October 11, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 11, 2013


---- — Backing Cashman

TO THE EDITOR: I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Michael Cashman for Plattsburgh Town Council.

I have known Michael for several years, in both a professional and social capacity.

Michael is a person who not only has great ideas but also the drive and passion to get them accomplished. Michael is open-minded and willing to thoughtfully consider any new ideas. He handles criticism with a maturity not often seen in politics these days.

Michael’s vision of community growth, low taxes and a commitment to small local business is one I wholeheartedly share. Michael truly loves this area and wishes to see it achieve its full potential so that all members of the community can prosper together.




Ferris understands

TO THE EDITOR: As a local property owner as well as business owner in the City of Plattsburgh, I would encourage my friends living in Ward 1 to support and vote for my friend Bill Ferris.

I have known Bill for more than 25 years and have always known Bill to be a hard-working family man whom you can find in church on Sundays. He is honest and professional in his business dealings and has a business savvy that will serve the City of Plattsburgh well.

Many politicians don’t understand the resource of money. Bill, being a business owner, understands that money doesn’t grow on trees. Money comes from somewhere, and it comes from the residents of the City of Plattsburgh, property owners and people who rent apartments.

Many of our local property owners are on fixed incomes and need to be protected against being taxed out of their homes. Bill understands the delicate balance between protecting our excellent city services and our property owners. Bill will work hard for our city.

A vote for Bill Ferris this November is a vote for the City of Plattsburgh.




Leading again

TO THE EDITOR: As the news stories unfolded recently about the Mississippi Honor Flight veterans breaking down the barricades to enter their memorial, I realized this bold act would not go unnoticed.

This could be the example our country needs to stand up and be heard, the inspiration we need to fix what is broken and make our nation whole again.

They stormed the beaches of Normandy. They were not about to be stopped from experiencing their memorial by some barricades. They own that memorial; it does not belong to Congress or the White House. They fought for it, they died for it, it belongs to them.

Once again the Greatest Generation is fighting for our freedom, sending a message to Congress and the White House that their petty bickering is tearing our nation apart. We want our country back and we want a government that works. We’re not going to take it any more.

Thank you, Mississippi and Iowa Honor Flight vets, for leading by example, and thank you to all Honor Flight veterans for making this country great in your youth. Looks like we need you to lead us one more time.

Thank you for your service. Thank you for your courage.



North Country Honor Flight



Honest, up-front

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of Paul O’Connell, I would like to say that he is one of the most up and up people I’ve ever had the pleasure knowing.

I’ve know Paul for 25 years plus, and in knowing him over those years, he’s one of the most honest, up-front people I’ve ever known. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys being and working with children in school sports.

I know he’ll do an excellent job for the people in Ward 4. So if you, the people of Ward 4, really care for your community and want someone who really cares for the people and what happens to them, then when it comes time to vote, vote for Paul O’Connell. You’ll be happy you did.

It’s a pleasure knowing Paul and working with him.




Davis qualified

TO THE EDITOR: Please join me in supporting Kimberly Davis to be the next Clinton County treasurer.

She is totally committed and highly qualified to serve the citizens of Clinton County. Kimberly has the necessary educational qualifications, graduating from SUNY Plattsburgh, magna cum laude with degrees in business, marketing philosophy and accounting. While attending SUNY, Kimberly received the SUNY Chancellors Award for Student Excellence.

She has work experience as government town assessor and was an award-winning bank manager at a local Plattsburgh bank. She also holds a financial investment license series 6.

Kimberly’s major work experience has been with managing money resources, credit and investments. Be assured that she will protect and invest the county assets wisely and keep the county fiscally strong.

This devoted and dedicated candidate has the education and work experience to be the perfect choice for Clinton County treasurer. Be assured that when she fills the Treasurer’s Office position that she will be totally and tirelessly serving the residents of Clinton County in all aspects possible. Kimberly knows what the problem areas are and is committed to addressing them.

Both Kimberly and I thank you for your time in reading this. Kimberly would also appreciate and thank you for your vote on Election Day.




Character, passion

TO THE EDITOR: We have been extremely fortunate to have some quality representatives on our legislature over the last few election cycles.

The representatives have not only had vision but also had the ability to implement those visions.

Again this election cycle has attracted qualified candidates, and one of them is Colin Read. I am very familiar with his qualifications. His education and resume speak for themselves. My support of his candidacy is based on my observation of his ability, character and passion for what he believes in.

Colin’s ability to see the big picture with clarity is one of his biggest assets. This is matched by his ability to express the steps necessary to acquire our communal goals.

I am fortunate to know many of the legislators, and I have admired their ability to work together, to compromise and to see beyond political lines. This is an ideal environment for Colin to thrive. With his election, our entire area will also thrive and achieve a personal goal of his by adding 3,000 new families to the area by the year 2040.

For those voting in District 4 for Clinton County legislator, please consider the qualifications of Colin Read.