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January 22, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 22, 2013

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But, the public is in luck because the board will now permit public comment during “work sessions,” or as the P-R said in its Jan 9 editorial, “those meetings that carry a connotation of not being open, of being just for members to work out details — and that turn away citizens, whether intentional or not.”

Since, during “work sessions” minutes are only kept if a resolution is passed, and since the press rarely attends work sessions, which are not televised, what the new essentially does is keep the people’s comments out of public view. It seems that “Joe Citizen” has finally been put in his place.

DEBBIE BLAKE

Plattsburgh

 

Gun control

TO THE EDITOR: There is no “discussion” about gun control on the left. They just demonize, pontificate and milk pathos out of tragedy for political gain.

Can more gun control decrease crime when it is glaringly obvious that what is already in place does not? Not open for discussion. To the left, more poison is always the cure.

The liberal elites want to disarm us, but it’s OK for them to have guns because they don’t kill children with them; they have abortion clinics for that.

When the next school massacre occurs (and it will), all the restrictions, bans, confiscations and other fascist dreams will do nothing to prevent its bloody climax.

Only a good person there with a gun can save lives.

LEO J. SENEY

Dannemora

 

Tournament successful

TO THE EDITOR: We’d like to thank the people of the North Country for once again displaying overwhelming support of our second Alzheimer’s Awareness Basketball Tournament.

The response from the schools, players, coaches, referees,volunteers and friends was staggering. Over $20,000 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Centers in Elizabethtown and Saranac Lake.

Thanks to the administrations at Elizabethtown-Lewis and Moriah central schools for the use of their facilities, tournament supervisors Paul Bueller and Brian Cross, the referees of Board 142 for donating their time and energy to officiate each game and our corporate sponsors:

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