Press-Republican

August 1, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 1, 2013


Press-Republican

---- — Abandoned cats

TO THE EDITOR: I know I probably sound like a broken record because this topic is never ending.

On July 23, 2013, I found a black kitten on the side of my road, which is Vassar Road in Altona.

My son John was with me at the time. He picked up the kitten, and when he did, another kitten came out of the woods and another two adult cats. There were six in all that we saw, but only four would come to us.

The next morning, there was four more different cats that we noticed in the same spot. I have the four at my house, which were starving and thirsty.

I went to all the shelters in the area and asked if they would take them. I was appalled at the number of cats I saw at every facility. Obviously, they couldn’t take them.

I put an ad in the Pennysaver; hopefully someone will call and take one in.

You people who did this should be ashamed, but you’re probably the same people that dump all the garbage in the same area, but that is another story all together.

BILL BARBER JR.

Altona

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River ride sponsors

TO THE EDITOR: The Ausable River Association celebrated a second-annual Ride for the River bike ride on Sunday, July 21.

Ninety-four cyclists participated, celebrating the Ausable River Valley and raising funds for the important work of the association.

Lucky raffle winner Ian Maclachlan of Lake Placid will be heading to Hornbeck Boats in Olmstedville to choose a boat fit for his body and needs through Hornbeck’s Perfect Fit Program. Congratulations, Ian.

We again received phenomenal support from local businesses. Thanks to this year’s business sponsors: Hornbeck Boats, LeepOff Cycles, Young’s Studio & Gallery, High Falls Gorge, Hungry Trout Fly Shop & Resort, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, The Birch Store, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, Northeast Arboricultural Associates, Ausable Inn, Valley Grocery, Lake Everest Diner-Pizzeria, The Little Supermarket, Au Sable Two Fly Shop, Devins Garage & Deli, Jones Outfitters, Engel & Voelkers Lake Placid, Accounting Associates, Merrill L. Thomas Real Estate, Gordon Pratt Agency, Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA, ADK Cafe, River’s Edge Market & Bakery, Up a Creek - Great Outdoors, Alpine Country Inn & Suites, Willkommen Hof Bed & Breakfast, Green Point Foods, Nancy and Paul’s Bakery, Hannafords Lake Placid, Loremans’ Embroidery, Engraving & Screen Printing, Stewart’s Shoppes, Pepsi Keeseville and A&W Restaurant Wilmington.

We encourage supporters to patronize these local businesses and express appreciation for their generous sponsorship support.

The proceeds from the ride directly fund our work with local municipalities, businesses and residents to build community and ecological resilience in the face of future flood events.

CORRIE MILLER

Executive director

Ausable River Association