Your Turn: Your Feedback On License Plates, Hacketts & Lawmakers' Pay


Have you seen the new license plates we're getting in New York state? They look a lot like the plates we had in the 60's and 70's, only they're more expensive.

Here are some of your emails:


Besides being a waste of money for NY residents, the color is ugly.

Cora Lee Robinson


If the estimate is correct, the state of NY will get $125 million in the next two years. That's a lot of money that we can put towards getting our state back on its feet. This is a good idea.

Sarah Kuenzler

The condition of the current plates doesn't warrant their replacement.

Alison MacLean

This license plate scheme is primarily a tax on upstate people. A lot of folks in New York City and the state's other major cites have public transportation. Find a way to let them share the pain too!

Clinton Meade

I am retired and on a fixed income. We can't afford spending more money.

Gerald Layo

A day after closing its Gouverneur location, the Hacketts department store chain announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Here's a sampling of your messages:


What do we do with Hacketts gift certificates?

Richard Fisher

The generations of the Hackett family deserve more than this for all their dedicated years of hard work and sweat-equity.

Larry Welt


St. Lawrence County legislators have given preliminary approval to reduce their salaries as a way to help cope with the budget problems in the county.

This is what some of you had to say:

If Legislators want to set an example, they could start by giving up their pay for a year.

Phillip Burnett Sr.

Why are the taxpayers covering health care costs for these people?

James Lucas

The idea that the folks who work tirelessly on our behalf for little money and even less recognition are making a personal financial sacrifice is a positive move.

Bill Watson

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Monday, December 5, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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