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Letters to the Editor

October 29, 2013

A wake-up call for Laurens

This is a “wake-up call” for voters in the town of Laurens. Beware of the anti and sustainable candidates who have all the answers to save us from total destruction. 

The voters deserve answers from these candidates to a few questions, e.g.: “What have you done to improve the community?” Over the last several years, we have missed you at fires, water pumping details, EMT calls, storm damage clean-up, MVA traffic control, etc. 

“Does your list of community service include support for our Veterans Club, Boy Scouts, youth groups and other volunteer services?” A history of active community participation would certainly enhance your resume. 

“How many of you have ventured from your cocoon to familiarize yourselves with the area that you want to control, and to get acquainted with the residents whose rights you want to take away?

With the ever-increasing taxes, downward spiral of property values, and property foreclosures, it is quite obvious that the anti and sustainable solutions are moratoriums, bans, more zoning, and relieving us of our Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. That is not the way the rest of us choose to live.

I urge Laurens residents to be informed voters. Vote for qualified candidates who have your best interests at heart and who have more than one item on the agenda. Governing town business encompasses much more than one issue.

Considering the critical economic conditions of the towns, county and state, it is my opinion that the steady hands, honesty, and straight-thinking of George Decker and Ed Winslow on our town board will put us in a better position to contend and deal with the hard times, both present and future. Also, Kathy Clark deserves our support in her re-election as our representative to the county board.

William Martin

Otego

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