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Letters to the Editor — Aug. 21, 2022



9/11 Tribute shut

It’s unhappy that the 9/11 Tribute Museum is closing (“Sad 9/11 ending,” Aug. 18).

It is actually a novel and vital place to grasp the historical past of and people affected by the 9/11 assaults.

All us docents had a direct connection to 9/11. (I’m a member of the family and eyewitness.) We instructed our private tales to our largely vacationer friends as we walked the memorial, describing that day and the Word Trade Center complicated itself.

So many nice folks relived that horrible day within the hope that others would by no means need to.

Praying our motto to “Never Forget” isn’t forgotten.

Joe Connor

Glen Rock, NJ

Hochul’s abuse

Bill Hammond’s column concerning abuse of energy ought to be an eye-opener for all New Yorkers (“Abuse of power is state emergency,” Aug. 18).

There is one thing radically fallacious with our governmental system in New York state, when a couple of upper-echelon politicians could make choices affecting the lives of so many New York residents.

It appears that when somebody is voted into workplace, they routinely get a go to do what they assume is greatest, which incorporates making choices that guarantee payback to their extra beneficiant monetary supporters or choices which can be worthwhile for family and friends.

Consider Gov. Hochul’s repeated extension of her pandemic emergency declaration, impressed by the Omicron menace.

This, and different emergency declarations nonetheless in place, permit the governor to make state-required purchases, with out accountability, from no matter vendor she chooses. In this case, she bought over $600 million price of COVID testing kits to be distributed to New York City public colleges. With no aggressive bidding, the contract went to a New Jersey firm the place the CEO’s household donated almost $300,000 to Hochul.

Keep in thoughts, the governor was not elected. The job fell in her lap, and she or he rapidly fell into the Albany sewer system.

Dick Mills

Bardonia

Ma’s heartbreak

My coronary heart goes out to Marisol Sanchez (“A year without justice for JJ,” Aug. 14). Parents mustn’t bury their youngsters.

I understand how she feels — I additionally buried my baby a few years in the past. The ache by no means goes away; it simply will get simpler to stay with.

Sanchez’s son was murdered for no cause. Unbelievably his killer continues to be free, strolling the streets. The ache won’t ever get simpler till the killer is in jail.

One means to make sure change is in November once we go to the polls to vote. Get rid of each politician who helps “arrest and launch.” Vote for a brand new governor, for starters.

All of our legislators in workplace in the present day stay in low-crime areas and have bodyguards. They couldn’t care much less about anybody else.

I not go to New York City. It’s not secure, and one thing has to alter. Hopefully it’ll in November

Patricia Fletcher

Massapequa Park

Heche tragedy

I used to be very unhappy to learn of the passing of actress Anne Heche, however I discover it disturbing that so many information experiences about her continually confer with her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres (“Heche taken off life support,” Aug. 15).

Heche leaves two sons, one a really younger grownup and the opposite barely a young person. What a tragic factor for these boys to lose their mom at such a younger age.

Heche was a really gifted actress who had a horrible childhood. This was a lady who deserves compassion. To outline her complete life by a quick relationship is merciless, particularly to her two grieving sons.

Catherine Adago

Manhattan

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