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LETTER: Operation Sandy Relief thanks donors

To the editor: On Monday, Nov. 5, and again during the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11, volunteers from Operation Sandy Relief traveled to Broad Channel and Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY, to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Our volunteers were inundated by countless donations from individuals, organizations and businesses, and we are extremely grateful to those who stepped up and continue to do so to help in this time of need.

YOUR VIEW: Salt City Horror Fest extends thanks

To the editor: On behalf of the Salt City Horror Fest, we would like to thank the many horror movie fans who came out to the festival on April 14 and a very special thank you to the area print and broadcast media for the excellent coverage given to the 2012 Salt City Horror Festival, our annual festival of 35mm print genre films.

LETTERS: A night the kids at Camp Good Days will never forget

To the editor: The children of Camp Good Days & Special Times gratefully thank Pete Sala, Carol Ryan and the Syracuse University Carrier Dome staff for a “Monstrous” Good Time at the March 10 Monster Truck show that was held at the Carrier Dome!

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LETTERS: Manlius Mayor reflects on Whitney Houston's ‘generous spirit’

To the editor: I have been blessed to be able to build a career on a God-given talent that gives me great satisfaction every day as an artist, graphic designer and now as the Mayor of Manlius. Since 1982, I have been drawing and presenting portraits to celebrities across New York State commemorating their performances or appearances.

Drug Quiz Show Director: Your votes are needed

The Drug Quiz Show is an interactive drug prevention program for middle school students with a 26-year history of providing essential information and life skills to Central New York youth.

LETTERS: Door-to-door campaigning has been enjoyable

I read with interest last week’s article by Walt Shepperd, “Newbie candidate to County Legislature: Chill!” I wanted to focus on one comment made by my opponent: “Most people don’t want you to knock on their door.”

Letters: Thanks to city clean-up volunteers

 It is all too easy for some people to continually complain about stressed run-down neighborhoods as well as to show an unwillingness to do anything to improve those areas. Thankfully there are some people who are willing to help improve these neighborhoods. 

Letters: Syracuse needs major changes to thrive

The city of Syracuse is requesting feedback regarding the upcoming reconstruction of Route 81. This is a great opportunity to explore the possibilities of creating a pedestrian- and bike-friendly city.

Ida Benderson’s son disappointed in center’s closing

Ida Benderson's son, Bruce, expresses his disappointment in the city's decision to move the senior program.

Letters: That ‘first moment in the room’

A reader responds to Herm Card's School Is In column.