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June 29, 2013

Letters to the Editor: June 29, 2013

Missing the boat

TO THE EDITOR: I was quite surprised by the Viewpoint Editorial in our local paper, Wednesday, June 19: “F-35 jets aren’t needed here.”

Have we reached our economic goal (plateau) that there is no longer any need to seek additional sources of industry, income and jobs for this region?

What greater complement could we have to our already historical region, with its aviation school, a growing international airport, the potential for securing a maintenance depot for commercial jets and the possibility for sharing upkeep costs once established?

Additionally, new arrivals of families with well-educated crew members and the latest trained aircraft maintenance personnel?

Wouldn’t our Chamber of Commerce have another linchpin in its wheel of tourist attractions?

What about role models for our young in those Guardsmen who would be serving the protection of our nation?

Are we missing the boat on this one?

JOHN BARTOSZEK

Retired U.S. Air Force Major

Plattsburgh

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Keeseville alumni

TO THE EDITOR: The Keeseville Central School annual Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the Keeseville Elks Lodge.

A choice of roast beef or stuffed chicken breast with sides will be served at 6 p.m. Cash bar will begin at 5 p.m. and continue throughout the evening. Paid reservations must be in by July 6.

If you graduated or attended KCS, you are most welcome to join us and catch up on news and see friends from the past. We would love to see you all.

We send out many letters in advance, but quite a few were returned because of incorrect addresses.

Please note that our annual banquet is always the third Saturday of July, so you have advance knowledge of when it will be and can plan reunions early. If your class would like a reserved table, that can be arranged.

For further information or questions, please call Betty Brelia at 834-7138 or email Lynn Hathaway at lhathaway56@charter.net. You can visit our updated website often at www.kcsalumni.net.

See you in July.

GAIL WINTER

Keeseville

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