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January 2, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 2, 2014

Trivia fundraiser

TO THE EDITOR: Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties would like to acknowledge and thank the Rotary Club of Lake Placid for raising $1,500 through its November Trivia Night.

This event raised much-needed funds and public awareness for Literacy Volunteers, a charitable organization that provides adult literacy programs in Essex and Franklin counties.

Funding will be used to provide direct services to adults participating in our literacy programs, as well as educational materials, books and supplies.

Last year, Literacy Volunteers supported more than 35 adult learners in the Tri-Lakes region who wanted to improve their literacy skills, enter post-secondary education, gain employment and much more.

This year we have hit the ground running and are currently serving 22 adult learners in the Tri-Lakes region.

We are fortunate to have support from the Rotary Club and the individual members who helped organize and promote the event.

Thank you so much, and we look forward to the next Trivia Night.

MARIA BURKE

Literacy Volunteers director

Port Henry

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Butler praised

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to express my gratitude for Robert “Bob” Butler and the outstanding job he has done since he was elected to the Clinton County Legislature in Area 6.

It is with sadness that we see him leave his post due to term limits. He will be sorely missed by any who know him.

You could not find a more caring man, who has been sensitive to the needs of the people. His work has never been about himself but about helping others, first as a counselor in school and then as a legislator.

I appreciate the resolve he has shown to move the county in a forward direction without harming the taxpayers. I also appreciate the condition the county is in as he leaves this office and hope the new people coming in will take a long, hard look at what has been accomplished and try to keep us moving in the same direction.

Join me in saluting this man for a job well done and wishing him the best in whatever he does next. I personally would like to see him in the State Legislature.

Thank you, Bob, from the bottom of my heart.

JEFF BROWN

Saranac

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