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October 30, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 30, 2013

Conviction, character

TO THE EDITOR: As recent national events clearly demonstrate, few politicians appear to care about the people they represent.

It is nearly impossible to find a person willing to put the interest of his constituents above everything and everyone else. Paul “Crusher” O’Connell is one of those rare individuals.

Having known Paul for more than 40 years (we were classmates at MAI, Class of 1973), I can say without hesitation that he is one of the finest people I have ever had the pleasure to know and to be able to continue to call a true friend.

Paul has always been a natural but quiet leader. Paul has never sought individual praise or awards but instead has always put others first. If every person in public office were more like Paul, politicians would be held in higher regard.

Throughout his life, Paul has demonstrated strength of character, conviction to his principles, commitment to his family, respect for other and honesty beyond reproach.

I have no doubt that anyone who has ever had the opportunity to meet Paul and spend a few moments with him would agree with me is saying that Paul O’Connell will be the best councilor that Ward 4 has ever elected.

If I were fortunate enough to live in Plattsburgh today (even though I left in 1977, I continue to maintain close ties to the North Country), I would want Paul to represent me.

I sincerely hope that everyone in Ward 4 goes to the polls and votes for Paul “Crusher” O’Connell, the only man for the job.

VINCENT L. STEIN

Irving, Texas

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Positive values

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of my father, Sherman DuBrey, I am writing this letter to show support for his candidacy for Beekmantown councilman.

Although some may interpret this letter as being a biased opinion, I feel that the residents should know what I know about the man who has raised me.

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