The change to state election law to allow for early voting seems to have resonated with New Yorkers as over a quarter million people have taken advantage and cast an early ballot, according to the state Board of Elections. That includes over 2,000 people in the Finger Lakes Times’ four-county area.

Every election season, the Finger Lakes Times receives numerous letters to the editor endorsing or denouncing candidates. So, as we gear up for Election Day on Nov. 5, here is a refresher of our policies for political letters to the editor:

(Editor’s note: Virginia O’Hanlon, an 8-year-old child from New York City, wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun newspaper, and the paper’s quick response — printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897 — became one of the most famous editorials in history. The work was that of…

These may be uncertain times in almost every corner of the globe — including here in our beloved United States — but one thing that is crystal clear is the unwavering bravery and valor shown by so many who have served America in one branch of the Armed Forces or another.

According to the nonprofit Cervantes Institute, there are more than 577 million Spanish speakers in the world today. There are an estimated 40 million in the United States alone, and within 10 years there will be more Spanish speakers here than in Spain itself.