 2016, and is federally funded with Hurricane Matthew Supplemental Operations and Maintenance funds.The Corps awarded the $5.4 million contract August 16.[mappress mapid=”24377″]last_img read more