March 7, 2013

Letters to the Editor: March 7, 2013


---- — Missing signs

TO THE EDITOR: I just want to thank the Town of Chesterfield and Essex County Department of Public Works for their quick attention to a very important matter.

For several months, I have noticed that there have been three street signs missing in the Village of Keeseville: Church Street, Division Street and Santor Lane.

The Village of Keeseville was informed about these signs at least four months ago, if not longer, and again around a month ago, but it must have fallen on deaf ears, because nothing was done.

Being afraid of what could happen should a 911 call be made and the responders may not be knowledgeable of local streets and roads, I called the supervisor of the Town of Chesterfield and he took it upon himself to ensure the safety of the village residents on those streets.

All it took him was one phone call to Essex County DPW, and in less than three days, they replaced the three street signs. Again, thank you.




Legislators event

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the League of Women Voters of the Plattsburgh area, and especially the Meet Your State Legislators’ committee, we would like to express our thanks to legislators, educators, parents, esteemed student delegates, media and all who attended the Meet Your State Legislators event Saturday, Jan. 26, at Peru Central High School.

 Honored delegates chosen by their respective high schools in Clinton and Essex counties participated in an interactive presentation of a glimpse inside the New York State Legislature with Sen. Betty Little, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and Assemblyman Dan Stec.

Two students , Nate Casey from AuSable Valley Central and Katie Woltner from Keene Valley Central School, were chosen by lottery to attend Students Inside Albany conference in Albany from April 14 to 17, where students across New York have the opportunity to see the State Legislature in session and shadow a legislator.

The league has been able to provide the all-expense-paid Students Inside Albany experience due to partial funding from North East Labor Council, Sunrise Rotary and private donations.

Special thanks are in order for Sen. Little, Assemblywoman Duprey, and Assemblyman Stec for volunteering their time to allow this event to happen and to Peru Central High School under the leadership of Chris Mazzella for providing the venue.

Thanks also are extended to local businesses Price Chopper and Hannaford.




Meet Your State Legislators


Special angel

TO THE EDITOR: I, in years past, have always read about the person who leaves the expensive coin in the Salvation Army Red Kettle or the “Layaway Angel” who pays off layaways at Christmas time.

I have been on trying times lately to where I have needed a helping hand. I found out that these angels are around at all times without us knowing it.

On Feb. 20, I went to my mailbox, only to find a letter, no return address. Upon opening this letter, my heart filled with tears and I cried.

Someone had sent me a helping hand in the form of a gift card to Price Chopper. The note inside said they wanted to stay anonymous and had recently had a blessing in their life and wanted to share it.

I can’t thank this angel enough for thinking of me. It’s like a chain of love the angels are sharing with others who need them.

There is a song out there that says “Don’t let the chain of love end with you.” I promise when things pick up for me and get better, I will return this favor to someone else who needs an angel.

I want to thank my angel from the bottom of my heart for this gift. It was greatly appreciated more than you know.

I will say a prayer and send a hug from me to you. Thank you for being a special angel.