Letters to the editor

Youth center thankful for community connection

To the editor: As we are in the season of Thanksgiving, I would like to take this time to say thank you to all who supported the Saranac Lake Youth Center in 2018!  2018 was a year of CONNECTION for us. What does connection mean? Instead of going to the dictionary, I went to ...

Why so long to address vacation rentals in Lake Placid?

To the editor: I have been reading with great interest that the Lake Placid village board and the North Elba town board are meeting to discuss the vacation rental situation in Lake Placid. Well, I liken this to closing the barn door after the horse got out. I was a trustee on the village ...

Re: Your recent ‘Long Lakers demand reliable power’ story

To the editor: Let me explain: Corp. has phased out preventive tree-trimming by its own crews (another good union job gone), now relying on contractors, which respond only after the “crisis” has occurred. Next up, Smart Meters, which speak only to headquarters and save corp. even more ...

Congrats to Stefanik on new home in Schuylerville

To the editor: It was nice to read that Matt Manda and his wife, Elise Stefanik, acted like newlyweds, saved and bought a home like a normal couple, unlike many D.C elected. So while it was good to read, it is also sad. They have picked a nice village with a smaller population than our ...

APA extends deadline for energy policy comments

To the editor: Dear neighbors: Recently the Adirondack Park Agency released its “Policy on Renewable Energy Production and Energy Supply Guidance” document (https://apa.ny.gov/_assets/Agency%207%20Energy%20Policy%20-%2010-29-18.pdf), which signals a move toward embracing large wind ...

The perfect holiday gift

To the editor: The perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list is reusable shopping bags. The Enterprise recently printed Rosalie Fontana’s informative commentary on the enormous problem that plastic disposal presents to our world — namely, that the plastic we discard is ...

Community needs to help our youth

To the editor: We as a community have been blessed to receive $10 million for our community. Some of that money should go toward our children, the future of Saranac Lake. I am very concerned about the children in our community. We as a community need to focus more energy and commitment ...

Poop Posse presents to board Monday

To the editor: Want to be part of solution in getting the dog waste off Saranac Lake streets and yards?! You are invited to attend the village board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 to participate in a discussion about finding ways to clean up the village using many residents, ...

Thanks for helping people in need in Lake Placid

o the editor: The Ecumenical Charity Program thanks all those who helped with their contributions to the Thanksgiving baskets. The following businesses were extremely generous: Price Chopper, Hannaford, Tucker Farms, Strack’s garage, Subway. Their contributions aided the receiving of 300 ...

Carnival Court pie sale thanks

To the editor: On Nov. 21, the Winter Carnival Court held its annual Thanksgiving pie sale. Profits from this sale are used to purchase the outfits and other necessities for the court. We are pleased to report that this year’s pie sale was a resounding success, raising over $1,500! We ...

Thanks for helping VFW

To the editor: The members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3357 would like to thank all those who supported our recent annual turkey raffle. The winners are as follows: Janet Lyon, Scott Woodruff, Amy Tuthill, Jennifer Burgess and Tony Godin. We would also like to thank Hannaford ...

Paul’s Picks revisited

To the editor: Cuomo, Hochul, Gillibrand and Little won because they are popular, if prickly in Andrew’s case, incumbents. Letitia James won because she is well-known as the New York City public advocate. Lindy Ellis won because she ran a flawless campaign. Stephanie Miner lost because ...

Cautionary lessons to shop locally

To the editor: I appreciate your recent reminders about purchasing locally, directed toward the residents of the Tri Lakes communities and I have a sad tale to tell. Some years ago ago, the owner of a large Hallmark store wrote an article on the Opinion page titled, “A cautionary ...

Thank you to local farms and Cloudsplitter Foundation

To the editor: On behalf of the students and families of Northern Lights School, we would like to thank Cloudplitter Foundation, Harmony Hills Farm and North Country Creamery for providing nourishing, local food for our children. Northern Lights School was the recipient of a grant from ...

Students help seniors

To the editor: Although it was a snowy November afternoon, at least half a dozen seniors showed up in the Saranac Lake High School library to receive individualized tech assistance from Seth Putnam’s technology club students. While Seth unboxed the 400 storage boxes in the new library, ...

Today’s plowing practices raise questions

To the editor: I have just recently moved back to my hometown of Saranac Lake after 49 years. My dad, Howard Strack, worked for the town of Harrietstown along with my Uncle Archie, Teddy Salls, Bob Girrard, Paul Pelkey and others. Something they did back then is sure a lot different than the ...

National wealth tax could help pay for college

To the editor: A problem that affects and hurts a lot of American families, except for the wealthy, is the cost of a college education. I’d like to propose a gradual, step-by-step change where we turn college student loans into college student scholarships so that one day every college ...

LPCSD board wants resource officer, but not as proposed

To the editor: I am writing to clarify the Lake Placid Central School District’s Board of Education position on school resource officers. In the Nov. 27 Adirondack Daily Enterprise, a front-page article titled “Mixed reaction to Lake Placid’s rejection of armed school officers” is ...

Wind, solar farms would scar the Adirondacks

To the editor: Dear neighbor: Are you aware the Adirondack Park Agency has quietly made a move toward embracing industrial wind and solar development inside the Blue Line in its Nov. 9 “Policy on Renewable Energy Production and Energy Supply Guidance” document ...

Thanks for supporting wellness center

To the editor: On behalf of A New Day Wellness Center Inc., we would like to thank Koffee Kat, Price Chopper, North Country Food Co-op, Saranac Country Store, Sacred Roots Maple farm, Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry, Sugaree Stitches, Tina and Rick Smith, Good Karama Kreations, Big M, Nowelle ...