Letters to the editor

In support of Spa & Resort

To the editor:I'm a native of Saranac Lake and have lived here all of my life. I'm retired, own a home in the village and pay village taxes. I'm not rich, but I take pride in what I have and do my best to keep up with things.When I was growing up here, every storefront in town was filled, and ...

Woolf is best to succeed Owens

To the editor:We have a critical choice coming up in the congressional race for the 21st Congressional District. This is a huge district that represents a diverse population, ranging from agriculture to industrial and with a strong tourism industry and the presence of Fort Drum.Currently we are ...

Stefanik should have owned up to mistake

To the editor:The recent article entitled "Stefanik campaign claim is inaccurate" is disheartening to say the least. I don't know or care if Aaron Woolf would like to make a documentary about running for Congress, but for Elise Stefanik to make that claim shows that she is either a) not that ...

Build the hotel

To the editor:For the last several years, Saranac Lake has experienced a small renaissance: New businesses have opened, new events have been a hit with locals and visitors alike, and new ideas are swirling about.Two hotel projects, and plans to restore the Saranac Lake Marina, promise to ...

The bullies vs. the bullied

To the editor:School has begun, and names are flung. Bullies send the bullied on the run. Their words slice like a mighty sword and cause pain that leaves a stain on the brain.To soothe the bullied: May you find peace in a world full of chaos, din and disillusionment. (Daring to be different is ...

Wounded Warrior golf

To the editor:Thank you to all 98 golfers, volunteers and Craig Wood Golf Course for supporting the Wounded Warrior Project Benefit Golf Tournament for my senior project. The tournament was a huge success, being one of the biggest tournaments of the year at Craig Wood. The tournament raised ...

Value opinions of villagers when it comes to hotel

To the editor:Hi folks. I was very happy to read the letter about younger people wanting the Lake Flower hotel. I am glad that they want what's best for Saranac Lake's future.I do, too, and am 76 years old.When I was a young man in 1955, I was determined to find a job in Saranac Lake and ...

Talk about invasive species …

To the editor:Where did these stable flies come from?When I was much younger, I don't recall these flies being present in the Adirondacks. They look like a house fly but pack a nasty bite.Very elusive to a swat by the hand. Fly swatter a necessity. Where did they come from? How do they ...

Library gives thanks for foundation support

To the editor:The Saranac Lake Free Library wishes to acknowledge the continued support and generosity of the Francis L. Carpenter Foundation of Saranac Lake.The recent grant provided by the Francis L. Carpenter Foundation will make it possible for the library to continue to meet its mission of ...

Stefanik’s view on Social Security questioned

To the editor:Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik wants to slash Social Security benefits for future generations. This is the plan her mentor Paul Ryan advocates. Reporters have been asking Stefanik at what age she wants to start cutting benefits and she won't say. What she does say is that ...

Less could be more for Lake Flower hotel site

To the editor:I have been following the Lake Flower Resort and Spa battle with interest and, to some extent, a stake. People who "do not live in Saranac Lake" do shop and pay taxes there. I also like the idea of "doing something" about the stretch before that crazy "non-stop T" in front of my ...

Younger Saranac Lakers support hotel

To the editor:Regarding the proposed hotel on Lake Flower Avenue, I have yet to meet a local under 40 years old who opposes the project. All of us who love this town and plan on making a life here see it as nothing but positive. We understand some are concerned about aesthetics, but we are ...

No more tax money for ugly hotel

To the editor:Yes, the proposed hotel in the village of Saranac Lake is ugly and clashes with its fine old buildings. It looks like Disney's failed attempt at a Dollar General world headquarters. Such is the state of today's art. We've long abandoned any pretense of designing buildings that ...

Village bungles hotel ‘comment session’

To the editor:In a letter dated Sept. 19 to Mayor Rabideau and the Saranac Lake Board of Trustees (the village board), a copy of which was delivered to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, I urged the mayor and the village board to reschedule the public hearing slated for Sept. 22 on the proposed ...

Trustees turn deaf ear to hotel concerns

To the editor:"Really, nothing was new." That was the disheartening response by village Trustee Pelletieri, as reported by Chris Knight, to the outpouring of concern about the Lake Flower hotel proposal at the public meeting on Sept. 22. Whether it was new or not, our public officials seem ...

A huge thank-you from Relay for Life

To the editor:A big thank-you to all businesses, resorts, restaurants, friends and family members who supported the 12th annual Relay for Life, held on the Lake Placid Oval Sept. 20. The event raised over $45,000 for American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.This year there were 64 ...

Hotel needs less size, not more money

To the editor:I was stunned to read that the developer of the proposed Lake Flower hotel is now asking for more money, even more than his first request. There are far too many unresolved issues surrounding this project for him to even think of proceeding with it as it stands. The proposal ...

SLHS provides wonderful music experience

To the editor:I recently had the pleasure of attending the 10th annual High School Gospel Invitational at Ithaca College. My reason for going was because my daughter Olivia and nine of her peers attended with their choral director, Mr. Drew Benware. My intent was to watch it from home via live ...

Wrong acreage for docks

To the editor:A group of shore owners on Lower Saranac Lake is opposed to the Saranac Lake Marina upgrade. The opposition to the project is once again employing fuzzy math and fallacious back-of-the-envelope calculations in an attempt to sway public opinion on the well-designed, environmentally ...

For the rich or for the people?

To the editor:Republican or Democrat - you have to consider candidate differences.Elise Stefanik has spent her entire career working in Washington for an administration that made decisions so that rich people could prosper while other Americans lost jobs. Aaron Woolf spent time working as a ...