Letters to the editor

Calling all SLHS graduates from the ’80s

To the editor: The first annual Saranac Lake High School Redskins 1980s Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Harrietstown Town Hall. This event will include graduates from all classes from 1980 through 1989. We have a Facebook group (SLHS Classes of the 1980s) and event, ...

Bloomingdale Egg Hunt was a success

To the editor: The fourth annual Bloomingdale Egg Hunt took place April 20 at the Bloomingdale Ball Field. Over 65 children enjoyed the various scavenger hunts, loose change drop, Golden Egg Hunt, and egg scramble. Many Saranac Lake High School student volunteers, Key Club members ...

Learn about climate change

To the editor: I have been reading a NT Times best seller, “Drawdown; the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” It is a concise and thorough analysis of the quantitative impacts of 80 solutions in areas such as energy, food, transportation, city planning and ...

Thank you for the free spring break art classes

To the editor: We wanted to thank BluSeed Studios for the free art classes offered over the Saranac Lake Central School spring break. The carving class that we attended was really fun. Mr. Paul did a great job teaching beginners how to carve a bear. We appreciate all that BluSeed did ...

Stooges abound in president’s cabinet

To the editor: STOOGE. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a stooge as “a person who is forced or paid by someone in authority to do an unpleasant or secret job for them.” Baby Prince Donald has a whole cabinet full of them and his latest addition is William Barr. The new attorney ...

Make-A-Wish thanks communities for support

To the editor: We at Make-A-Wish Northeast New York would like to acknowledge the extraordinary support we received throughout the North Country during the 2018-2019 winter season. First, thanks in part to the efforts of businesses and volunteers across Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties, ...

Dems need to stop helping Trump get closer to re-election

To the editor: Here is an example of why Trump will probably win re-election. We Democrats will win it for him. The national Democrats believe that they ALWAYS have to go overboard and defend and be on the side of and make excuses for all minority groups (and all illegal immigrants) because ...

Voters for Change show Earth Day film April 22

To the editor: I write on behalf of your friends at Voters for Change to invite you to a showing of the documentary film, “The Age of Consequences,” which will be shown on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m., in the John Black Room at Historic Saranac Lake (89 Church St.). This is a timely ...

Democrats need to re-focus their priorities

To the editor: I am SO frustrated with the Congressional Democrats. Now that they weren’t able to nail Trump with the Russia probe, they are moving on to obsess about and fixate on getting Trump’s tax returns. As if he would be the only person in this country who ever fudged on and ...

Adirondack Diversity

Gentlemen: Trying to ensure that all New Yorkers feel welcome in our region is a good and laudable goal. We can, and should, welcome minority visitors, and do our best to see that they can have as relaxed and carefree an experience here as anyone. It is an entirely appropriate objective ...

Thank you to the Blue Moon Cafe

To the editor: A huge thank you to the Blue Moon Cafe for hosting an extremely successful percentage sales day, benefiting Northern Lights School. It is always rewarding to attend an event that brings our community together, especially when it is in support of a non-profit that provides a ...

Don’t blame State Ed employees

To the editor: The editorial in Friday’s paper, “Is State Education up to the task ...” is unfair to the beleaguered employees of the State Education Department. The truth is that the department has, for years, been the whipping boy for many administrations wishing to cut costs. I ...

National Library Week is April 7-13

To the editor: Libraries strengthen their communities. Celebrate National Library Week April 7 to 13. The week of April 7 to 13, the Saranac Lake Free Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, ...

My response to the movie ‘Unplanned’

To the editor: I was given the opportunity to coordinate a pre-release of “Unplanned” thanks to the hard work by 40 Days For Life National Team. We had a full house, and everyone I spoke with was very grateful to be able to see the movie. “Unplanned” was produced quite simply and ...

Political pollution

To the editor: Are you prepared for another two years of presidential campaigning? In England, the matriarch of where our own USA governmental/bicameral legislation process originates, campaigning candidates are limited to a four- to six-month period in which to do so. The American ...

Thank you for compassion after son’s death

To the editor: Thank you for the outpouring of love and compassion, the calls, the sympathy cards, the emails and the Mass cards from our friends and neighbors for the passing of our son Brian James Bristol. We truly appreciate your support at this time of such grief, and this will ...

Donating your organs can save someone’s life

To the editor: April is National Organ Donation Awareness Month. Adirondack Health has joined other area hospitals, health care organizations and the Center for Donation and Transplant to create a donation-friendly community through the Hospital Organ Donation Awareness Campaign. ...

Mulvaney believes in social Darwinism

To the editor: I was worried when Trump hired Mick Mulvaney to not only be his budget director but to also serve as his chief of staff. I’ve heard from several reliable sources that it is largely Mulvaney who is behind Trump’s current budget proposal, which would deeply cut Social ...

An ‘environmental advocate’ who denies climate change?

To the editor: Since its start in 1998, the most commented-on section of the Adirondack Explorer magazine has been the presentation of opposing sides on issues of importance to the Adirondack Park. This page is titled “It’s Debatable,” and the question up for discussion in the current ...

Stefanik must do something about climate change

To the editor: If Rep. Elise Stefanik is wary of the price tag of the proposed Green New Deal (Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 27), I suggest she consider another piece of legislation as a starting point — H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This revenue-neutral ...