Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Jan. 1

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionPut Lady Liberty back where she belongsI know that this is the holiday season, but when I talk about the Statue of Liberty, it is a right subject for any time of the year. She takes whatever weather that is sent her way, and still stands there, tall.In one day last week, I had the occasion to go by Gateway (Liberty) Park, twice. I saw the island from two angles. It is a beautiful looking park, very level, and colorful. I noticed that it could stand a little symbol that would stand out and add to the area.Wait a minute. What happened to that beautiful statue that stood there for over 50 years?That would really add to the area and be very recognizable for a lot of people, like me, that go by the park daily. I took a ride over Erie Boulevard and low and behold, I found her. She looked so lonely and dirty.There was no one around to talk to her because you cannot get to her. It is dangerous to stop or walk by her. With her torch and arm in the air, she seems to be calling us to help her get back home where she belongs.I still think the Statue of Liberty belongs in her rightful place, in Liberty (Gateway) Park, and I am sure that there may be a surplus in this year’s budget to move her back.James A. WilsonSchenectadyLet Thruway drivers pay tolls themselvesI am writing to comment on the Dec. 26 Gazette Editorial “Thruway hike takes a heavy toll.”Using the Thruway or any toll highway is the choice of the driver. I do not support the idea that every vehicle be equipped with E-ZPass. If I choose to drive on non-toll roads, I don’t think I should be required to pay for an E-ZPass account.Your suggestion that “In time, the state might even consider making E-ZPass a condition of vehicle registration or renewal” is totally inappropriate. How do you support telling people what roads to travel?Why should we consider paying for roads we do not travel? Government does not have the authority to make that decision. Talk about taxation without representation.Barbara HeiseSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Pablo Mari sends message to Arsenal fans after impressive debut against Portsmouth

first_img Full Screen Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Ad Read More PLAY Top articles by Metro Skip Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Read More About Connatix V67539 Pablo Mari impressed on his debut (Picture: Getty)Arsenal new boy Pablo Mari admits he was ‘happy’ with his performance on his full debut for the club in a 2-0 win against Portsmouth in the FA Cup.The Spaniard joined the Gunners on loan from Flamengo in January and was making his first appearance for the club as goals from Eddie Nketiah and Sokratis sealed Arsenal’s path through to the next round.Mikel Arteta was certainly pleased with Mari’s performance and praised the 26-year-old after the win at Fratton Park. Comment Read More Mari was making his full debut (Picture: Getty)‘He is very vocal and very comfortable on the ball, always commanding the back four and he looked like he’s played here for months. I think we have a good player,’ said Arteta.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Pablo Mari sends message to Arsenal fans after impressive debut against Portsmouth / 1/1 Read More Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 3 Mar 2020 6:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Coming Next Read More And Mari was equally satisfied with his own display, admitting he was ‘happy’ with his full debut in a post on Instagram.‘On to the next round of the #EmiratesFACup. Happy with the win and my debut for @arsenal,’ said Mari.‘Huge team effort and great support from our fans! Let’s go Gunners!’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal now await their opponents for the next round before Arteta’s attention turns back to the Premier League.The Gunners host West Ham at the Emirates on Saturday in full knowledge that their league position will determine whether they qualify for the Champions League next season.A shock 2-1 defeat to Olympiacos last Thursday ended Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Europa League, which was a second viable way of returning to the Champions League.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Shay Given sends warning to Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over Dean Henderson SPONSORED Video Settings 1 min. storylast_img read more