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Letter to the editor: Aug. 10, 2011

Please support clean energy program locally

Energy Unlimited is a rapidly growing renewable energy and energy efficiency company that provides solar power and energy retrofits for our customers. We urge you to support local PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs because they will make America more energy efficient and will allow more Oregonians to implement energy saving measures while eliminating the burden to the taxpayers.

PACE programs provide long-term private funding for solar power and energy efficiency, with no burden to taxpayers or ratepayers.

Homeowners make repayments for the installations in their homes through property tax assessments over many years. This is a win-win for Oregon as it creates long-term stable jobs, reduces unemployment, saves Oregonians money and doesn't cost taxpayers any more money.

Steve Carpentier

Sandy

Sandy Post should publish columns by Sharon Nesbit

As I visited with Sharon Nesbit today at her book signing at The Gresham Outlook, she commented that she wasn't in the Sandy Post anymore.

I told her that she was in the Wednesday, Aug. 3, of the Sandy newspaper.

I am asking that her columns be included in The Post more frequently. After all, she went to Sandy High School and local Sandyites are occasionally mentioned in her columns.

I told her that when I went to work at the Sandy Post in 1975, I felt like I already knew her.

In the first few tales in her book, there are Sandyites and memories from here. I would love to see these stories continue.

Caroline Duff

Sandy

VFW, auxiliary appreciates support during festival

We would like to publicly thank the community of Sandy and the Sandy Mountain Festival committee.

The Festival committee gave us the opportunity to operate a barbecue chicken booth at the festival and the community demonstrated its support of our veterans by purchasing meals from us.

We were able to keep our prices reasonable because of donations and special pricing provided by local businesses, such as Fred Meyer, Safeway, U.S. Meats and Foster Farms. We are very grateful for their support.

The money we earned will go to support local active military personnel and the veterans of our community, as well as donations to VA hospitals in Oregon.

We hope to become a regular vendor at the Mountain Festival and look forward to seeing all of you again next year.

Jean Bettencourt

president, Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4273

Sandy