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Editorial misleading

The Valley News Editorial “Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?” implies that not for profits don’t create jobs; paralyze economic development; serve hobbyists and insular groups (many of which represent seasonal residents;) don’t serve the poor; and create towns “preserved in amber” (aka playgrounds for the rich).

EMS needed

Recently one of our community members had a serious heart attack.

Breakdown tax relief received

A breakdown of the tax relief each non-profit receives would be educational for citizens and local governments in the North Country.

Ski center good for EMS

It is a commonly voiced myth that Gore Mt. Ski Center prejudices the Johnsburg Emergency Squad’s ability to serve the residents of Johnsburg and that the taxpayer is paying for, “all those skiers and city folk who get ambulance service for nothin’.”

Thanks for generosity

The cast and crew of the Witherbee’s Open Mic wish to extend a hearty thank you to all that participated in our DVD event to benefit the Harry Chapin Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Billing issues

Last year the Johnsburg taxpayers supported Johnsburg EMS with $65,000, or 16 percent of its operational costs, a number which has not changed much over the past ten years.

The answer is none

During this Election Year of 2014...

Need for United Way never greater

The need for the services that United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. helps support has never been greater.

Supports Affordable Care Act

I have two relatives whose medical conditions would make them totally uninsurable without the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare).

Praise for coach

Here at MCA we do not like to praise men, but we love to praise people who are allowing the Lord to work through them.

The price of service

For the past twenty years the residents and visitors to the Town of Johnsburg have had the tremendous benefit of hard working volunteers to provide them with quick, professional emergency medical service.

Conversations on EMS

In a conversation the other day with a Johnsburg resident about the pending EMS ambulance district for the town, the resident stated that if he has to pay taxes for the EMS ambulance district then he did not need to pay the bill if he used the ambulance service.

ILCS board president responds

I am the President of the Indian Lake Board of Education.

ACAP thanks DSS

As the Child Care program for Essex County we are fortunate to work closely with Essex County Department of Social Services (DSS) and are grateful for the support they provide.

More thoughts on Dollar General

Many pros and cons are heard on the streets about the possibility of a Dollar General store in town.

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