Letters to the editor

Grateful to serve Harrietstown residents

To the editor: The start of 2018 is also the start of my service to the residents of Harrietstown, and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for your vote of confidence at the polls this past November. I promise to be thoughtful and thorough and make decisions based on facts, not ...

Don’t fall for phone scams

To the editor: This is the time of year when telephone scammers seem to be flourishing. Please be extremely cautious about giving any information out over the phone and especially anything financial. Legitimate charities do not usually do phone solicitation. If you are asked for donations, ...

Winter Carnival Court thanks

To the editor: On Jan. 8, the Winter Carnival Court held its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Belvedere Restaurant. Profits from this dinner are used to purchase the outfits and other necessities for the Court. We are pleased to report that this year’s dinner was a resounding ...

Why not more immigrants from nations such as Norway?

To the editor: Why would people from one of the healthy and happiest nations on earth want to come to our armed, angry, divided and fear-driven land? Norway has universal health care, guaranteed education through college (an investment in its nation’s future), assured minimum-income and ...

Stefanik shows leadership on climate and security

To the editor: Climate change is not just an environmental or economic issue — it is also creating major threats to our national security. Unless we commit to doing our part as a country, global warming will both make serious reductions in our national military capacity, and multiply the ...

Come and talk about New York State Health Act

To the editor: A bill entitled the New York State Health Act, currently pending in the legislature, would provide no-cost coverage for every New Yorker with no out-of-pocket costs and no network restrictions. It is to be paid for through a progressive payroll tax and levies on non-earned ...

Long Lakers raise $2,000 for High Peaks Hospice

To the editor: Temperatures were a record-breaking 7 degrees when the fourth annual “Feeling Long Lakey” Polar Plunge took place at the Long Lake Town Beach on Dec. 31. The plunge was a charity event organized by Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department to benefit High Peaks Hospice and ...

Paying double for health care

To the editor: Why does health care cost so much? As a percentage of the total economy, U.S. health care spending is double the amount spent by other wealthy countries, according to a recent article in the New York Times. About 20 years ago, we spent about the same percentage as other ...

River Walk is part of the Dew Drop building restoration

To the editor: I would like to correct — or rather add to — a recent article of yours noting that the state of New York is supporting restoration of the former Dew Drop Inn building to the tune of $300,000. A major part of the project includes an agreement by the new owners to allow an ...

Grateful to state troopers

To the editor: Many thanks to the two troopers who brought me safely home on a dark, cold night when I had a problem. I certainly appreciate your help. Lori Peryea Lake Placid

State Trooper James D’Ambro concedes to Found Caravan Corvette Club member Joanne Bevilacqua that her group donated more Christmas gifts than his in the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Toy Drive for Holiday Helpers Nov. 25 at the firehouse.
(Photo provided — Patti Ploof)

Toy Drive showed great generosity

To the editor: The Holiday Helpers program would like to thank our community for their help this Christmas season. The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department kicked off the festivities with their annual Toy Drive — and what a great day it was! These wonderful volunteers allowed us to take ...

No matter how bad Trump is, people want him

To the editor: Spoiled brats are a disgrace and should be ashamed of themselves. President Trump is evil — so what? He’s a racist — big deal. He colluded with Russia and lies continually — peshah! He’s insane and mentally unstable — too bad. President Trump sexually assaulted ...

Tahawus rail line is not just private property

To the editor: Thank you for your Jan. 8 editorial calling on Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC to be a better neighbor to North Creek and Newcomb. Like the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, we are troubled by the company’s decision to turn the railroad between those two communities into a tank car ...

First Night thanks

To the editor: The First Night Saranac Lake board would like to thank all the volunteers and venues that helped us create a successful New Year’s Eve event. Of course we couldn’t do it without the help of the village employees, police and fire department who weathered the cold to keep us ...

Community Christmas Dinner thanks

To the editor: The Adirondack Community Church, the Christmas Dinner Committee and volunteers would like to thank Dave Nicola of Mr. Mike’s Pizza Restaurant for once again hosting the Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. Each year, members of the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake ...

Saranac Lake makes us pay to keep our pipes from freeing

To the editor: I cannot believe the comment by Mr. Dora in today’s [Thursday’s] article about freezing pipes. “People can run their water, but it’s going to cost them.” Just a few years ago the village asked residents to run water to prevent mains from freezing and would bill them ...

God bless helpers during holidays

To the editor: I want to thank everyone for the beautiful gifts this year you donated for the nursing homes. I wrapped and delivered them all to three nursing homes, as well as nine families and their children. Also, thanks to a beautiful angel who helped me bring gifts to Fort Drum. The ...

Wish list, kudos, markings

To the editor: Wish List: 1. Make Saranac Lake into a town. 2.Turn National Guard armory into a community recreation center. 3. Establish county district courts to handle misdemeanors and felonies. 4. Merge local police departments with county police/sheriff departments. 5. Finance public ...

Joy to the Children keeps helping fund arts programs

To the editor: This year’s Joy to the Children is proving to be one of the most successful ever, pushing the total raised since 1986 to over $2 million. The proceeds, which support children’s programming at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, provide for 320 programs reaching more than ...

Reasons rails with trail is not possible

To the editor: In the debate over the best use of the Adirondack travel corridor from Remsen to Lake Placid, railroad advocates have repeatedly stated that we can have both a tourist train and a recreational trail. In reality, both the attempt at a parallel trail between Lake Placid and ...