Look at Regan’s record, not negative attacks
To the Editor:
When you can’t match somebody’s record, you try to attack their character.
Gavin Regan, county clerk, has never said he initiated working with New York City car dealers; he even gave Patty Ritchie credit for a great idea when he was recently interviewed on WCKN. What he did do, and say, is that, within weeks after being appointed, he traveled to NYC and touched base with some dealers who had fallen away, and he also added several new dealers to those who work with our DMV. This effort has brought in added revenue to the county.
Dissolution of the village not good for anyone
To the Editor:
I just do not believe that dissolution of the Village of Potsdam is in anyone’s best interest, not the Village of Potsdam, not the Town of Potsdam Outside Villages (TOV), and not the Village of Norwood.
Other than pursuing a Special Police District which requires state approval and whose chances of implementation are extremely slim, the Town Board has been unwilling to give the Village any idea of what they will do after dissolution.
SUNY Canton employee reported missing since Monday morning
CANTON – A Canton woman is missing, according to Canton Police Department.
Kathryn Latimer, 50, was reported missing Monday after she did not show up for work at SUNY Canton’s registrar’s office, where she works as a secretary, according to the college’s directory. Her husband Donald, also a SUNY Canton employee, called village police at 2:15 p.m.
Author to speak about getting to know diverse people at Clarkson this evening
POTSDAM -- Author Daryl Davis speaks about the importance of getting to know people of different backgrounds and ideologies, and having conversations with those who oppose you, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Clarkson University’s Student Center multi-purpose room.
Davis the author of the 1998 book from New Horizon Press, “Klan-destine Relationships.”
Stockholm Union Cemetery annual meeting Nov. 3 at Buckton UMC
STOCKHOLM – The 2011-2012 Annual meeting of the Union Cemetery of Stockholm will be held at the Buckton United Methodist Church Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
The agenda includes review of 2011 projects and a review of old and new business.
Music evangelist Dan Schall at North Russell Church of the Good Shepherd Nov. 4
NORTH RUSSELL -- Music evangelist Dan Schall will perform at the Church of the Good Shepherd 7 p.m. Nov. 4.
The concert is free, but donations will be accepted but not expected.
Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.
Who will fund services if dissolution happens?
To the Editor:
Letters on dissolution of Potsdam Village so far haven’t addressed one scary problem. What will he entities that take over public services be? Publicly funded services or private ones?
Federal engineers of “budget reform” are throwing public services out right & left. As funding for education, health, welfare etc. drops or ends, states are picking up those tabs.
Cuomo is following New Jersey’s Christie and happily cutting Civil Services. We can be sure NY State will NOT support local water, security, education and waste disposal.
Rupp: honesty, integrity, excellent work ethic
To the Editor:
For the past several months I have read with great interest information relating to the race for St. Lawrence County Clerk. It is rare that I ever write a letter expressing my views but this time I feel compelled to do so.
No highway of dreams
So, according to a recent article in the Watertown Times, all we have to do is give the Roof-top Highway crowd six-million-plus dollars and they will tell us where the dreamed-of interstate highway will go. I suppose that after that we will only need to come up with an additional ten or fifteen billion dollars to make their dreams come true. Meanwhile, we will be forever stuck with failing bridges, crumbling highways, failing water and sewer systems and a complete 170-mile long bypass of North Country economy.
Be grateful, not greedy
Congratulations to the Potsdam Chamber and the many businesses who hosted events or handed out treats on Fright Night. I am amazed at the generosity of the business community. I am however appalled at the behavior of both parents and children alike in the midst of all of this generosity. Kids were grabbing items from merchants, not saying trick or treat, please or thank you. I heard several parents making disparaging comments about the “lack” of goodies given out. The business community does a lot for Potsdam and this event is supposed to be a safe and enjoyable evening for all.