Letters to the editor

Concerns about new sidewalk sign rules

To the editor: To village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba boards: We were surprised and a bit frustrated to learn from our members the past few days that a new sidewalk and sign code was being implemented without warning or notice. The Lake Placid Business Association is seeking ...

Pulling together Class of 1987

To the editor: The Saranac Lake High School Class of 1987 is planning its 30th class reunion for the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14. We are seeking classmates that we have not been able to find or contact via social media, friends or family. Please find the list below. If you would be so kind as ...

Students from Mountain Lake Academy wheel residents of Elderwood Uihlein at Lake Placid around the Olympic Speedskating Oval Saturday at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Lake Placid.
(Photo provided)

Elderwood Uihlein at Lake Placid residents enjoyed supporting Relay for Life

To the editor: Our team had a great time supporting American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Saturday, Sept. 16. Our residents enjoyed participating by being pushed around the Olympic Oval by students at Mountain Lake Academy. Thank you for the following business who donated items for ...

Campaign for medical aid in dying is ongoing

To the editor: A recent Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Sept. 8) highlighted a New York Court of Appeals ruling against a case brought by three terminally ill individuals seeking the right to obtain life-ending medication by a physician. The article has confused many who are joining the New ...

Read a banned book

To the editor: Throughout the country, most children are starting a new academic year. Teachers are sending out their lists of required readings, and parents are beginning to gather books. In some cases, classics like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Catcher in the Rye” and ...

Stefanik’s true self

To the editor: If you follow Stefanik on Instagram, you’ll catch a glimpse of her carefully curated self: an empathetic person who loves books, hanging out at “home” in the NoCo (these photos are always obscured since she actually lives in D.C.), and chilling with Lin Manuel Miranda at ...

Clinton should be president

To the editor: It was both delightful and unspeakably sad to listen to Rachel Maddow’s interview with Hillary Clinton yesterday [Thursday] ... delightful because it was interesting and informative to listen to an intelligent woman who SHOULD have been our president now if it hadn’t been ...

Newcomers to the North Country?

To the editor: I must have missed the influx of diehard Southern rebels who recently moved into the Adirondacks, but there is no mistaking their displays of the “Stars and Bars” from porch roofs and pickup trucks. What these newcomers don’t seem to realize is how many Adirondack men ...

Foundation helps Northern Lights add free programs

To the editor: On behalf of the board and staff of the Northern Lights School, I would like to thank the Adirondack Foundation and its donors for its Generous Acts grant award. We are very happy to be able to use these funds to run two programs free of charge to our wider community. We ...

Area can shelter storm victims, make tents

To the editor: I’m of the opinion that the Adirondacks could provide both immediate aid and a long-term product for evacuees of the recent and future natural disasters. 1. Vacant North Country prisons would make suitable short-term housing for displaced people. Lyon Mountain, Camp ...

Harvey aid conditions

To the editor: To Rep. Elise Stefanik: Dear Rep. Stefanik: You should vote against funds for Harvey relief unless all of the following preconditions occur: 1. Sen. Ted Cruz votes against such relief — otherwise he is a hypocrite. 2. Money is also allocated to Puerto Rico. 3. ...

$2,000+ raised for Harvey relief

To the editor: I am writing to personally thank the generous people of Saranac Lake who gave to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of the Salvation Army. Thanks to your generosity we raised over $2,000 on Friday afternoon. I also want to thank the organizations who gave us space and helped ...

Kudos for flower arrangements

To the editor: Since I don’t do computers or email, I am writing you instead. I want to give a huge compliment to the Village Improvement Society for the flower arrangements throughout the village. I also want to compliment the businesses for their flower arrangements, which includes ...

Thanks to carousel

To the editor: The Campbell family would like to give a big thank-you to Jennifer Hunt at the Adirondack Carousel for helping us plan and execute a fantastic 70th birthday party at the Carousel. Our village is so lucky to have such a great facility, which provides fun for all ages. Cheers to ...

Thanks for helping students

To the editor: The Lake Placid Back Pack Program would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid, the American Legion Post 326 and all the individuals and businesses that donated money and school supplies to help less fortunate families be prepared for the upcoming school year. We ...

Hobofest’s helping hands

To the editor: The ninth annual Hobofest was a success due to the support of many helping hands. We’d like to thank our official sponsor, Little Italy Restaurant and Pizzeria, and all our other sponsors: Adirondack Health, Adworkshop, Best Western Saranac Lake, Cape Air, Coakley High ...

Support Tedra Cobb

To the editor: Dear fellow North Country residents: I have lived in Canton for the past 19 years and met Tedra Cobb about 15 years ago when our young children attended school and church together. Her intellect, compassion for others, strong work ethic and commitment to make the world a ...

Thank you from Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival

To the editor: On behalf of the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), I’d like to express our gratitude for the local residents and businesses that supported the inaugural Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival over Labor Day weekend. We had an incredible event with over 150 registered participants ...

The women are running

To the editor: Last month, the Harrietstown Democratic caucus nominated two women to run for the town board. If elected, the board would have a female majority. The Franklin County legislature has two women, including its chair. Northeastern New York recently had two women in the state ...

High Peaks Hospice volunteers Frank Turner and Sally Spadaro take pledges on Radio Day, hospice’s annual fundraiser, on June 6 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
(Photo provided — Susan Rdzanek)

Almost there

To the editor: What an incredible community we have! High Peaks Hospice’s devoted advocates have contributed $27,000 through our Radio Day fundraiser in support of the compassionate end-of-life care provided by our team of doctors, nurses, social workers and counselors. Thank you! ...