Letters to the editor

Thanks for supporting wellness center

To the editor: On behalf of A New Day Wellness Center Inc., we would like to thank Koffee Kat, Price Chopper, North Country Food Co-op, Saranac Country Store, Sacred Roots Maple farm, Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry, Sugaree Stitches, Tina and Rick Smith, Good Karama Kreations, Big M, Nowelle ...

Don’t dishonor the Pilgrims

To the editor: Gentlemen: The recent short AP story on preparations for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower left me a bit dismayed. If, in the past, we did not give sufficient attention to the unfortunate aspects of historic events, we have now gone way too far in the other direction. ...

Great food idea in Weekender column

To the editor: Hi Yvona (Fast): Dianne saw your article and recipes on Turkey Shepherd’s Pie in the Weekender, and, as you can see, we made it. Huge success, and best use of Thanksgiving leftovers ever! One modification I made was to add dressing leftovers to the turkey layer, which ...

Turkey Trot showed real Saranac Lake support

To the editor: What does Thanksgiving morning evoke in you? What images, sounds, smells or feelings come to mind? The response is unique to the individual; take a second and think about what it symbolizes for you. Here’s what 2018 looked like for 200-plus runners at the fourth annual ...

An official thank-you

To the editor: “You’re disgusting! You should be ashamed of yourself!” Imagine heading to work and routinely enduring comments like those as part of your job. A few weeks ago, while scouting a Friday night football game, those comments were hurled from the stands toward the officials ...

Please, no more free advertising for the president

To the editor: For more than three years we have seen how the media — press, radio, television, etc. — has been giving free publicity to the candidate and now president, repeating his name and surname constantly. The free advertising provided during the election campaign is valued at ...

Pull together through the United Way

To the editor: There is no doubt the North Country is known for the giving spirit of the people who live here. It never ceases to amaze me how this community comes together for a common goal, even in the toughest of times. Although there are many worthy causes to support in our area, there ...

Thanks for a great retirement party

To the editor: Recently on an extremely foggy night, a large crowd of people braved the night to celebrate the pending retirements of Undersheriff Michael Badger and Sheriff Richard Cutting. We know if we tried to thank each and every one of you in person, we would miss someone, and we ...

Saranac Laker on History’s ‘WWII in HD’

To the editor: This morning I was watching “WWII in HD” on the History channel. They were highlighting several individuals stories of their service during the war. My ears perked up when I heard Saranac Lake. They told the story of Archie Sweeney, Saranac Lake, who was killed in action ...

Do you really want Trump?

To the editor: Do you want him? Tell me people, how many of you want Trump as your president for the next four years? Not I! But he has paid to be one in 2020. (Look at your Twitter and internet to find out.) Tell me people, do you want war, do you want to lose a lot of imports and ...

Let me tell you a story

To the editor: So let me tell you a story. It’s hard to believe but true. Years ago, a friend came to me and said, “Hey Jim, there’s a guy building big camps on a nearby lake; he needs a cabinet maker. Interested?” I said, “Sure, I’ll meet him.” After listening to him for ...

Thanks for campaign support

To the editor: I’d like to express my gratitude for the support of the voters in Lake Clear, Vermontville and Saranac Lake for my election to Franklin County legislator, District 7. Your positive support truly made the difference. I will work hard for everyone in our area and represent ...

The difference between a life and your gun

To the editor: It’s happened again, another mass shooting — totaling almost 300 so far this year alone — and to no one’s surprise, before the names of the victims were released, the country fell into its standard, automatic division on the topic of gun control. On one side of the ...

Recommended reading

To the editor: I would like to encourage readers to go to Yahoo Finance and read the article entitled “Midterm elections: Were the billions spent worth it?” by Kristin Myers. Miles Van Nortwick Saranac Lake

National Home Care and Hospice Month

To the editor: November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. I am privileged to have this opportunity to raise awareness about the value of home and community-based care and to recognize those who provide these vital services in our communities. North Country Home Services is a New ...

Thank you, Kinney Drugs

To the editor: On Oct. 24, Bryn Tomaszewski and Marissa from Adirondack Arc held a bake sale on behalf of the Tri-Lakes Humane Society. Kinney Drugs graciously allowed Bryn to set up a table at their entrance, a perfect location for sales. Bryn raised over $100 to donate to the Humane ...

Refugees from Central America

To the editor: I am very concerned about the misleading rhetoric coming from the administration and the media about the caravan of immigrants headed to the United States from Central America. Is the president exploiting the caravan to distract voters from other issues such as health care, ...

A great evening at the Franklin Manor

To the editor: The Adirondack Carousel is very fortunate to have such wonderful supporters! On Saturday, Oct. 27 we enjoyed our sixth fundraising gala, “A Carousel Masquerade.” The evening would not have been possible without Denise Purzycki, owner of the Franklin Manor, who generously ...

You can save this nation

To the editor: Very simply, on Tuesday every eligible voter in the North Country has a chance to help save the United States from going down the path of demagoguery, bigotry, racism, lies and deceit. We have a chance to make a statement for ourselves, our families, our friends and all ...

Tedisco makes best argument for voting him and Little out

To the editor: At the debate on Oct. 30 between New York Senate candidates for District 49 Michelle Ostrelich and James Tedisco, Ms. Ostrelich advocated for the passage of the New York Health Act, which would provide health care for every New Yorker, including dental, vision and ...