Editorial - Why Is Cornell Mean To Widows?

Nov212014

Editorial - Why Is Cornell Mean To Widows?

 

EditorialMajor companies put a lot of resources into their 'Retention' departments.  These departments are last-ditch efforts to keep customers from defecting to a rival company, and have the authority to offer sometimes spectacular deals to convince a customer to stay.  If you are really mad at your service provider and threaten to cancel your account you are likely to find yourself talking to someone in a retention department, even if they don't call it that.

I wish the companies would give as much attention to grieving spouses, recently widowed.  I know one young widow who, after caring for her husband through a terrible cancer and having to be the one to tell him he wasn't going to make it, had to suffer endless conversation with customer so-called-service representatives to get the bills squared away and have her utility accounts in her own name.  She actually had a conversation that went something like:

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Letters - Honoring School-Related Professionals

Nov212014

Letters - Honoring School-Related Professionals

 

mailmanNovember 18, 2014
Dear Editor,

Today is School-Related Professionals Recognition Day in New York State. The third Tuesday in November is the day designated by the state Legislature as a special statewide recognition day for School-Related Professionals. SRPs work long and hard each day working side-by-side as partners in education with other school staff on both the front lines and behind the scene.

SRPs help to educate our children and keep them healthy. SRPs safely transport children to and from school, keep our buildings safe and clean, run the offices efficiently and provide nutritious food. SRPs care for and support our children each and every day.

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Letters - 2014 Election

Nov212014

Letters - 2014 Election

 

mailmanThe returns from the election of 2014 paint a clear picture of a Republican wave election resulting in Republican control of the U.S. Senate with at least 53 seats, historic levels of seats in, and control of, the House, control of more state legislatures and state legislative seats than at any time since 1860, holding nearly two-thirds of state governorships, and the election of an array of Republican governors, including victories in "blue states" such as Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, and Massachusetts.

Republicans have regained full control of the New York State Senate.  Governor Cuomo's popularity has plummeted and Rob Astorino did well upstate, carrying 46 out of 62 counties in New York.

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