September 13, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 13, 2013


---- — Toy fox terrier taken

TO THE EDITOR: To the person(s) who abducted our 15-pound toy fox terrier on Labor Day on Route 22 on Willsboro Mountain: We hope you give Charles a good home.

He has been a part of our family for 6 years. We are saddened at his loss. We miss his curly tail and snaggle tooth. Our 2-year-old daughter asks about him every day.

Just because we don’t make him wear a collar doesn’t mean he needed “rescuing.” 

Have a heart and return him for a reward to our 243 Route 22 (Arbor-Ops) Mountain house so my daughter can have her dog back. Call us at 645-4129.





TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Peru Varsity Swim Team, we would like to thank everyone who donated to this year’s two bottle drives.

Through your generosity, our team will now be able to purchase swimsuits and T-shirts with the money we raised.

We would also like to thank our team parents; without their help, we would not have been able to have these successful fundraisers.

We owe a big thank you to Peru Hardware for allowing us to use the facility for our fundraisers, as well.

Thank you again to all for your support.



Peru Swim Team captains


Open House

TO THE EDITOR: The countless hours spent planning over the past year were immensely rewarded when more than 850 people visited Miner Institute for our Open House on Aug. 10.

We highlighted our education programs in displays and transported more than 500 visitors around the institute on wagon rides.

We are thrilled the event was such a huge success but are also extremely grateful to our hard-working, dedicated staff, as well as numerous area businesses, without whom the event would have been impossible.

Agri-Mark, Rulfs Orchard, St. Albans Co-op and Parker Family Maple Farm helped us to provide delicious local refreshments. Dragoon’s Farm Equipment, Mountain View Equipment, and Samples Lawn and Garden ensured that we had quiet, dependable vehicles to haul our wagons and help transport staff from one end of the farm to the other.

Foster’s Tents and Taylor Rental provided shade; JP Signs printed our staff T-shirts; SUNY Plattsburgh printed our informative posters; and UVM Extension and Cornell Cooperative Extension loaned us portable speaker systems. Big thanks also go to the Dairy Shoppe in Beekmantown for coming to our aid by providing us some ice-cream mix when we ran out.

I am humbled to work with such an incredible group of people, who are passionate about what they do and eager to demonstrate to the public why agriculture is so important.

I am also thankful to live in a community where businesses are so accommodating and willing to work together.

If you missed the open house, feel free to stop by Miner Institute and see for yourself what we are all about.


Miner Institute




TO THE EDITOR: At 1:18 p.m. on Aug. 25, I got in a serious accident on Route 9 near Willow Beach Townhouse that could have taken my life.

My car was totaled.

I would like to thank Steve from Vermont, all emergency responders and all others who were there to help me.

I don’t know any of you personally, but I thank you all, and may God bless you and be safe.