February 28, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 28, 2014

Excellent care

TO THE EDITOR: To the staff on R5 at CVPH Medical Center, thank you for the excellent care you gave to our mother.

Your kindness and caring will never be forgotten. 

We would like to give a special thank you to Krista, David, Michelle, Zach, April and Jordan. You are all angels.

We also want to thank Dr. Duus and Dr. Whitman for the compassion they showed for our mother and for our family.


And the family of Rita Demarais



Stepped forward

TO THE EDITOR: Well, my pen has been silent for many months now, but recent comments In this publication have prompted this letter.

I have been reading the articles recently on exemptions for veterans in the Plattsburgh School District. As a Peru resident, its outcome will not affect me, probably only in precedent.

One word, the word “need” in statements by Ms. Brady and Mr. Kerr has to be clarified. With all due respect, exemptions under S1199 are not a social welfare program; it is a reward or a thank you from a grateful nation, in this case, state.

They are the other 1 percent who have stepped forward to defend the principles upon what this great nation was founded, in many cases offering life and limb. 

One only has to watch the commercials on the Wounded Warrior Project to see just how much they have sacrificed for us. I am proud to call them my brothers and sisters.

One other point: One does not have to have seen combat to have served. Have they who have walked the carrier decks in the South China Sea or walked the wind-swept frozen ramps of Pease, Loring and here at Plattsburgh not have also served ? 

The School District has made the right decision to leave it to the voters, and that’s the way it should be.••

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