Writer says Yates community has been important to her family for 50 years

Posted 2 November 2015 at 12:00 am


(This letter is directed to Susan Campbell.) The title of your latest letter to the editor may be the most disingenuous and personally insulting of all your statements but certainly indicative of how you really feel.

Don’t let “them” ruin “our” town is pure misrepresentation of both the facts and the perfect example of how this is tearing this town apart. Who are you to determine who is “morally” entitled to vote in an election?

You now are above the actual law? Am I less important than you Ms. Campbell? Are the other Lakers? Do you know my story? Do you know theirs? My family starting with my grandparents has owned property in this town for over 50 years.

I have spent every summer of my entire life there. I baptized all my children there. We have celebrated countless milestones of life in this town, weddings birthdays and anniversaries. My little daughter refused to have her haircut anywhere until she got home to Lyndonville.

Now my husband spent money we have worked our whole lives for and I built a home there to retire to someday. My son went to and graduated from Lyndonville schools and is now a lawyer too, thanks to the great teachers there and Dick Pucher!

His family are farmers in this town. They are my family too. My children call the lake home; it is where our heart is. I have had a job since I was 15 years old, I pay taxes, a lot of taxes and I work 60 hours a week to do so, nothing is handed to any of us.

Your statement reminds me of people who say if your child is adopted they are not “really” your child. That couldn’t be further from the truth, they are chosen. Just like all those who have chosen to adopt this as our home.

Your misrepresentation of the position of those running is wholly without merit. These men are hardworking, competent caring people with a new vision for “our” town. They are residents here. We are blessed to have so many that care enough to want this difficult job.

They are not simply anti-wind as you state. Perhaps a more effective use of your statements would be why we should keep the current board and list their accomplishments rather than your divisive anti-lake rants.

It is ironic that the title of your editorial “don’t let “them” ruin “our” town is exactly how many of us feel about APEX. They are the only true outsider.

Krista Barth Sauerberg