Letters

Letter: Funding social services

Letter: Funding social services

“The case of Robert Guarino, the Anderson Center for Autism resident arrested 14 times since April, is not proof that bail reform isn’t working, as Saugerties police chief Joe Sinagra claims. Instead, it shows that municipalities, states and the federal government have invested in law enforcement over services for people with mental illness and disabilities,” write a reader.

Letter: Federal Covid aid package

Letter: Federal Covid aid package

“In the wake of the 2008 collapse of the financial order, the American system saved itself by propping up with hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars the very bankers whose recklessness, greed and immorality caused the meltdown. The bailouts left bankers with huge bonuses for a job badly done, but left average taxpayers on their own to lose their homes and their jobs,” writes one reader.

Letter: Black lives matter

Letter: Black lives matter

“In Saugerties, every day at 5:30 p.m., people gather on the corner of Main and Market streets to proclaim that black lives matter. We are encouraged by the many people who walk and drive by and express their support either by honking or making some gesture like a thumbs up. But occasionally someone will yell, ‘All lives matter!’ in anger.  If only American society upheld that principle,” writes a reader.

Letter: Masks key to safer schools

Letter: Masks key to safer schools

“Masks and social distancing are the two most important things we can do to stop the spread of Covid 19. They must be mandatory, even if they go against what some students are used to or, as with some families, what resources they have available,” writes a reader.