DAILY GAZETTE
Schenectady, NY
May 6, 2007

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Skip the study, build the bridge

Thank you for your continued coverage of the replacement of the Batchellerville Bridge over the Great Sacandaga Lake. We support the previously announced plan to have the new span 42 feet above the high water level. Thus we are very disappointed that the Great Sacandaga Lake Association (GSLA) is now asking for further study of the various plans that were proposed.

We need a new bridge as soon as possible! There appears to be wide agreement on the 42-foot height. The stance of the GSLA on this issue is not in the best interests of the area residents, and we will no longer support that organization.

The last thing we need is more study. The issue has been studied and studied; we now need to get on with building the bridge.

SUSAN R. FESSLER
WILLIAM A. FESSLER
Edinburg