Letters to the editor

Bloomingdale student shines

To the editor: On Jan. 29, my 10-year-old daughter Ashlyn Tomaszewski decided to donate 11 inches of her own hair to support the charity Children With Hair Loss. They’re a nonprofit charity that provides free, customized human hair replacements and care kits to children facing cancer ...

Community needs to rein in vacation rentals

To the editor: I support both the boards (Lake Placid and North Elba) for addressing the vacation rentals problems, and I hope they keep the three-night minimum in place. I heard a lot of complaints about this subject on Jan. 24. What I heard from were big conglomerates and others that are ...

Short thank-you

To the editor: I, unfortunately, have recently had to visit the Saranac Lake hospital emergency room. Not that I am suggesting that you just stop by there, but if you have an medical emergency, what a wonderful place to go. Dana Van Dorn and Jacin Ordway were great, along with the X-ray ...

Yes, NY should raise tobacco buying age to 21

To the editor: I’m very pleased to learn Gov. Cuomo has called for New York to raise the age for the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and tobacco products to 21. Keeping youth away from tobacco products makes perfect sense. Approximately 95 percent of smokers start this addiction ...

NCCC pool saves lives

To the editor: By now we’ve all heard lots of reasons to keep the North Country Community College pool open. All those reasons boil down to one thing. NCCC pool SAVES LIVES. The NCCC pool SAVES LIVES by being a place to hold Red Cross lifeguard classes. I’ve been told that it is ...

Trump and his low-information voters

To the editor: Whaaaaaa! I want my waaall! Baby Prince Donald just can’t get what he wants. He made up a fake crisis on the Mexican border, and his base bought it hook, line and sinker. A big concrete wall is a simple concept, just what his base might comprehend. My guess is that ...

Dogs in winter

To the editor: If kept outdoors, New York requires that dogs be given a shelter that has a waterproof roof, is structurally sound with insulation appropriate to local climate conditions and sufficient to protect dogs from inclement weather, and is constructed to allow each dog adequate ...

Water or sports?

To the editor: Anyone find the story about iron in the water next to the story about the governor’s sports funding just a tad, what’s the word, unbalanced? Odd? Startling? Scary? I gleaned that even though the iron in the water isn’t necessarily “bad” for you, it is still ...

Heartwarming

To the editor: I just came home from serving treats and hot drinks with Kelly Morgan, on behalf of Women’s Civic Chamber, to the Ice Palace crew on their first day of the build. I was overjoyed to see many former students and young men and women there helping, along with the seasoned ...

Awful to blame federal workers for not saving

To the editor: On Tuesday Jan. 15, the Enterprise published an opinion piece by Froma Harrop regarding the federal employees and the government shutdown. This piece attempts to place some blame on the workers for not having adequate savings. Who is she to judge people without knowing their ...

Please give to United Way

To the editor: I have the privilege of serving on the annual United Way campaign team. The team helps to spread the news about the great work that the United Way and its 40 partner agencies provide to our community each and every day. They touch the lives of 80,000 people right here in ...

Time for tobacco buying age to be 21 statewide

To the editor: Gov. Cuomo’s inclusion of tobacco prevention measures in the 2019 proposed budget protects our youth from the ill effects of tobacco use. As a volunteer with the American Heart Association, I’m proud that we have long advocated for anti-tobacco measures. We are glad to ...

How about open primaries?

To the editor: Hi! Regarding the Jan. 12 item on early voting, etc., how about OPEN PRIMARIES? Stranglehold of the two major parities started with this New York legislation almost 100 years ago. The three Pacific Coast states and many more west of the Mississippi already have some form of ...

Hope for climate change progress

To the editor: 2018 was a tough year for those of us worried about climate change. While the West choked on smoky air and Californians died in wildfires, one disturbing report after another warned of a future filled with more floods, fires, drought and disease if we keep burning fossil ...

Winter Carnival Court thanks

To the editor: On Jan. 7, 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 ...

Not Pleistocene, but …

To the editor: This ran two years ago when I submitted it. It’s ancient Adirondack history, “just a few years” before the Ice Ages so still relevant to this year‘s Winter Carnival in my opinion. ——— I recently paid my taxes in Harrietstown Town Hall. While waiting for ...

Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest

To the editor: I’m a member of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, and I’m managing the Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest on Feb. 2 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Prescott Park, next to the Lake Flower State Boat Launch. I want to let the community know that I still have ...

Request for help

To the editor: This fall I will be having my bat mitzvah, and as part of preparing for it I will be doing a community service project. My project is that I will be going to the Grace Pantry and other locations and handing out books that I have collected. I would like to ask the community if ...

Deckers provide top-notch care

To the editor: While at our vacation home, both my wife and I have been seen as patients of Dr. John and Martha Decker. At our principal home in Manhattan, each of us have also been seen for treatment by ear, nose and throat specialists, which is the Deckers’ branch of medicine. Those from ...

Ways to stop cervical cancer

To the editor: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern NY wants to raise awareness that there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer! One way is through regular screening. Cervical cancer screening tests can find the cells that lead to ...