To the Valley News:
I have read that commissioners in one or more counties have struggled with how much they ought to spend, if any, on making a bookmobile into a "mobile command center."
My answer is: none, no matter whose money it is or where it comes from.
If we have money to spend on the bookmobile, put it back on the road as a bookmobile. Let Emergency Management find a used or donated motor home already equipped with sleeping, bath and cooking equipment - they are readily available and quite cheap.
Harpers Magazine's current edition says more people were killed in the US last year from falling televisions (11) than by terrorists (10). Our over-sized reaction to Bin Laden's evil and criminal actions has left us with a king-sized money hangover. If we actually have any money to spend, restoring the bookmobile wins my support as more vital to the long term vitality and security of the community.
Saranac Lake NY