first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn early October 2017, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy and a couple of candidates running for City Council came to my home campaigning. In conversation, I expressed a neighborhood concern. They all agreed it needed attention. The mayor had someone take the information down and told me he would look into the matter. On Oct. 21, I decided to send the mayor a private Facebook message to see when I could expect the matter to be resolved. I received no response. On Dec. 14, I called the mayor’s office and left a voicemail message. Again no response. On Jan. 3, 2018, I left another private Facebook message and got no response.I then called what I thought was the appropriate office at City Hall to voice my concern and was told: “I’ll pass your message onto the office that handles this type of matter.” I asked to please have someone call me regarding the issue. Again, no response. I also emailed two city councilmen and received no responses. Last but certainly not least, on April 19, I sent Councilman Vince Riggi a private Facebook message. Less than an hour later, he responded by telling me he contacted the appropriate office and would follow up with me.On April 26, Councilman Riggi updated me, and days later the problem was resolved. After thanking him for not only helping me but for all he does for the city of Schenectady, his response was, “Always my pleasure to serve Joanne. If there’s anything in the future, do not hesitate to let me know.”Mr. Riggi, you are an asset to the city of Schenectady and you know the true meaning of serving the people you work for. Your efforts are appreciated.JOANNE HWASZCZSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

first_imgDavid Moyes sends warning to Kieran Tierney over Arsenal transfer move Moyes says Tierney will need time to adjust to the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘Again, it may take him a little period of time for him to fully adjust to life in the Premier League.‘He will be facing a top-end player every week, and he will need to get to grips with that as there will be much more defensive duties to carry out than he has probably been used to at Celtic.‘But if the move goes through, he will go on to show his worth and will be a credit to himself and his country.’ Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Aug 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Comment Arsenal target Kieran Tierney has told Celtic he wants to play in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)David Moyes has warned Kieran Tierney that it will take time to adjust to the step up in quality of the Premier League should he complete a move from Celtic to Arsenal.Unai Emery identified Tierney as his priority left-back target at the start of the summer and Arsenal are reportedly confident of signing the 22-year-old left-back.The Gunners failed with their two opening bids for Tierney, but it’s understood the club are closing in on an agreement with Celtic after restructuring their offer of £25million for the Scotland international.Tierney has told Celtic that he’s keen to play in England this coming season and Moyes is confident the full-back has what it takes to become a ‘stalwart’ at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, the former Manchester United manager believes his compatriot must be prepared for a better standard of opposition if he moves south of the border.‘He has been outstanding for Celtic for more than three years,’ Moyes told The Sunday Post.‘I’ve always had my eye on him and rated him. He is a top player.‘If he does go to the Emirates, I can see him being a stalwart for Arsenal for the next 10 years.center_img Advertisement Arsenal are confident of landing Celtic star Tierney (Picture: Getty)Celtic skipper Scott Brown claims that Kieran Tierney has brushed off speculation linking him with Arsenal and is fully focused on returning to training ahead of the new season.‘He’s fine, he’s just come back from an injury,’ Brown said.‘He’s looking forward to trying to get himself back into training and get himself back on the pitch as well.‘He’s been a phenomenal player for us for the last five seasons. We’ll just wait and see what happens but here’s hoping he stays.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘As it stands he’s a Celtic player and I’d love him to stay because of what he’s done the last five seasons.‘There’s always going to be speculation on top-quality players and that’s what Kieran is.‘There will always be speculation whether he goes through this window to the next window, it will always be there.‘That is what we expect when the team is doing so well and we’re doing well in Europe, and he’s performing well in Europe. It will always be there or thereabouts.’MORE: Robbie Fowler sends warning to Harry Maguire and suggests ideal Paul Pogba replacement Advertisementlast_img read more