Letters to the editor

Sidewalk art thank-you

To the editor: On Thursday, Oct. 5, the Saranac Lake Lions Club hosted its fifth annual Sidewalk Art Poster Contest and Art Show at St. Bernard’s School. Students created their own “sidewalk art” using chalk on black paper. During the gallery-style art show, students, families, ...

State should appeal, turn rails into trail

To the editor: Dear Gov. Cuomo: My wife and I are writing to ask you to use all the legal resources of the state of New York to appeal Judge Main’s decision to stop the further construction of the multi-use trail, option 7, on 34 miles of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit ...

Planning and execution

To the editor: Option 6 specified that a trail should be built within the corridor wherever feasible. This option meets the needs and desires of all factions/groups interested in the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. The lack of a trail is evidence of the lack of will. There was ...

Library helps find relatives

To the editor: I want to thank Michele Tucker at the Saranac Lake Free Library for helping me to find my lost family. We found a relative in California who is related to my grandmother, who is her great-grandmother. We also found a lady in Florida who is my aunt and is her grandmother and ...

Stefanik continues to disappoint

To the editor I know I will get a meaningless form letter in response to this email, thanking me for contacting you and letting me know that as you travel the district, you hear concerns from many people about taxes. Well, despite the fact that you’ve never talked to me, never acknowledged ...

This is what democracy looks like

To the editor: Last night (Monday, Oct. 16) the Harrietstown Town Hall became an Adirondack forum and carried on the ideals of modern politics that go back to the ancient Roman Forum. The evening was hosted by Adirondack Voters for Change, and invitations were made to all the candidates ...

Vote yes for a constitutional convention

To the editor: Every 20 years, New Yorkers have the opportunity to vote for a constitutional convention. This allows voters to seize power from politicians by bringing necessary reforms to Albany. It is important to note that no constitutional convention has ever revoked rights or ...

Thank you from the Lake Placid Classic

To the editor: On Oct. 7, the 47th annual Lake Placid Classic Half Marathon and 10K was held. I would like to thank the residents of the village of Lake Placid and the town of North Elba for accepting this, the last road race in our area for the summer of 2017. The Lake Placid Classic is one ...

Great gala for carousel

To the editor: On Sunday, Oct. 1 the Adirondack Carousel hosted our fifth annual fundraising gala at the Guggenheim Lodge. It was a great evening. Special thanks to our friends who attended and those who supported us: to Kristin Parker, who once again helped to plan a fabulous event; Chef ...

North Elba shouldn’t appeal rail-trail ruling

To the editor: I don’t care if the cost is going to be “nominal”; I don’t want one penny of my tax money going to support the ARTA-led appeal of Judge Main’s decision. The board is overstepping its authority to speak for the people of North Elba. Have they taken a vote? Do they ...

Wrong to assume Las Vegas killer was mentally ill

To the editor: In response to the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, it goes without saying that the shooter was very disturbed. What bothers me in this instance, as well as other tragedies, is that the label “mentally ill” comes up almost all the time. Like I said, the shooter was obviously ...

Stefanik trying to save needed college loans

To the editor: Statewide, 50,000 New Yorkers, including hundreds of students here at Clarkson University, rely on the Federal Perkins Loan Program to pay for their education. The Perkins Loan Program provides need-based loans that are often used by students coming from lower-income families. ...

Cautioning Sen. Little about rail trail plan

To the editor: Dear Sen. Elizabeth O’C. Little: The following is about the proposed removal of the railroad line from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake. I live in Ray Brook (between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid) and as a result, most of my shopping and communication is in the village of ...

Right to bear small arms, yes, but not military-style guns

To the editor: The recent Las Vegas mass shooting should be a real wake-up call to people all over the United States. We need to put gun safety measures in place that will reduce such incidents in the future. The Constitution guaranties the right to bear arms, but I cannot believe that was ...

North Elba supervisor should debate

To the editor: As a resident of the town of North Elba, I was dismayed to read in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that Robi Politi, our North Elba town supervisor, is unwilling to debate his opponent, Brian Barrett, before the upcoming election. Single-party government at any level is a ...

Passing, markings and kudos

To the editor: Passings 1. Don Baylor — drafted by Orioles in 1967; played in Rochester in 1968 and ’69, in Baltimore from 1970 to ’75; traded to Oakland in 1976 for Reggie Jackson; signed with Anaheim in 1977 where he was an All-Star and American League Most Valuable Player; signed ...

Kissmas III theme is ‘Dressed to Fiesta’

To the editor: Time to dust off those platform boots and get ready for the third annual Kissmas toy and food drive concert on Dec. 2 with your hometown local rockers Sonic Boom. This year’s theme will be “Dressed to Fiesta” as a tip of the hat to the Kiss album “Dressed to Kill” ...

Saranac Lake’s Women’s Civic Chamber
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Join the Women’s Civic Chamber

To the editor: If you enjoy having fun and meeting people while giving back to your community, the Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber is looking for you! Join us at our annual potluck dinner on Monday, Oct. 16. We’ll be at the ADK Cavu Cafe, located at the Adirondack Regional Airport in ...

Put guns in their place

To the editor: The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Obviously the need for a state militia has been replaced by ...

90-Miler is a great tradition

To the editor: I was honored to be a part of the 35th running of the “90,” the Adirondack Canoe Classic. The race began with a challenge from Bill Hulshoff (the current chief timer of the race) to run a “real” canoe race. He considered a real race to be 100 miles. It has evolved ...