TO THE EDITOR:
Adirondack Regional Theatre just concluded its 12th summer season.
We would like to thank the audience members and supporters who made this another successful summer.
ART produced two musicals: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” as our youth production and “Working” as our community musical. We would like to thank the New York State Council on the Arts and the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts for their generosity in providing ART with a Decentralization Grant to partially fund each production.
We would also like to thank our many sponsors, headlined by CVPH Medical Center. Other sponsors include the Rouses Point Champlain Historical Society, Twin State Voice and Data, Clinton Community College, A.N. Deringer, Peru Lions Club, Peru Knights of Columbus, McSweeney Orthodontics, Rainbow Pediatrics, Global Sugar Art, Warren Tire, Plattsburgh Pediatrics, Country Expressions, the Party Factory, Peru Health Mart Pharmacy, Boule Spear Family Dentistry, Cut Loose by Mrs. Z, Westside Ballroom, Brown Funeral Home, Casella Waste Management, Lake Champlain Transportation, Dannemora Federal Credit Union, Fashion Exchange and Peru Central School Federal Credit Union.
Thank you to Dean Delano, Cori Jackson, Tom Matthews and the Kelly family for their set designs and construction, Bob Akey and Michael Coughlin for their technical expertise, Emily Madan for her outstanding choreography and Allison Andre for her beautiful piano playing.
We are proud that our production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” was able to raise funds for the Imaginarium Children’s Museum.
See you next summer!
“Beauty and the Beast Jr.” director
TOM AND PAM LAVIN
“Working” director and
TO THE EDITOR:
I do not agree with President Obama’s policies, but that does not mean I am a racist.
Maybe he doesn’t understand that fewer people working means less revenue to support a huge government. He said he would address the debt and deficit. But he added more than 100 new government agencies with hundreds of new government workers. I realize he was a community organizer who handed out grants. But, our country is facing an economic disaster, and the government must be downsized.
Taxing the rich, which will include many small businesses, will still not support a massive government. We haven’t even begun to add all the health-care costs for Obamacare.
We all know he inherited a poor economy. But did borrowing to create a huge stimulus really help? I know Mr. Geithner went to China in May. That means one thing: borrowing to spend more.
The “blame game” has been Bush and Congress, but I believe the president must assume responsibility for this economy. He has not brought people together to solve our problems. It has been “us versus them” for more than three years.
I am very concerned about my country. Mr. Obama has plenty of charisma, but financial skills he does not possess. He said his only mistake was his messaging. Does that mean his re-election means four more years of the same? Can we afford another term of Obama economics? I think not.