TO THE EDITOR: As I understand it, texting while driving is dangerous because the driver is looking at a cell phone and not the road. Its referred to now as “distracted driving.” I agree that distracted driving is dangerous, having dodged cars wandering into my lane.
A recent P-R article states that NYS Troopers have specially built “higher platform” SUVs that allow the trooper to look down into cars as the trooper passes the cars to see if drivers are texting.
To pass most cars on the Northway or local roads, the trooper would have to be speeding more than the other drivers. Hardly a safe practice.
To look into the other car, the trooper would have to take his eyes off of the road ahead: by definition, “distracted driving.” Hardly a safe practice.
Who will protect us from our protectors?
TO THE EDITOR: North Country School wishes to thank the Lake Placid Center for the Arts for providing the space, technological support and publicity help to bring the documentary film, “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyselxia,” to the public on Oct. 9.
The film features accounts of the dyslexia experience from students in various grades, their parents and experts in the field.
We appreciated the opportunity to show this film to the community.
If you would like more information about the film or want to talk with the NCS learning specialist who spoke at the event, please contact Lauren McGovern at 523-9329, Ext. 6509.
TO THE EDITOR: Autumn in the North Country is my favorite time of year.
My front screen door pushes open with a creak to welcome in the smell of cold in the air. This is the kind of weather I crave, the kind that makes me want to dip a warm, sugared doughnut in a cup of cider topped with cinnamon.