TO THE EDITOR: My wife and I purchased a new Ford Explorer from Plattsburgh Ford in June 2011.
We visited five Ford dealerships near Malone (Malone, Massena, Potsdam, Dannemora and Plattsburgh), and Plattsburgh gave us the most for our trade, so we dealt with them.
A couple of months ago, we noticed small rust spots appearing all over the car, which we believe was rail dust (Google it).
Pictures were taken and sent to Ford Motor Co., who responded and said that they weren’t going to do anything about it. Ford Motor said that it fell under 12-month/12,000 miles and our vehicle was at 24 months/24,000 miles. I called Ford Motor Co. and told them exactly what I thought about the issue in no uncertain terms.
I then notified Plattsburgh Ford about the situation, and they informed my wife and I that they were going to take care of us and get the rust spots removed.
I picked up the our vehicle, and it looks like new. I want to especially thank Darlene in the Service Department and let everyone know that this is the kind of service you get when you buy a vehicle from Plattsburgh Ford.
Plattsburgh Ford stepped up to the plate and took care us.
MATTHEW C. BOYEA
TO THE EDITOR: The Lake Placid Police Department would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of the businesses and individuals that made generous donations of money, prizes, food and time to our 26th-annual Halloween Dance and our Trick or Treat Party.
These two events were a huge success because of your generosity. Both events were very well attended, which provided a safe environment for all. We are happy to report there were no youth-related complaints taken by this department on Halloween night.
This event would not have been possible without these supporters: A Pinch or a Pound, Adirondack Awards, Adirondack Kid, Adirondack Outlet, Adirondack Premier Properties, Adirondack Trading Company, Art Devlin, Bath & Body Basics, Beglins, Bowlwinkles, Chair Six, China City, Cunningham’s, Cutting Cabin, Darrah & Darrah Autobody, Darrah Cooper Jewelers, Delta Blue, Desperado’s, Elements, Ellen Clark, Emma’s, EMS, Gordon W. Pratt Agency, High Peaks Resort, Hurley Brothers, Identity, Jennifer Fuller and Jimmy’s 21.
Also, John Peters, Johnny’s Pizza, Just Bead It, Lake Placid Accommodations, Lake Placid Chocolatier, Lake Placid Christmas Store, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Lake Placid Ski & Board, Lamb Lumber, Lisa G’s, Local Color, McDonalds, Michael Damp, Milan’s, Moon Tree Design, Palace Theatre, Placid Planet, Price Chopper, Ruthies Run, Simply Gourmet, Smoke Signals, Sparkle, Speedy Spa, Steve Brewster, Subway, Summer Antiques, Tangles Salon, The Smoking Cork, USA Olympic Shop, Villa Vespa Wilkins Insurance Agency, WiseGuys, Walker Arts, Wyatt’s BBQ and Young Lyon’s.
Again, thank you for your support.
WILLIAM P. MOORE
Police chief and the Lake Placid Police Department
TO THE EDITOR: A few weeks ago, our granddaughter, with her 2-year-old daughter, was on the way to work in Peru from Port Henry when she had to make a roadside stop to tend to her daughter, just outside of Wadhams.
When she tried to continue on, she had car trouble, and her cell phone had no service in that area.
We would like to thank the lovely lady who stopped and allowed her the use of her phone to call several places for assistance.
She also stayed with her and tended to her 2-year-old, taking her to pick a bouquet of wildflowers, until help arrived. In all the confusion, they did not get the name of this most gracious lady, and we would very much like to express our thanks for being so kind and thoughtful — enjoyed the wildflowers, too.
We would also like to thank the Adirondack Auto people for their quick service in getting her car fixed and ready for her to use to go to work the very next morning.
BRITTANY, SYDNEY, PATRICIA and GORDON YOUNG
TO THE EDITOR: Anderson Falls Heritage Society expresses appreciation for the monetary grant that is underwritten by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round seniors.
In October, our grant request to interview the senior citizens of the towns of Ausable, Chesterfield and the Village of Keeseville, for educational and archival purposes, was one of those chosen by the foundation. We will be out and about the community searching for citizens to interview.
If you or a friend wish to be interviewed for this project, please call Anderson Falls Heritage Society President Colin McDonough at 834-6032 or Secretary Betty Brelia at 834-7138 to make an appointment for the spring 2014 interviews.
We are also looking for photos and documents pertaining to the history of Keeseville. We will copy your photos at the time of the interview and give them right back to you while you watch. Your photos will never be out of your sight.
Disrespected at meeting
TO THE EDITOR: The article “City School Insurance Debated” in today’s (Nov. 18) edition of the Press-Republican by Ashleigh Livingston is an accurate and balanced summary of the Plattsburgh City School Board’s public meeting on Nov. 13.
However, as one of the city residents who spoke at this meeting, I wish to comment on how it feels, as a person not accustomed to public speaking, to express opinions to the board while being heckled by members of the Teachers Association.
When the current and former president of the teachers union spoke to the board, active and retired teachers applauded. When other city residents shared their opinions on health-plan options for Teachers Association and CSEA employees, there was a distinct undertone of disrespectful sneering and scoffing.
As individuals, teachers did not come to the microphone, provide their name and residence (as is the protocol for such meetings) and offer their perspectives on health-insurance benefit options and costs. Instead, members of the Teachers Association wore emblematic tee shirts as visual symbols of solidarity.
I do not know why teachers think it is necessary make such group-power displays at School Board meetings, except perhaps to remind the majority of School Board members that it was Teachers Association endorsement that got them elected to their positions and to intimidate individual city residents from coming forward with perspectives that are not aligned with the teachers’ union. One more win for the union.
I felt like I had naively walked into a hornet’s nest. Similar to many other city residents who have stepped forward and spoken on issues before the School Board, I am not inclined to voice my opinion again at one of these forums.