Letters to the editor

Don’t spread pundit’s fascism

To the editor: I’m sure almost nobody reads Pat Buchanan’s column in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, since he doesn’t write for us but for his imagined national audience. Monday’s article, “Why the authoritarian right is rising,” absolutely went beyond the pale. In it, ...

Help clean up Lake Placid

To the editor: Dear Lake Placid friends and residents: While we wait for the weather to catch up to the calendar, our thoughts turn toward the outdoors and Spring Clean Up Day! Please mark your calendars for the 56th annual Lake Placid Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 12. We hope the weather ...

Students who care

To the editor: On May 4 the students from Room 134, Lake Placid Middle School, will be having some of their essays featured with wildlife photographer Robert Thorpe’s amazing photographs. Over the past several months we have been learning about the threat of oil drilling on the Arctic ...

Ready to protest

To the editor: We are so fortunate to live in this democracy, where we are free to voice our opinions without fear of a knock on the door in the middle of the night. We can hold peaceful public rallies for or against government actions or inactions without fear of facing riot police. We can ...

Upgrade parking meters

To the editor: Instead of worrying about increased parking fines and fees, more attention needs to be paid to repairing and maintaining the existing meter infrastructure. We recently noticed that if you park before hours (for example, 8:40 a.m.), the timing starts at that moment and not ...

Save elephants

To the editor: Have you ever wanted to see what a real, live dinosaur looked like? Or maybe a mammoth? Well, that might be what your kids or grandkids might be wondering about an elephant a few years from now. About 100 elephants are illegally poached every day, and soon they will be gone ...

Dylan Ratigan is a breath of fresh air

To the editor: As a proud resident of the Saranac Lake area in New York’s 21st Congressional District, I am writing to express my endorsement of Dylan Ratigan in his primary run to become the Democrat who challenges Elise Stefanik this fall. Dylan has a long history of speaking out ...

Emily Martz is one of us

To the editor: We are writing in support of the candidacy of Emily Martz, who is seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party in her bid to unseat Republican Elise Stefanik in the 21st District election in November. Drawing upon an extensive background in economic development and ...

Looking for LPCS alumni to support

To the editor: The Lake Placid Alumni Association is one of the oldest alumni associations in the country. One of its missions is to assist alumni in continuing their education. In that endeavor, the association is now accepting applications for its alumni scholarship. All recipients must be ...

Happy return to the Hotel Saranac

To the editor: Last week I returned to Saranac Lake for a short visit and had the pleasure of touring the newly restored Hotel Saranac. As 40-plus-year residents of Saranac Lake, my late husband Ross and I created numerous Hotel Saranac memories, from the weekly buffets to Honor Society ...

Thanks, Tom Catillaz

To the editor: Tom has been active in Saranac Lake village government over three decades. I served with him on the village board between 1997 and 2001. After serving as mayor, he returned to the board, where he served until this year. A lot of good stuff happened on his watch: mental ...

Democracy in action

To the editor: I had the opportunity to attend Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s recent town hall at the Moriah Volunteer Fire Department. This event was an open forum for constituents, and approximately 60 people came out to ask questions of the congresswoman. Congresswoman Stefanik gave her ...

It’s hard get out of Essex County with no car

To the editor: So once again, I am beset with what you might call the Amtrak Blues. I need to go to Boston, and all my cars are off the road. Nothing connects with nothing. I can fly to Boston from Saranac Lake airport, but just try to get there. Both Ground Force 1 travels between the ...

People have a right to ride a train in corridor

To the editor: To the people in the state of New York: I am a train advocate. I disagree with the Adirondack Park Agency addition of a rail trail to the travel cooridor definition and replacing the tracks with a trail I cannot use. My rights are: That I have the right to use the ...

Hockey tragedy strikes home

To the editor: On a cold April Friday, in Saskatchewan, a busload of young hockey players and their coach were killed. A great tragedy. Young lives cut short. The waves will ripple through the hockey world for years to come. It will particularly resonate in the Tri-Lakes. How many parents ...

Tedra Cobb for the North Country

To the editor: I enthusiastically endorse Tedra Cobb for Congress. Here’s why: Tedra has worked and brought her family up in the North Country, so she understands our challenges, our needs and our communities. She has twice been elected to public office, showing that she knows how to work ...

Enterprise misrepresented unions

To the editor: The April 6 editorial, “Union political fees hang in the balance” misrepresents key facts about unions and the dues our members pay. Strong unions are critical to building economically vibrant communities. The goal of the special interests funding the Janus case is to ...

Stefanik’s support counters climate change

To the editor: I would like to add a point to your coverage of the town hall that our representative from the 21st District, Ms. Elise Stefanik, held on April 6 at Moriah. At that meeting Ms. Stefanik restated her belief that climate change is real and reviewed the actions she is promoting ...

Hope, again

To the editor: There are many complex problems around the world that now make things seem far less hopeful or safe for coming generations. Changes in weather have brought hardship even loss of life in our country alone. There seems to also be a turning away from others by disregarding their ...

Third annual Bloomingdale Egg Hunt thanks you

To the editor: Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make the third annual Bloomingdale Egg Hunt a success. Even with snow and freezing temperatures, adults and children came out to the ball field and had fun searching for eggs. Special thanks go to Saranac Lake students Jamie ...