Tag Archives: Letter to the editor

Decision adversely affects local business, yet no communication from Town Board?

To the Editor: 

We are shocked, disappointed, dismayed and ripping mad concerning a paragraph in the December issue of the Weekly Adirondack page 21 entitled, Webb Board passes array of resolutions in final monthly meeting of 2015.

It reads: The Board resolves to post two “no parking” signs on the lake side of South Shore Road 100 feet from either side of the Barry’s residential driveway. The signs will be placed by the Herkimer County Highway Department.  Continue reading

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LETTER: Great name, awkward initialism

To the Editor:

After reading the article on the Ambulance Corps in the November 19 issue of the Weekly I’d like to comment on Advanced Life Support.

Nothing wrong with the name, but calling it ALS has a bad connotation. To most people the letters ALS mean Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

That was my first thought when I saw the headline. So maybe that’s just something for the Ambulance Corps to consider when calling it ALS.

Thank You,

Phil Freese, Old Forge

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LETTER: H.S. deCamp thanks Webb voters

Wow, history repeats itself….four years ago I found myself in a similar situation—the election was too close to call. Absentee votes would decide. Four years ago there were 186 absentee ballots and I took 118 of them, but not enough to beat Ted Riehle’s lead.  Registered voters in 2011 were 2,058.

During the last couple of years I have been sought out, encouraged and begged to run for supervisor again. I heard your requests and acted on them.  Continue reading

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LETTER: Elected officials and social media

Letter to the Editor:

I would like to address the article about the discussion at the Town of Webb Town Board work session/meeting on Monday, 11/2/15, regarding Bill Brooker’s post on Facebook.

The post read, “…I was informed from quite a reliable source (a retired state trooper) that the study that was done for our Police Department and cost over 400K could have been done by the NY State Police for next to nothing! It is a service they provide.” Continue reading

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Town of Webb: A message to voters from candidate George T. Hiltebrant

I am hoping that you, the voter, will see fit to entrust me with being your councilman on election day.

A lot of you know me, but there are some who don’t. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I was born and raised in Old Forge. Upon graduating from high school I attended Norwich University, a four-year military school in Northfield, Vermont. When I graduated, I was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and entered the U.S. Army where for two years I trained Officer Candidates. Continue reading

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LETTER: God’s creation at very end of summer, beginning of fall

To The Editor:

It seems that some signs of fall often come earlier than you expect: one summer day the corn is growing tall and tomatoes are mostly still green. The sunflower plant heads are still following the sun across the sky. The grass has stopped growing and has turned light brown. Continue reading

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