VALLEY - for ComLinks teetering on the edge of existence. This nonprofit group that takes care of the poor was first a victim of its former director's theft and mismanagement, and now, in its fragile state, it is the victim of constantly late payments from the state, which contracts with ComLinks to provide certain social services. We hope the state does right, and we hope ComLinks makes it - local people's donations could help with that. But local residents and groups may have to prepare to feed and shelter the poor in their communities without ComLinks' help. Locals already are doing so, since the aid they once got from ComLinks has dwindled, but we could really use a resurgent ComLinks amid these sustained economic hard times.