No-name's ads knock state
For the longest time, most of us have been disappointed with the New York state functioning.
For the first time, we all have become more comfortable with its progress and outlook. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's actions are beneficial in cutting the taxes for new businesses for 10 years to bring more jobs to the state, supporting the repowering of the Dunkirk NRG plant, and supporting the limiting of the tax increases 2 percent on property.
Now I am annoyed by the spiel of an unknown opponent of his who's spending millions on multiple daily TV commercials knocking him. We finally get a good feeling about the state and this dummy seeks to tear it down.
We are all sick of the Republican inaction in the federal government as a political move to attempt to discredit President Obama. Now politics is really getting annoying.
PAUL B. McGAVIS,
Verizon CWA retired activist,
Memories stretch across nation
The Retrospective recently included an article from 50 years ago. The article mentioned police were called to a party with beer - Root Beer. One of the responding officers was my dad who passed away in 1966, Frank Shepard.
Both of his children, residing in Denver were touched to see our father remembered by the Dunkirk OBSERVER, and it brought back so many memories from times long ago. The OBSERVER reached us across the nation!
PEGGY (SHEPARD) WILLIAMS,