EDITORIALS

Wording unclear, sentiment the same

Staff reports

To the Editor:

I wrote a letter to the editor a few weeks ago entitled "Don't Just Think Your Thoughts, Voice Them.”

My intent was to encourage people to voice their opinions about hydrofracking, to our Prattsburgh town board. In it I stated that our town supervisor Mr. McConnell has said that we really need to stay ahead of this issue, so we can control the outcome. The next sentence of my letter read: To do that the town needs to put a moritorium, a ban, or regulations in place soon. This statement was and is my opinion, and not Mr. McConnells. I apologize for any misunderstanding.

I do strongly believe writing letters to the editor is an important part of our freedom of speech.

We are fortunate to live in a democracy, where this is allowed. In fact, in this environment where corporations and governments have the platform most of the time, it's vital for citizens to take the stage every now and then and speak their piece.

David Snaith

Prattsburgh, NY