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July 2, 2014

Letters to the Editor: July 2, 2014

Struggle for survival

TO THE EDITOR: The Town of North Hudson has been held back in developing and benefiting from a historical and cultural icon of the Adirondacks, the Frontier Town A frame and surrounding land.

Since George Moore bought the property some years ago, nothing has been done to preserve this part of North Hudson’s heritage. It has been left and ignored to succumb to a state where it will most likely be condemned.

Mr. Moore has had years to prove himself as a good steward of the most important property in North Hudson and has failed.

Our town, like so many others in the Adirondacks, is struggling to survive.

We are being held back by one man’s desire to profit while an entire town of over 240 struggle to survive.

It was wonderful if not laughable to read George Moore’s lawyer’s comment that the Town of North Hudson was “ the speculator.” He fails to mention that George Moore purchased the Frontier Town A frame for around $45,000 eight years ago and immediately put it up for sale for over $700,000 and has done nothing prevent the deterioration of the building.

When Mr. Russell was asked at a town meeting the very pertinent question, “How many properties does Mr. Moore own, how many of those properties has Mr. Moore developed?”, Mr. Russell never answered the question.

This is not nor should be about anything other than a small town’s survival.

I would like to boldly suggest that George Moore do the right thing. Cancel his lawsuits against our small town and the county. Give, yes, give the town or donate to the town of North Hudson the Frontier Town A frame and give the future back to the people.

DAN SNYDER

North Hudson

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Looking for quilt

TO THE EDITOR: The Westport Heritage House Visitor Center Committee is trying to locate the 1976 bicentennial quilt that was quilted prior to that celebration.

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