We were stirred by the words of these small-town Americans who saw a need — an imperative for the health and safety of their residents and for the prosperity or even survival of their town — and acted on it. They provide a model for other towns to follow: Draw on the talents of citizens to define a problem and then map out a means to solve it.

Letters to the Editor

Valerie, Al, and Aly Gaige, Knox

Cheryl Jones, Ann Hein,  Friends of the Berne Library

Amie Burnside,  Westerlo Hometown Heroes Committee

Ryan Brocci, With Alex Foppoli Guilderland

Frank Brady, East Berne

Zenie Gladieux, 2021 Parade Chair Kiwanis Club of The Helderbergs

Laura Shore, Altamont Community Traditions

Gerard Houser, Coordinator Guilderland Community Gardens

Christine M. Napierski, Guilderland