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.
To the editor: I am writing today to share why I am proud to support Mike Becallo for Cicero town council. While Mike and I see eye to eye on the basic concepts of liberty and community, my support for Mike stems from well beyond political ideology.
To the editor: I read with interest Mark Mangicaro’s letter which appeared in the Oct. 9 edition of your newspaper (“Selecting the best candidate”). In fact I read it several times, because I was fascinated by the way he twisted events and pulled facts from, well, thin air.
To the editor: As Election Day approaches it is clear that the best candidate for Cicero town supervisor is Jessica Zambrano. We have had the opportunity to observe Jessica’s leadership skills throughout her years of public service and Jessica has certainly proven her dedication to the town. Whether it has been collaborating with diverse groups for the betterment of our community or working with business leaders and residents to address their concerns or needs, Jessica shares our commitment to the town its citizenry and various attributes.
To the editor: I write today to share my thoughts why Mike Becallo is the best candidate for Cicero town councilor. I feel he shares the views for the future of Cicero and Central New York as a whole that my wife and I have. I find it refreshing to see a candidate that is passionate about the town that he grew up in. While many people his age have chosen to leave Central New York, Mike has not only decided to stay but also has stepped up to be the voice for the people that he is proud to call his neighbors.
To the editor: How very unique for town candidates to receive the diverse support and endorsements of three political entities. The Cicero Democratic and Conservative parties and the Veterans Party all agree that supervisor candidate Judy Boyke and council candidates Lynn Jennings and Don Snyder are your best choice to serve as town officials. It has become very easy in our busy lives to ignore local government and not be concerned about what individuals are making decisions affecting our property, safety, traffic concerns and town services. These three endorsements are a strong indication that, as residents, we are promised to receive the best possible service for all property owners, town departments, and its’ employees by encouraging a positive business atmosphere in these most challenging times.
To the editor: Great to hear good news for a change. Michael Savage, the ultra-conservative talk show host of “The Savage Nation,” will have a new radio time slot starting January 2014. I’m hoping it’s sooner.
To the editor: Election time again in the Town of Clay. The best-run town in the area. Yes, I’m prejudiced; I’ve lived here a long time. We Clay people haven’t been bothered with the acrimony and indecision suffered by the towns around us. The reason is the group of people who run this town. They do it well and quietly.
While a few northern Onondaga County Legislature districts are unopposed this time around, a couple of districts feature contested races. In the fourth district, Democrat Carol Sinesi takes on incumbent Republican Judy Tassone, while Democrat Gary Brisson will try to unseat long-term incumbent Republican Kathy Rapp in the fifth district. Read on for candidate profiles.
To the editor: I am responding to Mark Mangicaro’s letter that appeared in the Oct. 10th edition of the Star News, the letter in which he accused me of having “sour grapes”. Mr. Mangicaro: I don’t know how many times I have to say it but I’ll try one more time. My opposition to you and your group of Republican committee members’ decision to back Jessica Zambrano for Cicero Supervisor is based solely on two facts: She is not an enrolled Republican and she is an opportunist.