Letters to the editor

Lifelong Republican For Tedra Cobb

To the editor: As a lifelong Republican, I am distraught by what my party has become. The Republican Party claims to be fiscally conservative but passes a fiscally irresponsible tax cut. The Republican Party says it believes the women but still endorses those who have degraded and abused ...

Stefanik repeats lies in ads

To the editor: Ms. Stefanik appears to believe that if she repeats a lie often enough, it will make it true. Unfortunately, lies are still lies no matter how many times they are repeated. I am referring to the ads that Ms. Stefanik keeps airing about Tedra Cobb raising taxes 20 times, ...

Thanks for helping fill food pantry

To the editor: A special thanks from the Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry to our generous community! Once again our caring community of Saranac Lake and the surrounding areas (including AuSable) rallied and came out in full force when called upon for help! Last month a photo of the ...

Vote for Tedra if health care is important to you

To the editor: The biggest difference between Tedra Cobb and Elise Stefanik is their approach to health care. In brief, Tedra has worked most of her long career trying to make health care more accessible and more affordable for the North Country whereas Ms. Stefanik has spent her brief ...

A vote for Martz is a vote for New York Health Act

To the editor: I have a friend, much younger than myself, who has serious health problems. No one has offered any serious, long-term help except Emily Martz. Emily is running for state senator. Both of us will vote for her, and once in office she has vowed to vote for the New York Health ...

Mallach, not Mulverhill

To the editor: I’m supporting Jordanna Mallach for Franklin County sheriff. Simply put, our current county sheriff Kevin Mulverhill has abused his powers of office. I said this two years ago when Sheriff Mulverhill wanted to leave his position as county sheriff and ran for the Assembly. ...

Facts about health care

To the editor: America’s convoluted health insurance system is why our per-capita health care costs far exceed any other developed country, with worse health outcomes. Health care expense is the primary cause for individual bankruptcy in the U.S. This is virtually nonexistent in other ...

Cobb needs to answer questions

To the editor: Thinking of voting for Tedra Cobb? Some questions you should ask her first: Will you support Nancy Pelosi as Democratic House leader? Will you vote to dissolve Immigration and Customs Enforcement? Will you vote to repeal the tax cuts that have helped our economy ...

Greens, vote for Cobb

To the editor: It seems unlikely there’s anyone left who hasn’t already decided which congressional candidate to vote for on Nov. 6. So this letter is aimed at the few independents who may still be on the fence, and any Green voters who might be persuaded that voting for Tedra Cobb ...

Paul’s Picks — 2018 elections

To the editor: This is the Year of the Woman. So I pick Democrats Stephanie Miner for governor, Kathy Hochul for lieutenant governor, Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. senator, Letitia James for attorney general, Tedra Cobb for Congress, Emily Martz for state senator, Maj. Jordanna Mallach for ...

GOP wants to cut Social Security

To the editor: I am writing to respond to the frequent claim made by Republicans that Democrats in the Congress and in the liberal part of the media support “RECKLESS SPENDING” by the federal government on programs that help people. I want the conservatives to tell the country which ones ...

Grew up 3 blocks from attacked synagogue

To the editor: I grew up in Squirrel Hill, a beautiful, diverse, nurturing neighborhood in the east end of Pittsburgh. My parents still live in my childhood home, three blocks from the Tree of Life Synagogue. Squirrel Hill roads are lined with majestic trees, people smile and say hello to ...

Actions speak louder than words

To the editor: Climate change should be hot topic in this election cycle. A warming planet means draughts, wildfires, melting ice caps … not to mention hurricanes, floods, spreading invasives and political instability. Almost three-quarters of Americans now believe there is solid evidence ...

Why vote?

To the editor: Paul Ryan has bragged about how the tax cut gave a teaching assistant $1.50 a week more in pay. After the tax cut became law, Trump told a rich friend that he was a whole lot richer now. The tax cut for the rich doesn’t do much for the rest of us. The national debt is ...

Mallach would be admirable as sheriff

To the editor: I am asking you to vote for Jordanna Mallach for Franklin County sheriff. Jordanna is a combat veteran and a major in the Army National Guard. The women and men who have served our country — that is us — deserve our support and recognition at every opportunity,. As a ...

A legislator who will work for all

To the editor: I’m writing to voice my support of Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. I met Lindy shortly after I moved to Saranac Lake in 2016 and started working at the Saranac Lake Youth Center. One issue that Lindy has assisted the Youth Center with is improving safety at the ...

We need some North Country goodness in Washington

To the editor: Send Tedra Cobb to Washington! She IS the change we need. Here’s why: ¯ Ethics — Most citizens feel their elected politicians don’t have their best interests at heart. That won’t be the case with Tedra! She’s taken NO corporate campaign contributions. She isn’t ...

For our nation’s sake, vote Cobb

To the editor: Next week’s midterm election is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. I support Tedra Cobb for Congress for the numerous reasons already pointed out by many other letter writers. Our country needs people like Tedra to start restoring balance, thoughtfulness, ...

Ellis is uniquely skilled for county board

To the editor: A story I heard about Lindy Ellis long before she became a candidate for Franklin Country legislator caused me to raise my appreciation of her ability to an even higher levels than I held before. Lindy has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing, much of it as a ...

A legislator who listens

To the editor: When I heard this spring that someone was appointed to fill the position of county legislator, I thought it was wrong and a special election should have been held. It was nothing against Lindy Ellis since I didn’t know her at the time, but I would have felt that way about ...