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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for show of support

On behalf of the membership of Morris J. Edwards American Legion Post No. 168, St. Johnsville, I would like to thank everyone for their show of support during the Memorial Day parade and attendant ceremonies.We are grateful to everyone who lined the parade route and gathered in Soldiers and ...

Thanks to community for helping event

The Northville-Placid Trail Days Festival was held June 7 and 8 in Northville's Waterfront Park, featuring more than 80 high-quality artisans, crafters, food and outdoor sporting vendors, along with music and children's activities.More than 3,000 people attended on Saturday and another 1,000 on ...

What about other attacks?

The Republicans in Congress have been making a lot of noise about the attack on our embassy in Bengazi. Recently, Dianne Sawyer interviewed Hillary Clinton and was insistent on asking many questions about this unfortunate incident.The following information was compiled by the Blue Street ...

Stefanik showed knowledge at debate

I am a local supporter of Elise Stefanik, a candidate in the upcoming federal primary election for the 21st Congressional District. Because primaries in New York are not typically held in June, many people are not aware that it is coming up on Tuesday. More awareness should be out there. And ...

Stefanik shares our ideals

In the upcoming primary election for representative in the 21st Congressional District, Elise Stefanik stands out as the best candidate. Stefanik has traveled around the district extensively and has shown that she knows the issues that are important to our area.Things in Washington are headed ...

Only 1 candidate worthwhile

On Tuesday, Republicans in the 21st District have an important choice. I encourage everyone to get to the polls and vote for a candidate with honesty and integrity; to vote for Elise Stefanik.Elise is a Ronald Reagan conservative Republican with the energy to work hard to represent us. She has ...

Cast vote for Stefanik

I have come to realize when I speak with my friends, a lot of them are unaware that we have an important primary Tuesday. I felt a need to try to make as many people as possible aware we fellow Republicans need to cast our vote for Elise Stefanik on Tuesday.Elise is a new, young candidate with ...

Let Doheny show skills

In the GOP primary there are two key distinctions: experience and residency. Simple, simple. Matt Doheny grew up in Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County. I went to school with Matt's mother, Kay, and knew all of Kay's sisters and brothers. They were a hard-working family and lived through tough ...

Doheny understands district’s needs

With the early compressed election cycle this year, our Congressional primary is rapidly approaching on Tuesday.The Republican voters in our 21st district are blessed to have two compelling individuals to choose from - the winner going on to face a far-left leaning Democrat from Brooklyn. Elise ...

Candidate will work for us

Elise Stefanik is running for Congress in the 21st Congressional District. The primary election is Tuesday, and it is a key election for people in New York state. Stefanik will be a good representative.Elise has been out visiting all the areas of upstate in the 21st Congressional District. She ...

Stefanik pushes big issues

With the upcoming primary Tuesday, I am hoping that the voters will cast their ballots for Elise Stefanik. My husband and I have personally met this fine young woman and she truly is a fantastic person.She has been endorsed by community leaders from all over upstate and by the state ...

Doheny’s foes desperate

Republican Matt Doheny, who is running for Congress in our district in the primary Tuesday, must be a very strong conservative with the way he is being smeared in the glossies that are being sent out by an organization named American Crossroads. Having received three of these vicious smearings, ...

Voting issue needs clarity

At a Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education meeting held June 12, I talked about the pending expiration of legislation that allows schools to use lever voting machines and Johnstown's options if an extension is not granted. An article appearing in The Leader-Herald on Monday ...

Stefanik a bright, dynamic young leader

I am writing about the Congressional election campaign of Elise Stefanik, who is the only candidate to have entered the race before U.S. Rep. Bill Owens declared he was not seeking another term. She is running for a seat in the House of Representatives with the campaign slogan "New Ideas, New ...

Elect Stefanik to Congress

The Republican primary election for the 21st Congressional District is Tuesday. We are supporting Elise Stefanik and hope that you will too.We've had the opportunity to listen to Elise speak on several occasions. It is clearly evident that her concern is sincere regarding the issues facing ...

Doheny offers solutions

I'm writing today about the Congressional primary in your district. I've been watching it unfold because it involves someone I've come to know quite well over the past three years: Matt Doheny.In July 2011, I became the chief executive officer for YRC Worldwide. It is one of the largest ...

Doheny a proven leader

I'm writing today about the Congressional GOP primary in the 21st District of New York.I am the chief executive officer for Eastman Kodak Company, based in Rochester, N.Y.Equally important, I'm also from upstate New York - Hamilton, where my parents still live.I know the challenges of life in ...

Get new face into gov’t

Recently I had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Elise Stefanik.She is very articulate and clearly stated her platform and what she hopes to accomplish in Congress. With the state our country is in, it seems a good idea to get some new faces and fresh ideas in place and, therefore, I ...

Get help for loved ones with drug problems

My son, Christopher Brown, started out doing cocaine. Then one day on a dare he tried heroin. That's all it took, one time and he was hooked. It changed his life and our family's life forever. He lost his wife, his two sons and daughter, and came to live with us, "Mom and Dad," for three years, ...

Coroner move wrong

On May 12, County Supervisor William Waldron offered resolution 29 adopting local law "A" of 2014 titled, "A local law changing the number of coroners to be elected from two to one." He also offered resolution 30, creating the position of deputy coroner (part time).Changing the number of ...