Letters to the Editor


LETTER: A tribute to Julie Sharpe

Letter to the editor from the March 5, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

LETTER: Chamber of commerce supports town hall move

Letter to the editor from the March 5, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

LETTER: Vote for Stokes-Cawley on March 18

Letter to the editor from the March 5, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

LETTER: Facts about ‘Ash for Trash’ proposal

To the editor: Will Onondaga County import trash to burn? Three things to watch:

LETTER: Stirpe on proposed homeland security college

To the editor: A recent story in the Wall Street Journal made it seem that I do not support the governor’s plan to create a new college for homeland security and emergency preparedness. Nothing could be further from the truth. I simply stated that, to my knowledge, it has not yet been defined if this will be a stand-alone campus or a virtual campus, utilizing all the assets of SUNY and CUNY. Although the governor’s proposal is in its early stages, and we do not yet have all the details, I am committed to advocating for Central New York to host this new college.

LETTER: Fire department disappointed with vote results

To the editor: On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Cicero Fire District held a referendum vote at Cicero Fire Station No. 1 from to approve the construction of a new fire station.

LETTER: Thank you, Dale Bates

A letter to the editor from the Feb. 26, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Cazenovia Children's House thanks community for Chilly Chili support


To the editor: It was a record-breaking year all around for the Chilly Chili, even with record cold temperatures! From the 1,012 registrants to the 845 finishers braving the elements to the 24 event sponsors and 16 food and beverage sponsors.

LETTER: Stirpe calls on state senate to vote on women’s equality now

To the editor: Here we go again. It’s 2014 and the Women’s Equality Act is still nowhere. Our daughters, sisters, aunts and mothers are still facing the same discrimination in many aspects of society that they were facing more than 50 years ago. That’s why I voted in favor of the full Women’s Equality Act — all 10 points (A.8070). No woman should be considered 9/10s of a person. What New Yorkers are looking for is statesmanship. What we are left with is political theater. It’s time for the state senate to act to ensure complete equality for women.

Community should oppose possible abolition of selection classification program


To the editor: Thank you for the informative coverage of the recent board of education meeting. Good journalism engages the public to get involved in the major issues facing our community. That said, I am hoping other taxpayers will join me at the Feb. 24 board meeting and discourage board members from abolishing a long-standing policy that has allowed exceptional athletes from the seventh and eighth grades to participate in high school-level sports. Gifted players from any game should not be denied the opportunity to excel.

Retaliation against students should be addressed by school board, administration


To the editor: In your recent story regarding selection classification in athletics, board member Marris said “it is because people are afraid of retaliation against their children on the athletic team and in school” that parents aren't showing up at BOE meetings to express their opinions. I find it very troubling that parents in our community fear retaliation and would like for the BOE, the superintendent, administration and teachers to address this concern.

LETTER: Thank you to kind neighbors

Letter to the editor from the Feb. 12, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

Peggy’s Lot needs short-term parking for post office users


To the editor: Every trip to the post office has become a quest: I have to circle the block several times, looking for that elusive space to emerge. Now that one space is dedicated to the “handicapped” among us, the task is become more daunting. One would think a handicapped space could be dedicated just inside Peggy’s Lot, where it would be safer disabled persons to enter or exit their vehicle. It seems paradoxical that an available space typically presents itself on the opposite side of the street to my line of travel.

LETTER: Thank you for making Winterfest a success

Letter to the editor from the Feb. 5, 2014 edition of the Skaneateles Press.

LETTER: Thanks to Scouts for help with book and bake sale

To the editor: The Friends of the Library, from Cicero's Northern Onondaga Public Library, would like to extend a big thank you to Boy Scout Troop 116. Scoutmaster Scott Watterud and his troop volunteered to help us with last October's sale, and they have happily agreed to help us again with our upcoming Valentine's Day Book and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8.