We missed our copy of last week’s Queens Chronicle here on 90th Street in Howard Beach. No one on our block had the weekly papers delivered last Thursday. I was finally able to find your editorial, “Library gets what it paid for,” through the internet. I appreciate your comments and am so glad that reform is finally coming to the Queens borough libraries.
I had once sent in a letter about “Galante’s greed,” which was unpublished. In that issue, you ran an editorial along the same lines as my letter. I felt that the library CEO was flaunting his position at our expense — installing a smoking roof at taxpayers’ expense while the truncated hours at our branch are a hardship for many working people and for retirees, as well as for schoolchildren who depend on Saturday hours. The automated machines also seem to me an extravagance.
I also wanted to read your report on the recent civic meeting at St. Helen’s. It was well-attended and very informative. I had a chance to talk to some of the speakers. I missed our councilman, Eric Ulrich. I wanted to thank him for his vital help. We are very pleased with all of our conscientious politicians. They come to our meetings and are available to assist us when we need them. Bravo!