Reunion is set

TO THE EDITOR: The Saranac Central Class of 1969 will be holding a 50-year reunion during the weekend of Sept. 13 and 14.

Activities for the weekend include a 3:30 p.m. tour of Saranac High School on Friday, Sept. 13 (meet in lobby), followed at 5 p.m. by a meet-and-greet cash bar at High Falls Lounge in Saranac.

On Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. there will be golf at Harmony in Port Kent, and beginning at 5:30 p.m., cocktails, dinner and dancing at American Legion Post 1619 in Morrisonville. Members and faculty of the Saranac and Dannemora High School graduating classes of 1968-1970 are invited to attend.

Reservation and prepayment in the amount of $22 is required for participation in Saturday morning golf at Harmony Golf Course. Reservation and prepayment in the amount of $35 per person is required for attendance at the Saturday evening dinner which also includes the cost of the D.J.

Reservation forms have been sent to members of the class of 1969 for whom we have contact information. All others interested in attending may contact Richard Rabideau at richard.rabideau@charter.net. No reservation or prepayment is required for attending Friday’s activities. Questions regarding golfing at Harmony can be directed to Karen (Kanaly) Lopez at kikalop3@gmail.com.

If anyone has contact information for our classmates Mike Edwards, Debbie (Gordon) Maynard or Kathleen Ryan, please contact Richard Rabideau.

ROSEMARY LaMARCHE

Plattsburgh

Making it worse

TO THE EDITOR: Recently on WIRY it was said that the petition to save Durkee Street parking was an old petition and people outside Plattsburgh signed it.

I signed it recently and I live in Ward 4 and I have contacted Councilor Ensel and expressed my opposition to the elimination of the Durkee Street parking lot.

I am concerned as someone who has become a bit physically challenged that I will not be able to frequent the restaurants and businesses downtown because of the parking issue.

Secondly as a union activist, I am disappointed in some of the councilors who are and were union activists for eliminating the parking for employees downtown and for individuals who would use the social services department services. Unions usually support workers and people in need, not make their situation worse.

ELIZABETH (BETTY) LENNON

Plattsburgh

Stefanik likes sneakers

TO THE EDITOR: Rep. Elise Stefanik first and foremost cares about sneakers.

Let me explain. Representative Stefanik voted no on H.R.3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act. This bill would have provided funding to greatly improve the quality of life at immigration detention camps along the U.S. Mexico border.

She voted no because it was not a bi-partisan bill and did not aid the U.S.-Canada Border.

Stefanik wants to wait for these bi-partisan requirements to be met. In the meantime, more children will contract communicable diseases and possibly die in deplorable conditions.

Rep. Stefanik has also not visited any of these detention camps. She voted no on legislation to improve them without ever witnessing one. If there is no problem with these detention camps, why will she not visit them?

So what is important to Rep. Stefanik? Apparently, Nike sneakers.

For those confused, Nike has pulled a line of sneakers featuring the Betsy Ross flag at the behest of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick. The sneakers themselves are irrelevant to my case, but what’s important is that Rep. Stefanik called this “an unbelievable disappointment” on her Facebook page.

As a proponent of human rights, this is a slap in the face. This is what is an “unbelievable disappointment” is for Stefanik? Not government sanctioned child abuse?

Ignoring the existence of modern-day concentration camps will not make them go away. When human lives are at stake, we are obligated to save them, even if the plan to do so does not complement our political agendas. Therefore, I implore Representative Stefanik to step up as a leader and human being. I formally ask her to visit these overcrowded and underfunded camps along the southern border.

Perhaps then she will understand why human lives are more important than sneakers.

MADELINE CLARK

Saranac Lake

Elect good candidate

TO THE EDITOR: Voters have a rare opportunity to elect a county legislator of Jerry Markings qualifications and personality.

I know Jerry in social and often stressful situations an d he demonstrates that he is clearly concise, very well organized and systematically developed. He has a great deal of passion for the responsibilities he seeks and doesn't own an on/off switch.

You would think with so much at stake there would be more conversation about leadership qualities instead of a concentration on the "good old boy" system. Jerry is a proven leader and from my observations you will always find Jerry to be an extremely honest, hard worker who holds himself to the highest of professional accomplishments.

The biggest mistake voters can make is not supporting Jerry, as you will quickly see that Jerry will support each and every one with all his honor, energy and abilities.

KEN BAKER

Plattsburgh

Wedding was great

TO THE EDITOR: The evening of July 5 , Kim Nystrom and Mark Pidgeon celebrated their marriage with friends and family with a beautiful outdoors venue at Au Bord du Lac, Bed and Breakfast in Rouses Point.

We would like to thank everyone for the love and happiness we shared together on that special day. Big thank you to the Carey's of Au Bord du Lac, Shirley Hawsby, Vesco Ridge Vineyards and staff, Catering by Country Corner and staff, the band,"The Duo +1," Fosters Tent and Canopy Rentals and Hairstyles Unlimited.

KIM NYSTROM

Rouses Point

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