To the editor: I want to express my thanks to the voters for their support of my campaign for Cicero town councilor.
To the editor: Four weeks after Election Day, the campaigning and vote-counting seem like a distant memory. What remains vivid, however, is meeting hundreds of Cicero residents over several months who expressed a myriad of comments and concerns about our town government. Most I met were happy with the direction of the town these past two years, and I have been proud to work under the leadership of Supervisor Jim Corl. Much has been accomplished in this administration, such as investments in the town’s infrastructure, fiscal accountability, and increased economic development, among many other accomplishments. There is much left to be done, however.
To the editor: Judy Boyke, Don Snyder and Lynn Jennings, candidates for supervisor and councilors in the town of Cicero, would like to thank all of their volunteers, committee members and supporters and those who cast their votes on Nov. 5 for their “People, Not Politics” team. We appreciate the tremendous effort that everyone provided to this campaign. When we made the commitment to run for public office, not only did it affect us, but each and every one of our family members and friends. Without their commitment and support, we would not have been able to bring our message to the residents of the town of Cicero.
To the editor: I would like to thank all of the voters of the town of Salina for coming out and voting on Election Day. I would also like to congratulate my opponent, Pat Foster, for being a part of the process.
To the editor: Yes, Halloween is over, but our gratitude and appreciation for our mail carrier will live on. We have a young lady who faithfully delivers mail in our Pitcher Hill community. On her own time, she puts together treat bags for more than 140 children. I must add, no candy. This is Lori Clarks’ fourth year. She really enjoys what she is doing.
To the editor: I would like to thank all of the people in the town of Cicero who supported me in my campaign for town councilor.
To the editor: When things around here work the way they’re supposed to, a child isn’t allowed to suffer from severe malnutrition. She doesn’t wander the streets covered with open sores. He doesn’t wither while others turn away. There are systems in place to prevent such suffering. Passersby call the police. Schools contact protective services. The child is cared for, emotionally and physically … as it should be.
To the editor: I am once again deeply honored by the continued support and confidence the voters of the town of Cicero have shown me by reelecting me as their receiver of taxes. It’s an honor that I do not take for granted or take lightly.
To the editor: Did you see the newscast about that poor dog who suffered an agonizing death? Did you see the picture and think how horrible that is? Did it make you feel sick? Did it make you want to cry? Are you still thinking about the dog and the animal abuse in our community and wanting to know how you can help, or are you already going about your day, forgetting all about the poor dog?
To the editor: There are times in our lives during which we ask an awful lot of our friends. I would venture a guess to say that, the majority of the time, we don’t even realize that we’re doing it. We ask for help with a household project, or need a babysitter at the last minute. Have you ever asked a busy friend to drive five hours on a Saturday morning to meet up with you in the middle of the woods and spend the next nine hours running with you, into the middle of the night, across a winding trail up and down some treacherous terrain? I have. I tell you this because I think you need to know what a unique opportunity you have….what a unique candidate you have in Aaron Arnold for Salina Town Justice.
To the editor: Mark Venesky is running for the Cicero Town Council and has lived in the town of Cicero /North Syracuse for 21 years.
To the editor: As you should know, The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has charged Judge Piraino with judicial misconduct for charging the wrong fines to over 900 people in the town court and failing to adequately supervise his court staff. As the Post-Standard has previously reported, Judge Piraino has acknowledged his repeated mistakes.
To the editor: I would like to submit an endorsement for Cicero town councilor candidate Mark Venesky. Mark is a direct individual who I believe is an excellent candidate for the town councilor in Cicero. Having worked with Mark in business development at UPS I can say with confidence that he will bring a high level of tenacity and enthusiasm to the position.
Anyone who meets Gary Brisson comes away with appreciating his low-key “common sense” approach to government and his desire to be involved and place his neighbors and community first. Having known Gary for more than 20 years and his involvement in coaching and umpiring, he brings that clear perspective necessary to made the right decisions and apply them quickly.
To the editor: Two years ago, I had a troubling experience in one of our local courts. I contacted a number of organizations in the area to see if they would be willing to work with me to address my concerns. These organizations agreed that reforms to our court system are needed, but they were not able to help. Instead, many of them recommended that I contact Aaron Arnold at the Center for Court Innovation.