Scary time

It’s Halloween, on a Saturday. It’s the night of a Blue Moon — the second full moon in a month. It’s the night when we set our clocks back an hour for the end of Daylight Savings Time. There’s the pandemic, which is surging in its second wave after already killing a quarter-million Americans.

And if that wasn’t ghoulish enough, the highest-stakes presidential election in a generation is in three days.

We want to give you as much good information as we can to help you make your ballot decisions. We have interviewed all the candidates in this region’s races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, New York State Senate and state Assembly, and we have written about those interviews in news articles. We have run plenty of other election-related news articles as well; we issued a four-page Voter Guide on Oct. 10 with sample ballots, absentee voting instructions and more; and we reprinted the local sample ballots in Friday’s paper. We’ll try to get to a few more articles by Election Day, and then we’ll faithfully follow the process of getting results — however long that takes, with so many absentee ballots that won’t be counted for another week or so.

We are not, however, endorsing any candidates this election. We have opinions, but we have decided to set them aside and not burden you with those this time around. Hopefully that gives you as much relief as the extra hour of sleep you’ll get with tonight’s time change.

Happy Halloween!


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