Letters to the editor

Gabriels power line operations by National Grid

To the editor: While attending the monarch program at the Wild Center recently I mentioned the devastation visited on substantial stands of milkweed and nectar plants growing on the Gabriels power line right of way. We had observed National Grid’s contractors applying herbicides, ...

Stefanik hasn’t stuck up for Canada against Saudis

To the editor: The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has launched a series of attacks on Canada in recent days, but Congresswoman Stefanik has been silent in the defense of our northern ally. The attack was prompted by a tweet on Aug. 3 by the Foreign Ministry of Canada expressing grave concern ...

Yes, Stefanik has raised taxes — through health care votes

To the editor: More baseless attacks have appeared from the Stefanik campaign. A current ad claims that NY-21 candidate Tedra Cobb raised taxes. Elise says she has NEVER raised taxes. Ms. Stefanik voted for the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care ...

Stefanik flunks spine test

To the editor: I write in support of Tedra Cobb as a good person to represent our district in the U.S. Congress. I have met with her and find her to be energetic, honest, open and concerned. She knows the district well and understands the issues of health care, economic growth, and social ...

NYSUT knows Cobb will look out for schools

To the editor: Tedra Cobb is an outstanding choice to receive New York State United Teachers’ 2018 endorsement for Congress. The NYSUT educational professionals in the district know Tedra will be a “strong voice for education and labor in the House,” according to NYSUT’s press ...

Warning about motorboats

To the editor: Reminder to the motorboat enthusiasts who plan to journey to the Weller Pond gathering on Aug. 18: The waves from large motors are very invasive to the delicate shores of these more remote waterways. At one time I owned waterfront and lost 10 or more feet of shoreline ...

Do we want Trump for four more years?

To the editor: What’s happening to us next? Tell me, people of the USA, why are we, the poor and middle class, always being put down and made to suffer more than the rich? Why do we poor and middle class pay more money out to the government and the rich don’t? Why do the poor and ...

Stefanik perfects ‘Art of the Heel’

To the editor: I am disappointed, but not terribly surprised, that Elise Stefanik has gone negative, stooping to Trumpian campaign tactics. Her juvenile alliterative put-downs of her opponent are all too similar to the childish and divisive tactics of our current president. We can all ...

Criticism wrong

To the editor: We write lest Heidi J. Moore’s review of Caperton Tissot’s book “Kicking Leaves” (Aug. 8) prevent anyone from reading it. Moore’s description of the book is on target, but her criticism is not. Moore faults Tissot for not presenting the reader with a central ...

Wonderful walk

To the editor: On behalf of the Essex County Health Department Women, Infants and Children Program and the Essex County Breastfeeding Coalition, I would like to thank everyone who donated to and participated in the World Breastfeeding Walk Around the Block Party on Aug. 3. We had a great ...

Taxes in all but name

To the editor: Elise Stefanik is streaming a TV ad untruthfully accusing Terra Cobb of excessive increases in taxes while she was a St. Lawrence County legislator. Stefanik knows that her assertions are untrue; the St. Lawrence County records have been widely published, yet Stefanik has ...

Trump is coming to the district thanks to Elise

To the editor: After many months of hoping the President would answer the invitation from our Congresswoman, we finally get a response. He is coming to Fort Drum to sign the National Defense Authorization Act with Rep. Elise Stefanik in front of the brave men and women who will receive ...

Woodruff Street business deserves answers

To the editor: I could not be happier for Saranac Lake to have won the $10 million grant from New York state. But while new money will be put into worthwhile enterprises, the arts and our public spaces, what is happening to the businesses on Woodruff Street as they have to deal with the ...

Taking a closer look at Trail User Survey

To the editor: On Aug. 4, a column appeared in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise submitted by James Falcsik of Irwin, Pennsylvania, with the headline “Report disputes trail booster claims.” The report cited was “An Analysis of the 2015 Trail User Survey and Count” conducted by the New ...

Breastfeeding is natural and healthy

To the editor: August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Breastfeeding strengthens the bond between mother and baby, and helps protect a baby from colds, diarrhea and respiratory infections. Breast milk reduces the risk of allergies, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and obesity. ...

Putin cannot be blamed for Trump’s base

To the editor: For the record, I am against foreign interference in free elections. Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election was an assault on democracies everywhere, and it flat-out disregarded the will of the American people. That said, there are certain factors that led to Donald ...

Kramer v. Kremer, Lombardi v. Landry v. Lambeau, Brown v. Halas

To the editor: Jerry Kramer was an All-Pro lineman who helped lead the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships during the 1960s. His books “Right Guard” and “Instant Replay” lauded the leadership of coach Vince Lombardi. After 50 years, he just became a member of the NFL Hall of ...

Political discussion

To the editor: It’s nice to live in a small town like Saranac Lake, where everybody seems to know everyone. It’s hard to walk down the street without seeing friends and neighbors, stopping to talk about life and sharing the latest news. However, in recent years, I have seen a change in ...

The spy sender

To the editor: Thankfully there is a candidate who won’t sink to the level of sending out a spy against her opponent, one who lies (“My phone is dead”) to accomplish his purpose. But no surprise since the spy sender is beholden to our nation’s most flagrant liar. Bill Cooper Onchiota

Nice about Reg

To the editor: What a truly wonderful write-up on Reg Clark. He was a local treasure and his wife the perfect companion. A great gal. When these lovely people leave us, it leaves a hole in our hearts. Godspeed, Reg! Sincerely, Jennifer Zahn Saranac Lake