Governor's help needed

Governor's help needed

To the editor:

Accurate observations have been publicly made that limited populated grassroots municipalities need to reinvent themselves and can become social centers if everyone involved is willing to work together and get rid of existing man-made boundaries.

Additionally, the bad reputation that portrays for example, Fulton and Montgomery counties as the two most difficult areas to get anything done, primarily because of the deep rooted "territorial pettiness" that persists are the major challenges that must be recognized and corrected.

All those small communities, however, which endeavors to create an effective economic connection with the tourism response markets that continually function 24/7, 52 weeks a year, traveling past their borders, quickly benefited from the efforts by welcoming continued waves of visitors into the community to become fully acquainted with the accommodations, services, products, entertainment, etc. that await them.

The increasingly expanding flow of endless tourism dollars that's created by these visitations immediately helped solve the various financial problems confronting both civic governmental agencies and the taxpayers themselves.

Governor Cuomo has continually shown expanding the tourism industries for all sectors of upstate New York counties is a top priority on his list of essential things to do, as it should also be, on the agendas of government officials in charge of tourism within individual municipalities.

Most notably, when Gov. Cuomo makes a personal appearance in a particular area and points out how tourism can be improved, things happen. But if the same suggestions are presented from a distance or made from within by local sources, little, if anything at all, materializes.

So it's clearly obvious that should Gov. Cuomo himself, or a designated representative from his office, drop by to evaluate the present conditions, a giant step forward will have been taken toward boosting the local tourism industry a few notches upward.

Perhaps one by one the voices of the community may finally be heard if the majority of taxpayers, after reading this message, each sends a photocopy of it to the governor's office as a sign that his help is urgently needed.

Anthony Biscotti

Amsterdam