Voters should back community park

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion After the December 2016 vote of the Shenendehowa school board to sell the surplus 34-acre parkland site off Moe Road to a developer, I was so discouraged. Low and behold, a group of activist citizens joined up with the Friends of Clifton Park Open Space and forced a referendum to submit this proposal to the voters.In rejecting the sale with over 70 percent of the voters unified in opposition, a clear message was sent to the school board for a “do-over.” Fortunately, the school board and the town were able to quickly put together a working team to negotiate the sale to the town of Clifton Park for a fair price of $1.1 million, and this new proposal will be the subject of a voter referendum on Dec. 5.My family urges yours to show up at Gowana Middle School on Dec. 5 and lend your yes vote to this critically important community initiative. I can think of no better way to start the holiday season with joy than to be among the strong supporters of this new central community park.Beth BergmanClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:High-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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Sterling domino effect: Dzeko, Jovetic and Higuain transfers could follow

first_imgRaheem Sterling’s proposed £49 million switch to Manchester City could spark a domino effect involving transfers for Citizens duo Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic and Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to Italian media.The trio have been linked with moves to Roma, Inter and Liverpool respectively. Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini jetted into Manchester on Sunday evening to thrash out a €15m (£10.7m) transfer for Dzeko, although City are believed to be holding out for €20m (£14.3m).Jovetic could be handed an escape route back to Serie A by Inter Milan – with City keen to unload players ahead of the big-money arrival of Sterling.The Montenegrin striker has struggled to make an impact at City since a £22m move from Fiorentina and managed just five Premier League goals last season.However, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport reported that Inter are holding out for Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, who is believed to be the Nerazzurri’s top target ahead of Jovetic. Any delay could see Roma’s Sabatini ask for Jovetic as well as Dzeko during his Manchester visit. Meanwhile, Liverpool will soon have a huge influx of cash from the Sterling sale, meaning they can dive in for Napoli hitman Higuain. The door is more than open for an offer, as President Aurelio De Laurentiis was caught on camera telling fans “I wish” Higuain would leave. “With €90m I can buy eight players!”While the proposal won’t reach that height for Pipita, Napoli and Liverpool could do a deal for the Argentine. His confidence was battered over the summer by the Copa America, where he missed a decisive penalty in the shoot-out final against Chile.–last_img read more

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Carlos Carrasco injury update: Indians pitcher exits with sore knee, will have MRI

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNAn update on Carrasco’s status has yet to be announced.Indians announce Carlos Carrasco was removed due to left knee discomfort— Ryan Lewis (@ByRyanLewis) April 23, 2019Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Carrasco was taken for a precautionary MRI with the hope that the injury isn’t serious. “He kind of bruised it. He fell on it, but he initially felt it in the back,” Francona said after the game, via ESPN. “So that’s why the medical people felt like let’s just rule everything out. Hopefully it’s just being precautionary, but we do want to get him checked out.”Carrasco, 32, struck out four batters before exiting the game and being replaced by reliever Neil Ramirez.The 2017 AL wins leader is 2-2 with a 6.00 ERA this season. Carlos Carrasco could be in jeopardy of missing some playing time.The Indians pitcher was pulled from Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Marlins after four innings with what the team called left knee discomfort.last_img read more

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