TO THE EDITOR: On Jan. 3, we lost our home and all of its contents to a structure fire.
While mourning the loss of everything we owned, friends and family were offering their love and support in volumes.
At this time, Howard and I wish to thank the AuSable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay, Keeseville and South Plattsburgh fire departments for fighting our house fire under the worst temperature conditions that evening. A thank you is also extended to the Wilmington Fire Department for being on stand by should further assistance be needed.
To date, we will never be able to individually thank every person, business or organization in this letter who selflessly offered their support toward us in some manner. Please know that Howard and I will be forever grateful to the small community of AuSable Forks, as well as the surrounding
communities who were there for us in our time of need.
HOWARD DRAKE SR.
TO THE EDITOR: I would appreciate having some things clarified, Gov. Cuomo, after pondering your words spoken during a Friday morning conversation on the Capitol Pressroom: “Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
Are you saying there are taxpayers in your state who are no longer welcome here simply because of their beliefs? It seems convenient of you to lump them into a group and brand them with a title.
You certainly have the freedom to believe what you want to believe, and I respect your opinion and position as the governor of New York state. Are you saying that your state is made up and defined by a belief system instead of the people in it?