Letters to the editor

Clean up Mount Baker trail

To the editor: Kudos to the Enterprise for the article going viral on the internet about New York’s successful legal battle against the EPA for not only violating the Clean Air Act but refusing to report the outcome of the suit on the EPA website. I found a wonderful complement to this ...

Don’t be proud of not voting

To the editor: Long ago as a student in public school I was taught the United States is a great country. It has been referred to as a shining city on a hill, the sweet land of liberty where freedom rings. My country is responsible for great things: ending wars, spreading freedom and ...

Thanks for SkatePark lighting

To the editor: The skateboard community of Saranac Lake would like to give a shout-out to Gladd Electric and thank them for their hard work installing the electrical service in the Saranac Lake SkatePark. Joe Gladd of Gladd Electric helped the SkatePark get one step closer to having lights ...

Insurance?

To the editor: Per the bicycle editorial: Do cyclists have to pay the same insurance that I do? While I love biking around the Adirondacks, I do wonder, from time to time, how we both share the road when only one of us actually pays insurance on the means in which we tour these roads. If a ...

Firefighter cancer law is an unfunded mandate

To the editor: The “Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Act” was passed by the New York Legislature in June 2017 and signed by Gov. Cuomo in October. It provides any volunteer interior firefighter in New York state who happens to contract certain types of cancer ...

Why I support Andrew Cuomo for governor

To the editor: Many people had forgotten that there was something above Albany until Gov. Cuomo came along. For the first time in years, the Adirondacks are no longer forgotten. The governor has invested millions in the Adirondacks, from tourism ads to upgraded ORDA (Olympic Regional ...

Important vote

To the editor: At the recent G-7 economic summit in Quebec, President Trump disrupted longstanding international trade relationships with our European and Asian allies, and insulted Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau. In particular, Canada is our closest neighbor, strongest ally and vitally ...

LPBA urges withdrawl of proposed change to tip credit

To the editor: The Lake Placid Business Association has written to Gov. Cuomo and Labor Commissioner Reardon to express our strong opposition to the Department of Labor’s proposal to eliminate the minimum wage tip credit. We have polled our members, and the majority are opposed to this ...

Estate sale brought out great stories

To the editor: Trine and Dennis Nelson would like to thank all the people who came to Hans Barner-Rasmussen’s estate sale on Saturday, June 9. Your purchase of Hans’ things will assure that his interests, hobbies and artistic choices will continue to be appreciated and his legacy live ...

Bike safety on our Adirondack roads

To the editor: While traveling this spring in northern Georgia on a cycling vacation, Karen and I encountered some of the best cycling roads and safety signage. We had a wonderful experience! Riding the Adirondack roads can have its challenges, but cyclists travel from all over the world ...

Bad air days

To the editor: Glynis Hart’s excellent story about smog and climate change (“Smog hits Whiteface: Adirondack Council sues EPA”) left two incorrect impressions with your readers. Both were entirely my fault. First: Not all of the smokestack pollution that causes ozone in the ...

Re: Supreme Court judge’s time at Albany Law School

To the editor: On June 9 you published a great column by Paul Herrmann titled “A charming Supreme Courtship.” I would like to clarify that Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson did attend two semesters at Albany Law School and received a degree. Jackson’s path to legal practice and bar ...

Tedra Cobb for the 21st District

To the editor: As we watch as the current occupant of the White House, without consulting Congress, overturns critical regulations that protect the environment, consumers and workers, while at the same time claiming that he is above the rule of law and can pardon himself, and then as we ...

Questions for Lindy Ellis

To the editor: As a taxpayer in the town of Harrietstown as well as Franklin County, I find Ms. Ellis’ abstaining from voting on the issue facing North Country Community College unacceptable and deplorable. She stated, “I don’t know enough about this.” Well, Ms. Ellis, it is now your ...

Impressed by Emily Martz

To the editor: When I asked her where she stands on issues important to me — she did not ask me what I thought. She looked me straight in the eye and told me. No long, vague, convoluted answers. When I asked her about our president, she said she is not running against or for him; she is ...

Cobb is once-in-a-lifetime choice

To the editor: I have remained an independent voter for the past 40 years, but today I regret that because I am not registered as a Democrat I cannot vote for Tedra Cobb in the upcoming primary election on June 26. The only chance I might have to vote for this once-in-a-lifetime regional ...

Give employees cancer screens

To the editor: The Cancer Services Program of Clinton County would like to thank the Hospice of the North Country for adding a benefit for their employees, a policy which will give them paid time off for cancer screenings. Our program encourages businesses to participate in this statewide ...

Golf tournament helps football team

To the editor: The Saranac Lake 5th Quarter Club held its sixth annual Golf Tournament on Saturday June 2 at the Saranac Lake Golf Course. The 5th Quarter Club would like to say thank you to all who attended, Tony and the Saranac Lake Golf Club, and a thank-you to the following people and ...

L.P. Quinn helps hospice

To the editor and hospice supporters: On Tuesday, June 5, High Peaks Hospice held its 26th annual Radio Day. We’d like to thank the principal, Dr. Michele Pinard, and staff of L.P. Quinn Elementary School for hosting our event this year. Special thanks to the outstanding teachers and ...

Poem: ‘The Sun Shone Through the Glade’

To the editor: It was the part of the day when the sun shone more sideways through the glade where leaves take on an almost flourescent shade of green after a rain in the early tender days of spring. I looked to see a more worthy recipient of such beauty and grew more grateful as the cares ...