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Letters to the editor

ARTA would back state in appealing ruling

To the editor: Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates today [Friday, Oct. 6] reaffirmed its support for the compromise plan approved by the Adirondack Park Agency and the New York state departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation that called for the creation of an ...

St. Bernard’s School Principal Ray Dora, right, presents a trophy to, from left, Tom Strack, Shawn Snyder, Seamus Lewis and Nate Hough, the team that won this year’s St. Bernard’s School Golf Tournament Sept. 16 at the Saranac Lake Golf Club in Ray Brook.
(Photo provided by St. Bernard’s School)

St. Bernard’s School Golf Tourney thanks

To the editor: St. Bernard’s School would like to thank the sponsors, players and volunteers who help make the annual St. Bernard’s School Golf Tournament a success. Thank you to our generous sponsors. The Best Western and McKenzie’s Grille, thank you for sponsoring a delicious ...

Judge is right to preserve railroad

To the editor: Thank you to the Honorable Judge Robert Main Jr. for ruling against the state by saying the 34 miles of railroad track must stay. Judge Main’s decision in favor of existing track is wise and insightful. Maybe David can slay the giant yet! I know that many, if not most, rail ...

Trump is bad for your health

To the editor: What a problem. Tell me, people, do you agree with two questions I’m going to ask? 1. Are you going to agree to losing your health insurance that will take away a lot of help for you and raise your health insurance rates? 2. And the other is how do you feel about ...

Flyer post change

To the editor: In response to my letter to the editor Sept. 23, “Store should post flyer,” I received a very nice phone call from the regional retail manager of Kinney Drugs, Dale Myatt. He was unaware that the manager of the Lake Placid store chose not to display flyers for events and ...

We deserve better

To the editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of Tedra Cobb as she campaigns to become our representative in the United States House of Representatives for the 21st District of New York. This district has always been my home. I grew up in the countryside part of rural Potsdam and feel ...

A week to thank hospital central service workers

To the editor: Central service professionals are being celebrated for their important role and commitment to patient safety during the annual International Central Service Week, Oct. 8 to 14. The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management has served more than ...

Open letter to Stefanik on Las Vegas shooting

To the editor: Now is the time for nationwide mourning. Now is the time for Americans to deeply feel the loss of so many to senseless violence. However, now is not the time to let that grief incapacitate, or to carefully avoid conversations on gun regulation by using the grief as a shield. ...

Stop the bugs

To the editor: I agree with your editorial regarding the Emerald Ash Borer, when you stated New York state must change its approach. As both the former president and CEO of the Empire State Forest Products Association and a senior Environmental Protection Agency official, I put into public ...

Wonderful flowers

To the editor: If anyone has not noticed the handsome floral arrangements along Main Street this summer, you’d better hurry out and have a look before the frost hits. They were planted by Roger Steinbrueck, owner of Scott’s Florist. The great new planters are owned by the village of ...

LGBTQ support

To the editor: For the past 18 months, the Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community has been working to be certified as a “Welcoming Congregation” for members of the LGBTQ community. The certification comes from the national office of our denomination, and there are steps we have to ...

Vote NO on constitutional convention

To the editor: On Election Day, Nov. 7, there will be a question on the back of the ballot asking voters to approve a constitutional convention. In 2012 the nonprofit We the People filed a lawsuit against the process dealing with the election of delegates (201). The lawsuit seeks to ...

Rekindle interest in Lake Placid hosting Olympics

To the editor: Time to announce interest in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics! With the 2028 Summer Olympics having been awarded to Los Angeles, the U.S. Olympic Committee has now expressed interest in considering a bid for the 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympics. A discussion will be held during ...

A backbone for Stefanik

To the editor: To Rep. Stefanik: The people of the 21st District of New York gathered across the district on Friday, Sept. 22 to deliver you a message. In Plattsburgh, over 50 of your constituents gathered at Trinity Park to show our displeasure with the Graham-Cassidy bill. Health care ...

Thanks, and a correction

To the editor: Thank you for the enthusiastic endorsement of the “Dreaming of Timbuctoo” exhibition in the John Brown Farm Historic Site in the Sept. 26 editorial, “Timbuctoo story gets richer the more you learn.” I’m grateful for your emphasis on the grossly discriminatory voting ...

Rails, trails, electricity and public safety

To the editor: The latest concern that Mayor Randall expressed concerning the rails is such hogwash! The 115KV power lines were installed for the 1980 Olympics, and the rails were there. The need to wait a day to repair the lines during the storm was a safety issue for the repair crews and ...

Today is the deadline to take arts survey

To the editor: A committee of arts, government, education and business representatives has been working on behalf of the village of Saranac Lake on an Arts and Culture Master Plan. A survey to get community input on priorities is available, with a deadline of Monday, Sept. 25. If you ...

Transplants’ complaints are not welcome

To the editor: My comments concern the photo on boat parking. It seems to me that this is just to stir up trouble where there isn’t any. Since I was a child, a lot of us parked our boats around Lake Flower wherever we wanted to, including the Riverside Park. Now all of a sudden, it’s a ...

Placid mayor is disingenuous about rails

To the editor: I write to comment regarding the article published Sept. 23 and written by Antonio Olivero regarding the Lake Placid power line. Mayor Randall’s comments are disingenuous ... in a word. The present line was built to the community to help with power requirements for the ...

A painted lady butterfly rests on New York aster wildflowers this weekend in Gabriels.
(Photo provided — Lewis Rosenberg)

Newly plentiful butterflies are painted ladies, not monarchs

To the editor: There has been a recent irruption of the painted lady butterfly that seemingly is on every flowering New York aster and goldenrod, as well as other flowering plants here, with the unseasonably warm weather. In their enthusiasm for the recovery of the monarch butterfly, ...