No guns used in Boston


I would just like to point out that there were no assault rifles (registered or otherwise), no guns with magazines capable of holding more than seven rounds, no semi-automatic shotguns with pistol grips, not so much as a BB gun … no guns at all used in Monday’s multiple murders and mass woundings at the Boston Marathon.

I can’t help but wonder what freedoms out knee-jerk, corrupt government might try to steal from us using this latest tragedy (they don’t seem to waste many good tragedies these days).

As I would not blame firearms, I do not blame Monday’s bombs. It was, as always, people killing people.


Bear Lake


was ‘unkind’


I feel the headlines on April 5 (Funeral director ordered to repay customers; Director admits making a mistake) were in very poor taste.

To err is human; to forgive divine!

This funeral director has been cleared! He is trying very hard, and extends a kind hand to many and has done a fantastic job in Ripley improving the funeral home.

This sort of coverage gives a wrong impression; it is unkind, for many swallow the headlines and never read the story.

He is to be commended and you are the ones to be judged.



City couple’s love endures


Since this did not get in the Bride and Groom section, could you please use in the People’s column:

Michael and Deborah (Doody) Brooks, at right.

Married Sept. 18, 1976, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Dunkirk.

… Till death do us part was about to come true, until he told the doctor, “No, she will pull through.”

We do not know how long we may have, but who I will spend it with, there is no doubt.

I did a good job when I picked my spouse.

I love you Mike.