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Guilderland is not unique. Racism is everywhere in our society. That doesn’t mean it should be tolerated. Each of us should work, as the Guilderland schools are, to combat racism. You have to recognize a problem in order to solve it.

We know that, in this era of rising inflation, schools like the rest of us need to be careful with how they manage their money.

We also know that the Guilderland school district just received a clean audit because it does indeed carefully manage the funds with which the public has entrusted it.

These climate-change disasters are not entirely natural. They have been made worse — more severe and more frequent — by human activities. We therefore have a moral imperative to help.

What would happen if the town hall went dark or the library or the senior center? What would happen without electricity at the pump station or the wastewater treatment facility or the highway garage? But equally alarming is the darkness — the black void — of no explanation for the unpaid bills.