Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion When looking for a place to build the Holocaust memorial, the planners should do what the Nazis did when they chose sites to build their concentration and death camps.They looked for out-of-the way places far from prying eyes. One place that comes to mind is the old Mount MacGregor prison.It would give an authentic feel to the museum while eliminating the Route 7 traffic problem.James CurtinVoorheesvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
Budget News, The Blog As we approach the 2016-2017 budget deadline, Governor Wolf has affirmed three priorities that are critical to providing smarter, long term investments in schools, social programs and public safety.Our commonwealth faces a massive deficit and the possibility of compounding future fiscal gaps if we don’t move Pennsylvania in the right direction by balancing our budget with sustainable revenue.Let’s take a closer look at the governor’s three priorities.Education FundingFunding our schools has always been, and continues to be, a top priority for Governor Wolf and his entire administration.As we approach the 2016-17 budget deadline, Gov. Wolf is fighting for a $250 million increase to basic education funding, as well as $30 million for early childhood education, and $30 million for special education.Addiction Treatment FundingGovernor Wolf has spent much of his past three months at roundtables across the commonwealth discussing local and statewide efforts to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania.Governor Wolf proposed $34 million in the 2016-17 budget. This funding would allow the state to draw down approximately $18 million in matching federal funds to implement 50 Centers of Excellence that will treat more than 11,000 people that currently are not able to access treatment.Deficit ReductionIt is a widely-acknowledged fact that a reliance on one-time fixes and delayed payments has led Pennsylvania into a dire financial crisis: a massive deficit that threatens our investment in schools, social programs and public safety.Governor Wolf is working with Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly and he’s engaged them for their ideas to accomplish this task responsibly. By: Jeff Sheridan, Press Secretary Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf June 24, 2016 BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Three 2016-17 Budget Priorities SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
This weekend the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers take on the unranked Clarkson Golden Knights and unranked St. Lawrence Saints in their first away games of the season in New York on Friday and Saturday night.These first away games follow a spectacular opening weekend in Madison where the Badgers swept No. 12 Boston College in the first two home games of the season.Neither the Golden Knights nor the Saints have picked up a win this season both going 0-2 in the first weekend of the regular season. The Golden Knights take on their second Big Ten team of the season after losing two in a row to Penn State last weekend.Women’s soccer: Badgers to play final regular season games versus Nebraska, Ohio StateThe No. 17 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (11-2-2, 5-1-3 Big Ten) will welcome Nebraska (8-4-4, 4-1-3 Big Ten) Read…Last week they put up a good fight against the Nittany Lions but failed to keep the momentum going on Saturday. Over the weekend the Saints fell to the University of Maine by more than two goals each game. Both the Golden Knights and the Saints host the Badgers at home and will look to upset the No. 13 Badgers.Jack BerryIt was announced on Tuesday that Berry was honored as the Big Ten Third Star of the Week. He was a pivotal piece at goalkeeper during the opening weekend for the Badgers including shutting out Boston College in one of the two games. If Berry can continue to stand strong in net it will be a tremendous help to the Badger team.Allowing the Young Players to Make Big PlaysIt is evident even in the very beginning of the season that there are multiple talented young players for the Badgers this year.Women’s Hockey: Badger’s seek to continue win streak during home series against PrincetonThe undefeated Wisconsin Badgers (6-0-0, 2-0-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) are poised to face off against an unranked Princeton (0-0-0) Read…Giving them the chance to get out on the ice and give a new energy to the team worked for the Badgers in their games against Boston College over the weekend. Freshman Brock Caulfield brought excitement when he scored his first career goal on Saturday night. The young guys are here, hopefully for the long run and giving them the chance to grow and push each other as a team on the ice is going to build a camaraderie as the season progresses.Keeping the Momentum Going on Both Offense and DefenseEven though it is still early in the season, there has been strong play from both the offense and defense.The Badgers have set themselves up with a great beginning to the season if they can keep the fire and momentum that was evident in weekend one as the season progresses it is quite likely that the Badgers will be headed for a year packed with wins.