Saratoga Springs Dem has strong slate of candidates
I am writing to express my strong support for mayoral candidate Joanne Yepsen and the Democratic slate in Saratoga Springs. My reasons for supporting Joanne are as follows:
Joanne has been and will be a voice for all of us living year round in Saratoga Springs, including families, seniors and all who do not represent special interests or money but deserve equal attention.
She will return your calls. She is accessible and responsive and believes you are important.
Joanne is experienced and has an eight-year proven record of collaborative activity and success. We know Joanne’s record, her votes and her thoughts.
She will conduct city business in the open. She believes government should be transparent.
Joanne supports smart growth. She is not anti-development but pro intelligent growth to protect our “city in the country.”
She supports full staffing of our police and fire departments. Recently, several major construction projects have been completed and more are in progress. These new additions to the city will increase residency and patronage here. This is not a time for public safety to be understaffed.
Joanne will be a mayor for everyone. She will need support on the council to accomplish her goals. I urge all Saratoga Spring voters to vote for Joanne Yepsen and the Democratic slate on Nov. 5.
Janet St. Clair
Current Princtown’s board brings honor back to politics
I believe I am a typical Princetown resident. I work hard and mind my own business. And as with most of us who have lived here all our lives, I have neglected attending Town Board meetings and, for the most part, been uninformed about how our town is managed.
This changed when one of my neighbors was elected to the Town Board two years ago. He encouraged me to come to the meetings to see for myself what’s going on, but I never did. When he told me about the State of the Town address, in June, I decided to go. Supervisor Mike Joyce made the presentation, and I was greatly impressed by how Mike explained the town’s finances in a way that was easy to understand. I left the meeting thinking that our town was in the hands of people who knew what they were doing and who were truly concerned about the town.
I continue to think that way; but when I saw the video of the Oct. 8 Town Board meeting, I was really turned off by the criticism of Mike Joyce’s team by a guy on the board who had it in for Mike. Even at my uninformed lowest, I could see that his personal attacks were just like what’s going on in Washington — political and unconcerned about the town.
Mike Joyce represents new blood in Princetown government and this is exactly what Princetown needs. I see election signs saying something about returning civility to Princetown, but it’s already here with Mike Joyce and his team.
It is difficult for me to write a letter like this, but this truth needs to be spoken.