Athletes are honored

TO THE EDITOR: The PHS Athletic Hall of Fame will be holding its annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Livingood's Restaurant and Brewery, 697 Bear Swamp Road in Peru. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $30 per person.

Reservations can be made by contacting Mike Deloria at 518-572-3620. This year's inductees include Leonard Duquette '68, Tim Kelley '84, Robbie Calkins '84, Lisa Zaferakis '91 and Kristen Whitbeck '93. In addition, the 1975-76 Boys Basketball team is being recognized.




Game was success

TO THE EDITOR: The fundraiser for the Peru Girls Basketball Program, the exhibition basketball game, was a family-friendly success.

I would like to thank those who helped contribute to its success, staring with the Peru basketball players and parents who volunteered their time and energy to working the event; it could not have happened without you.

Thank you especially to the Beatties for putting the gift basket together; it’ll buy a lot of backpacks. Thank you to our sponsors, the Peru Varsity Club, Hamilsun Community Solar and Laquinta Inn and Suites; your support was greatly appreciated. Thank you to John Clemmons, who handled the business side and saved me much stress and a massive headache. Thank you to the Peru Big Blue Team Members for putting on an excellent show. Thank you to the Caron’s and the Peru Class of 2022 for your excellent concessions.

And most importantly, thank you to the Peru Community; your support for the event was wonderful and we’ll make sure to bring back the Wizards a few years from now.

Community support is the first step in running a successful program and we hope to be able to pay you back with some fun, exciting basketball this season.



Henry is supported

TO THE EDITOR: I am proud to personally know both Clinton County Legislator (Area 3) Mark Henry and his wife, Cheryl.

Mark previously held different law enforcement positions, retiring, after 30 years of service, from the United States Border Patrol, where he climbed to the rank of deputy chief. He served, and will continue to serve, our community well.

Previously he was a police officer in New York, was Chazy School Board president, and a CV-TEC/BOCES Board member, amongst other valuable positions.

Presently Mark is chairman of the Public Safety Committee and the Children and Family Services Committee. He is a member of many local committees, and has the extraordinary privilege of chairing more committees and being a member of more committees than any other Clinton County legislator.

Mark robustly acts across party lines, sharing services and looking for opportunities to combine all our efforts. He has passed realistic budgets, which have spurred economic and community growth, avoided unnecessary tax increases, protected jobs, always managing responsibly and caring about all people.

Mark is a wonderful father and husband. He always gives of himself, not only politically, but also by assisting all community members in many ways.


West Chazy




Great as coroner

TO THE EDITOR: With the November election growing ever closer, I would like to publicly express my support for Chad Deans for Clinton County coroner.

I don’t normally get involved in elections outside Franklin County, however, I believe Clinton County would benefit greatly having Chad Deans as a coroner. Chad has over 20 years experience in funeral service, has worked as an autopsy assistant and has earned a degree in Mortuary Science. His experience, combined with his personal character and integrity, make him an ideal candidate for Clinton County coroner.

Chad Deans is a bright, intelligent family man that will give you the commitment needed to serve all of Clinton County. He is the type of person that will take the duties of coroner very seriously, and he will carry out those duties to the fullest with regard to victims, survivors and loved ones. Mr. Deans has the compassion and ability to perform his tasks as coroner under what will surely be very difficult circumstances. He will treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve.

In closing, I fully support Chad Deans’ bid for Clinton County coroner in the upcoming election and I encourage the voters of Clinton County to get out on Election Day and vote for Chad Deans for Clinton County coroner. He is professional, ethical and compassionate.






Strong clerk required

TO THE EDITOR: The town of Plattsburgh is an important part of Clinton County. It borders Lake Champlain and is rich in natural beauty. I feel it is the crown jewel in a county growing economically and culturally every year. The town is classified as a Class One town, which means the population exceeds 10,000 residents.

The town government requires strong maintenance, stewardship and dedication. This fall, one of the most critical service departments in town government, the town clerk's office, will be decided on Nov. 5.

One candidate, Kevin Patnode, has the important attributes that this office needs.

Kevin served the town honorably for over 20 years as the longest serving town justice, he was a public school teacher in Clinton County, impacting thousands of lives, and feels called again to public service.

The Town Clerk's Office needs a clerk who will work to serve the residents and businesses to the utmost. Kevin will promote friendly, capable and timely service to all who visit the office. Kevin has numerous ways to expand service and record-keeping, and I know he will implement them.

Most importantly, Kevin will be dedicated to the office of town clerk, and his record of public service is terrific. Please join me when I vote for Kevin Patnode.






Coroner works hard

TO THE EDITOR: I been a funeral director for 59 years and was Franklin County coroner for 30 years, from 1967 to 1997.

I have employed Chad Deans, both as a funeral director and as an assistant, while I was coroner. He was always very willing to learn and never was afraid to work. He has an excellent work ethic and knowledge of what the coroner's work entails.

He will serve the people of Clinton County well. I proudly vouch for Chad Deans without hesitation, and I encourage you to elect him as Clinton County coroner.






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