Letters to the Editor

There is a good slate of candidates running for office

In 48 years of exercising my right to vote, never have I been so moved to exercise that right in a midterm election. And never have I been more excited about the slate of Democratic candidates running for public office. On the federal level in New York’s 21st Congressional District, we ...

Cobb is open and accessible; Stefanik controlling, unaccessible

Cobb is open and accessible; Stefanik controlling, unaccessible This midterm election, voters in the 21st Congressional District have a choice between an incumbent who controls constituent access and a candidate who embraces meeting voters and listening to their stories and concerns. Elise ...

I support Jim Tedisco for re-election

Hi folks, just a brief letter on the re-election of Sen. Jim Tedisco. I stand with Senator Tedisco for the following reasons. I have found Sen. Tedisco to be a man of integrity. He truly cares about his constituents and the community they live in. Today’s ads for political positions are ...

What to look for in a candidate for office

I am not writing this column to endorse any one candidate, however to explain what should be the conduct of an elected official to office. Election Day is fast approaching in November. To begin with, we should elect candidates who exercise integrity, honesty and character. What makes a good ...

Where is my president?

In the past I’ve always felt that the president of the United States of America should, and did, represent everyone in the United States. Maybe everyone was not represented equally but I don’t every recall a president who openly demeaned, humiliated, degraded, mocked and incited violence ...

Let us not forget what was said after the tragic accident

It seems that some politicians must be confident that many voters have short memories. Perhaps that’s true in some cases. Let us not forget that on the day after the terrible accident in Schoharie, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that no new regulations regarding stretch limousines are necessary ...

Vote to change the status quo on Nov. 6

Come Nov. 6, every one of us has a choice to make: do we like the status quo or do we want change? In New York, Republicans now make up less than 23 percent of all voters. No candidate can win with only our votes. Larry Sharpe gets voters from the right, left, and center. No other candidate has ...

Tedra Cobb will support our values and gun rights

Discussion of Second Amendment gun rights and gun safety/control is a topic that evokes strong emotions in many voters. Many will vote for a representative to Congress on the basis of this issue alone. There are certainly areas of strong disagreement on guns but, if we look closely, there are ...

Vote to change the status quo on Nov. 6

Come Nov. 6, every one of us has a choice to make: do we like the status quo or do we want change? In New York, Republicans now make up less than 23 percent of all voters. No candidate can win with only our votes. Larry Sharpe gets voters from the right, left, and center. No other candidate has ...

Tedra Cobb will support our values and gun rights

Discussion of Second Amendment gun rights and gun safety/control is a topic that evokes strong emotions in many voters. Many will vote for a representative to Congress on the basis of this issue alone. There are certainly areas of strong disagreement on guns but, if we look closely, there are ...

Compare the candidates and then get out and vote

Last week someone asked me why I have a Tedra Cobb sign on my lawn. So I told him. After we talked, he said, “ I think I will vote for her too.” So I decided to write this letter to people with preexisting conditions, people on Social Security and Medicare, people whose parents have ...

National Mammography Day is celebrated tomorrow

National Mammography Day is celebrated on Friday, Oct. 19. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign. Make sure you get your regular checkups. The National Breast ...

A Tedra Cobb win is looking more likely to happen

The North Country race for the House of Representatives is heating up. Once considered an easy victory for Elise Stefanik, a Tedra Cobb win is looking more likely. The reason is Tedra Cobb is the strongest candidate. Elise Stefanik, the incumbent, is a young woman of privilege with no empathy ...

Think a little, then get out and vote

In 2010, the year before Obamacare was enacted, the highest payed chief executive officer in the country was Stephen J. Helmsley of United Healthcare. Steve’s salary that year was $102,000,000. At the time 51 percent of the bankruptcies in the country were for medical expenses. Of those 75 ...

Vote for Jim Tedisco Election Day, Nov. 6

As chairman of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and Northampton Town Supervisor, I am voting for Jim Tedisco for Senate. I have been able to meet with, or talk with, Jim anytime I need to about Fulton County issues. He has been in my hometown of Northville many times, participating in ...

Elise Stefanik changes her opinion on health insurance

Congresswoman Stefanik last year was against the leaderships health proposal before she was for it. She was quoted as saying that thousands of people would lose insurance in her district if the plan went through. Since they did not have enough votes to pass the bill House leadership added a ...

Grateful to Jim Tedisco for everything he has done

Jim Tedisco became our senator two years ago and I am grateful for everything that he has done for Fulton County. He was able to obtain numerous grants, including several public safety grants for a variety of fire departments and first responder organizations based throughout the entire ...

Elise Stefanik is a special and hardworking individual

We have been fortunate to have a dynamic young woman representing Hamilton County and the North Country in Congress over the past four years. This young woman is a fresh face from the same old, same old. Our country is facing many challenges and the outlook and approach she has brought to her ...

Democrats narrative guilty until proven innocent

Senator C. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are a disgrace to everything this country stands for. Both of them from day one believed Dr. Ford was telling the truth about the alleged sexual assault by Judge Kavanaugh. Whatever happened to due process and the presumption of innocence in the great ...

Amend Adirondack Park Agency’s dictatorial conduct

The following is a brief review of state administration and management of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Forest Preserve Lands were incorporated into Article XIV of the state Constitution effective Jan. 1, 1895. Management of the Preserve has been delegated to the New York State Department of ...