Letters to the Editor

There are some great GOP candidates, vote party line

Nov. 6, is a very important day for all New Yorkers. It is the day we have the opportunity to bring about much needed change to government in New York. For too many years our state has had the dubious distinction of being one of the highest taxed states in the country. Many throughout the state ...

Robert Smullen would be a strong supporter of our rights

I respect my friend Robert Smullen. He is an honest hard working family man. As a fellow Pine Tree Riffle Club member, I know Robert is an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, and as Robert said, “I support all U.S. Constitutional Amendments.” Robert will be a strong voice for us ...

To keep this country going in right direction, vote GOP

Democrats have lost voters from the blue and white collar Afro-American, Hispanic, some from the suburban and big city and definitely from the urban base. So, what do they have to do? They go after the illegal immigrant vote. Why else are they for open borders, sanctuary cities and amnesty for ...

Vote for a change on Election Day

You probably recall that Republicans pushed through a tax bill last December that served up a large tax cut that mostly benefited large corporations and the wealthy. There were a few crumbs for the middle class but the long term effect of this bill sends 83 percent of the tax cuts the top one ...

It is up to us to vote intelligently on Nov. 6

I hope the people of our community get out and vote. I hope you vote after you have sorted thru the horrible mess that current politics has become. Ads say we need to be afraid of anyone running for office: They are the reason you need to be scared, or fear someone, or who will ruin America! ...

Do we really want Pelosi’s nonsense back as speaker?

Open borders, higher taxes, higher un-employment for all groups, more business regulations, recessive economy, government-run health-care, guilty until proven innocent, constant baseless investigations by Congress, impeachment talk, mob-rule, reduced individual freedoms and a dead-locked ...

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 ...