TO THE EDITOR: I have read an article that Mexicans are struggling because of no ID in the United States or Mexico.
Why no ID here? They arrived illegally. Why are they complaining? It was their decision to come in illegally, to try to “beat” the laws. What would happen if we tried the same trick in their country?
It is about time for all entering our country to learn it must be accomplished legally, no matter from which country you come. Do not even think of coming. We have to keep records of our citizens; other countries should do the same. Grow up and accept adult responsibility.
All illegals, go home.
TO THE EDITOR: The town board is now at the point where every project it starts has to be bonded, borrowed or guaranteed.
What you don’t seem to realize is that all this money must be paid back at some future date. There is practically nothing that we can pay for.
Since Ticonderoga is not mandated to have a town police force, it would seem that it is the only department that can be eliminated. There are other less expensive alternatives that would provide the same or better level of police protection for the town. It is time for the town to explore these options.
The 3,300 taxpayers of Ticonderoga are not a credit card to be used at the town board’s pleasure. The board members should remember that you work for us, the taxpayers. You cannot wait until the town is broke and has to declare bankruptcy, like Stockton, Calif. They are a large city, which had to lay off half its police and fire departments and still couldn’t get out of debt.
It is time the board stopped saying, ‘We always had this’ or ‘We always do it this way.’ Times have changed. A good example is, we always had great drinking water from Gooseneck Pond, now we have to drill wells for water.
Besides the regular budget, the police chief received almost $35,000 in grants, and yet his budget was zero at the end of the year.
This budget season, please remember that the taxpayer credit card is maxed out.
TO THE EDITOR: This past summer and fall and again this summer, I had the honor and privilege of working with a great group of guys.
We came together to work on a most worthy project. The project was a vision of Roger and Darlene Long. Roger has ALS. He and Darlene would travel to Mother Cabrini Shrine at St. Patrick’s in Peru. The peace and serenity they found there has given them the strength to travel the road that fate has set them on.
During these visits, they saw the effects the North Country winters had taken on the shrine, and thus a vision of a protective shelter was born. The idea was presented to Father Shnob. He concurred, and the call went out for volunteers to build it.
And so we came together under the direction of Glen Miller, a master craftsman and builder. In the beginning, our number totaled about 11. As time went by, that number dwindled to five. Some knew each other; the rest of us, strangers. We each brought our own set of skills, and soon we had jelled into a team, each finding his own niche.
It is not perfect, as man is not perfect, but will offer protection and a beautiful place to pray and reflect, for those who seek solace and strength. As my buddy Ken (yes, the truck driver) would say, you’ll never see our mistakes from the lake.
In all seriousness, guys, we did a good thing, I will cherish these memories always and keep them close to my heart. So John, Tom, Dennis, Kenny and our late addition, Little John, only one thing left to say: Nail it.