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Garcia has character and class to be judge

Garcia has character and class to be judge

*Garcia has character and class to be judge *Rail cars will hurt the Adirondack economy *Grateful to

Garcia has character and class to be judge

I have had the pleasure of knowing Julie Garcia for the past eight years, both personally and professionally, retaining her as my attorney.

I first met Julie when I was the president of the Boquet River Theatre Festival children’s summer stock theatre venue in Whallonsburg.

I was incredibly impressed with her unconditional love and support of her two nieces, Kristin and Kaycee. She was the district attorney of Essex County at the time and, regardless, ensured her nieces were enveloped within multiple, positively affecting venues.

What Julie will not tell you is that she selflessly assumed the “mother role” of these beautiful young ladies after their own mother, her sister, passed away.

Her love and commitment to ensuring her nieces were directed on the best path was second to none. Clearly, she loves them and they are her priority.

I also retained Julie as my attorney in 2012 to support me in a situation I had in Lake George.

I found Julie to be exceptionally fair to me, the court and the people of New York state. I was more than satisfied with her professionalism, respect for all and ultimate resolution that was fair to the aforementioned parties above.

Whether it be a “church or state” relationship with Julie, I truly enjoy our trusting and respectful relationship. Without question, I very much support Julie and her bid for the New York state Supreme Court justice. Julie is objective, fair, intelligent and articulate.

Julie is an exceptional person and more than qualified to fulfill the position she is seeking. Talk about class and character — that defines Julie Garcia.

Ed Mason

Westport

Rail cars will hurt the Adirondack economy

Life in the Adirondacks has always been hard. There are great distances between communities and jobs are few.

Towns like Newcomb struggle, but they have an ally. Hunting clubs have supported them for decades. Hunting season brings full motels and busy stores, cafes and gas stations. Whether you condemn or condone hunting, it’s a critical factor in Newcomb’s finances.

Iowa Pacific Holdings wants to store miles of leaking antiquated oil tankers on a rail spur near Newcomb. They may be there for years. Have you ever smelled the horrific stench of sulfides in crude?

Big game (deer and bear) will leave, as will the hunters. The economy will be crippled. There is no replacement for the loss. Like Tahawaus a few miles east, Newcomb could become a ghost town.

Small business is the commercial heart of Newcomb.

There are no tall office buildings or convention centers. We must protect them or the state Constitution has no meaning. Win or lose, we must fight.

The Adirondacks are not a scrapyard, and Newcomb is not a company town. It’s our town. The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency must intervene.

George Hebert

Cohoes

Grateful to Monda’s coverage of space

I never read a Richard Monda article without wanting to thank him for writing it.

All of his articles on astronomical events are totally absorbing.

We have to appreciate his expertise and equally his ability to present them so well for the reader’s comprehension.

Thanks to The Gazette for making Richard Monda’s articles so readily available.

Margaret M. Nixon

Clifton Park

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