Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCongratulations and kudos to Kathleen Wylie, who was chosen “teacher of the year” in Schenectady. To be recognized in your chosen field is a wonderful thing.As to the superintendent’s comment as quoted in the article, “I wish I had a thousand just like her.” My response to that is, you do. Here’s to all Schenectady teachers, the unsung heroes and heroines of past and future generations. Thank you for your service.Joan MackNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
FORMER England captain Sir Andrew Strauss has been appointed chair of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s cricket committee.The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, was previously director of England cricket from 2015 to 2018.Strauss stepped down from the role to care for his wife, Ruth, who died of a rare form of lung cancer in December.“The ECB have been a vital source of support over an extremely difficult year,” Strauss said.“It is a real pleasure to return in this new capacity.”As part of his role, Strauss will monitor all levels of cricket in England and Wales to ensure a “thriving professional game at the heart of the sport”.As director of cricket, Strauss named Trevor Bayliss as head coach and helped overhaul England’s white-ball strategy, which saw them win their first men’s World Cup in July.He established the Ruth Strauss Foundation to raise money and awareness about cancer after his wife’s death.“I’m extremely passionate about developing and growing cricket in England and Wales,” Strauss added.“I’ve seen first-hand how this summer of cricket has inspired more people to fall in love with the sport and I can’t wait to help build on its success.” (BBC Sport)