My family wants to publicly thank St. Mary’s Hospital of Amsterdam and the people who work there for their care and concern for my mother, who was recently admitted to this facility. We’re so grateful to them.The care and attention she received from every single person we came in contact with was extraordinary. Kindness, concern and comfort were exhibited by the hospital employees, nursing staff in ICU, fourth floor and second floor, as well as housekeeping and dietary staff. The specialists from cardiology, gastroenterology and nephrology added to the circle of care. They made knowledgeable recommendations and decisions, while keeping the family well informed about my mother’s condition.Amsterdam is very fortunate to have such a dedicated team right here in our community.VIRGINIA WALDYNSKIAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Three seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golf Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
A number of Palm Beach County residents held a protest on Friday on the South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach after Palm Beach County was left out of the governor’s Phase 1 plan to slowly reopen.Protesters held signs that read, “We Need Our Freedom Back” and “Get Me Back to Work or Pay My Bills.”The number of Americans who have filed for unemployment went up to 30 million in the last 6 weeks. Florida is one of the states who has been hit the hardest.Florida is the slowest state to process unemployment claims
Kimberley’s Tom Buchy won the Kootenay Men’s Curling Zone title in record time.Buchy, third Fred Thomson of Nelson, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will, won three straight, the clincher a 7-2 win over Ken McHargue of the host club, to capture the Zone title Saturday at the Sparwood Curling Club.The Buchy rink now advances to the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship at the Vancouver Curling Club February 5-9, 2014. Buchy built up a 5-0 lead after five ends before McHargue scored two singles in the sixth and seventh ends.However, the Buchy rink scored two in the eighth with a raise takeout to secure the A-event crown and the top seed from the Kootenays.In B-C event, T.J. Perepolkin took the long route to the second qualifying berth defeating Rob Ferguson of Trail 8-6.Perepolkin from Vernon, with third Deane Horning, second Tyler Orme, lead Don Freschi and spare Kevin Nesbitt curled six games before advancing as the second qualifier.The sixth game was necessary after Ferguson scored a 6-5 win in the C-event semi final over Perepolkin.Perepolkin’s last stone went long allowing Ferguson to score one to force an extra game.