Train-spotting in Potsdam attracts attention

Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is once again showing the way on how to be responsive based upon polls rather than a thoughtful understanding of her role on the U.S. House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness.

The administration is missing an excellent chance to acquire the much-maligned Boeing Max aircraft now sitting on the ground for safety concerns. It looks like about 100 aircraft are available in three major U.S. flag carriers.

Instead of a timeline of perhaps years, these planes could be acquired at favorable prices within weeks. I am sure Boeing would be quite happy to help put together a package to the U.S. Air Force for the pending upgrades.

However, like the total lack of support for the renovation of the Smith House in Willsboro, she will miss the boat, so to speak.

William Kuntz III


Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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Huh? This feels so much like a Bot.

Holmes -- the real one

This might be interesting to other readers -- I originally posted my comment addressed to the writer of this letter to the editor and was unable to do so when a pop up message said that the comment contained profanity. Removing the letter writer's name allowed the comment to be posted.

Holmes -- the real one

Are you are suggesting that we hurry to obtain planes that are grounded because of safety concerns?


The U.S. military currently has many Boeing 737's of various configuration and may or may not need anymore at this time. But why the 737 max?. Also the administration has no control over these aircraft. They're owned by private corporations. Also, why purchase aircraft that have serious problems. Nice try.

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