Press-Republican

October 14, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 14, 2012


Press-Republican

---- — Supports candidates

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing to let you know about Sen. Betty Little, Congressman Bill Owens, Assembleywoman Janet Duprey and President Obama — they all work together on helping all of us who are middle-class people.

Why don’t we all work with them, like all of the other people do at Office for the Aging, Joint Council for Economic Opportunity Housing, Family Promise.

Our DA, our city boys and state boys, our mayor, our justices, our sheriff, all the lawyers, all these do a wonderful job. So, you see, please help them stay in office.

You see, some of these people are middle class.

God bless all of you, and God bless America.

DONNA TROMBLEY

Plattsburgh

 

Roxi Joy recovered

TO THE EDITOR: I wanted to express sincere thanks to all the residents of Wallace Hill who helped me find my lost chow by calling in sightings of Roxi Joy and those who went out of their way to help me search for her.

She is home now, with a clean bill of health from the vet, and re-acclimating to suburban life with her dog and human “pack” after an 11-day adventure. I never realized just how much wooded areas were out there.

Thanks to Dog-Control Officer Dave Duquette, who actively searched for Roxi and stayed in touch. Thank you especially to Gene, who allowed us to set up a live trap on his property when Roxi was seen there, and Pat, who put food out for Roxi.

Thanks to all the residents of Smokey Ridge Road, who put up with my frequent presence and ramblings, and all those on Eddie Drive and Durand, Spellman and Wallace Hill roads, and the kids on Nightingale, who were a big help by calling and watching for Roxi.

Thanks to Betsy and Kevin Smith, Nancy Koch, Paul Fletcher and family, George Munson and Lorraine Couts, who helped get the word out, to Rose and Joe Coolidge, Gloria Foote and Paul Coburn, who drove around searching the neighborhood for me, and to the young lady at Staples who was very sympathtic and a big help with my flyers.

A very special thanks to the people who were out “in the field” and ultimately helped me bring Roxi home: Tosha and Jared Racette, Ethan St. Louis, Caitlyn Racette, Randy Duval, Jason and Heidi Bushey, Jon and Jonnie St. Louis, Missy and Theodore, Sam and Brittany, and, of course, my wonderful husband, Ron. It wouldn’t have happened without you.

GAIL ZIMMERMAN

Plattsburgh

 

Negativity all around

TO THE EDITOR: Perhaps it’s time we had “truth in advertising” in political ads.

We’re seeing negativity on both sides of every issue, and we have all seen the disgusting actions by some. If our political leaders — the people we elected to serve our interests in our state and nation’s capitals — would pay just as much attention to their jobs as they do to get re-elected, perhaps this country, as a whole, would not be in such a financial mess.

The unemployment rate has exceeded 8 percent for the last three years. This is totally unacceptable. People can not buy products, made in America, if they have no jobs.

The politicians are bragging about how good a job they are doing, thus lying, when this level of employment continues. And this is going to continue and increase the level of discontent until these elected officials get together and realize they are not doing us, their employers, responsible service.

We, as a nation, cannot afford to continue on this path.

DOYLE FROST

Plattsburgh

 

Genuine, knowledgeable

TO THE EDITOR: I served my country proudly for 26 years as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

During that time, I had to give up a few personal freedoms while I wore the uniform. One such freedom was the right to openly support a candidate that was running for public office. Regulations prohibited me from attending a candidate’s speech while in uniform. I was also not allowed to place a bumper sticker on a personal vehicle, and I could not place a sign in my yard showing my support. I fully understand the reasons for these measures and followed them without hesitation.

I now live in the civilian community, and the rules have changed for me. It has taken four years, but I finally met an outstanding person and candidate that I want to publicly support, Karen Bisso.

My reasons for doing this are simple: I have seen Karen work at numerous Wounded Warrior events with our returning servicemen and women. I have seen her roll up her sleeves and play side by side with their children at these events. She is kind-hearted, smart, genuine and extremely knowledgeable on the issues at hand. She supports our military, their families and our local communities. I know she is ready for the challenge of the New York State Assembly.

Karen has earned our support.

BOB GIORDANO

Wounded Warriors Outdoor Adventures Inc.

Chase Mills