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March 14, 2014

Letters to the Editor: March, 14, 2014

Good Samaritan 

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to very much thank Ms. L. Trombley for stopping at my home on Feb. 15 and assisting me when she saw me lying in my driveway.

I was actually lying between two cars after slipping and falling on the ice, so I don’t even know how she could’ve seen me from the road while driving.

She called 911 for assist and, even though I made numerous protests that I was all right and to please cancel them, she persisted in a calm and pleasant manner to make me wait for the responder before I tried to stand.

I would like to also thank the South Plattsburgh first-responder for his promptness and professionalism, and my neighbor, Frank, for his concerns.

The responder and Ms. Trombley assisted me to stand and get back into my home, as my knee and ankle were sore but seemed OK.

Unfortunately, the next day, my ankle continued to swell, so my husband drove me to the ER, where I found that I had a badly sprained knee and chip fracture of my ankle.

I’m not sure now if I could have stood by myself and gotten into the house, so I could have lain in the driveway for sometime.

Ms. Trombley spent at least 30 to 40 minutes of her personal time to help someone she didn’t even know. Thank you, again, so very much for your assistance and not giving in to my stupid protests from an embarrassing situation.

You are truly an angel.

LAURA R. BUSH

Plattsburgh

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Rail lines needed

TO THE EDITOR: Railroads move America — from the Redwood Forest to the New York island, from the Adirondacks to the Bakken — 0they are all the same.

Besides hitchhiking, rail travel is the cheapest mode of transportation for all methods above ground.

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