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Letters to the editor

Donaldson was remarkable as county legislator

To the editor: As a former Franklin County legislator from District 7, I have never lost interest in the workings of county government and the activities of those who have served there since my departure. That is why I support Cliff Donaldson in his effort to return to the county ...

Donaldson will fight for south end of county

To the editor: I was the chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee for 13 years and a Democratic state committeeman for eitght years. During all that time, I was a volunteer for former county Legislator Cliff Donaldson campaigns, and in fact it was Cliff who urged me to become a ...

Lake Placid business owners for Rand

To the editor: To the residents of Lake Placid/North Elba: As Lake Placid-North Elba business owners, we are pleased to support Jay Rand for North Elba supervisor. Jay Rand will be there to listen to our concerns, advocate for our businesses and always be fair-minded when dealing with ...

Rand understands Lake Placid

To the editor: I am writing in support of Jay Rand’s candidacy for supervisor of the town of North Elba. I grew up with Jay in the Hillcrest Avenue neighborhood of Lake Placid. This neighborhood no longer exists due to the proliferation of mini-hotels on the Hillcrest strip and the ...

Rand is a proven leader

To the editor: I am writing asking for your support on Election Day for Jay Rand for North Elba supervisor. He has proven excellence in everything he has ever done. Jay is an extremely effective communicator. He will listen to your needs regardless of party affiliation and follow ...

Emily Kilburn Politi for town council

To the editor: Politics and bars do not go well together; everyone knows that. However, as the owner of the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, I know that there have been many times exceptions are made and unwritten rules ignored altogether. This is one of those times. I am writing today in ...

Veterans Day in Saranac Lake

To the editor: Veteran’s Day observance in Saranac Lake will be held on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Harrietstown Town Hall. There will be a speaker, music and, NEW this year ... there will be refreshments after the ceremony in the downstairs foyer of the town hall. (There will not be a ...

Rotary blood drive a success

To the editor: On Oct. 29 the Rotary Club of Tupper Lake sponsored a Red Cross blood drive. The drive was another huge success; enough blood was collected to potentially save up to 153 lives. There is always a need for blood, but with the increased number of disastrous events occurring ...

Don’t let Trump be reelected as president

To the editor: Are you ready, America? America, are you ready to be wiped off the face of the earth? I know I’m not. I hate having my taxes raised and going into not having enough money for the things I need or to have for my family. Giuliani just proved that Trump is not a good ...

North Elba needs Jay Rand

To the editor: On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the town of North Elba has one of the most important elections in years. Our longtime supervisor is stepping down after 12 years, creating a vacancy for the top elected job in town. North Elba and Lake Placid is at a crossroads for its future. Enough has ...

Support Jay Rand

To the editor: The Stanton family goes back generations here in the Lake Placid region. My family has been involved managing businesses and construction projects, both small and large, for over 40 years. I grew up here, went to school here and raised my family here. I am proud to be a ...

Kilburn Politi is the future of North Elba

To the editor: On Tuesday, Nov. 5, residents of the town of North Elba have the opportunity to elect Emily Kilburn Politi to the town council. Emily has vast knowledge and experience in addressing two of the town’s most urgent issues: i.e., affordable housing and short-term rentals ...

Outstanding for town board

To the editor: I am writing in support of Emily Kilburn Politi’s candidacy for the North Elba Town Council. As the former supervisor of Minerva, I understand the qualities necessary to be a successful representative in town government. I believe Emily to be a strong candidate possessing ...

Julie Garcia for Supreme Court

To the editor: I am a lifelong Republican and retired Warren County undersheriff and am entering my 50th year as a volunteer firefighter. With this experience, I have met and interacted with many people, including attorneys. Julie Garcia is an inspiration to any young person growing up in ...

Proud to have known Garcia

To the editor: As a trial lawyer with nearly 40 years of experience appearing before every type of judge imaginable, I feel uniquely qualified to express an opinion on the qualities necessary to be a judge of the highest quality. In the race for Supreme Court justice in New York’s Fourth ...

Donaldson helped bring DMV to SL

To the editor: Cliff Donaldson was a Franklin County legislator for 13 years, some of which were during my tenure as Franklin County clerk. When I first became clerk in 1990, and formally as Department of Motor Vehicles supervisor for 15 years, I saw the need for a DMV office ...

Doty for North Elba town supervisor

To the editor: It is my honor to support and endorse Derek Doty for the position of North Elba town supervisor. There are three main reasons I support Derek. 1. Derek has an incredible work ethic. I have never known anyone who has cared more or who has been more giving of his time ...

Republicans support Donaldson

To the editor: As chair of the Harrietstown Republican Committee, it is with great pleasure that I encourage my fellow Republicans to support the candidacy of Cliff Donaldson for legislative District 7. Our local Republicans have always believed in supporting the best-qualified candidate. ...

In support of Jay Rand

To the editor: As much as it pains us to admit our age, we have known Jay Rand for several decades. That being said, we think all those years of acquaintance qualify us to give testament to a very good man. Jay’s character, integrity and sense of personal drive is unparalleled. His ...

Kaltenbach for North Elba supervisor

To the editor: I have known Gary Kaltenbach for many years, personally and professionally. He is a very well-informed individual and would be a very concerned person for representing the residents of the town. I believe it is time for a new, informed individual to take part in our ...