To the editor:
I am writing in support of Barb Rice's candidacy for the Franklin County Board of Legislators. As a downtown business owner and nearly lifelong resident, Barb Rice is deeply committed to the success of Saranac Lake and the surrounding areas within Harrietstown. Her job as the owner of a successful business enables her to interact with and understand the needs of local year-round residents as well as seasonal homeowners and vacationers.
Every time I see Barb, she is full of ideas about enhancing our area. Whether it's a plan to support Saranac Lake's businesses, to seek grants for downtown architectural restoration or to push for expanded service at the Adirondack Regional Airport, Barb is always focused on protecting and expanding the economy of our area.
I especially agree with comments already shared by some of Barb's other supporters in letters to the Enterprise. That is, if elected to serve Franklin County, Barb's responsibilities as a member of both the village and county boards will provide additional focus across the various governing agencies that encompass the village, town and county.