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March 3, 2013

Cheers and Jeers: March 4, 2013

Niagara Gazette — CHEERS to Harold Brohinsky, who has been the recipient of a singular honor from the Clinton County Democratic Committee: He is not only the first winner of the group’s Committee Person of the Year Award, he is the eponym of it in perpetuity — it is named the Harold Brohinsky Committee Person of the Year Award. The plaque reads: “This award is presented to the member of the Clinton County Democratic Committee who, in the opinion of the party chair, has exemplified a commitment to the ideals of the Democratic Party and who has advanced those principles which promote the general welfare of our citizenry in a manner reminiscent of one of Clinton County’s most renowned Democrats, Mr. Harold Brohinsky.” It is richly deserved praise for a lifetime of conscientious service to the people of Clinton County through a wide range of activities. His resume includes long membership on the Clinton Community College Board of Trustees and the Plattsburgh Public Library Board, the formation of the Clinton County Human Rights Commission and key work to bolster Plattsburgh Little League. Brohinsky, 85, is in ill health now, and this award stands out among the many he has received over the years. Thanks to the Democratic Committee for the timely tribute.

JEERS to stores that place pricetag stickers in inconvenient places. It is certainly important that shoppers don’t have to look all over or go to a scanner to figure out how much something costs. But does the price sticker really have to go on the glass of a picture frame instead of the back or edge? Or on the side of a wine glass instead of the bottom? Retailers must realize how difficult it is to get some of these stickers off. In the case of a picture, for example, consumers have to take the frame apart, then soak the glass or use a product like Goo Gone to remove the sticker and then reassemble the frame. Help your customers out by placing pricetags in a more easily removable spot.

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