DELANSON — The Duanesburg boys’ basketball team found itself trailing Wednesday night early in its game with Middleburgh. “We come out with a lot of energy,” Duanesburg sophomore Jeffrey Mulhern said after his team’s 75-32 win. “Over the summer we played a one-day tournament at RPI, and everything clicked,” Duanesburg coach Brett Simpson said. Duanesburg scoring: Leak 1-2-4, Clamasares 1-1-3, Hyde 6-0-12, Thompson 5-0-10, Lohret 3-2-8, Fall 3-0-6, Mulhern 10-2-24, Raymond 1-0-3, Negron 1-1-3, Losito 1-0-2. Team totals: Middleburgh 14-3-32; Duanesburg 32-8-75.
Michael PasquarellaRotterdamKeep Tedisco fighting for Clifton ParkAs our state senator, Jim Tedisco, has been an outstanding leader and powerful voice for all his constituents, including the 38,000 residents of Clifton Park. Sen. Tedisco passed state legislation to protect Kinns Road Park and he sponsors an annual Safe Summer Bike Helmet program for Clifton Park children. Jim Tedisco is a great friend to Clifton Park, and we need to keep him fighting for us in the state Senate. Anthony MorelliClifton ParkThe writer is the Clifton Park deputy town supervisor. Categories: Clifton Park and Halfmoon, Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Opinion, Rotterdam, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Your Niskayuna3 months ago The Daily Gazette
SCHENECTADY — Hundreds of General Electric union workers are expected to protest outside the company’s Schenectady plant on Tuesday to call for higher wages, reductions in healthcare costs and the elimination of job outsourcing. The IUE-CWA, the nation’s largest union of General Electric (GE) workers, is gathering workers from New York, Massachusetts and as far away as Kansas and Kentucky to participate in the Oct. 25 rally, which will commence at the union headquarters on State Street at 11:30 a.m., with a subsequent march to the River Road plant. The rally will be held in advance of forthcoming negotiations next summer between the union and GE with union contracts set to expire next year. secured a pay raise for workers at the GE Aviation plant and workers from the Massachusetts-based 201 union will join their Schenectady counterparts in solidarity on Tuesday, along with southern and midwestern workers. If we don’t have our conference board, it softens our numbers.”According to GE, the company plans to continue investing in the future of the Schenectady plant.3 months ago The Daily Gazette
SCOTIA — A new bridge to replace the current Sunnyside Road bridge, which closed to traffic Wednesday because of its deteriorated condition, likely will not be completed until the end of 2024, officials said. The new announcement clarifies that the work is expected to be done at the end of that year. The village will have to put up 5%, for which Gifford expected to use American Rescue Plan Act funds, he said in early September. The recommended detour for eastbound drivers is Washington Avenue to state Route 50 to Dutch Meadows Lane to Freemans Bridge Road. The recommended detour for westbound drivers is Freemans Bridge Road to Dutch Meadows Lane to state Route 50 to Washington Avenue.3 months ago The Daily Gazette
Environmental bond act deserves to passPolls reveal there is overwhelming support among New Yorkers in their desire for a cleaner environment. On Nov. 8, please flip your ballot over and then vote Yes on the Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act. Voting for the Bond Act is a vote for a better future for our children. YiMei HanSchenectadyDon’t let Putin take Ukraine’s autonomyVladimir Putin’s current effort to eliminate Ukrainian independence is reminiscent of Joseph Stalin’s effort to eliminate Ukrainian independence in the early 1930’s. Letters from candidates are not accepted, nor are letters that are part of a coordinated writing campaign.3 months ago The Daily Gazette
Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.) Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, a $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).3 months ago The Daily Gazette
This is the first fight in UFC history that features two competitors on 10+ win streaks. PICK & PROP: Sterling to Win (-175), Sterling by Decision (+125)Islam Makhachev vs. Charles OliveiraCaesars odds: Makhachev (-190); Oliveira (+160)UFC 280’s headliner profiles as arguably the most significant fight of 2022. Charles Oliveira won and defended the lightweight title last year before controversially losing the belt at weigh-ins for UFC 274. This prompted the UFC to pair Oliveira with Islam Makhachev — one of the promotion’s most dominant competitors in recent years — for the vacated title. PICK & PROP: Oliveira to Win (+160), Oliveira by KO/TKO/DQ (+525)Gambling problem?3 months ago The Daily Gazette
Judge Muller is endorsed by the Democratic and Conservative parties. Judge Muller is best for the job and has proven this with many thousands of decisions and orders under his belt. Judge Muller is someone you can trust with having the final say in the courtroom. Let’s re-elect Judge Muller on Nov. 8 and keep a hardworking judge working for all of us. Letters from candidates are not accepted, nor are letters that are part of a coordinated writing campaign.3 months ago The Daily Gazette