Dear Editor, Centro Bus should be an asset to CNY rather than constantly cutting service. Centro constructed a multimillion dollar bus hub while in financial crisis. This reveals mismanagement and misguided thinking. In an effort to increase ridership Centro focused on warmth in which to wait for the bus. This is nonsensical. New people are not moving to CNY and there are not enough people here to change the minds of current drivers into riding the bus to make any difference in ridership. The director of Centro Bus has too high a salary that is not proportionate to the amount … Continue reading Centro can be an asset to CNY rather than a loss.
Dear Editor, My son attends the North Syracuse Junior High (NSJH). A video showing bullying in the school recently went viral. In an e-mail, I asked NSJH for a response regarding their plan to prevent further bullying. I received none. Next, the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida, prompted conversation between my son and me. He informed me that two kids at NSJH have the nick name “the school shooters”. They are misfits and sing the song “Pumped up Kicks” (a song about shooting up a school) until teachers stop them. Why aren’t these wayward kids being helped? … Continue reading Positive reinforcement and acceptance are mere stepping stones to what our children need which is a firm belief system.
Dear Editor, Today I met a man who told me he’s not allowed to legally ride his small electric bike on public streets. This is because it is electric and electric bikes have yet to be regulated and so they are illegal. I disagree. The government too often tries to stop us from conducting personal business! If a person is not in anyone’s way; then let them get on their WAY! There is no need to register anything that goes as fast as a bicycle or even just slightly faster. People should be free to whiz around the town any … Continue reading IF A PERSON IS NOT IN ANYONE’S WAY THEN LET THEM GET ON THEIR WAY
To the Editor: Alan Jones’s release from prison after only nine years points to the epic disaster that is the child welfare system. We’ve all heard horror stories of foster care and youth homes, but even more horrific is the practice of mandated reporting and 9-to-5 Child Protective Services workers. “A mandated reporter” must report signs of abuse/neglect to CPS or risk losing their job. All adults who work with children are mandated reporters. A child telling a teacher they were home alone (even though a child can legally be left alone in New York state) can warrant a … Continue reading Child protective services overwhelmed by reports of child abuse