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July 10, 2013

Letters to the Editor: July 10, 2013

Motorcycle fundraiser

TO THE EDITOR: On June 1, the seventh-annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Ride, sponsored by Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club, was hosted.

Approximately 120 bikers from various clubs enjoyed a late-morning ride starting at North End Harley Davidson in Plattsburgh. This year’s event was dedicated to North Country resident David Pearce, who is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease.

I wish to take a moment to extend my deepest gratitude to numerous North Country businesses as well as businesses from the East to the West Coasts, family, friends and community members for their generous monetary contributions or donations to the silent auction.

Further gratitude is extended to Northline Utilities, the Law Offices of William T. Meconi and Dr. Mahmoud for their monetary donations toward the purchase of food.

Special thanks extended to Jeff Myers (Press-Republican), Deanna Santor (Lake Placid News) and Keith Lobdell (Valley News) for media coverage.

Much thanks and appreciation to Joe LaBombard and Crystal Hart for the generous donation of their deejay services. Pepsi,

Loreman’s Screen Printing and Plattsburgh Distributors played a significant role in making the day’s event a huge success.

A heartfelt thanks and appreciation is always extended to the Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club in making the Annual A.L.S. Fundraiser once again a success. North End Harley Davidson was a welcoming host venue for the bikers to make their departure.

This year, New York State Police Troop B/Plattsburgh assisted by providing safety to the motorcyclists while they departed. It’s an honor to thank them in memory of retired State Police Officers Larry Bliss and John Dwyer, who lost their lives to A.L.S.

KELLY C. MURPHY

AuSable Forks

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Educational program

TO THE EDITOR: This past spring, more than 40 fourth-graders from Momot Elementary School had the pleasure of experiencing a truly educational and enriching program sponsored by the Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club.

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