TO THE EDITOR: What will the presidential candidates talk about today? How about the taxes they did or didn’t pay or the economy, Medicare, jobs, etc.
Here’s something they won’t talk about. Two American soldiers were at the graduation of an Afghani policeman. They had trained this 60-year-old and gave him a gun as a present. He immediately killed both of them.
This is not an isolated incident. It happens more than we hear about. The irony of it is they’re killing our brave people with guns we gave them to get the Russians out of their country.
Why can’t we have intelligent leaders like James Monroe, who said “Avoid foreign entanglements, protect our own shores.”
If this would have happened 10 years ago there would be a lot of happier Americans. I know that I would be one of them.
TO THE EDITOR: As the Town of Peru highway superintendent, I ask your support of re-electing Janet Duprey to the Assembly.
I have witnessed first-hand her true compassion with issues involving the state of New York, especially the CHIPS program for paving and infrastructure for towns all throughout this state. Without this needed money for local towns, many towns would not be able to pave their local roads or would be severely hampered.
Janet’s passion with the many charitable organizations she is involved with is unmatched, especially the Autism Alliance of Northeastern New York. Our son Heath is autistic, and we see first-hand her dedication to this organization year after year.
Janet has proven her leadership abilities not only as as county legislator, then county treasurer for many years. Since 2007, she has taken her proven abilities to Albany to represent us in the district. She helped get the Adirondack Club and Resort through the Adirondack Park Agency process by reaching across the aisle and doing the right thing for her district. She worked to help get the St. Lawrence Natural Gas Pipeline funding secured.
What I really like about Janet is her honesty and her ability to represent all the many different folks and cultures across her district.
Please join our family in supporting a wonderful lady, whom we are proud to call a friend, and re-electing Janet Duprey on Election Day, Nov. 6.
MIKE AND ANNE FARRELL
TO THE EDITOR: It is my pleasure to officially endorse Bill Owens for Congress.
Bill’s intelligence, integrity and work ethic make him the right choice for Congress.
Our elected officials must work together for the good of all of the people. Congressman Owens’s record shows that he is a true moderate who is willing to work across party lines in the best interest of his constituents.
Congressman Owens (Democrat) worked with Congressman Gibson (Republican) to host the Federal Agricultural Committee in Saranac Lake, allowing local farmers to have input in the upcoming federal Farm Bill.
Bill works closely with businesses to promote jobs across the congressional district. He has been a valued partner with Canadian companies that seek to set up shop this side of the border. The congressman is a tireless advocate working hard to fill unfilled jobs, working with our local schools to make sure our students are prepared to meet the needs of local businesses.
Bill Owens traveled to Newcomb to give the commencement address to the handful of students in this remarkable little school. This speaks volumes about his commitment to all of our communities, irrespective of their size.
The congressman is helping our retired veterans and also current military personnel and their families. Bill is engaged with our troops just returning stateside from overseas. As a veteran himself, Bill never fails to acknowledge the sacrifices our military make every day.
Congressman Owens is very responsive to my office inquiries. Bill has responded to me regarding concerns from our businesses, military, farmers and constituents in general with tough issues that can’t be addressed at the state level.
Congressman Owens is a proven leader. He is non-partisan, honest, smart and has a genuine concern for the needs of the people in his congressional district.
ASSEMBLYWOMAN TERESA SAYWARD