Letters to the editor

One senator per county?

To the editor: While the proposal you recently highlighted has merit, it would probably face rough waters constitutionally. I am no expert on the topic, but as I understand it, during the civil rights era there was a nationwide debate known as the “one man, one vote” controversy, ...

Clean Up Day in Lake Placid is May 18

To the editor: Dear fellow Lake Placid residents: Spring is officially upon us, and it’s time to give back to this beautiful place we call home. Please mark your calendar for the 57th annual Lake Placid Clean Up Day to be held Saturday, May 18. We hope you’ll sign up and pitch ...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

To the editor: On behalf of Sexual Assault Services of Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York, we write to remind our community that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s theme, “I Ask,” encourages folks in the area to be ...

The need for another art teacher

To the editor: For a long time there has been a fight to keep art programs at schools all over the world. Recently, this has become a big issue in Saranac Lake, especially at the high school. One of the very loved and supported art teachers is retiring this year from the school, leaving many ...

Keegan has character to be president of NCCC

To the editor: I am writing in support of Joe Keegan’s application as president of North Country Community College. My experience as a professor of math and science for 30 years at NCCC leads me to conclude that Joe is the strongest candidate. Since 1970 I have worked with all past ...

Wearing or being green

To the editor: Wearing green is about pride in being Irish. Being green is about land use. Teenagers are becoming green because they’re worried about Earth. It’s not wise to build on shorelines that are likely to flood. The old Dew Drop Inn, whose porch used to flood in the spring, ...

SLHS students put on off-Broadway-caliber show

To the editor: Wow! Another great performance by the students at Saranac Lake High School! This year’s musical, “Urinetown,” is fantastic! The auditorium was packed, and we were all so glad to be there, laughing and cheering. Bonnie Brewer is one of the best comedic directors I know, ...

Let local kids pick Winter Carnival theme

To the editor: OK, crazy idea! Instead of trying to get more people to the meetings, why not try this, that doesn’t require a meeting? Instead of the Winter Carnival Committee deciding, or adults on Facebook, leave it up to the ones who should be deciding what Carnival should be about! ...

Urge Congress to extend behavioral health program

  To the editor: Two years ago, Citizen Advocates was selected by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as one of the original 13 sites in New York state to pilot a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. This transformational program is designed ...

Thank you to Elks Club

To the editor: The Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre would like to thank the Saranac Lake Elks Lodge BPOE 1508 for hosting a trivia night to benefit this year’s production of “Urinetown: The Musical.” Trivia master James Carpenter came up with some fun theater questions, and ...

Thoughts on the landfill

To the editor: What is happening at the regional landfill? Are there financial, engineering or environmental problems? Are operations there and at transfer stations transparent? And are local residents and haulers paying a fair price to dump trash? The short answer: I don’t know. In ...

Adirondack Rail Trail change in the language

To the editor: The Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Transportation and the people are waiting for the change in the corridor definition and the results, but that is not the only language that needs to be changed. In articles and comments about the rail trail, you will ...

A professional survey can make a big difference

To the editor: Many of us make assumptions. We assume our shoe is still tied. We assume that the gas left in our car’s tank will get us home. But whether it’s tripping over your shoelace or getting stranded on the side of the road, through trial and error, we have all probably learned ...

Apply for Lake Placid alumni scholarship

To the editor: The Lake Placid Alumni Association is one of the oldest alumni associations in the country. One of its missions is to assist alumni in continuing their education. In that endeavor, the association is now accepting applications for its alumni scholarship. All recipients must be ...

Women have gotten tougher on men

To the editor: This is the most challenging letter that I have ever written because it is probably impossible to say what I want to say without unintentionally offending some people. The bottom line is this: While I disagree with his conservative Republican economic and political views 95 ...

Dewdrops keep fallin’ …

To the editor: - Dewdrops keep fallin’ from my eyes And just like the guy whose purse is too small for his buys Nothin’ seems to fit Those Dewdrops are fallin’ from my eyes, they keep fallin’. - So I just did me some talkin’ to the mayor And I said I didn’t like the ...

Support bill to limit carbon pollution

To the editor: As we know, climate change is a huge problem. It is producing changes globally, such as the shrinking of glaciers, adverse impacts to plant and animal species, and more severe heat waves. It is believed that here in the Adirondacks, threats to the ecosystem are already ...

Don’t pollute nature with advertising

To the editor: Spring is in the air, and this is the season when plastic advertising signs begin to pop up like wildflowers — tacked on trees, stuck into the ground, etc., etc. I wish to advise all companies who choose to promote their business via visiual pollution of this nature that ...

Thank you, Conni Cross

To the editor: Our community is saddened by the loss of Conni Cross. She left an incredible legacy and was the driving force behind making our community more attractive for ourselves and our visitors. Directly or indirectly, every member of our community has been touched by Conni’s ...

College needs to keep pool

To the editor: I have followed the discussion about the fate of the North Country Community College pool with interest. I am an occasional user, for recreation or for safety training. Right now, two things stand out: ¯ SEVEN LOCKER ROOMS???? You have got to be kidding! I played varsity ...