June 5, 2013

Letters to the Editor: June 6, 2013


---- — Coverage complaint

TO THE EDITOR: My usual diatribes deal with the inadequacies of the county administration handling of the airport. Today, it’s different.

I am sick and tired of actually not getting any local media coverage by the only for-profit TV station in northeastern New York. Someone twists an ankle in Vermont or New Hampshire, this “local” station is all over it. Here, a two-car accident with multiple injuries and four people transported to the hospital (hypothetical accident, for this comment,) and nothing would be mentioned.

Do they even have a scanner on this side of the lake, to monitor emergency broadcasts? I know they do in Vermont, as one can be heard in the background at Colchester, Vt.

Do they actually have other than one real journalist/reporter on this side of the lake? I am not talking about the anchors, either.

If one wants to know the actual weather over here, don’t bother checking with this station, turn to the Weather Channel. Our “local” station didn’t even seem to think Plattsburgh breaking two consecutive days of record temps was noteworthy, yet one record breaker and a tied record is a “big deal” over there.

Is there some big “secret society” working over here so as to not scare people away from this little backwater community? Or is it our local politicos want to stay big frogs in a little pond, by not interesting the bigger frogs in the real potential for growth over here?

From all appearances, they and the “local” TV station, seem to want to stay bedroom communities for the bigger cities of Burlington and Montreal.




City candidates

TO THE EDITOR: The Republican ticket for November’s election was announced recently.

After, going over it, I am positive that after the elections the City of Plattsburgh will have a Democratic mayor and a majority of the seats on the City Council.

Plattsburgh needs Mark Tiffer as its mayor. Some people were worried that Mark, being young, might not have the necessary experience. His opponent cleared that up by saying that Mark has been there all along with the present administration.

What Mark offers is not only experience but also vision — a vision for the future. Mark combines the fiscal responsibility of Mayor Kasprzak with the vision of former Mayor Stewart. He will lead Plattsburgh into the next decade of the 21st century.

After looking over the rest of the GOP ticket, I am positive that the Democratic Party will be having a huge victory party after the elections.

In the meantime, we need workers to run petitions all over the city, and we need more people to get to the polls and vote this November.

Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, June 11, at the second floor conference room in the Clinton County Government Center. I hope to see you there.



City of Plattsburgh Democratic Party