To the editor: As I look out on the political landscape this campaign season, there is one candidate I’ve had the pleasure of working collaboratively and successfully with in the past. That candidate is Mark Tetley for Manlius Town Supervisor. As the former supervisor, Mark has proven himself to be bipartisan, trustworthy, honest and completely dedicated to the enhanced future of Manlius.
To the editor: By now you should be aware of our campaign message of “Security and Service”. We stress these issues in our town-wide mailers and lawn signs. Our stated goal is to “Save our DeWitt Police force and to keep our brush pick-up”.
To the editor: Manlius resident and Democrat Committee member Larissa Brenner wrote a letter to the editor in the Oct. 23 edition (“Missing money in Manlius”) that I feel needs clarification.
To the editor: DeWitt’s Republican candidates have fabricated two non-existent issues, calling for saving DeWitt’s brush pickup and Police Department. Both accusations are false and malicious, and are being promoted for political purposes by unscrupulous and unethical people. Never have the DeWitt Democrats or I questioned the integrity or existence of the Police Department, nor have we questioned whether DeWitt should be providing brush pickup.
To the editor: Your Oct. 23 newspaper contained a rather disturbing /unethical letter from Bernie Ment about the County Legislature race in our area. Who on earth is Bernie Ment to question Lorene Dadey's record as a civil servant ? He has never won anything or served anywhere and is not a property owner in the village of East Syracuse or the town of DeWitt. For the record, here are a few facts I had heard in person at various meetings.
To the editor: The town of Manlius election is November 5th. Ed Theobald is asking voters to re-elect him for the position of town supervisor. The residents of the town of Manlius have an opportunity to vote for a supervisor that has the experience, knowledge, expertise, energy and hard work ethic to lead the town of Manlius for years to come.
To the editor: I have known and worked with Ed Theobald for 25 years and as a result of this background, I encouraged him to run for a Minoa village trustee position. He did, was elected and served with distinction.
To the editor: It is with great enthusiasm that I personally endorse Edmond Theobold for supervisor of the town of Manlius. I do so because Ed is a true public servant who is interested in improving his community and is always putting public interest above politics. Whenever I call Ed with a question or concern, I can count on him being true to his word. In his position as town supervisor, Ed is fair to all sides of an issue and constantly looking for ways to make our town better.
To the editor: Election season is upon us, so I would like to remind people to speak with their vote. I am a registered Republican, and voted along party lines during the last town election. However, I can’t in good conscience vote that way this year because Manlius is now too top-heavy with Republicans.
To the editor: When are the residents of the town of Manlius finally going to have a full account of the hundreds of thousands of dollars missing from the Manlius Town Court?
To the editor: On November 5, we’ll go to the polls and select our legislator to represent us for the next two years. The choice should be an absolute no-brainer. Let me share the reasons why.
To the editor: To be a leader in government today is extremely demanding, challenging, frustrating and difficult - especially at the local level - because much of what a local leader has to deal with is dictated by the state and federal levels of government.
If you would like to see new leadership for the village of Manlius, you will be able to vote for mayor, village justice and three trustees on March 19. One of the candidates for trustee is without a doubt one of the most trustworthy and professional individuals living in Manlius. His name is Tom Pilewski and your vote for him as trustee on March 19 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the village center will ensure that you will be always be well respected and your concerns always considered of paramount importance.
Kristen Hansen speaks out about a letter written regarding Janice Abdo-Rott
While employed at the village of Manlius as the Parks and Recreation Director, I witnessed trustee Abdo-Rott give more time and energy to the village than any other trustee. I cannot help but respond to the letter written by a Morrisville college student because his accusations against trustee Abdo-Rott are false.
My current college project in political science involves gaining a local perspective about any elected official in Manlius. I chose trustee Janice Abdo-Rott. Trustee Abdo-Rott turns out to be controversial and polarizing, so I am sharing some of my findings.