October 12, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 12, 2012


---- — Community support

TO THE EDITOR: Thanks so much for all the community support from many individuals and businesses.

With all your help, we were able to meet the needs of many families in the eight towns we serve.

Just recently we received a large donation from Samples Lumber/DS Specialties, which held a golf tournament fundraiser. Again thanks so much. It is greatly appreciated.


The Mooers Wesleyan Food Pantry Staff


Compassion cited

TO THE EDITOR: I have had the fond pleasure of meeting Karen Bisso, candidate for New York Assembly, at a Hometown Heroes Muskie Challenge on the weekend of Sept. 8.

I was introduced to Ms. Bisso by Don Meissner during the event and was told that she was running for State Assembly. Upon meeting Ms. Bisso, I found it hard to believe that she was actually running for office, as the way she interacted so naturally and so compassionately was, for me, uncharacteristic of any politician I have ever known. She was “real,” and she was very much approachable and available to the public at that event. With her likable personality, she brought brightness to everyone around.

Later that night, I was amazed that this same extraordinary woman was the referee for the Raiders vs. 49ers football game for the children. While I played the game, I could not help but be impressed by how she conducted herself, even on a football field with two old pro-football players as myself and Sam Kennedy from the San Francisco 49ers, which is a task in itself.

Ms. Bisso was connected, kept control of the game as it was played, protected the safety of the children involved and made herself, once again, available after the game to everyone there.

After my stay in the St. Lawrence County and interacting with the people of the entire region, I am totally convinced that Karen Bisso is a very positive reflection of the nature and personality of the people of this area, and I wish her all the best in this and everything she aspires to.

The impression she has left with me will ensure that I return many times in the future.


Soldier and Family Assistance Program manager

U.S. Army Recruiting Command

Fresno, CA


Concert sponsors

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Cancer Services Program of Clinton County’s Think Pink Committee, we would like to thank everyone who made the Glow Pink Concert a huge success, especially all those who attended.

The Glow Pink Concert took place at the Rouses Point Civic Center Stage on Friday Sept. 28. There was a great turnout; more than 120 people from the community attended.

We would like to thank the Village of Rouses Point for allowing us to use their beautiful stage and facility; The Boobie Sisters, the Back Porch Band and Janalee Cummings, for donating their time and talent; and the committee members and volunteers for all their help and commitment to promoting breast-cancer screenings in our community.

The committee would also like to thank all of the local businesses that generously donating prizes for this event, including the Koffee Kat, Mainly Lobster, Michigan’s Plus, Gino’s Pizza, Cornerstone Drug & Gift, Cornelia Street Dunkin Donuts, Cornelia Street Kinney Drugs, JLC Nails, Applebee’s and Price Chopper.

A big thank you also goes out to Papa John’s, Dunkin Donuts and Rulfs Orchard for donating all of the refreshments for the concert.

Finally, we would like to thank our friends from Guardian of the Ribbon Pink Fire Truck for partnering with us for the concert.

It is our hope that this concert encourages women to get screened for breast cancer. Early detection truly is your best protection.

If you or anyone you know has not been screened. please call a local physician to schedule an appointment. If you do not have health insurance, call the Cancer Services Program of Clinton County at 562-7112 to see if you may be eligible for a free breast screening.


Think Pink Committee


Tourney success

TO THE EDITOR: On June 22, the second-annual MVP Kids Inc. Golf Tournament was held at the Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh.

The tournament was a great success, raising more than $5,162 for MVP Kids Inc., a local non-profit organization providing sports and social activities for children with autism spectrum disorders.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many sponsors: Valcour Imaging, Perrywinkles, Sassy Images, Butcher Block, Hannaford, Price Chopper, Monro, North End Repair, Koto Japanese Steakhouse, Wendy’s, Sbarro, Target, Midas, Cumberland 12, Industrial Med Testing, Punkie’s, Olive Ridley’s, Steven Bailey Salon, Viking Ski Shop, Jreck’s Sub, Payson Jewelers, Kneucraft Jewelers, Nelson’s Florist, Dame’s Rental Center, Barks Convenience Store, Peru Volunteer Fire Department, Adirondack Helping Hands, Diane McGee Rock, Haley Lumber and Building Supply, Lee Appliance and Go for You.

Thank you for another great tournament, and we will see you next year.


Vice president

MVP Kids Inc.


Booster event

TO THE EDITOR: The Saranac Booster Club held the sixth-annual Fall Classic Golf tournament at the Barracks Golf Course on Sunday, Sept. 23.

We would like to thank the following businesses for their support: Mr. Modular, Keith Bruno Attorney at Law, Cut Loose Salon,Twin State, The Zurlo Family, Hamilton Funeral Home, Bushey Furniture, Morrisonville Septic, Casella Waste Management, Adirondack Plastic Surgery, Shingle Street Septic, Valcour Imaging, Stafford, Pillar, Murnane, Plimpton, Kelleher& Trombley, The Menia Family, Huntley Trucking, Church Oil, Luck Brothers Inc., Luck Builders Inc., Ronnie Michigans, Lee Appliance, Trim’s Autobody, Dannemora Federal Credit Union, CR Tunes and Haley Lumber.

Also, Bakers Acres Campground & Golf Driving Range, True Insurance Agency, Dannemora Ford, Mountain Riders Fitness & Wellness Solutions, Saranac Teachers Association, Saranac Girls Soccer, Xplo/ Ez-Sto, American Legion 1618, Sons of the Legion 1618, Aird Dorrance (a division of VP Supply Corp.), G&G Tire, Butcher Block, Koffee Kat, St Armond’s Garage, Liquor and Wine Warehouse, Big Daddy’s, Bankers Orchard, Mcadams Distributing, Pattsburgh Distributing, Ninety-Nine, Applebees, TD Bank North, Windovers, Dino’s pizza, Price Chopper, Cumberland twelve, Monroe Muffler, Pizza Palace, Ernie’s Discount, Stewart’s, McBride’s, The Barracks Golf Course and Hi-Falls Lounge for sponsoring a hole or donating a prize for the raffle.

We would also like to thank everyone that helped organize this event and especially everyone that came out to golf on that day. Because of your continued support, it was a huge success.


Booster Club president