Letters to the editor

Scenic railroad leaders have failed

To the editor:The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society leadership needs to step down. Not just one person, all of them. They have proven themselves incapable of handling both a railroad operation as well as handling the complicated political maneuvering required to maintain the corridor. In ...

College cost column was spot-on

To the editor:We strongly affirm Paul Wilcott's column about the exorbitant cost of post-secondary education. One of us (Helen) had experiences almost exactly like Wilcott's: Helen was a student in psychology and linguistics at UT Austin during the late 1960s and got her Ph.D. in 1971, having ...

Pope offers moral guidance on environment

To the editor:In his recently published encyclical letter, "Laudato si" ("Praise be to you, my Lord"), Pope Francis is offering moral guidance in caring for others and caring for God's creation. Here in the North Country, we live in a land of incredible natural beauty. Yet we know, too, that ...

On the politics of health care

To the editor:I read the editorial in Monday's Enterprise initially with dismay, but then it grew on me. As I started to read it, it seemed like a recitation of Congresswoman Stefanik's talking points that the Affordable Care Act is "a mess," which, in turn, is a recitation of the talking ...

A good program for going solar

To the editor:I recently spent an interesting evening learning about the Solarize the Tri-Lakes campaign.Adirondack North Country Association and the town of Franklin have combined forces to bring together folks who might have an interest in converting either their hot water or electric power ...

Targeted marketing to paddlers

To the editor:Thanks to our friends at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for focusing on the question of "marketing" the village. It is an important issue.Marketing is critical to our ability to compete as a destination for visitors, and to make that important sector of our economy stronger. Key ...

It’s a good time to consider solar electricity

To the editor:Solarize Tri-Lakes was officially launched last week with four successful events. Solar power is clean, locally produced energy that does not give off greenhouse gas emissions. Converting sunlight to electricity right at your home can save you money on utility bills and reduce ...

Calling AuSable Forks High School alumni

To the editor:The AuSable Forks High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the American Legion in AuSable Forks. "Dutch treat" cocktails begin at 5 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner at 6 p.m. Choices are turkey at $19 per person or prime rib at $24 per person, with salad, ...

School board made calendar decision carefully

To the editor:The Board of Education approved the 2015-16 school calendar at its April 7 meeting after much discussion during two public meetings. Since then, several people have expressed concerns regarding the calendar. Those concerns are centered on the placement of the traditional two-week ...

Bill goes the wrong direction on medical malpractice

To the editor:Harmful legislation (A.285 and S.911-A) backed by New York's trial lawyers would change New York state's medical malpractice statute of limitations. While patients who are the victims of malpractice deserve justice and fair compensation, this proposed law does nothing to further ...

Harrietstown protects monarch butterflies

To the editor:AdkAction.org would like to praise and thank the Harrietstown board for its recent decision to abide by a roadside mowing schedule to protect monarch butterflies this summer and to encourage their slight resurgence from all-time lows."Monarchs are giving us another chance," said ...

Radio Day thanks

To the editor and friends of our communities:The week before last, High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care held its 23rd annual Radio Day. We'd like to thank the many volunteers, businesses, and individual donors who, through their donations of time (over 200 hours donated and counting!), ...

ARTA reacts to state rail/trail decision

Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates applauds the decision by New York state to convert the historic rail corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake into a year-round, multi-use "rail trail" for people of all ages and physical abilities. At the same time, ARTA called the state's plan to ...

Village Clean Up was a great success, thanks to all

To the editor:The 53rd annual Village Clean Up, held Saturday, May 9, was a success on many fronts. With enthusiastic community-wide participation from both residents young and old and the many Lake Placid business teams who came out, we were able to clean every area. The annual VCU serves as a ...

Looking for 1970 Saranac Lake classmates

To the editor:The classes of 1970 Saranac Lake Central High School and St. Pius X are planning their 45th class reunion for the weekend of July 31. We are still searching for the following classmates. If anyone has contact information for the following people that they are willing to share with ...

A thank you to the WCSC

To the editor:I am writing to thank the Women's College Scholarship Club for selecting me as one of the recipients of the Continuing Education Scholarship for 2015. I will be using the scholarship to pay for my fall semester books. The support and encouragement I have received from the club has ...

Masons golf tournament thanks

To the editor:The second annual Lake Placid Lodge No. 834 of Free and Accepted Masons Golf Tournament was held on June 6 at the Craig Wood Golf Course. It was a great success in our efforts to raise money for the scholarship fund and other local charitable endeavors.We would like to thank the ...

Counting the days until Cycle Adirondacks

To the editor:Tuesday, June 9, will mark 75 days until Cycle Adirondacks, Wildlife Conservation Society's new road-cycling tour of the Park and the surrounding region. The Aug. 22-29 event will bring hundreds of people to our special corner of the world. To date, guests have registered from ...

Hunger is painful

To the editor:I read with extreme sadness the news that the food pantry in Gabriels is going to be forced to close. Most of us have never experienced hunger or extreme poverty, but do we need to experience it to have empathy for those going through it?It seems to me that the measure to allow ...