Letters to the editor

University Games prompt many questions

To the editor: When the Lake Placid delegation was traveling to investigate the possibility of hosting the World University Games, I envisioned that the event would be an expanded version of the Empire State Games; instead it seems the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee ...

Help fill Salvation Army Red Kettles

To the editor: To the Saranac Lake community: Please consider supporting Saranac Lake’s Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign this year, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. Ninety percent of the funds raised here in Saranac Lake stay in Saranac Lake to provide emergency rent assistance, emergency ...

Thanks to all who help those who stutter

To the editor: Thanksgiving grants us time each year to reflect on our blessings with gratitude and to look forward to the new year with anticipation. At the Stuttering Foundation, we would like to take that time to give thanks: Thank you to the parents who take the time to read with ...

TRAC pleased Proposal 3 passed

To the editor: The Trails with Rails Action Committee is pleased that voters approved Proposal No. 3, the Forest Preserve land bank amendment, spearheaded by Sen. Betty Little, which amends the New York State Constitution to benefit residents and municipalities throughout the Adirondacks and ...

Grateful for Will Rogers, Elderwood

To the editor: The leaves have gone. We have had our first snowstorm. I worry about senior citizens living alone in the winter. So much to worry about. Why not think of going to Will Rogers for the winter? No shoveling snow. No grocery shopping. Everything is done for you: meals, ...

VFW turkey raffle thanks

To the editor: The members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3357 would like to thank all those who supported our recent annual turkey raffle. The winners were as follows: Billy Foley, Stephen Martin, Mr. and Mrs. McNally, Summer Tyo and Pat Brown. We would also like to thank Hannaford ...

A healthy lake

To the editor: Kudos to the village of Lake Placid, the town of North Elba and the AuSable River Association. It’s commendable that these three organizations have joined efforts to counteract the salt pollution in Mirror Lake. I remember a number of years ago reading about the beaches in ...

Advocacy for wilderness in Boreas Ponds

To the editor: Growing up in the Adirondacks, I never realized how lucky I was to spend most of my time around wilderness until I left it. As I spend more time in the Park and outside of it, I realize how special wilderness land is. Our ever-increasingly industrial world encroaches and ...

Supply drive thanks

To the editor: On Nov. 11, Adirondack Health hosted the North Country Medical Supply Drive for the second year. Again, it was a big success, and North Country Mission of Hope was able to collect much-needed durable medical supplies that would otherwise sit in basements or sent to the dump. ...

Detox center needed in every hospital

To the editor: Attention all hospitals! We have a national and statewide health care emergency. It is an addiction epidemic, primarily an opiate crisis. We need you to take action. We need you to admit and treat, not discharge, the willing patients who present to your emergency rooms and ...

Coughing up a solution: flu vaccinations needed

To the editor: 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu, an epidemic which wiped out 5 percent of the world’s population and infected nearly half a billion people. As the 2017-18 flu season is upon us, officials are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Last year, less than 50 ...

Hotel Saranac shouldn’t compete

To the editor: Like everyone else, I am thrilled the Hotel Saranac will be reopening. However, some of their success should not be on the backs of other stores already in town. It has already been pledged $5 million in state economic funding. My specific concern is its retail store ...

Thanks for featuring Van Nortwicks

To the editor: Thank you for publishing the story of the three Van Nortwick brothers who served in the Army Air Corps, Army and Navy during World War II. Miles was known by the name Miles around Saranac Lake and surrounding areas, not Robert. His mother was Edna, and it is her father Peter ...

Foundation helps Adult Center

To the editor: We at the Saranac Lake Adult Center woud like to thank the Frances L. Carpenter Foundation for the generous grant it has awarded us. This grant will be used to provide transportation to and from the center for seniors to be able to enjoy a hot meal with friends and the ...

Thank you to voters for re-election

To the editor: I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the voters of North Elba. I am honored and humbled at your overwhelming response and the landslide victory. It has truly been a gratifying experience to have represented the Lake Placid, Ray Brook and Saranac Lake ...

Thank you, and let’s move on

To the editor: I want to take this time to thank the taxpayers of Harrietstown for allowing me to represent them the past four years. It has truly been an honor and privilege for me to undertake this task. I hope that I will leave the town in better shape than when I took office, and I am ...

Temper tantrum

To the editor: Hey world, guess what? Twitter just caused a temper tantrum for TRUMP because one of his ex-employees turned his Twitter off. It was off for 11 minutes till it was put back on. This should tell America what kind of a president we have if he can’t be on Twitter. He’s ...

Public forum needed on Placid sports spending

To the editor: I read about the recent formation of the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee, which intends to spend up to $300,000 of taxpayer money to bid for a World University Games event for Lake Placid in 2023. If its bid is successful (there seem to be no other bidders, ...

Thank you to Carpenter Foundation

To the editor: Once again, the First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake is extremely grateful for the kindness and generosity of the Carpenter Foundation in support of our Community Supper program. Each Wednesday at the church, we are able to serve a hot meal, nutritious and free ...

Tax bill isn’t really for the middle class

To the editor: The House bill that was unveiled Nov. 2 will provide huge benefits for the wealthy and for corporations, while any benefits to middle-class taxpayers will be dubious at best. Numerous provisions will benefit high earners. The top tax rate does stay at the current 39.6 ...