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Letters to the Editor for Friday, August 9

Letters to the Editor for Friday, August 9

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Support Johnstown sports, bus service

Two years in a row, only 60 percent of the school system’s budget was approved.
Cuts were made and as a result our kids’ education rights were watered down.
This year, our sports programs were dropped except for the transportation costs.
Other important non-sports programs were also dropped or curtailed.
A sports booster group is trying to raise $311,000 to resurrect sports on an “all-or-nothing” basis.
Our student-athletes won’t have the means to properly develop like at other schools.
A fundraiser is scheduled on Aug. 24, but fall practices start before then.
I strongly suggest Johnstown fans and friends to get out a check right away to Johnstown Purple and Gold, 1 Sir Bill Circle, Johnstown, NY 12095.
If our sports opponents could agree that Johnstown play all games at home, for this year only, put the approved transportation funds towards the $311,000 required.
We could reciprocate by playing all away games in the near future.
No scheduled bus service in Johnstown is also an issue. 
Johnstown refused to pay the Gloversville Transit System’s increased annual charge.
Buses run through Johnstown, but there are no scheduled stops. 
The two mayors of both cities have said they would study the situation, but nothing has happened.
The Fulton County Office of the Aging runs buses for qualified people, with limited service.
The Gloversville Transit System runs one para-transit bus, but only for qualified people.
There are two taxi companies in Gloversville that come to Johnstown.
Can someone help?
Tom Farnan

Whitney brought her light to many

Creative Magic Sunshine. That is my name for Marylou Whitney.
I met Marylou, briefly, at the champagne flight of the Concorde in Schenectady. I won a Concorde flight for the celebration.
Later, I received an invitation to her summer gala at her Cady Hill Estate and a copy of her husband’s book, “A Year with a Millionaire.”
Many readers are jealous of Mrs. Whitney. They call her “a media headlines glutton.”
I defended her in print. Her kind deeds (charities) make many a heart glow.
Creative Magic Sunshine is Mrs. Whitney’s name.
Rob Curtiss

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