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What’s wrong with us?

August 17, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

To the editor:

1. We need to cater to tourists and become widely known as a tourist-friendly town. What do tourists like? They like museums, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, snowmobiling, jet-skis, cross-country skiing, bicycling, music, theater and many more things. To start this off, we should eliminate the railroad and make it a hiking, biking, snowmobile and skiing trail. We deal with tourists on a regular basis, and they often tell or ask us where they can find any of the above.

2. The school recently bought a high-end (whatever that is) bicycle rack and two road signs costing tens of thousands of dollars. Yet nobody bats an eye or voices concerns over this cost. The village put in around a half a dozen expensive bike racks. It was over a year before I could figure out what they were. In the past couple of years, I have seen one bicycle parked in one. Still, no one complains. The fire department has a newish pickup, and you see it all over town. That's village gas it is burning, and I pay toward that. It should only move when there is a fire. Yet nobody complains.

3. It is past time that the area residents started up an organization that monitors waste.

4. If the school board had any integrity, they would have sent those tens of thousands of dollars back, as what they did with it, in my view, is the same as stealing.

Somebody has to wake up and do something, but if we wait for the elected boards to do anything, we will be deeper in debt than we already are and even more disappointed

Jon Bombard

Saranac Lake



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