Letters to the editor

Passings

To the editor: 1. Robert H. Boyle — Sports Illustrated writer who loved fishing and the Hudson River. Formed the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association to help clean it up. Wrote book, “Hudson River,” about same. 2. Jimmy Piersall — Major League Baseball player who suffered from ...

McCain heroic in standing up against bad health care plan

To the editor: Many hide in fear and irresponsibility, turning their faces away. Others stride the world like giants: fearless, responsible, moral. John McCain could not be broken by the North Vietnamese, and he would not be broken by the irresponsible right wing of the Republican Party. ...

Heroes and magic

To the editor: We are delighted to thank a few friends and partners for high spots in a muddy summer. Pendragon Theatre is bringing magic to our woods with a delightful production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It runs until Aug. 3 and is not to be missed. Thank you ...

Senator helps library system keep improving

To the editor: On behalf of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System “community,” I am writing to acknowledge and thank Sen. Elizabeth O’C. Little for her 2017 Grant-in-Aid for the public libraries and reading centers in our region. Our members are wonderful, often very small ...

How can we trust Trump?

To the editor: I’m 100-percent behind the states that declined to send voters information to the Trump administration; that information could very well be forwarded to Russia. By the way, does Vladimir Putin have something so bad on Donald Trump that Trump is speculating firing Jeff ...

Please stop vandalism, dumping at old Dew Drop Inn

To the editor: I want to thank the many helpful neighbors I’ve met since my husband and I bought the former Dew Drop Inn. They’ve welcomed me to the community and helped me in so many ways. Randy and I are trying to be good neighbors as well by renovating a blighted property and building ...

It’s private land

To the editor: I was recently reading your article “Biking from Buck Pond” and noticed that your mountain biking chapter told riders to “cross county Route 60 and go around the gate” on the the old D&H railroad bed. You failed to mention that everything behind the gate is private ...

Build garage on lot near Olympic Drive instead

To the editor: The legal battle between Adirondack Experience and the village of Lake Placid over the eminent domain takeover of 2476-2478 Main St. property for a new parking garage does raise the question why the village doesn’t build on the existing municipal parking property next to ...

In response to ‘The worst ever’

To the editor: Re: July 21 letter by Betty Palin Wise old statements: 1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. 3. The government ...

Hospice fundraiser thanks

To the editor: Thank you to Cory LaQuay and everyone who came out to catch fish at the fifth annual Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge in Tupper Lake. The event is thoughtfully organized each year by Gary’s son Cory, sponsored by the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club, and supported with prize ...

If gun control, why not cutlery control?

To the editor: There is a belief that gun manufacturers should be held accountable for any crimes committed using their products. Now, keeping an open mind, I decided to research this belief a bit more. What they are saying is that if you produce a product that, when used improperly, could ...

Keene town staff also helped with Marcy Field events

To the editor: On July 9, I chaired the Wings and Wheels Event at Marcy Field. This was combined the exciting events of the Keene Valley Farmers’ Market, a great custom car show organized by Chris Straight, president of the Adirondack Side Step Car Club, and the first annual Marcy Field ...

Ugly new signage

To the editor: After seeing the new sign by the Harrietstown Town Hall, my opinion is that it is bright, has an attractive background and is completely useless. Unless one is stopped at the traffic light or walking on the sidewalk, one cannot really see the “Saranac” name of our ...

The worst ever

To the editor: Tell me something, people: Do you agree with what is going on here? Do you like being treated like a second-class citizen, like we are no good or a slave of the 1800s? Tell me what do you think, poor and middle-class people? What do you think of the rich who think they ...

RINO alert

To the editor: RINO (Republican in name only) alert: My former congressperson Elise Stefanik just voted to force all North Country taxpayers to fund “gender-reassignment” surgery for soldiers who want to live as members of the opposite sex. The Pentagon’s financial bill for accepting ...

Nation’s governors oppose Trumpcare

To the editor: I find it telling that even after last weekend’s annual summer meeting of our nation’s governors, the majority — including many Republican governors — oppose Trumpcare. They do so even though several members of Trump’s administration also attended the meeting and ...

Kind man helps get car unstuck

To the editor: My wife and I have visited the Adirondacks, especially the Saranac Lake/Lake Clear area, for many years. This past week, we stayed on the ..south shore of Lake Clear and visited our favorite site on Lower Saranac Lake. One day we went to Bloomingdale Bog on a birding foray ...

Calling alumni

To the editor: The AuSable Forks High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the VFW Post 125, Plattsburgh: “Dutch treat” cocktails, 4 to 5 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. Choices are turkey at $20 (tip included) or prime rib at $24 (tip included) with salad, veggie, tater, ...

Saranac Lake should disband police force

To the editor: Once again the Saranac Lake Police Department has failed me, not to mention others. I thought their job was to protect and to serve. I have an order of protection against someone, and it was violated. What good is an order of protection if they are not going to enforce it? ...

Gratitude amid high water

To the editor: To say we’ve had a lot of rain is an understatement. It means so many different things, depending on the scenario. What starts off as lush greenery can turn into drowned crops. Soothing water sounds suddenly become thunder crashes and roars, family board games and damp ...