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Letters To The Editor

September 22, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 22, 2012

Street closure

TO THE EDITOR:  Are you kidding? Close the street (City Hall Place) for a private business (Irises) birthday party?

Yet, when organizers wanted to march at 10 at night for Take Back the Night, the councilors and city fought it vigorously. What a bunch of sexist hypocrites.

To compare City Hall to Park Avenue in New York City is ludicrous. Dream on. And even more ludicrous is the idea that they want to close it for the summer. Talk about delusions of grandeur; this big-city-wannabee town is really messed up.

You cannot support a peaceful march to opposing violence against women from 9 to 10 at night yet, you see nothing wrong with closing a street for a private party — makes me wonder who is benefiting besides the owner of the individual business.

Maybe there needs to be a bit more disclosure about this “party” and the idea of closing that street to traffic in the summer. How will that affect business on Bridge Street and even those over leading toward the base; they will have to go down Broad and over Durkee Street to get to these places.

Clearly the person(s) considering this are only thinking of their own business and not the good of the city.

MORGAN FERRIS

Plattsburgh

 

Returned wallet

TO THE EDITOR:  To a good Samaritan, I would like to say a great big thank-you.

To the person who turned my black wallet in to the beauty salon in Wal-Mart on Sept. 4 around 9 a.m., thank you.

PHYLLIS MARTINEAU

Willsboro

 

Debt remains

TO THE EDITOR:  Now that the media and academia ideologues have aired their opinions, please allow me, a white, Christian male, to offer an observation.

First, rock stars have a short shelf life. The bloom is off the rose. The wide-eyed adulation of young voters has largely subsided.

Secondly, a left-leaning Catholic electorate has begun to right itself, putting the upper Midwest states in play.

Finally, the personal experiences and expectations of individual voters should counter-balance Obama’s advantage in media reporting.

Nineteen thirty-six? I hardly think so. There’s the little matter of a $16 trillion debt.

KENNETH G. BARCOMB

Altona

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