Letters to the editor

Murnane would be a great representative for Franklin County

To the editor: Jim Murnane has been a friend of mine for many years. We served on the Harrietstown Town Board together both as fellow councilmen and while I was the supervisor. We did not always agree on every issue. But, he would always listen to my arguments and those made by others. ...

Stefanik doesn’t make herself available to her constituents

To the editor: Representative Stefanik’s lack of accessibility, noted by constituents as well as regional journalists (9/20/18 NCPR report), is nothing new; indeed this reputation is well-deserved. During the election of 2016, three local groups (North Country 350 Alliance, the League ...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To the editor: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern New York, which covers Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties, would like to remind you about getting screened for breast cancer. With regular screening, breast cancer is more likely to ...

Support Wofford for attorney general

To the editor: I write in support of Keith Wofford, who is running to become New York state’s next attorney general on both the Republican and Conservative party lines. I strongly encourage all voters to fill in the circle and vote for Keith on Nov. 6. I have known Keith ...

Professional, experience and volunteerism qualify Ellis for Legislature

To the editor: Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to interact with elected officials at all levels of government in a variety of settings. Based on my experience there is no question that Lindy Ellis has the skills and qualities to be a strong and effective representative for ...

Vote for Murnane for legislature

To the editor: I am writing to endorse Jim Murnane’s candidacy for the Franklin County legislature. I know Jim to be honest, fair and hard working. He has a history of giving back to his community as evidenced by his work for the Saint Bernard’s church and school community, the town of ...

Campaign yard signs

To the editor: What’s in a yard sign? Nothing! Bruce Barney’s was better than Jordanna Mallach’s, yet she still won the primary for sheriff. Tedra Cobb’s was better than Emily Martz’s, and Tedra won the primary for Congress. Elise’s sign is better than Tedra’s, but ...

Tedra Cobb represents the people

To the editor: I’ve written to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to share my concerns about health care. Her replies are on form letters with a sentence or two devoted to my concerns. I feel like she didn’t really “hear” me nor understand that my concerns were important to me or other ...

Lindy Ellis is right for legislature

To the editor: I’m writing to endorse Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. I’ve known Lindy for years, and served with her on the Parks and Trails Advisory Board for several years as well. She is always contributing new ideas, and willing to discuss all points of view to find a ...

Murnane for Franklin County Legislature

To the editor, I am writing this letter in support of my good friend, Jim Murnane, who is running to represent District Seven in the Franklin County Legislature. For the 14 years I have known Jim, I have witnessed his unfailing support for the youth of our community. Jim has demonstrated ...

Upcoming election is a critical time when it comes to crime

To the editor: A “crime wave” is headed for New York! As a retired New York State Trooper and recent acting police chief in an Adirondack town, I am sounding the alarm. This upcoming election is critical. Obviously, on the national level, we see the “far left” destroying as ...

Doctor supports Martz for Senate

To the editor: The cost of health services incurred by 45 million uninsured Americans is estimated to be $99 billion, or 8 percent of the $1.24 trillion spent nationally for personal health care. Who pays when someone with no insurance visits an emergency room needing the legally mandated ...

Martz will help pass the Child Victims Act

To the editor: As the former director of Sexual Trauma And Recovery Services in Washington County for 18 years I am an advocate for sexual assault victims. It is estimated that 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18. Unfortunately most of these ...

I do not support Stefanik

To the editor: Elise Stefanik is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Spencer Ackerman, a former U.S. national security editor for the Guardian, reported on Sept. 28 that Stefanik, in her role on that committee, refused to subpoena documents and information ...

Cobb will fight for her district

To the editor: When I first met Tedra Cobb, I was immediately struck by her seemingly effortless charisma. She walks into a room and you notice her, not because of any grandstanding on her part, but because she exudes a sense of enjoyment and appreciation of other people. When I ...

Thankful for Watertown paper’s Stefanik column

To the editor: Sincere thanks to Watertown Daily Times Managing Editor Perry White for his valedictory guest column on the Stefanik campaign. If Mr. White was indeed “wheezing with his last journalistic breaths” he spent those final breaths on words worth saying. Voters in this ...

Stefanik wouldn’t help with Social Security problem

To the editor: As a registered Republican for over 40 years, I am extremely dismayed by the cowardice and lack of sympathy exhibited by Rep. Elise Stefanik. Back in 2016 I asked her for assistance with my problem with Social Security. At first she was all gung-ho at trying to serve me ...

Stefanik doesn’t pay taxes in the district she represents

To the editor: Let’s be honest. None of us like to pay taxes. Make that hate to pay taxes. Fortunately, most of us grudgingly accept that it’s our duty to financially support the services of the communities (village, town, county, state) in which we live. Taxes are not only the cost of ...

Democrats should focus on the issues, not Trump

To the editor: I seem to find myself to be in the minority in today’s national Democratic Party. I disagree with the tendency of most Democrats (including political candidates for Congress and those in the news media) to constantly bash Donald Trump over his obnoxious personality and ...

Tedra Cobb will work for us

To the Editor: We are fortunate in New York’s 21st Congressional District to have a congressional candidate with truly new ideas and who has a strong record in leading and executing change. I’m speaking, of course, about Tedra Cobb. For three decades, Tedra has worked with and for ...