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Due to an editorial oversight, we neglected to explain, in the preface to last week’s cover story, how Travis Durfee came to be in Afghanistan reporting on an eye-care program run by a Delmar optician [“Sight for Sore Eyes,” April 29]. Durfee accompanied freelance photographer Connie Frisbee Houde, who has traveled to Afghanistan and other developing nations in the past, and who invited Durfee along to help document the eye-care program for which she raised more than $7,000 in the past year.


In our feature story about the contaminated National Lead site [“One Half-Life to Live,” Feb. 5], we incorrectly reported that researcher John Arnason found that the soil by Patroon Creek was 25 to 95 percent depleted uranium. In fact, the soil had a high level of uranium (320 ppm), 25 to 95 percent of which was DU.

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