Opinion

What to look for in a candidate for office

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Two bullies in a sandbox

Editorials

What is happening in Palatine is a microcosm of what is happening in the rest of the country nowadays— it’s my way or no way — and the residents of Palatine are the ones paying the price. Supervisor William MacLauchlin seems to have taken a stubborn pill and refuses to give into ...

Where is my president?

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Let’s do the right thing

Editorials

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the small army’s arrival. Use of ...

A good debate

Editorials

Tuesday’s congressional debate at the Mountain Lake PBS studio in Plattsburgh was a good one: hard fought without being ugly, absent of blunders and, overall, well played by each of the three candidates. Debating is a strong point for incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik. She was the debate coach ...

Vote to change the status quo on Nov. 6

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

A good debate

Editorials

Tuesday’s congressional debate at the Mountain Lake PBS studio in Plattsburgh was a good one: hard fought without being ugly, absent of blunders and, overall, well played by each of the three candidates. Debating is a strong point for incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik. She was the debate coach ...

Vote to change the status quo on Nov. 6

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Open enrollment

Editorials

Despite the best and repeated attempts by congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump, the Affordable Care Act is still alive, and soon the open enrollment process will begin in New York. This is big, vital news for millions of New Yorkers who have come to rely on the state’s ...

Compare the candidates and then get out and vote

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Protecting our borders

Editorials

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...

A Tedra Cobb win is looking more likely to happen

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Letters to the Editor

Editorials

The letters to the editor in advance of the Nov. 6 election are coming in, and we love it. It’s great to see so many people passionate about having a voice in the direction of our nation, state and county government. A letter to the editor is an excellent, free opportunity to spread the ...

Desperate times

Editorials

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and when it comes to the health of the planet Earth, these are desperate times. [A couple of weekends ago], the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report, saying we are already seeing the consequences of global ...

Vote for Jim Tedisco Election Day, Nov. 6

Letters to the Editor

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 ...