Kudos to National Night Out groups

first_imgPeriodically, it’s essential, in the hustle and bustle of life, to stop and say thanks, to those which, all too often, receive no thanks but much is expected. If you haven’t heard, as yet, the city of Schenectady and Schenectady Neighborhood Watch won the National Competition for National Night Out. This was the only such honor given to any municipality in the state of New York, large or small. The event was held on the first Tuesday in August 2017. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion National Night Out is a celebration of the Law Enforcement-Community Partnership. Last year, it was conducted in the beautiful Woodlawn Park, off Kings Road. Special thanks to the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association and the hard-working Woodlawn Park group, for lending their venue for this important event. The Schenectady Police Department had a wide range of demonstrations and the Schenectady County Sheriff was on board, to offer child ID’s and showcase the Explorer Post. The Schenectady Fire Department was a huge hit particularly, for the kids (big red trucks).The Schenectady mayor and city council and numerous neighborhood association leaders were there and gave a hand in the yearly “Neighborhood March.” They were led by U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, who has established an annual tradition of leading the March, around a portion of the neighborhood. State Sen. James Te-disco and Assemblyman Phil Steck brought proclamations and attended.Planning now for Aug. 7, 2018, bigger than ever. Stay tuned.FREDERIC LEESchenectadyThe writer is president of the Schenectady Neighborhood Watch.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%last_img

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