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Letters To The Editor

MARCI: Zeldin Coalition Will Save NY
Letter from James Marci

Zeldin Coalition Will Save NY

I love New York. It’s the tourism slogan here in the Empire State, but I do truly have a love for this place. New York is my home, it’s where I’ve been brought up, and I feel as though I have a loyalty to protect it. New York is my home and fellow New Yorkers are my family. It’s because I have this strong connection to our state that I feel a deep sense of despondency when I hear my fellow New Yorker say that they are giving up on New York and leaving for supposedly greener grass.

LANSING: Voters Urged to Think First
Letter from Douglas B. Lansing

Voters Urged to Think First

Some shared thoughts as you head to the polls:

Each candidate for each election should be evaluated based on their own merit. In my opinion, voting only “for my team” or “against your team” is lazy American citizenship. Down-ballot voting is dangerous for all of us.

American democracy has veered from our Founding Fathers’ intended destination. We, the citizens of America, have to bring the American Republic back on course.

WHELAN: ‘I Want My Republican Party Back’
Letter from Mary Anne Whelan

‘I Want My Republican Party Back’

To the Editor:

I am writing as a Registered Republican and in protest of Stefanik’s representation of our party.  She is a person who consistently misrepresents herself, just as she does the results of the past Presidential election. This is a person who said that Pence, the honorable Vice-president during the Trump administration, did the wrong thing by certifying the clear results of the Electoral College and the popular vote. Which means that in her view he should have helped overthrow the lawful and constitutionally based process, to keep Trump in power.

BECKERT: Vote! Please Help Save Our Country
Letter from Bruce Beckert

Vote! Please Help
Save Our Country

This election is like none other in our time. It will either cement the global elite’s plan for our country or start us back on a path that will ultimately save this country so our grandchildren can have a lifestyle of freedom and opportunity that we have been so blessed with.

The Democrats have gotten used to swaying liberal Republicans, buying key elections with global elites’ dollars or just stealing elections. They have worked our judicial system, our media and the mind of some, so they can pull off most of their tricks. If patriotic Republicans don’t achieve wide margins we will see more elections stolen. Contrary to what many liberals think, a successful Democratic midterm election will lead to a country we will not recognize or be able to reverse. Democrats want a one-party system of government which will end our democracy, our way of life and the principles that have propelled us to the greatest power in the world.

CARMAN: Candidate’s Record Should Be Examined
Letter from Tracy Carman

Candidate’s Record
Should Be Examined

Choosing who we want to represent our interests in Albany is about looking at the track record and asking who will do more for our area.

In the 122nd Assembly District, the answer is clear. In Brian Miller’s six years in office, he has had only one bill passed and signed into law. More often than not, he voted AGAINST legislation that would help our district.

DEWEY: Stefanik Does Not Put Upstate First
Letter from Jeanne Dewey

Stefanik Does Not
Put Upstate First

I’m glad you’re highlighting political candidates and their positions on important issues. Having real information to base one’s vote on is key to making an informed decision at the ballot box. The problem is, candidates can say anything they want, whether it is true or false.

I was interested to read Elise Stefanik’s description of her accomplishments, and was surprised at her statement that she “delivered over $500 million in federal funds back to Upstate New York.” Hmmm….I thought I heard she had voted against all of those federal dollars. Since I didn’t want to assume her statement was false, I looked up her voting record.

POPE: Vote ‘Yes’ for Proposition 1
Letter from Ellen Pope

Vote ‘Yes’ for Proposition 1

This Election Day, Otsego County voters have the chance to vote for a cleaner environmental future for our children and grandchildren. Proposition 1, the NYS Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act, is on the ballot again for the first time since 1996, and the stakes could not be clearer for the health of Otsego County residents, farmlands, open space, and waterways.

GARDNER: Vote Josh Riley for Congress
Letter from JoAnn Gardner

Vote Josh Riley for Congress

The 2022 midterm elections are upon us and once again we need to sift through the news and all of the flyers we receive in the mail to figure out who to vote for.

In the 19th Congressional District, I have learned that Josh Riley supports the CHIPS and Science Act that was responsible for bringing the multi-billion dollar chip plant to the Syracuse area. This is a game changer for families who watch their kids graduate and move out of the area in search of good paying jobs.

HAMILL: Unity, Not Party, More Important
Letter from Andrew Hamill

Unity, Not Party,
More Important

Last month, I put statements in All Otsego for our country to heed the call of unity as well as speaking to you all about it. I firmly stand by my statements. I speak on the week before Election Day by saying that regardless of who wins and who loses in this election and other elections, we need unity.

If we are to have unity, we need to put our political parties and their agendas aside and come together for the sake of our country. When 9/11/2001 happened, we had unity which was, and is, a blessing in disguise.

KIRNAN: Miller Works Hard for Voters
Letter from Veronica & Bill Kirnan

Miller Works Hard for Voters

We have been raising our family in the Town of Montgomery, Orange County, New York, for many years. We are about to lose our current Assembly person, Brian Miller, and we know that many of you reading this letter will have an opportunity to vote for Brian this year for the first time.

WILCOX: Another Call for Voters
Letter from Keith Willcox

Another Call for Voters

In his letter of October 13th, Bruce Beckert gives a concise image of the current Republican Party. His sources of honest information might’ve included Fox News and Infowars, but those in the know are already familiar with them. He did sign his name, which puts him ahead of the “Sound-Offers” in that other paper. Most importantly, he urges us all to vote. Not to worry, Mr. Beckert.

Keith Willcox
Roseboom

BECKERT: Vote! Please Help Save Our Country
Letter from Bruce Beckert

Vote! Please Help
Save Our Country

This election is like none other in our time. It will either cement the global elite’s plan for our country or start us back on a path that will ultimately save this country so our grandchildren can have a lifestyle of freedom and opportunity that we have been so blessed with.

The Democrats have gotten used to swaying liberal Republicans, buying key elections with global elites’ dollars or just stealing elections. They have worked our judicial system, our media and the mind of some, so they can pull off most of their tricks. If patriotic Republicans don’t achieve wide margins we will see more elections stolen. Contrary to what many liberals think, a successful Democratic midterm election will lead to a country we will not recognize or be able to reverse. Democrats want a one-party system of government which will end our democracy, our way of life and the principles that have propelled us to the greatest power in the world.

RENCKENS: Is ‘Perfect Village’ Pricing Out Seniors?
Letter from Jim & Polly Renckens

Is ‘Perfect Village’
Pricing Out Seniors?

Now getting into our ninth decade of life, we find there are concerns that weren’t there in our eighth decade.

The latest concern is downsizing. Even though we older folks want to stay in our present home forever, the reality is that the constant upkeep, inside and out, becomes very difficult. So now is the time, and many others feel this way too, to move forward to the next stage of our lives. Now is the time to sell the house and move to a first floor, handicapped accessible two-bedroom in Cooperstown. BUT—now the problem! These apartments are like finding “hens’ teeth” (as my Dad used to say). We don’t want to put our home on the market, and have no place to live.

WILLCOX: Another Call for Voters This Election
Letter from Keith Willcox

Another Call for
Voters This Election

In his letter of October 13th, Bruce Beckert gives a concise image of the current Republican Party. His sources of honest information might’ve included Fox News and Infowars, but those in the know are already familiar with them. He did sign his name, which puts him ahead of the “Sound-Offers” in that other paper. Most importantly, he urges us all to vote. Not to worry, Mr. Beckert.

Keith Willcox
Roseboom

Read the original letter from Bruce Beckert HERE.

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