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Rights, Sombody and Somewhere!
By Jerilyn Lester


July 30, 2007
Monday PM


Mr Hoff, you act like you are the injured party? I take it you moved from here because the AMERICAN Government treated you so badly that it was imperative that you move to Tennessee?

The funds that Mr. Hoff and Mr. Lake both make reference to have been put aside for Alaska and the Ketchikan bridge for several years. Every state gets federal money for roads and bridges so we are not unique in that respect. Most of the United States has spent the money on the projects they wanted.

I will make sure that I keep on top of all the construction going on in Tennessee and start a write in campaign for all the projects that I think you don't need. As far as you moving back to Ketchikan, Bring It On!

Miss Patty Brady, can you drive to anywhere? As you so aptly put it we live on an island. The island of Gravina is also part of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and we up here would like to access it without having to put out the boat and paddle over only to have to wade through the brush to get to where we would like to go.

I will reitterate that the Federal Money that we got for the bridge has been set aside for that purpose by the AMERICAN CONGRESS. You have been traveling on roads that the taxes that I pay have paid for also. There are several islands in this chain of islands and only a few are accessable by automobile, I am sure that you don't have that unique problem in Missouri.

Did anyone complain when the Hawaiian Islands wanted to build a road on one of their islands? I think not. I probably won't darken the door of Mayview either but I am still paying to repave and upkeep your roads that you seem to take for granted so that you have the right to tell me that I don't have the right to a road.

How do you folks get to your airport? Do you drive? Is it a half hour wait for the ferry boat and if the weather is bad, you might not get to the airport?

Jerilyn Lester
Ketchikan, AK

Received July 30, 2007 - Published July 30, 2007

About: "Ketchikan resident for 25 continuous years and concerned citizen. Former restaurant owner, paralegal, college student, AMERICAN VETERAN and AMERICAN CITIZEN born in the USA. "


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