September 11, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 11, 2013


Our veterans are experiencing a great injustice that has been ongoing for years. While ambulatory veterans (meaning those who can climb into a car or van) get free rides to the VA Center through the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) ride program, the most disabled veterans who need transport in a ramp-equipped van are left without a ride.

We are asking people who disagree with this to come to Trinity Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 or the U.S. Oval from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 and sign a petition and learn more about the issues. Come stand or sit to show your support for all veterans equally.

We stand for all veterans. No one should be left out because they are in a wheelchair or need a ride via stretcher.

Our signs will say, “We stand for veterans.” Please come, bring a sign & stand with us to show your support for all veterans.

For more information, call 563-9058, the North Country Center for Independence.Thank you.




Supervision questioned

TO THE EDITOR: In regard to the Press-Republican article that included this:

“Legislator Timothy Burpoe (D-Saranac Lake) questioned the sheriff about the daily roll call when, he said, jail staff reportedly talk about how ignorant and clueless legislators are about jail operations. The sheriff said he’s not at every roll call but has not heard that kind of talk the times he has been present. White, who runs roll call, told the Press-Republican after the session that legislators are bashed on occasion.”

My concern is that the sheriff is allowing the undersheriff to incite his staff in violation of his new work rules, at roll call, and to provoke hostile feeling against the Franklin County Legislature and the legislators specifically.

My understanding is that this is a daily occurrence and that it may have influenced the young deputy to go out and specifically target a legislator.

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