October 13, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 13, 2012


---- — Wilson benefit

TO THE EDITOR: Thank you so much to everyone who contributed and worked the benefit held for Steve Wilson at the Lyon Mountain American Legion on Sept. 1.

It was incredible to see the turnout and support for Steve and his family. From donors to supporters and volunteers (family and friends), thank you for your unbelievable generosity and help. Our community always goes above and beyond to help those in need.

We wish Steve could have experienced the love and concern we all have for him and how important his recovery is to so many people. We spoke with Steve, and he was simply in disbelief and so touched.

A huge, heartfelt thanks to all of you from the Steve Wilson Benefit Planning Committee and the Lyon Mountain Fire Department.


Lyon Mountain


Supports Owens

TO THE EDITOR: All elections are important, but this one could decide if our nation will suffer two or more years of continued gridlock or if we can elect a Congress that can successfully address the important issues of fiscal responsibility, energy independence, and sensible foreign policy.

Our 23rd Congressional District is critical.

After 150 years of single-party representation, New York’s northernmost district is competitive again. We are fortunate to have a representative, Bill Owens, who has shown himself to be one of only a few members of either party with the ability to reach out across the aisle to try to get things done. Compromise is not a dirty word. The alternative is gridlock, with important issues going unattended.

Everyone is expecting a close congressional election in our district. And, although most of the national congressional districts are not competitive, thanks in part to the insane gerrymandering into red and blue districts, it is also expected that the final count in the House of Representatives, and probably the Senate, will be close as well.

We are fortunate to live in a district where our vote counts and extremely lucky that we can cast a vote for a representative who has shown that he listens and is not hampered by dogmatic extremist thinking.

Join me in voting for a man of genuine integrity and open-mindedness, Bill Owens.


West Chazy


Scholarship tournament

TO THE EDITOR: The fourth-annual Richard Harmon Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament held at Harmony Golf Club and Community on Sept. 15 was a great success.

Proceeds from this tournament were contributed to fund the scholarship, which will be awarded in June 2013 to a deserving AuSable Valley Central School senior to attend Clinton Community College in fall 2013. Funds will also be used for the continued education of our 2012 recipient.

Many thanks to our dedicated employees, golfers, hole sponsors and contributors.

Special thanks to Plattsburgh Distributing for providing the prizes for the tournament players, Murnane Building Contractors Inc. and Steve Frederick at CCC Foundation.

Success would not have been as grand without great sponsors like Liquor and Wine Warehouse, Adirondack Hardware, Adirondack Scrap Metal, Agency Insurance, Allen Construction Services, Airborne Speedway, Apple Blossom Florist, Ausable Chasm Co, Brunner’s Airport Lounge, Burlington Foods, Butcher Block, Carron Electric Motors & Cycles, Champlain Valley Electric, Casella Waste Management, Crickets, Dale Harrigan Trucking, Gordon Oil, Graymont, Haley Lumber, Hamilton Funeral Home, Industrial Med Testing, J&S Steel, Kenwood’s Moving & Storage and Lake Champlain Transportation.

Also, Lakeside Container Corp, Roger & Darlene Long, Loreman, Melanie and Robert Loughan, Marsha Homes, Modern Neon Signs, Moore’s Flatwork and Foundations, LLC, Moore’s Concrete Pumping, LLC, Morrisonville Septic, LLC, North Country Garage Door, Pasquales, Pepsi Bottling Co, Peru Central School Federal Credit Union, Peru HealthMart, Port Kent Campsite, Steven E Fuller Excavating, Taylor Rental, Unifirst and the Friends and Family of Richard Harmon.

Last, but certainly not least, thank you to all our volunteers.





Ruined progress

TO THE EDITOR: Regarding your article in your 9/27 edition, “Big Tupper ski area will not reopen for season, lawsuit blamed.”

Congratulations are in order for Mr. Bauer, Mr. Caffy, Protect The Adirondacks and the Sierra Club for their Article 78 Lawsuit, filed after the APA voted 10 to 1 granting the Adirondack Club and Resort 14 permits. You have succeeded with your agenda in extending that seven-year debacle into eight years. You should really be proud of your accomplishment. Blocking all of the work of ARISE and the good folks of Tupper Lake was doing with the investors.

Who needs friends when there are enemies like you folks? God only knows the future of the most recent land purchase of Gov. Cuomo when folks such as you intercede in the future of our Adirondacks.

You should know that public opinion weighs heavily against you with what you have done. Since day one, the APA has been looked upon with disdain by those of us who were born and raised in the Adirondacks. You have just taken over their title as “supreme tree-huggers,” as well as “persona-non-grata.” Congratulations.

God bless the Adirondacks; God bless America.


Crown Point


Truly cares

TO THE EDITOR: Janet Duprey is once again running for Assembly, and we’ve all seen the nasty and troublesome attempts by someone or group to discredit her.

Other public officials have also made controversial decisions that one person or another disagrees with, but that’s just the reality of a free society. By nature, we are not all going to agree on everything.

One of the things I like about Janet is the fact that, although you may not agree on certain subjects, she is more than willing to listen to your point of view.

We must also remember that Janet represents all of the constituents in her district and their concerns. The most important issue and reason to vote for Janet is her true concern and caring for the people she serves. Janet’s office is continually called by constituents from across her district with problems, and they all get her personal attention.

In some cases, the issues fall outside of her ability to help, but she takes the extra step and uses her many contacts as a means of getting the attention of the people who can help or assist with their issue. There is a lot more to her job than working in the legislature.

Janet is known to have a tough exterior, but she has a huge heart, and she truly cares about the people she serves and has sacrificed her very limited personal time to help those in need of her assistance. Her ability to help people isn’t something that can be easily replaced.

Her many years in public service has created a vast arsenal of contacts and associates that she can call on for help.

It’s for reasons like this that we encourage you to cast your vote for Janet Duprey.