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Letters to the editor

Outraged by tax reform bill

To the editor: Every time I hear congressional leaders and others claim that this tax reform bill is for “the American people,” I cringe because what comes after is nothing but a con job, demonstrating just how gullible they think most of us are. And why shouldn’t they, if most of us ...

A time for thanks: green-light report from LPVAS

To the editor: At Thanksgiving time, Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service would like to express appreciation to the community for its support in 2017, and for 40 YEARS! First we appreciate the quality service of our volunteer and paid staff who have responded to more than 1,000 calls ...

Proud of fellow Saranac Laker Lee Keet

To the editor: I am writing in reference to the Guest Commentary by Lee Keet on Nov. 20 titled “True-false quiz on tax bills.” For the recent months, reading Guest Commentaries have been very predictable. Mr. Keet’s analysis was very accurate and pointed out the flaws in the current ...

Jim Bombard was beloved in ski industry

To the editor: Bomby was first and foremost a skier. He turned his love of the sport into his life’s work in the ski business as a sales representative. Duties of a sales rep are setting up a dealer network, presenting companies’ products and programs, training staff on those products ...

Thanks for recognizing DEC dispatchers

To the editor: Re: editorial dated Nov. 15, “It’s not just rangers DEC needs more of”: I appreciate your inclusion of state Department of Environmental Conservation dispatchers in your editorial. Dispatchers are unique in DEC. They are among the few classified as ...

The new normal

To the editor: By now the shootings of Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Rancho Tehama, California, have begun to sink toward the recessess of our memories, only to be replaced by the next time someone decides to take more human lives — which, given the uptick in frequency of these events, ...

Help employees be generous

To the editor: It is a genuine pleasure to do business in the North Country. The foremost reason is the kind and caring nature of the citizens in this region. This quality is perhaps best displayed in the annual fundraising campaign for the United Way. This year more than ever before, ...

Support Winter Carnival Court by buying pies

To the editor: On Wednesday Nov. 22, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court will be having pie sales at Rice Furniture, Ace Hardware and both Hyde Mobil stores. please support your Carnival Court and purchase a pie for Thanksgiving. Times are from 9 a.m. until all are sold. Maggie ...

Thanks to local philanthropic heroes

To the editor: The Tri-Lakes region is lucky to have so many dedicated, generous people who give their time, talent and treasure to lift up their community. For our 20th anniversary, Adirondack Foundation asked our board, Advisory Council, Next Generation Council, special friends and ...

University Games prompt many questions

To the editor: When the Lake Placid delegation was traveling to investigate the possibility of hosting the World University Games, I envisioned that the event would be an expanded version of the Empire State Games; instead it seems the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee ...

Help fill Salvation Army Red Kettles

To the editor: To the Saranac Lake community: Please consider supporting Saranac Lake’s Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign this year, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. Ninety percent of the funds raised here in Saranac Lake stay in Saranac Lake to provide emergency rent assistance, emergency ...

Thanks to all who help those who stutter

To the editor: Thanksgiving grants us time each year to reflect on our blessings with gratitude and to look forward to the new year with anticipation. At the Stuttering Foundation, we would like to take that time to give thanks: Thank you to the parents who take the time to read with ...

TRAC pleased Proposal 3 passed

To the editor: The Trails with Rails Action Committee is pleased that voters approved Proposal No. 3, the Forest Preserve land bank amendment, spearheaded by Sen. Betty Little, which amends the New York State Constitution to benefit residents and municipalities throughout the Adirondacks and ...

Grateful for Will Rogers, Elderwood

To the editor: The leaves have gone. We have had our first snowstorm. I worry about senior citizens living alone in the winter. So much to worry about. Why not think of going to Will Rogers for the winter? No shoveling snow. No grocery shopping. Everything is done for you: meals, ...

VFW turkey raffle thanks

To the editor: The members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3357 would like to thank all those who supported our recent annual turkey raffle. The winners were as follows: Billy Foley, Stephen Martin, Mr. and Mrs. McNally, Summer Tyo and Pat Brown. We would also like to thank Hannaford ...

A healthy lake

To the editor: Kudos to the village of Lake Placid, the town of North Elba and the AuSable River Association. It’s commendable that these three organizations have joined efforts to counteract the salt pollution in Mirror Lake. I remember a number of years ago reading about the beaches in ...

Advocacy for wilderness in Boreas Ponds

To the editor: Growing up in the Adirondacks, I never realized how lucky I was to spend most of my time around wilderness until I left it. As I spend more time in the Park and outside of it, I realize how special wilderness land is. Our ever-increasingly industrial world encroaches and ...

Supply drive thanks

To the editor: On Nov. 11, Adirondack Health hosted the North Country Medical Supply Drive for the second year. Again, it was a big success, and North Country Mission of Hope was able to collect much-needed durable medical supplies that would otherwise sit in basements or sent to the dump. ...

Detox center needed in every hospital

To the editor: Attention all hospitals! We have a national and statewide health care emergency. It is an addiction epidemic, primarily an opiate crisis. We need you to take action. We need you to admit and treat, not discharge, the willing patients who present to your emergency rooms and ...

Coughing up a solution: flu vaccinations needed

To the editor: 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu, an epidemic which wiped out 5 percent of the world’s population and infected nearly half a billion people. As the 2017-18 flu season is upon us, officials are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Last year, less than 50 ...