December 11, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 11, 2012

Waverly Pantry

TO THE EDITOR: Once again, the holidays are approaching, and so many people are in need. The Waverly Food Pantry serves more than 70 households.

In order to give each household a turkey for December, we need to raise $2,000.

Thanks to support from our area townships and generous private donations, we have been able to accomplish this for the past few years. If you are in search of a place to make a difference, your area food bank is such a place.

If you would like to make a donation to the Waverly Food Pantry, please send your donation in care of Francis Austin, 12 Duane St., St. Regis Falls, NY 12980.

If you would like to support your local pantry, call your town office, and I am sure they can give you that information.

Thank you for caring.


Food Pantry treasurer


Jets at airport

TO THE EDITOR: I am so happy that our county legislators are offering up our county airport to the Air National Guard.

It is not every legislature that would trade quality of life for a few shekels. Perhaps the roar of the FB-111s has faded from their collective minds, or their deafness is not just limited to their constituents.

There is a reason why Burlington is putting up a fuss; they are already used to the guard presence, but these jets are far noisier. Are we any less worthy to a quiet and clean environment?

Commercial aircraft must adhere to noise regulations; military aircraft do not.

I do not know of any legislators who live under the flight line to the county airport, so it will not impact their peace, quiet or property values.

This is a big country, with lots of land far away from population centers. Let the guard set up shop in a place where their impact will be less invasive to the people.

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