May 13, 2009: Lobby for money to boost the area

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To The Editor:
It is important that this area get some stimulus money. Margaretville Telephone Company has a plan to provide fiber optic wiring to the region. This will provide access to TV, telephone and Internet service throughout our community. This is a project that will have long-term benefits to the region. It will make the area more desirable to homeowners and business owners. In the short term, it will create new jobs.
In addition, the stimulus money could also add cell phone service to our community. This will further the goal of making our community the destination of choice for visitors.
There is no downside to these projects. We need our elected officials to lobby for this money.

Richard Siegel,
New Kingston