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October 10, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 10, 2013

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 We have known Peter for many years, since the time our grown children were little.

Peter is a hard-worker and dedicated man who is passionate about issues and causes that are important to him.

He brings excellent credentials to this position, with a master’s degree from Boston University and many years’ experience working at SUNY Plattsburgh in the communications department.

He is honest, reliable and willing to work the long hours needed for the city councilor position.

We believe Peter is the person best qualified to be the next elected official to represent the people in Ward 4. 

SCOTT AND JUDY MENARD

Plattsburgh

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Closed Sundays

TO THE EDITOR: An article in the Oct. 1 New York Times certainly does not portray Plattsburgh in a good light as we’ve been reduced to “a town of 20K with a college and a university and a dead downtown.”

I don’t know if you’re aware of the number of people who read the NYT’s travel section each week, but getting one’s city mentioned is usually a very positive thing and could be a boon to having folks visit us. However, after reading this article, I think people will more than likely stay away instead of visiting.

I’ve always thought downtown being virtually shut down on Sundays was a bad thing. If we want Plattsburgh to be a welcoming, vibrant downtown, one people want to visit, things must change.

I often take a coffee at Koffee Kat on Sunday mornings sitting outdoors in the summer months. I cannot tell you how many out-of-towners stop to ask me what is open and where to go downtown. Alas, I can offer them very few options. When they have nowhere to spend their time or money in our downtown, they will go elsewhere and usually not return.

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