Many contributed to wreath-laying

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDec. 16 was historic, in that for the first time in the Wreaths Across America program, all 11,000-plus veterans’ graves at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery were able to receive a wreath – due largely to the generosity of community-wide support for this annual event. The Daily Gazette was generous in reporting on this program. However, I wish to clarify some of the information contained in The Gazette’s reporting of the Wreaths Across America event. Your article seemed to suggest that the Dec. 16 ceremonies were primarily a Patriot Guard Rider-led function and operation. While the Patriot Guard Riders are justifiably proud of our efforts and the significant support we lent to the successful result of this year, the Wreaths Across America program at the cemetery is operated and managed by the New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (Capital District) under the direction of Lt. Col. Anita Martin and her staff.The Civil Air Patrol has worked tirelessly to develop and nurture additional wreath sponsors and fund-raising organizations. Lt. Col. Martin and her cadets of the Civil Air Patrol also conduct the opening ceremonies before the actual wreath-laying by volunteers takes place. Also, the encouragement and support of Cemetery Director Scott Lamb was vitally important to the ultimate success we all enjoyed this past weekend.I thought it important to clarify your reporting so as not to diminish the fine work and efforts of the many other fine organizations who also made significant contributions to this historic Wreaths Across America day at the Gerald B.H. Saratoga National Cemetery.Bill SchaafTroyThe writer is state captain of the Patriot Guard Riders.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Ballston Spa DMV gave great service

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI wish to thank the personnel at the Ballston Spa Office of the Department of Motor Vehicles for their sterling performance and good-natured demeanor.Recently,  my mother needed to have new documentation and the personnel who served her made the process straightforward and painless. Bless you.Philip MaddausScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Free television does still exist

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re March 15 letter, “Spectrum needs plan for senior citizens”: Free TV still exists. Return the box to Spectrum, cancel your cable TV subscription, and install an inexpensive digital antenna. These small antennas usually work perfectly when installed indoors, right next to the TV.I enjoy dozens of free local TV stations over the airwaves, just like in the old days, and I enjoy internet content on my TV by connecting my laptop to my TV with an HDMI cable. Digital antennas are available for less than $50.GUY SPIERSNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Property bodies make new call for Stamp Duty rethink

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Parkes & Co sold to US fund manager

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Hammersmith offices: Hammer it home

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Healthy results boost Town Centre shares

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Inner City: John Waples

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Noé meets shareholders in Derwent takeover bid

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PREMIUMIndonesia supports G20’s digital tax initiative approved during Riyadh meeting

first_imgGoogle LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Linkedin Indonesia G20-meeting Riyadh SriMulyaniIndrawati digital-tax technology infrastructure-development finance-minister Forgot Password ? Indonesia is supporting the initiative made by the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in Saudi Arabia recently to establish a new tax system to enable member countries to collect tax from global digital companies.During the meeting of the finance ministers and central banks of the G20 member countries in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Feb. 22-23, Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani supported the G20 countries’ approach but urged the forum to stress transparency and fairness, John Hutagaol, an international taxation director at the Finance Ministry said in Jakarta on Monday.John said the G20 agreed to set up a tax system to collect tax from digital companies and prevent tax avoidance, but needed to further discuss the system’s technicalities.The so-called “unified approach” model approved in the meeting aims to collect tax from companies that … Topics : Facebooklast_img read more