Missed the boat

TO THE EDITOR: So it seems to me that Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is once again showing the way on how to be responsive based upon polls rather than a thoughtful understanding of her role on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness.

It seems that the administration is missing an excellent chance to acquire the much-maligned Boeing Max aircraft now sitting on the ground for safety concerns. It looks like about 100 aircraft are available in three major U.S. flag carriers. Instead of a timeline of perhaps years, these planes could be acquired at favorable prices within weeks, and I am sure Boeing would be quite happy to help put together a package to the Air Force for the pending upgrades.

However, like the total lack of support for the renovation of the Smith House in Willsboro, she will miss the boat, so to speak.

WILLIAM KUNTZ III

Elizabethtown

Event was fundraiser

TO THE EDITOR: The ARC Foundation of Clinton Country held its 26th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, July 26 at the Adirondack Golf Course in Peru.

This is the ARC Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year, raising funds for vital programs and services that enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in our North Country area. I want to thank all of our sponsors for supporting this important event.

Presenting sponsors were: Keeseville Pharmacy, Relph Benefit Advisors. Golden Eagle Sponsors: AEDA, Nationwide, Northern Insuring Agency, PrimeLink, The Nolan Group, W.B. Mason. Silver Eagle Sponsors: Casella Waste Management, CFA Insurance Agency, Champlain National Bank, Cumberland 12 Cinemas, Community Bank, Delta Marketing, Glens Falls National Bank, High Peaks Dental, Hudson Headwaters Health Networks, Kerr’s Dairy Supply, Key Investment Services, Liquor and Wine Warehouse, MAC Janitorial Supply, NCC Systems, OneGroup, Saint D Mobile Wash and Detail, Symquest, Texas Roadhouse, UniFirst, West Side Ballroom. Hole-In-One Sponsors: Della Auto Group, Price Chopper. Hole Sponsor: Hall Communications. Hit-The-Green Sponsors: Bonadio Group, Medline Industries, Texas Roadhouse, Dr. Mark Thomson DDS, Tick Tock Group. Tee/Green Sponsors: Absolute Quality Cleaning, Brown Funeral Home, Commercial Sales Business Supply, CVI Janitorial, Dannemora Federal Credit Union, G & G Tire, Iron City RV Park, Kevin Peryer, Loya’s Welding & Machining, Monaghan Medical, Peru Federal Credit Union, Riley Ford, Roto-Rooter, Warren Tire. Food Sponsors: Wells Fargo Advisors, Freihofer’s, LaDuke Distributing. Also, many thanks to our incredible staff and oard that worked so hard to make this event successful.

As federal and state funding of the services that support the developmentally-disabled continue to decrease, fundraising from events, businesses and individuals have become critical, which is why the ARC Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament is so important.

ROBIN PIERCE

Executive Director, Advocacy & Resource Center

ARC Foundation