Letters to the editor

Vote for Straight, Politi

To the editor:I am writing this to encourage your voters to get out and vote for Larry Straight and Roby Politi.I have had several projects with both of them, and they have been interested and helpful, and have carried out their promises.GET OUT AND VOTE.Natalie LeducSaranac Lake

Brian Barrett for Essex County judge

To the editor:In the interest of full disclosure, Brian Barrett and I are personal friends. His young son and my daughter attend the same school. We share a concern for the future of the district where our children will grow up and hopefully settle down. I know Brian as a good father, an ...

Foster parents are needed

To the editor:I am writing to get the word out in Clinton and Franklin counties that we are in great need of families to foster parent. You can be certified in a reasonable amount of time, and I will work with your schedule. This is an opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a ...

Help the SLHS After Prom Party

To the editor:This year the Saranac Lake High School Class of 2017 will be hosting their junior/senior prom. Prom night is a very special event that happens in high school. This is an event that students look forward to attending as they leave middle school and start their final four years of ...

Help retired veterans get their pay

To the editor:I urge you to support H.R. 303, the Retired Pay Restoration Act. This bill would authorize the full concurrent receipt of retired pay and veterans' disability compensation for military retirees.Retired pay and veterans' disability are two completely separate issues. All military ...

Rail biking vs. real biking

To the editor:"Rail biking with good buddies" was the headline over Chris Mele's glowing commentary (Oct. 19) about riding rail bikes along the 6 miles of rail corridor between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear. "It was a day punctuated by ceaseless, chop-busting laughter bordering on tears, and ...

Time for a change with Donovan, Barrett

To the editor:Tuesday, Sept. 20, two of the candidates running for office presented their positions at a Voters for Change gathering. They were Brendan Donovan, candidate for North Elba town supervisor, and Brian Barrett, candidate for Essex County judge. They are presenting the voters with a ...

Vote Farley for judge

To the editor:This is the first time I have written a letter to the editor, but I feel this is a very important issue for the people of the North Country. On Nov. 3, we will be voting to fill two vacant Supreme Court justice positions due to the retirement of Justice David Demarest from St. ...

Garcia was an excellent law student, ADA

To the editor:I was struck by a letter which appeared in the Oct. 15 Post-Star regarding state Supreme Court justice candidate Julie Garcia. Incongruously, the letter called Ms. Garcia's qualifications into question while also acknowledging that she served as Essex County district attorney for ...

Aunt Julie raised nieces

To the editor:My Aunt Julie, who is running for Supreme Court justice, definitely deserves this position. My little sister and I lived with her for about 10 years, after the passing of my mother. Aunt Julie has always harped on my sister and me about having decent grades and making the right ...

Garcia has great qualities

To the editor:I found it difficult to condense all that I want to say about Julie Garcia in a scant 300 words. Then I recalled several lines written by Fenton Johnson in April's issue of Harper's Magazine. "Fate suggests submission to the circumstances of life. Destiny suggests active ...

Garcia has integrity

To the editor:It has been over 10 years since I first met Julie Garcia. Of those 10, I worked for Julie a total of six years, first in her role as Essex County district attorney. Thereafter, I worked for Julie as she went back into private practice in Westport and Port Henry.I first learned how ...

Re-elect Judge Meyer and Larry Straight

To the editor:For the past one-and-a-half years or more I have sat in Judge Meyer's Family Court, Criminal Court and Drug Court, along with family members. First of all, Judge Meyer is for the victim, and in Family Court he is for the best interest of the child; only under certain circumstances ...

Garcia is honest and sincere

To the editor:Dear voters:I am writing to show my support for Julie Garcia for Supreme Court judge. I have known Julie her entire life. She is one of the most honest and sincere women I have had the pleasure of knowing. It would be in your best interest to show support for Julie by voting for ...

Provoncha is best choice for county clerk

To the editor:I write to strongly endorse Joe Provoncha for re-election as county clerk.As an attorney, I have a lot more regular opportunity to engage with the county clerk than the average citizen. The clerk's duties cover everything from recording deeds, mortgages and similar documents in ...

Look to younger generation

To the editor:Essex County has choices for the voters this year in the Essex County judge and county clerk races. The incumbents will face off with Brian Barrett, who is running for county judge, and Luke Hudak, who is running for county clerk.Brian Barrett, who was endorsed by the Essex County ...

Meyer was excellent in court

To the editor:I had the daunting task of serving on a murder trial jury in August in Judge Rick Meyer's Essex County courtroom. Throughout the entire two weeks of proceedings, from jury selection to the final verdict, Judge Meyer showed that he is incredibly capable and has experience, great ...

Kaltenbach for town highway superintendent

To the editor:I support Gary Kaltenbach, who is running for town of North Elba highway superintendent. Gary is a longtime resident of the North Country. He brings to the office of superintendent a wealth of skills and knowledge. Gary has been with the Essex County Highway Department for 30 ...

Library thanks foundation

To the editor:The Saranac Lake Free Library wishes to acknowledge the continued support and generosity of the Francis L. Carpenter Foundation of Saranac Lake. The recent grant provided by the Francis L. Carpenter Foundation will make it possible for the library to continue to meet its mission ...

Garcia treats people with respect

To the editor:I am writing this letter to show my support for Julie Garcia as she campaigns for Supreme Court justice in the Fourth Judicial District. I genuinely feel that Julie is highly qualified and deserves to be elected to this most important position. Not only have I known Julie for over ...