TO THE EDITOR: In response to Gordon Howard on “Distracted Driving:” The Latin term would be “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (Who will guard the guards?)
No veteran mention
TO THE EDITOR: During the recent political campaign, I noticed a glaring deficiency from all candidates running for any and all positions.
It seems the word “veteran” is and was taboo in their rhetoric.
To my knowledge, not a single candidate expressed their desire to recognize and promote the well-being of veterans. Nothing was mentioned about homeless veterans, unemployed veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project or a state veteran cemetery.
I am really saddened by the lack of respect for our proud North Country veterans.
What’s really appalling is the rich history of military citizen support for as long as one can remember. Typical behavior for politicians.
I have lost hope for Clinton County and the extended North Country.
ROBERT R. ST. MAUR
USAF chief master sergeant, retired
TO THE EDITOR: Congratulations to Elizabethtown on the results of the election, hopefully prompting the remaining council members to keep a tight lid on activities for the balance of the year.
People move to our area, I assume, for its beauty and charm, and I applaud anyone for wanting to get involved in community affairs. All too often, though, these newcomers strive to make it better. Unfortunately, their ideas of better are not always what the natives want.
In these days of tough economic times, we find ourselves running so hard to keep up that we don’t take the time to see where we are actually going.
We trust our elected officials to take care of the daily operations of our communities, but we don’t find or take the time to actually see how they are doing.
Fortunately, there are individuals, such as Ken Fenimore, who take an interest and are able to put forth the effort needed to research and share information with his fellow citizens.
I live in the Town of Lewis, but have carefully watched the activities of the Elizabethtown Town Council because their “comprehensive plan” has the possibility of impacting Lewis in the same negative way that it will impact Elizabethtown.
I’m not a native; I’m an interloper, having moved here 50 years ago. I’ve involved myself with the community, but unlike many of the recent interlopers, I have not attempted to drastically change things.
I ask that newcomers in all towns respect your town’s ability to have somehow survived all this time without your help. Involve yourself but not with an agenda.
As for you Elizabethtown residents, please support the new town government because they will need your help to turn things around and take you responsibly into the future.