Letters to the editor

Please stop vandalism, dumping at old Dew Drop Inn

To the editor: I want to thank the many helpful neighbors I’ve met since my husband and I bought the former Dew Drop Inn. They’ve welcomed me to the community and helped me in so many ways. Randy and I are trying to be good neighbors as well by renovating a blighted property and building ...

It’s private land

To the editor: I was recently reading your article “Biking from Buck Pond” and noticed that your mountain biking chapter told riders to “cross county Route 60 and go around the gate” on the the old D&H railroad bed. You failed to mention that everything behind the gate is private ...

Build garage on lot near Olympic Drive instead

To the editor: The legal battle between Adirondack Experience and the village of Lake Placid over the eminent domain takeover of 2476-2478 Main St. property for a new parking garage does raise the question why the village doesn’t build on the existing municipal parking property next to ...

In response to ‘The worst ever’

To the editor: Re: July 21 letter by Betty Palin Wise old statements: 1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. 3. The government ...

Hospice fundraiser thanks

To the editor: Thank you to Cory LaQuay and everyone who came out to catch fish at the fifth annual Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge in Tupper Lake. The event is thoughtfully organized each year by Gary’s son Cory, sponsored by the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club, and supported with prize ...

If gun control, why not cutlery control?

To the editor: There is a belief that gun manufacturers should be held accountable for any crimes committed using their products. Now, keeping an open mind, I decided to research this belief a bit more. What they are saying is that if you produce a product that, when used improperly, could ...

Keene town staff also helped with Marcy Field events

To the editor: On July 9, I chaired the Wings and Wheels Event at Marcy Field. This was combined the exciting events of the Keene Valley Farmers’ Market, a great custom car show organized by Chris Straight, president of the Adirondack Side Step Car Club, and the first annual Marcy Field ...

Ugly new signage

To the editor: After seeing the new sign by the Harrietstown Town Hall, my opinion is that it is bright, has an attractive background and is completely useless. Unless one is stopped at the traffic light or walking on the sidewalk, one cannot really see the “Saranac” name of our ...

The worst ever

To the editor: Tell me something, people: Do you agree with what is going on here? Do you like being treated like a second-class citizen, like we are no good or a slave of the 1800s? Tell me what do you think, poor and middle-class people? What do you think of the rich who think they ...

RINO alert

To the editor: RINO (Republican in name only) alert: My former congressperson Elise Stefanik just voted to force all North Country taxpayers to fund “gender-reassignment” surgery for soldiers who want to live as members of the opposite sex. The Pentagon’s financial bill for accepting ...

Nation’s governors oppose Trumpcare

To the editor: I find it telling that even after last weekend’s annual summer meeting of our nation’s governors, the majority — including many Republican governors — oppose Trumpcare. They do so even though several members of Trump’s administration also attended the meeting and ...

Kind man helps get car unstuck

To the editor: My wife and I have visited the Adirondacks, especially the Saranac Lake/Lake Clear area, for many years. This past week, we stayed on the ..south shore of Lake Clear and visited our favorite site on Lower Saranac Lake. One day we went to Bloomingdale Bog on a birding foray ...

Calling alumni

To the editor: The AuSable Forks High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the VFW Post 125, Plattsburgh: “Dutch treat” cocktails, 4 to 5 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. Choices are turkey at $20 (tip included) or prime rib at $24 (tip included) with salad, veggie, tater, ...

Saranac Lake should disband police force

To the editor: Once again the Saranac Lake Police Department has failed me, not to mention others. I thought their job was to protect and to serve. I have an order of protection against someone, and it was violated. What good is an order of protection if they are not going to enforce it? ...

Gratitude amid high water

To the editor: To say we’ve had a lot of rain is an understatement. It means so many different things, depending on the scenario. What starts off as lush greenery can turn into drowned crops. Soothing water sounds suddenly become thunder crashes and roars, family board games and damp ...

Parking idea

To the editor: Regarding the overcrowding problem on some of our more popular hiking trails, while in Montana, I came across a possible solution. On the Blackfoot River, there are designated parking areas at the access points accompanied by a sign asking anglers to “move on” if the ...

Roads getting more dangerous for cyclists

To the editor: As a former resident recently visiting the area, I was alarmed by what appeared to be a serious deterioration in safety for bicyclists riding on public roads in the region. First, while riding west on Keese Mills Road from Paul Smiths, I was very nearly run down by a man ...

Let veterans’ groups keep using pull tabs

To the editor: As we return from celebrating our freedoms over the Fourth of July weekend, we should pause to think of all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of this great nation to ensure those freedoms continue to be preserved. One of the most fundamental services we can ...

Make Saranac Lake a town

To the editor: This would get rid of the second tax which causes so many to flee the village. It would let the fire department become independent. It would make village homes easier to sell and result in fewer abandoned homes. This would need approval from the state Legislature. North ...

A community with so much to offer

To the editor: Thank you to all the volunteers and businesses that help to support great events for kids and families. We live in a community where our kids have the chance to get out, get involved and find joy in a lifelong activity. The Fun Run is every Thursday night with signups ...