August 19, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 19, 2013


---- — Hall Golf Tournament

TO THE EDITOR: The 10th-annual Jeff Hall and Michelle Hall Memorial Golf Tournament was held on July 20 at the North Country Golf Club, followed by lunch at Bobby’s Lounge.

Once again, Beverly and Bob Hall showed their warmth, compassion, dedication and hard work to attract generous sponsors and a field of talented and giving golfers.

Record raised donations support activities for survivors of traumatic brain injury, to help them rebuild meaning and joy in their lives through engagement in recreational, educational and social activities.

Thank you to Beverly and Bob Hall for their tireless support, to the golfers who made the day a successful event and to the helpers for donating their invaluable time.

Sixty businesses and community members became sponsors. We would like to thank Plattsburgh Distributing, High Peaks Dental, Esposito & Sons, McCadam Distributing, Gioiosa’s Wine & Spirits, NuWay Car Wash, Don Woodward, Knight Automotive, Fessette Reality, Jackie and Marie Yarosh, Brown Funeral Home, Nick Angelos-Moose Lodge, Valley Vending Services, Professional Fire Fighters Association, Dick Johnson, Ronnie’s Michigans, Tahy Real Estate, Plattsburgh Memorials, Country Expressions, Dame’s Liquor, Mark & Sarah Wheet, Lakeside Container, Fourth Ward Club, Tommy Golden, Casey Flynn, Arnie’s Restaurant, Nelson’s Flower Shop, John Seiden, Duke’s Diner, Tony DiBello-New England Waste Services, Eagle’s Nest Veterinary, Jeffords Steel, Gordon Oil, Tom Glasgow, Steve at Verizon, Vaughn Lasell, International Currency Exchange, Willie King at Plattsburgh Golf, Clare & Carl’s, Harry Fialkov, Post 1619, WIRY, Payton & Stoughton, Hong Kong Jade, Jreck Subs, Diamond Comics, Anthony’s Restaurant, Eclipse Fitness, Liquor and Wine Warehouse, Geoffrey Titherington, Freihofer Thriftstore, Phyllis and Bob Soenia and Adams Glass.

Extra special thanks to Jim Cring, Jack Fisher, Kristen Moore, Meredith O’Connor, Jan Reeves, Pam Hughes, Sandy and Tommy Caron, Julie Serra, Jeannine and David Kerr, Chris Jackson and Frank Pravata.


Associate director

Traumatic Brain Injury Center

SUNY Plattsburgh


Education info praised

TO THE EDITOR: The two articles in the Aug. 5 Press-Republican on opposition to standardized testing are very informative.

I was a certified teacher in three states and worked on a master’s in education at SUNY Plattsburgh, and I have had trouble getting explanations from anyone associated with the educational system. Your two articles were very, very helpful.

State and national policies are very troublesome, and now I can see why (between the lines).

I fully agree with what was said and with the sentiment expressed on the T-shirt.

 I lived with federal policy out of Boston regarding Job Corps and state policies implemented locally and would like to relate my experiences, with Kathryn Brown, and get involved as best I can.

 I am a retired U.S. Air Force captain and was a successful reading teacher with Job Corps, even though my degrees are in math, science and other technical areas.