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June 13, 2013

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I then went back inside the store only to be told that a police officer was then putting a sign on the meter saying that it was “Out of Order” and that I didn’t have to put the $2 in after all!

Needless to say, this whole experience was very frustrating. I spent less in the bookstore than usual, because I wanted to be sure to be back to my car within an hour. I did not visit any other stores or restaurants today. I was told that this meter system will be in effect between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and I certainly will think twice before returning before Labor Day.

David Brenner

Hamilton

Taking gambling money is wrong

I watched with some dismay the presentation of the $10,000 from the Oneida Nation to the Cooperstown Central School, May 16, on Channel 2 News. It struck me as a contradiction in values for the students. This money, as I understand it, comes primarily from gambling at the casino, the sale of tax-free cigarettes and the sale of liquor. We warn the students against drinking, which is illegal under age 21. We consider gambling, as in pools during March Madness, a punishable offense. We teach the unhealthy results of using tobacco. Yet we broadcast with great joy the receipt of money from these sources.

What we have said to these young people is that continuing to use the name Redskins is wrong and it was replaced. Whether this made any sense is not the issue. The issue is how to explain to them that money makes it okay to overlook the values the school purposes to teach. I know that money is tight and that this gift looks like a solution to uniform costs, but is it the right answer?

Jan Kerr

Cooperstown

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