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Opinion

Elect Jay Rand

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a full-time resident and registered voter in the town of North Elba, I enthusiastically support Jay Rand for North Elba town supervisor. Jay is a lifelong resident of the town of North Elba and has an appreciation for the future of our area. Jay has acquired a great ...

Vote Ellis on Nov. 5

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Please join me in voting for Lindy Ellis for Franklin County Legislator. There are so many reasons I will be voting for Lindy Ellis. In the years I have known Lindy, she has always been involved in our community: chair or board member to committees that enhance the lives ...

Jarvis, Demong and Demars

Letters to the editor

To the editor: It is another year, and the signs are out again. It’s election time. It is time for us to elect qualified individuals who we hope will spend our tax dollars wisely. In the town of Franklin, where I was councilman, I had a firsthand chance to listen to people ask ...

Milne is qualified, ready

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Ashley Milne is a tremendous candidate for Harrietstown Town Council. Ashley grew in a small town in Idaho but has spent many years traveling to and living in different cities. Eventually, her small-town roots had her searching for the right place to raise her children, ...

Poll results, Oct. 21-28

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Is early voting worthwhile? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Another alternative

Columns

With the recent proposals and comment regarding the River Walk, Bruce and I would like to address our position. As far as I can tell, Bruce and I are the only two residents of the village of Saranac Lake who are being asked to contribute a portion of their private residence to the River ...

Rising corporate power prompts congressional scrutiny

Columns

The power of corporations is on the rise, and it is raising concerns in Congress. Competition is declining in the U.S. and other advanced countries, according to an April 2019 report by the International Monetary Fund. The extensive IMF report analyzed data from “nearly 1 million companies” ...

Help families have turkey on Thanksgiving

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As the fall and winter approach us, we are once again thinking ahead to the holiday season. To many in our community, this can mean angst when it comes to feeding their families. The rising costs of fuel for the winter months can take its toll on the grocery budget, and some ...

Passion sets Garcia apart

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Politics should play no role in selecting a judiciary candidate. In the North Country our tight sense of community reduces extreme ideologies from either party, making it far more common for people to vote for a candidate without regard to party politics. Out of the six ...

Slezak is well qualified

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing in support of Rebecca A. Slezak, candidate for Supreme Court justice in the Fourth Judicial District of New York state. Rebecca is a lifelong resident of Amsterdam and grew up as one of eight children in a close-knit family. She attended RPI and Albany Law ...

Slezak is a bona fide upstater

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Rebecca A. Slezak running for Supreme Court justice on Nov. 5 for the Fourth Judicial District. She is endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties. Rebecca is a bona fide local upstater, born and raised in Amsterdam, ...

Only voting for Garcia

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing to urge readers to get out and vote for Julie Garcia for Supreme Court justice in the Fourth Judicial District on Nov. 5. She is the ONLY North Country candidate in this race. Despite being a registered Republican, and despite there being four openings for this ...

Ellis has been excellent

Letters to the editor

To the editor: For the last several years, I have worked with Lindy Ellis on the Board of Legislators of Franklin County. She has proven to be a huge asset for the people of Harrietstown and Franklin as well as all of Franklin County. She has a remarkable ability to ask the right ...

Food for thought on River Walk

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Many members of the community desired to convert the property that housed three motels on Lake Flower into a continuation of park land along the lake shore. We are now watching a new multi-million-dollar investment being made on that site, which will draw many additional ...

Small business heroes

Letters to the editor

Small business heroes To the editor: As we head deep into the shoulder season, I’d like to take a minute and thank all the local small business owners. Those who stay open despite dwindling sales and even those who don’t stay open (at least not reliably) deserve some credit because, ...

Bravo, Lindy and Cliff — two fine people

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Congratulations to Cliff Donaldson and Lindy Ellis for their involvement in our sublime community. Cliff is a “native,” like two of my children, Matthew and Marlijne. Lindy is a “power-local” like the other two, Jessica and Annelies. I have been finding it ...

Not a no-show

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am attentive to the letters supporting candidates for District 7 as our Franklin County legislator. The letters have been encouraging and informative — that is, until Thursday, Oct. 24.  A town of Harrietstown council and Harrietstown Democratic Committee person ...

Reelect Lindy Ellis

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Lindy Ellis, our current legislator representing the towns of Franklin and Harrietstown, has proven to be a strong voice in Franklin County government. Lindy is always reaching out to those she serves to understand their needs. Eager to meet her neighbors and ever attentive ...

Clearing things up on Franklin town election

Letters to the editor

To the editor: My name is Peter Woodcock, and I am a current town of Franklin councilman. My term ends this year, and I am not seeking reelection to another term. I have been reading with interest comments being made by the new line of candidates hoping to fill the two vacated board seats ...

Rand, Hoffman and Cummings for North Elba

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I write to endorse the campaign of Jay Rand for town supervisor. I believe that he is both the best and most qualified candidate for the job. As a lifelong member of the community and an Olympic athlete of great distinction, Jay knows the community and its people as well ...