Letters to the editor

Local radio is far from dead

To the editor: While the circumstances behind the challenges currently facing the radio stations owned and operated by Mountain Communications is truly unfortunate, local radio is not “dead” by any means! Local radio is alive and well in the Tri-Lakes! WSLP, 93.3-FM, is celebrating its ...

Saranac Lakes UMP would ruin the area

To the editor: Out of curiosity, I went to the Wikipedia website and looked up “UMP,” assuming a picture of a baseball umpire would appear. Lo and behold, a picture of a submachine gun, developed by Heckler and Koch, appeared: ...

Fond memories of Collins and Canon

To the editor: I had the distinct honor of working with and being friends with John Collins and George Canon for decades. As a partner at Saratoga Associates in the 1970s, I worked with John and the Indian Lake planning board to develop the town plan and at that time got to know the great ...

Abuse victims to NY lawmakers: Lift statute of limitations

To the editor: I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Neither my story, nor any of the other hundreds that have been in the media recently, has made any dent in Senate Republicans’ intransigence. They claim to have compassion for the victims and discussing ways to find justice for ...

This is what good looks like

To the editor: In late April of this year, our friends learned what no one wants to learn: Cancer has returned. Hannah Marlow had already beaten Stage III breast cancer. She had defied odds. She had given birth to a beautiful, healthy daughter. She had found her dream home. She had gotten ...

Adirondack Heli Tours are invasive

To the editor: Helicopter tours should not be allowed over state lands. They are very noisy and disturb the sense of wilderness. The plane tours are bad enough. Helicopter and plane tours over the Grand Canyon are restricted, and they should be here, as well. Timothy Mount Elizabethtown

Helicopters in Lake Placid raise eyebrows

To the editor: Saturday’s article about attempts to start a helicopter tour company in Lake Placid have prompted two comments. I do not want to get into anything about entrepreneurship or legalities, but I do find it interesting that in a state as heavily regulated as New York, all one ...

Stefanik sidesteps Trump taxes

To the editor: In the recent town hall with Rep. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, a question that was asked was, “Would you be willing to sign legislation that would require this president to release his taxes to the American public?” Stefanik responded, “I called for the president to release ...

Triangle garden volunteers

To the editor: The Village Improvement Society Saranac Lake has been sponsoring the flowers for the garden at the NBT Bank intersection. For the past few year, Susan Rdzanek and Janis Beatty have volunteered their time and energy in maintaining the flowers: first planting the flowers, but ...

New cancer treatment

To the editor: I was excited to read Saturday’s article (page A8) in the Adirondack Enterprise on using the body’s own cells to fight cancer. I was wondering if there was an even simpler way? Please note I am not a scientist and have a layperson’s understanding of this subject, but ...

Thoughts on the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest UMP

To the editor: My thoughts, while sitting on a rock, at Isolation Pond: “I wish that I could share this moment with all of my friends.” Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced, “The proposed management actions in the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Draft UMP ...

Hospice Radio Day thanks

To the editor and friends of our communities: On Tuesday, June 6, High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care held its 25th annual Radio Day. We’d like to thank the many volunteers, businesses, and individual donors that, through their donations of time, incentive gifts and financial support, ...

Donors help Lake Placid Fire Department

To the editor: Thank you for giving us your support for the northern New York firemen convention that the Lake Placid Fire Department hosted June 8 to 10. We had a great turnout and raised money for the Lake Placid Fire Department. We never could have done this without everyone’s ...

Federal arts funding works

To the editor: Communities across America have a stake in the arts, including our own. According to Americans for the Arts, 4.8 million Americans go to work in arts and culture industries. Additionally, the arts generate $22.3 billion in federal, state and local government revenue. The ...

Obamacare isn’t going up much

To the editor: I just received a letter regarding the requested increase for my Obamacare here in Essex County. It is only 1.7 percent! Wow, so it is not collapsing here in New York state. Perhaps it is only collapsing where state governments did a poor job of implementing it? David ...

Mowing grass on the triangle island

To the editor: First a big thank-you to Roger Steinbrueck, who donates his time, for his work planting flowers on the triangle island at the NBT Bank corner. The flowers are always very attractive and dress up the entrance to the village. Second, what needs to be done, however, is mowing ...

Max Calderone Memorial Soccer Tournament thanks

To the editor: We would like to offer heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped ensure that the third annual tournament was as awesome as the previous years. While it breaks our heart to memorialize Max, we are certain that he would be so proud of the event, the level of ...

Columnist right about ‘Wheels of misfortune’

To the editor: I totally agree with Bob Seidenstein’s description of bike riding in and around Saranac Lake. It is scary. I’m too afraid to ride in the road, except on the back of Helen Street hill and around Moody Pond, or out Kiwassa Road. Sometimes I ride my Jessica Fletcher bike ...

Raffle thanks

To the editor: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 326 would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations that made our basket raffle a success: the Saranac Lake Free Library for the use of its copier and donation of the copy paper for printing out our raffle tickets, ...

The answer is not better health care

To the editor: I read Saturday’s commentary, “Sick!” by Susan Hahn. While I understand where she’s coming from, Hahn misses the point entirely. Has anyone bothered to ask themselves why Americans are so sick? Did you know that according to Jeff Hayes’ documentary ...