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Letters to the editor

Wish I could vote for Ellis

To the editor: With regard to Lindy Ellis, I have only one complaint: I live just across the line in Essex County, so I’m unable to vote for her. However, I want to let everyone in Franklin County know why you should vote for her! I’ve worked with Lindy on various volunteer projects, ...

Snowmobile trails caught up in court battle

To the editor: Years of planning by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency came to a halt on July 3 of this year. The two agencies had been planning to construct over 27 miles of community connector trails, primarily for snowmobilers to use. ...

Ellis will ‘do things right and do the right things’

To the editor: I want to add my name to those supporting Lindy Ellis for her re-election bid as legislator in Franklin County. According to Peter Drucker, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” A legislator needs to be able and willing to do both. ...

Living in strange times

To the editor: I’m 67 years old, and I have lived through a lot of personal and political crises — not much surprises me anymore. But in the past few weeks, I have been reflecting that the times we now live in are indeed very strange. Three observations increasingly appall me the ...

Lindy Ellis for county legislator

To the editor: I’m writing to support Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. I’ve known her for many years now as a neighbor and as a county and village activist, and she has always amazed me with her energy, positive attitude and clarity of thought. If you are looking for someone ...

Stefanik sticks by her man

To the editor: Predictably in her role as a member of the House committee investigating the whistleblower report of presidential abuse of power in seeking the help of a foreign leader to undermine his Democrat rival, Vice President Biden, Stefanik “sticks by her man” by avoiding ...

Garcia held in highest regard

To the editor: My name is Robert C. Dedrick, a former teacher and coach for three decades, and most recently the supervisor for the town of Ticonderoga. I am writing this letter to express my opinion on a candidate that is running for Supreme Court justice for the Fourth Judicial District ...

Lindy Ellis deserves to be reelected

To the editor: Lindy Ellis is superbly qualified for reelection as our representative to the Franklin County Board of Legislators. She is knowledgeable and issue-focussed. This is refreshing in the presence of a national scene which is highy politicized. I especially appreciate her ...

Support for Lindy Ellis

To the editor: I am writing to support Lindy Ellis in her reelection bid to serve our community as Franklin County legislator. I have come to know Lindy over the past 15 years, first as a fellow small business owner, then as a neighbor and a friend. Her commitment to the well-being of ...

Purdue will be a great judge

To the editor: I have known Marsha King Purdue for many years and had an opportunity to deal with her as the district attorney in her prosecution of two men who burglarized my/our home. Many items both valuable and sentimental were stolen. Thankfully, the New York State Police were able to ...

Julie Garcia for justice in the 4th

To the editor: I want to share why I believe that my aunt and former legal guardian, Julie Garcia, should be elected for the position of Supreme Court justice in the Fourth Judicial District. As you know, your political party registration does not dictate who you vote for, you do. Whether ...

Lindy Ellis: A proven leader

To the editor: Lindy Ellis is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful and hard-working persons that I have ever known. More importantly she uses her many talents to serve her community. She comes from a family steeped in public service, with both parents in the Army and grandparents who ...

Archery teacher hits bull’s eye with free lessons

To the editor: Saranac Lake is famous for its beautiful places, but those who know it well know it also has more than its share of beautiful people ... like Charlie Marshall, who offers all comers free archery lessons, even providing all the equipment. (He sold some of his favorite guns to ...

What’s going on at Mount Morris?

To the editor: What is going on at Mount Morris in Tupper Lake? I have been going there for many years for my birthday. My dad worked there, and my brother died there at 6 years old. He got lost in 1944. I treasure the mountain so much. They told me I can’t go last year because it ...

Pair of films celebrate the human condition

To the editor: A multitude of North Country nonprofit and educational groups in Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh and Potsdam have come together to present two films celebrating the enduring human spirit in the face of ethnic, gender and immigrant hatred. The first of these films, “Forbidden: ...

Lindy Ellis right person for the job

To the editor: This is to express our heartfelt support for Lindy Ellis, who has successfully represented us in the Franklin County legislature since assuming office in June 2018. Rather than citing Lindy’s extensive accomplishments and qualifications, many of which have been addressed ...

Lions Club thanks community for its generosity

To the editor: On Sunday, Sept. 15 the Saranac Lake Lions Club hosted its inaugural Canned Food Plus Sculpture Contest. The event, chaired by Susan Steen, was planned as a fun way to collect food, personal hygiene items and pet food, which were then donated to the Saranac Lake Interfaith ...

Julie Garcia for justice in 4th District

To the editor: I am writing this letter to give my opinion on a candidate that is running for Supreme Court justice for the 4th Judicial District in New York. I have known Julie Garcia since she was 8 years old. She has been a neighbor, schoolmate, family friend and just a wonderful ...

Re-elect Franklin Co. Legislator Ellis

To the editor: Lindy Ellis and Richard Shapiro have been my neighbors since they moved to Saranac Lake from Elmira/Corning over a decade ago. Lindy was an engineer at Corning Incorporated for 44 years and with her husband was drawn north to be closer to the outdoor activities they both ...

Films bring attention to immigrants

To the editor: The debate roiling the country about immigration is full of passion but not much heart. The immigrant is an abstraction, a being who is not like us, not like the ones to whom the country belongs. But justice demands heart, demands that we acknowledge our equal humanity. Our ...