Letters to the editor

World Peace and Healing Prayer Service Sunday

To the editor:World Peace and Healing Prayer Service. On Sunday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m., the Adirondack Unitarian-Universalist Community will provide time and space for an interfaith hour of prayer for healing of the planet. We open our doors, our hearts, and our spirits to welcome anyone who ...

Thanks to Lake Placid Fire Department

To the editor:I am writing a public thank you to the Lake Placid Fire Department for their assistance when I was in deep need of water, this past fall. My well, as many wells in the area, went dry.We asked for help locally but were unable to receive any so we reached out to Lake Placid. They ...

Wishing Chad McCarthy the best

To the editor:As a parent of a student at Petrova Elementary School and a member of the Petrova Parents' Club, I'd like to express my thanks to Chad McCarthy and wish him the best.Chad has always been enthusiastic and worked extremely hard for our students. I've always been struck by Chad's ...

Making quitting smoking a priority

To the editor:It's almost that time again -?time to reflect on the past year and time to resolve to do something differently in the months ahead.This year, why not make quitting smoking a priority? Quitting is truly the best gift you can give your family, your loved ones, and yourself. Shortly ...

Literacy Volunteers give thanks to Placid Rotary Club

To the editor:Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties would like to thank the Lake Placid Rotary Club and its literacy committee for hosting its fall trivia night in Lake Placid.This fun-filled and friendly event brought hundreds of people together to raise much-needed funds and ...

People should be able to leave a job without publicly expressing the reason

To the editor:Since when does an American "owe" anyone an explanation for giving notice and resigning from a job? We live in a free country and we can take a job and quit a job when we please and for whatever reason we wish or for no reason at all. We are not beholden to a lord and master, ...

A topic worth discussing: Can a local newspaper behave like a bully?

Dear editor,Our local community has discussed the problems associated with bullying in the recent past, and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise has been a positive voice in that discussion. Bullying is not a novelty to any group of people. We see it regularly in all societies, and we encourage ...

Torture is bad, but so was report’s timing

To the editor:I compliment your paper on the editorial on the torture report.I objected to the release of the report for several reasons. One, it was partisan; two, CIA personnel and contractors were not interviewed; three, because of the first two, it lacked objectivity and context (USA ...

Adult Center gets grant

To the editor:The Saranac Lake Adult Center Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Frances L. Carpenter Foundation. This grant will be utilized to install replacement windows in the center.Debra Schmidt, secretaryBoard of DirectorsSaranac Lake Adult CenterSaranac Lake

The same old, same old

To the editor:In paragraph one of Tony Goodwin's Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates article of Dec. 12, he states that "Railroad advocates have repeatedly stated that we can have both a tourist train and a recreation trail on the 90-mile section between Old Forge and Lake Placid." I don't ...

Congress tries to appropriate will of the people

To the editor:Last November, 70 percent of Washington, D.C. residents voted to pass Initiative 71 legalizing marijuana possession and home cultivation for personal use. Republicans in Congress, who don't want to see marijuana legalized, disavowed their role as elected representatives of the ...

Rails are in the way

To the editor:Have you emailed or sent your comment to the state Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Conservation on the unit management plan amendment for the Adirondack travel corridor yet?Before Dec. 15, email nystravelcorridor@dot.ny.gov.What's wrong with this ...

VIS thanks Saranac Lake

To the editor:As the holiday season approaches, the Village Improvement Society of Saranac Lake would like to extend sincerest thanks and gratitude to our community - to the business owners, service providers, residents and visitors alike - who provided volunteer labor and donations of goods ...

Please give to Joshua Fund

To the editor:Two years ago I adopted a rescued Pekingese. Juni is years old and blind, but you would never know it. We go to Uihlien Living Center to visit. I am Uihlien's ombudsman (resident advocate), and Juni is a willing recipient of petting and treats.I wanted to see if there was ...

Promote Saranac Lake for tourism

To the editor:"Montreal, Placid, Platsburgh partner for tourism" (Dec. 9 Adirondack Daily Enterprise): I do not understand how Saranac Lake is never involved with any kind of tourism promotions.Myself and my family have been a part of this town since 1956 as mostly summer residents, starting ...

Let God back in

To the editor:At a recent meeting of the Franklin County American Legion, much frustration was expressed concerning recent events throughout the world. This letter is written to convey some of those thoughts to those who are not members of the American Legion.The Preamble to the Constitution of ...

Turkey Trot thanks

To the editor:The staff of Adirondack Health's Rehabilitation Department would like to thank the community for supporting our annual Turkey Trot.On a brisk Thanksgiving morning, the staff of Adirondack Health welcomed over 225 people who joined in the fun of the sixth annual Turkey Trot. From ...

Glad hotel is getting scrutiny

To the editor:I know many others will join me in thanking village trustees Allie Pelletieri and Barbara Rice for tabling the vote on the PUDD (planned unit development district) law approving construction of the proposed Lake Flower hotel. They responsibly voiced some widely shared, compelling ...

Thanks for golf tourney help

To the editor:On behalf of the Saranac Lake Golf Club's board of directors and members, I would like to thank the following for their generosity in providing prizes for this past year's golf tournaments: Adirondack Wine & Liquor, Belvedere Restaurant, Evergreen Auto, High Peaks Ford, ...

Saranac Lake needs Lake Flower resort

To the editor:I just would like to say, this town needs a major uplift. As I have been a resident of this little town my entire life, I moved to Dallas, Texas 18 months ago but call Saranac Lake my home. I recently was in town for a long weekend for Thanksgiving and was ready to leave town just ...