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October 2, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 2, 2013

Respect for Calnon

TO THE EDITOR: Our vote this election for mayor has never been more important to ensure our city doesn’t veer off course.

After serving our city as councilor for seven years and six years as mayor pro-tem, Jim Calnon has earned our respect and support for that position.

I have known Jim for many years, both professionally and socially, and have witnessed the high standards he set for himself as councilor and citizen alike.

A man of conviction and good old common sense, Jim is adamant about transparency in government. He has a great deal of energy, with no on-off switch.

He is concise, tightly organized and systematically developed. Always non-judgmental, he settles on a direction after balanced consideration and is always effective and a persuasive advocate.

You will find Jim to always be a courteous and caring team member as well as a responsible, mature colleague and administrator. He always invests the extra time, effort and devotion it takes to be successful and will always hold himself to the highest standards of professional accomplishment.

When elected, people will notice that Jim will bring passion to the job. He will speak with conviction and act with authority. 

Vote for Jim for mayor, and you’ll soon see that he will deliver more than any promise.

KEN BAKER

Plattsburgh

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Parents’ responsibility

TO THE EDITOR: An article in the Press-Republican caught my eye.

It has been noticed that students are falling asleep in class. It is felt learning cannot be done properly because of this. Is parenting ending as soon as the ink is dry on the birth certificate?

We lived over a mile from school, had to walk no matter what the weather. We were up, dressed, had breakfast and arrived ready to learn. We walked home for lunch and did the same every day, with school finishing about 3:30 p.m.

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