Letters to the editor

A resident of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid hits an inflatable ball with a bat in a game of baseball that staff organized for residents on May 15.
(Photo provided by Elderwood of Uihlein)

Baseball for nursing home residents was great fun

To the editor: “Batter up,” rang the Kate Smith Auditorium — and through the halls of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid on Monday, May 15. It was the beginning of Nursing Home Week, and many planned for us and helped us, the residents who call it home. We all had the chance ...

Plants in stores may have a bad insecticide

To the editor: The Adirondack Garden Club wishes to draw to your attention the dangers of neonicotinoids in many seeds and plants sold at home-improvement stores, malls, hardware stores, outlets, nurseries and whereever you find seeds and plants for sale. These insecticides persist in plants ...

Why take out the train?

To the editor: Preventing the Lake Placid-to-Saranac train from running this season would keep passengers and crew from enjoying the ride and merchants from getting extra business. Why would Albany hurt people for no apparent reason? Sincerely yours, Charles W. McCutchen Bethesda, Maryland

Lacrosse keeps growing, especially with the young

To the editor: On Sunday, May 21, Tri-Lakes Youth Lacrosse hosted its 16th annual youth tournament at the Lake Placid Lacrosse Fields. This year we had 60 teams and more than 1,000 boys and girls from kindergarten to sixth grade participating. Teams came from Montreal, Watertown and the ...

Many thanks for SLHS After Prom Party

To the editor: The 2017 Saranac Lake Prom and After Prom Party have come and gone for another year, but the memories will last a lifetime. We want to thank all the various people and businesses for making the After Prom Party a memorable event. The success of the prom party could not have ...

Why don’t more Republicans speak up?

To the editor: Here, here to Mr. Spadaro for calling out (again) the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and lack of civil discourse within our community. While there is a very large “silent majority” out there, it seems that it is the same people who take the initiative to respond to the ...

Saranac Lake Free Library says thank you

To the editor: On behalf of the Saranac Lake Free Library Board of Trustees and staff, I’d like to thank the voters of our chartered district for their overwhelming show of support in Tuesday, May 16th’s vote for the levy of a tax for the Saranac Lake Free Library. The SLFL strives to ...

Circa 1940s, game protector Dick Emperor, Saranac Lake, field-tests the latest technology — a “portable radio.”

Outdoor technology evolution

(Editor’s note: Columnist Howard Riley received this letter in response to a recent column. Today’s column by Riley appears on page A5.) --- Howard, I read your column last week with interest about Game Protectors Dick Emperor and Paul Benoit. You mentioned that you could not find a ...

Actions inherent to intentions

To the editor: It was disappointing to see that our Republican congressional representative, Elise Stefanik, has decided to stand as a cheerleader for the Republican Party rather than with her constituents. By voting yes to the House’s recent proposal to replace and repeal the Affordable ...

‘Silent majority’ supports Trump, Stefanik

To the editor: As stated here before, I have a strong, fundamental sense of fair play. Growing up, I was reminded, as my situations changed, to always treat everyone with respect and fairness. I find the current negative theme expressed by readers of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise most ...

Team Wheeler — Chip Wheeler, Rob Mullarney, Rob Kane and Keegan Vize — wins the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s fifth annual Golf Tournament Saturday at the Saranac Inn Golf Club.
(Photo provided by the SLVFD)

SLVFD Golf Tournament thanks

To the editor: On May 13, the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department held its fifth annual Golf Tournament fundraiser at the Saranac Inn Golf Club. One hundred twenty golfers from all around the area came out to enjoy a beautiful spring day and to show their support for the fire department. ...

Write-in vote for LPCSD

To the editor: Daniel Marvin for a write-in vote for the Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education. Please vote on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Daniel Marvin Lake Placid

Friendly but important advice

To the editor: With warm weather approaching and graduations, weddings and family gatherings in our plans, the Franklin County Prevention Task Force would like to remind everyone of the dangers and risks of underage drinking. Data indicates that alcohol use, prescription drug use, ...

Stefanik fails her district’s people

To the editor: Congresswoman Stefanik has once again demonstrated that she does not vote in the best interest of her constituents, but instead votes along party line by voting “yes” to the American Health Care Act. This act would replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and would NOT ...

Boycotting all U.S. vacations until Trump is out

To the editor: Dear America and Adirondack tourist board (Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism): My husband and I have been on so many wonderful vacations to the U.S. and particularly to your lovely region. We always admire and appreciate the genuine warmth of the ordinary Americans we ...

Congress, at least, should check Trump’s tax returns

To the editor: To my fellow citizens: It is time for our country to put aside all partisan wrangling and demand that congress and the intelligence community investigate in exhaustive detail WHAT actually happened during the 2016 election. This should include the Congress using its powers ...

Rail trail plan remains vague

To the editor: The Trails with Rails Action Committee is strongly critical of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s recently released draft conceptual plan for the proposed Adirondack Rail Trail that is still awaiting a legal determination in court. TRAC is a citizen group made up ...

Does our representative think we’re cruel?

To the editor: Trumpcare can be summed up in one word — CRUEL. Our congresswoman, who voted for this cruel measure, repeatedly says how privileged she is to represent the people of our district. Does she consider us cruel people? Bill Cooper Onchiota

It just doesn’t add up, Elise

To the editor: The American Health Care Act bill cuts spending by Medicaid by more than $800 billion over 10 years. This enormous cut endangers continued coverage for millions of struggling voters who cast ballots for Trump, who promised better health care at less cost for all. The bill also ...

Lake Placid schools are worth it

To the editor: Full disclosure: I’m a teacher in a different district. Today I read a Guest Commentary by Jim McCulley trashing the Lake Placid School District spending. Ironic — it’s Teacher Appreciation Week. My oldest son attends the Lake Placid district. I’m writing as his mom, ...