May 28, 2013

Letters to the Editor: May 28, 2013


---- — Natural gas

TO THE EDITOR: Homeowners on Cumberland Head must act now to make natural gas available to all on the Head.

Call NYSEG at 800-572-1111. They will send you a Natural Gas Service Application, which you must complete and return by mail or fax. You advise NYSEG that you will connect a heating device within three months.

This is not a binding contract unless you allow NYSEG to provide a service line to your property. 

The benefits: cut your fuel oil cost by more than 50 percent; not be at the mercy of conflict affecting prices on the worldwide oil market; less system service with a much cleaner burning fuel; and a much better price if you decide to sell your residence compared to those still stuck with fuel oil. Act now.



Cumberland Head


Project support

TO THE EDITOR: I am a senior at Plattsburgh High School, and on April 6, I completed my community-service project for the National Honor Society.

It was a scrapbooking crop to raise money for breast-cancer research through the American Cancer Society.

It may have been my community-service project, but I could never have done it alone. It was a huge success because of so many, from the scrapbookers who attended to the vendors who set up their supplies and donated a percentage of their sales, to the donors who helped me buy supplies, to National Honor Society students who earned their own volunteer hours that weekend helping me set up and clean up.

The event raised $1,360, which I turned over to Joan Sterling of the American Cancer Society at its Relay for Life rally April 23.

I would like to thank some of those who made this event possible. Thanks go to: Seton Academy for allowing us to use their facility; Ron LaValley at Coca-Cola and Mike Baire at Pepsi for their generous donations of beverages; Hannaford for its donation of snacks; and, for gift cards and monetary donations, I thank Plattsburgh Housing Outlet, Champlain Wine Co., Panera Bread, UltraWave, Dr. Thomas Nicoll, Plattsburgh Pediatrics, Nine Platt Hospitality Group, PrimeLink, Kellie Briquer, Sharon Collins, Gina Bond, United University Professions, Lisa Lewis, Staples, Samuel D’s, Colleen Lemza and Adirondack Wood Pellets, Kate Milan and Liane Davis, and Colleen Lafountain, who was so helpful in getting the word out to the scrapping and scrapbook vending communities.

If I have left anyone out, I apologize, but please know I will never forget your help, your support and your encouragement.