It is my understanding that Norman P. Green, Democratic Election Commissioner of Chautauqua County, is seeking reappointment to the Board of Elections. I am asking that all local and county Democratic Committee people vote against Mr. Green's appointment.
I am not a member of the party, but do know that Norman P. Green does not serve the interest of the general public.
JAMES A. MUSCATO,
for your home
We learned a lot of valuable lessons from Irene and Lee last year. Homeowners all over the state were affected, and subsequently are better prepared for future disasters today.
When people buy homes they also buy homeowners insurance to protect themselves and their investment. They trust this will keep them financially secure in case the unthinkable should occur. But when a hurricane hits New York, many homeowners will find out the hard way that there is no standard on whether their insurance policy will make them pay their policy's regular deductible or the much, much higher "hurricane" deductible. The qualifying conditions (or "triggers") that make the damage fall under one or the other varies from insurer to insurer. So, when the storm hits, your neighbor might be paying his standard deductible of $500, while you're in the hole for tens of thousands.
What New York homeowners deserve is a law that creates standard triggers for hurricane deductibles. Currently, there is a bill in the state Senate (bill No. S.3387) that already has passed the Assembly to do exactly that. Reach out to your state senator today and let your representative know that New Yorkers need this protection. Ask your Senator to vote for the windstorm deductible bill before they leave Albany next month.
'Unforgettable' stay at Brooks
I am writing this letter to tell you of the exceptional care given to my husband and me during our five-day stay at Brooks Memorial Hospital during his total hip replacement surgery and recovery. We were in the hospital from May 14 to 18.
Dr. James Fitzgerald and his assistant performed the surgery. We very much appreciate the fine job Dr. Fitzgerald performed.
CEO Jonathan Lawrence helped Joyce Tarnowski with our scooter lift on May 14 and followed us home to make sure we arrived safely.
Every day, maintenance men and Dunkirk residents offered to help Joyce with the scooter lift on our van.
On Wednesday evening, as we were leaving the parking lot, the scooter fell off the lift unknown to us. When we arrived at Tim Horton's, the scooter was not there.
When we arrived back at the hospital, there the scooter was in the entranceway to the hospital.
Rick Soloillo and David Vanzile had picked up the scooter and carried it into the hospital. They charged up the battery for 12 hours.
We were treated with extraordinary care during our five-day stay by everyone: doctors, nurses, nurses aides, physical therapists, maintenance men, cafeteria personnel and housekeeping.
Thank you all for the kindness you gave to us.
We will never forget our wonderful experience during our stay at Brooks Memorial Hospital. It was truly an unforgettable experience.