Letters To The Editor

June 1, 2013

Letters to the Editor: June 1, 2013





Soldiers listed

TO THE EDITOR: I am a volunteer for Town of Plattsburgh Historian Jerry Bates.

I have identified and documented men from the Village (today, the city) and Town of Plattsburgh who served in the Civil War.

In conjunction with Museum Weekend, which will be held countywide June 1 and 2, I would like to invite the public to visit Plattsburgh Town Hall to see the exhibit.

It contains an alphabetical list of soldiers who served and the units they were in. It contains more than 3,000 names. There is also a carousel set up by that unit that provides more detailed information about the soldier.

If your family is from the local area, it is almost assured that you have one or more relatives on this list. Come find that missing veteran or just add some information to your family tree.

I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.




Teens honored

TO THE EDITOR: The Adirondack Chapter of National Association of Insurance and Investment Advisors held its 14th-annual Teen of the Year banquet and named Taylor Lincoln of AuSable Valley Middle High School as its Volunteer Teen of the Year.

The award is given each year to recognize teens in the North Country for exemplary volunteer service.

NAIFA is a group of financial professionals who meet to encourage high professional and ethical standards in their industry. Nominations came from many high schools.

Taylor received a $500 cash prize. Runners-up Kristen Napper of Saranac High School and Elizabeth Uliva of Peru High School each received $250 cash prizes.

Seven other nominees received $50 cash prizes and certificates: Jennifer McGinn, Sierra Wimett, Jessica Spaulding, Bradley Cech, Brooke Layhee, Kallie McGrath and Megan Zmijewski. The banquet was held at American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh.

Four judges independently graded submissions, from which names and identifying information had been redacted. Their rankings were compiled to determine the winner and runner-up. The award was presented by chapter President Nicole Laravia and Rosemary Souza-Botten. I was the emcee at the banquet.

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