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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 18

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Gazette editorial on Ballston Lake railroad crossing got off track I felt that your Jan. 10 editorial [“Trains create the hazard at Ballston Lake, so let railroad fix it”] on the situation of the private railroad crossings in Ballston Lake did a disservice to the homeowners, by inspiring the false hope that they will be able to force the railroad to pay to improve the crossings. Your statement that: “It was pretty clear from testimony ...

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January 18, 2011
9:43 p.m.

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@ Ms. Helfman: Well said. Bigotry and ignorance should not be allowed to trump awareness. The most ironic part is that these homophobes who continually voice their flawed reasoning and ignorance are the reason that the billboards are necessary. If all people like them simply shut their mouths for once and kept their prejudice to themselves, billboards promoting equal rights would not be necessary. Sadly, I also know that they will never see it that way, just as they will never comprehend that everyone deserves equality. I think, as Ms. Helfman said, the only solution is for those of us who are not stuck in the 17th century to speak up against the bigotry, as loud as those who have yet to join us in the 21st.

@ Ms. Diamond: Perhaps you're blowing things entirely out of proportion. Sure, the winners should be proud - as should every child who participated, regardless of where they finished, when they were eliminated, or what word they misspelled. Maybe, just maybe, the purpose of the photograph was not to show that the child lost in the first round, as you so heartlessly point out, but that he was courageous enough to participate. Do you know for a fact that he is embarrassed, or are you the one who is putting that out there? Are you one of those educators who thinks that if a child isn't an intellectual prodigy, they don't deserve recognition? Shame on you, not the Gazette!

January 23, 2012
12:05 p.m.

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@WordWiz78: (Spelling Bee) Ms. Diamond has raised a logical question, so why she should be shame of that. It is Gazette who should post the effective and motivating column.