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Opinion

Skatepark was one example of Ellis’ talent

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing to share why I believe it’s important to vote for Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. I first met Lindy about four years ago during our time serving together on the Saranac Lake skatepark construction committee. Lindy worked tirelessly on fundraising ...

Charities face a crisis, but there’s help

Letters to the editor

To the editor: For centuries, people have been donating to charity, supporting the causes and organizations most important to them. Sadly, charities are facing a crisis now — the number of people giving to charity is shrinking. Most charities rely on individual giving to survive. A new ...

Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislature

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Lindy Ellis was an obvious choice as the appointee to complete the term of Barbara Rice on the Franklin County legislature and is the best choice to continue in 2019. It was a choice of great service to the North Country. When Lindy Ellis moved to Saranac Lake as a ...

RLS in the South Seas

Columns

“On the 16th of April, 1888, Stevenson and party left Saranac. After spending a fortnight in New York, where, as always in cities, his health quickly flagged again, he went for the month of May into seaside quarters at Union House, Manasquan, on the New Jersey coast, for the sake of fresh ...

Murnane has worked to serve his community

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am pleased that my first-ever letter to the editor is written in support of Jim Murnane, candidate for District 7 Franklin County legislator. For as long as I have known Jim, he has worked tirelessly and unselfishly in support of his community. He has given freely of his ...

Lindy Ellis for legislator

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am going to vote for Lindy Ellis for legislator, and I ask you to join me. Let’s vote for Lindy and continue her service as Franklin County legislator. I believe in people who make a difference in our community. Lindy makes that difference. Lindy has worked hard for our ...

‘Know Your Rights’ forums coming

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In the past two years we’ve seen an outpouring of hate, attempts at overt discrimination, attempted rollback of basic human rights protections on the federal level. We are facing a potential crisis in the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn issues previously deemed settled law in ...

We need a change in Washington

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am still a registered Republican, who misses the civility, values and integrity that former Congressmen Bill Owens and John McHugh exhibited in putting the nation and constituent needs ahead of party dogma. These beliefs are sadly missing in the current congresswoman, who ...

Getting out the vote for Martz and Cobb

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Babysitting for grandchildren while away in Maryland, I spend mornings at the baby’s naptime making calls on behalf of my upstate New York candidates Martz and Cobb. I mostly leave messages — Emily and Tedra stand in favor of single-payer health care, Planned Parenthood ...

Elise’s efforts grow our economy

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I would like to thank Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for fighting in Congress on behalf of the North Country economy. Elise is consistently fighting overbearing government regulations that are a major hindrance to expansion, profitability and employee growth. Her push to delay ...

What is left in the garden? Lots!

Columns

Fall is here, leaves are blowing off the trees, and Whiteface Mountain had a dusting of snow. Tender crops — tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini — have been harvested. Summer sweet corn is brown. But gardens and farmstands still have lots to offer. Fall is vibrant ...

A ridiculously non-credible scenario

Letters to the editor

To the editor: There may be another credible scenario to that laid out by Gene Hibbard in his letter to the editor published on Monday, Oct. 8. It may well be that the absolutely, incredibly sexually savvy 15-year-old — who you assume was so very, very terrified of rejection — was ...

Former state police officer writes of cross-border terrorism

Columns

“Southbound Terror: A Marc LaRose Mystery,” by R. George Clark --- Most of “Southbound Terror” takes place in northern New York and Quebec. But it begins in Salem, Oregon. There a local farmer harvests a crop originating in China: “The seed, originally from the plant ricinus ...

Cobb isn’t connected to distant powers

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We are fortunate to live in this northern New York region. Yes, these are difficult times, and we have problems. But ours are not overwhelming. From Cape Vincent to Saratoga Springs and Rouses Point to the Tug Hill Plateau, the diversity of our communities and environment ...

Elise has good record on health care

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Elise Stefanik as she runs for her third term in Congress because she has shown her worth on a number of issues. As a senior, I understand the hardships that many have to go through, particularly when it comes to health care and ...

Cobb will put North Country before party

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Last year when Elise Stefanik voted over the objections of no less than 10 regional health centers to replace Obamacare with a law that would have denied 60,000 constituents’ access to affordable health care and cause local job losses, I realized that she was a different ...

Vote Cobb to avert disaster for services

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The needless large tax cuts passed recently by the Republicans — mostly benefiting the wealthy — have driven up the already large national debt. If they maintain their control of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections, they will surely repeal the Affordable Care Act, ...

Stefanik — honest, caring

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am a volunteer for Elise Stefanik. I have been a volunteer and have known Elise since 2014. Whenever I volunteer, I wear a “Case” baseball cap; it is honor of my father. When I grew up, my father owned and operated a Case Farm Machinery business. Some of the reasons ...

Ellis is best for county legislator

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Do you appreciate a person who takes the time to listen to you? Do you value a person who looks at all angles of a problem and uses logic to solve the problem? Do you admire a person who volunteers and supports this community? If you said yes to any or all of these ...

Support for Jim Murnane

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Residents of the town of Harrietstown, I encourage you to vote for Jim Murnane for Franklin County legislature. I have known Jim for a long time. I have seen firsthand the support he gave to the youth of are community on the courts and playing fields, and the support he gave ...