Letters to the Editor

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood

To the editor:

The Market Hill Neighborhood Watch would like to thank everyone who came out for our Meet Your Neighbor event. It was a great fun-filled day. Special thanks for the donations from Walmart's, Price Chopper, Hannaford's, Fastrac, Hill & Markes, and Dunkin' Donuts. Also to Carlos Aleman who provided music, he did a great job. We would also like to thank the Michael's employees for their great craft table, Beki Silva for face painting, our neighbor Orlando for the use of his electricity, Dorothy for cooking hot dogs the entire time, Alderman Joe Isabel who donated pizza, and to Mayor Ann Thane and Lt. Robert Richardson for their help and support. We would also like to thank all of our members who donated cookies, prizes, passed out flyers, etc., or who donated their time to help coordinate this event. We also collected $47.60 that was donated to the SPCA thanks to Ashlyn Lisicki, Gaby Maroto, and Chelsea Redmond. Great job girls.

Tim Becker, Nancy Lisicki,

coordinators, Market Hill Neighborhood Watch, Amsterdam

The original believers

To the editor:

To all you people patting yourself on the back for the new Veterans Memorial getting started on Locust Ave. -- please don't forget Richard Leggiero (alderman of the 5th Ward) and his son Anthony Leggiero. They started this by collecting bottles and cans (nickel by nickel) to get this off the ground. I'm sure all the rest are doing a great job -- "But" -- remember the people who were the original believers.

Elizabeth Andolina,

Amsterdam