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Letters to the Editor

Why Julie Garcia should be elected as Supreme Court justice

I want to share why I believe that my aunt and former legal guardian, Julie Garcia, should be elected for the position of Supreme Court justice in the 4th Judicial District. As you know, your political party registration does not dictate who you vote for, you do. Whether you are registered as ...

Reasons for Coffinger support have only gotten stronger

On the eve of the upcoming General Election, we take this opportunity to make clear to all voters that our reasons for supporting Tatiana Coffinger in the June Republican primary, which she won by an overwhelming margin, remain firm and have in fact only gotten stronger since then. To be ...

Thank you for your support, please support me again

Thank you to all of the voters who cast their ballots for me in the Primary on June 25. I’m honored and humbled that you would put your faith into me. I now ask for your support again on Nov. 5. What qualities should you look for in a county judge? The Hamilton County judge is responsible ...

Tatiana Coffinger will make a great judge

I am writing this letter on behalf of Tatiana Coffinger, a candidate for the position of judge of the county court, family court and surrogate court. During my campaign for the position of justice of the Supreme Court years ago, I attended many functions and events in Hamilton County and, ...

Endorsing Tatiana Coffinger for Hamilton County judge

Having worked as deputy chief clerk-secretary to the judge at Hamilton County Multi-Bench Courts, I feel the responsibility to endorse Tatiana Coffinger for Hamilton County judge. She contains all of the qualities (temperament, intelligence, training, etc.), that a good judge for the people ...

Helping to shape the future of the city

I am running for election as councilman in the 4th Ward Gloversville because of my desire to continue seeking new revenue as I did in the past. These initiatives are an example of what I helped to bring about. ∫ Walmart ∫ Smart water ∫ Dollar Tree ∫ Shoe Store I will continue ...

Support CLMF and the CAC on Nov. 5

I’m writing to express my appreciation and support for the Caroga Music Festival and for the proposed transfer of the Sherman’s property to the Caroga Arts Collective. The music festival has been a positive addition to the region since its beginnings eight years ago and I believe the ...

A vote for Spritzer will ensure a two-party system

Voters of the 4th Ward in Johnstown have an opportunity to elect Maxwell Spritzer as councilman for the city’s 4th Ward. Mr Spritzer is willing to devote his time and talents to make Johnstown a city to be proud of. He will work to keep our taxes under control and add ideas and plans to make ...

Vote ‘yes’ on Nov. 5 for CAC to purchase Sherman’s

On Nov. 5, there will be a referendum item on the Town of Caroga ballot which will decide whether or not to sell the Sherman’s property to non-profit Caroga Arts Collective (CAC). Since 2012, led by executive director Kyle Barrett Price, whose family roots in Caroga run deep, Caroga Arts ...

Rizzo all the way for the town of Johnstown

First four years at the town of Johnstown have been interesting. Identifying lack in accountability, oversight, controls, management, and failed policies. This is all due to the prior administrations and historical bad practices from the good old boys, who will attack you if you’re not part ...

Let’s get the message to Stefanik by voting

Did you notice that our Representative Elise Stefanik came to Johnstown, on Oct. 10, for one of her “Coffee with Your Congresswoman” events? You may have missed it because her office announced the event with only two days notice. You also might have missed it because the meeting was in the ...

Rebuttal: Doing things the right way at Caroga Lake

It is indeed a very big undertaking to create a music and arts festival anywhere, especially if memories of “the way it used to be” abound. Is there a right way to get started? What should come first? The festival or the supporting services? The design and vision for a series of ...

Casting my vote for Paul Roalsvig

On Nov. 5, I will be casting my vote for Paul H. Roalsvig to become Hamilton County’s next district attorney. I’ve known Paul since he moved to Long Lake with his family 10 years ago. I’ve known his wife’s family for a very long time. On a personal note, Paul and his family now live ...

Julie Garcia has always had the courage to put people over politics

My good friend Julie Garcia is running for one of the four open positions of Supreme Court judge in the 4th Judicial District. I fully support her candidacy for many reasons. I have known Julie for more than 20 years. Julie served as Essex County District Attorney after working as an assistant ...

Voters should elect a justice who understands the needs of the area

I urge you to vote for Julie Garcia for State Supreme Court Justice, to fill one of the four Supreme Court vacancies. Julie is a North Country native, born and raised in Essex County, and is the only candidate who lives and works in the North Country. The voters in this district should elect a ...

Max Spritzer has the passion and vested interest

I have heard many area residents comment that there should be more young people involved in politics. Well, here is a chance to light a fire on the Johnstown City Council. Max Spritzer is running for the 4th Ward Council seat and I am so happy to see someone with not just experience for the ...

Thank you for making fundraiser a success

On Sept. 18, the hot dog stand, Mustard’s Last Stand located in the park on Main Street, Johnstown, held a fundraiser for the James Brennan Humane Society. To say it was a success would be a understatement. With help from friends, volunteers, and the public, we exceeded our expectations. ...

What happened to Melchior Park?

I was home visiting my family [the weekend of Oct. 12] and decided to go for a wander around the neighborhood. I walked into Melchior Park on Kingsboro Avenue. I was remembering the wonderful days when we played there until the lights came on. I tried to wander some of the paths inside of the ...

Chris Shambo lacks judgement to be a DA

I have never met Chris Shambo, the Republican candidate for Hamilton County district attorney, nor am I familiar with his professional work as a private lawyer. For all I know he might be the second coming of Perry Mason or Jack McCoy. However, the profanity-laced, misogynistic statements ...

Failure to innovate is dangerous

Much discussion and debate has evolved over months regarding the Caroga Arts Collection and Shermans in Caroga Lake. I believe in people and ideas that strive to make changes for the betterment of people and their communities; who attempt to enlighten or change minds or foresee something we ...