Letters to the Editor


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B.J. FLETCHER: Let's move Albany forward

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Albany can be a place we're proud to call home

I say now let’s set ourselves up for success. Let’s build on what we have learned and move forward. I’m asking for all of us to please leave the negative attitude and words behind!

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JOHN BRYANT: Albany 311 call center provides helpful information

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Non-emergency call center responsive to inquiries

I would like to give a shout-out to the people who work for non-emergency calling. Yes, the 311 number has been really helpful for some of the questions I have asked.

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BILL BATES: For downtown Albany, build on what is here

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Meeting on future is set for June 2 downtown

Downtown Albany can be improved while making the most of what’s already there and also saving major taxpayer expense.

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PETE KUNTZ: Data supports climate change concerns

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columnist relies on debunked myths in denying climate change

Climate denial pseudoscience comes from Fox News, a number of right-wing “think tanks” and websites clandestinely funded by the fossil fuel industry.

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ROGER MARIETTA: Female Albany police leaders commended

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City commissioners complaint of assignment is shocking

Last Tuesday, a city commissioner complained about the assignment of female officers to lead the Albany Police Department Gang Task Force. I can assure you that his comments are his own only and do not reflect the rest of the City Commission.

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JARI HAGOOD: Albany's oak canopies are majestic

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Albany residents should appreciate this unique asset

I was thrilled this past weekend upon taking a tour of “Old Beautiful Albany” (2nd-7th avenues west of Jefferson, basically) to see the beautiful oak tree canopies on many streets in the area and for many blocks.

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JUDY WEISS: T. Gamble rambles into climate bramble

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Climate change is real and effects may be devastating

The question is not whether climate change is happening. The question is how badly it will impact people’s lives.

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WALT SPECHT: Keeping voters in the dark

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What special deals and benefits are officials and their relatives getting?

I often wonder what politicians don’t want the voters to know. With enough research, it probably could be found out, but which voters put in that kind of research?

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TOM HOLODAK: Albany thanked for care, prayers after wife's injury

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Albany proved to be town of great care and caring

After woman is hit by motorist while running, individuals in Albany did things to ease the situation and gave reason for the community to take pride.

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WALT SPECHT: Americans' values have changed for the worse

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Working hard and working through problems are in the past for many

People today see work as an inconvenience and too many see public assistance as an entitlement.

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WARREN D. GRANT: For liberals, it's always someone else's fault

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Somebody else is always to blame

Freddie “Pepper” Gray story in Baltimore is another example of the liberal viewpoint that bad decisions that lead to bad results are not the fault of the person who made them.

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DAVID SHERMAN JR.: Intersection needs aesthetic improvements

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Albany city leaders have allowed an eyesore to happen

There arew options for improving the appearance of the intersection at Slappey Boulevard and Third Avenue.

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MARTY HELDENBERG: Southwest Georgia making progress on mental health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mental health and addiction issues are finally out of the closet

Moultrie symposium on mental health issues provided answers for those who attended.

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B.J. FLETCHER: Boys and Girls Clubs provide guidance to youth

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In honor of Mothers Day, contribute to the Boys and Girls Club of Albany

Here in our community and many others, the Boys and Girls Club is the only mother, the only father that some kids have. It may be the only hope that jerks them from the path of disaster and helps put them on the right track.

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KIM BURKE: Kudos to Lee County Commissioner Billy mathis for supporting EMS

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

While we can predict when people will eat, there is no way to predict when an emergency will arise. If Lee County EMS were to be cut back and an emergency call comes in, what is the dispatcher to say?