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Letters to the editor

Represent your district, or resign

To the editor: Last May, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, who purports to represent us in Congress, voted for the American Health Care Act, which would have caused 27 million people to lose their health insurance, including thousands here in the North Country. She claimed to be undecided about it ...

Domestic violence help is available

To the editor: Greetings, my name is Kellie Savage, and I am the safe dwelling coordinator for the Franklin County branch of STOP Domestic Violence, a program of Behavioral Health Services North. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, on average, nearly 20 ...

Help make after-prom parties stay successful

To the editor: While prom season may seem a long way off, plans are already being made for both the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid annual After Prom Parties. Fundraising to help defray the cost of these events — which are held to offer students an alcohol and drug-free, safe, fun event on ...

Nickel tax on plastic bags works

To the editor: On Sept. 13, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise published an editorial about plastic bag use, noting how harmful plastic bags are to the environment. The editorial went on to state, “We hope, however, that a state task force’s recommendations don’t fall into the same ...

Store should post flyer

To the editor: I recently went to Kinney Drugs in Lake Placid and asked if I could put up a flyer for our Paint & Palette Art Show in Saranac Lake. I was told that management wouldn’t allow it because it wasn’t held in Lake Placid. It seemed like a small thing to ask to help us ...

Keep supporting North Elba Community Christmas Fund

To the editor: Year after year, the North Elba Community Christmas Fund works hard to help families in the town of North Elba and village of Lake Placid have a merry Christmas. We rely on the generosity of local organizations and residents to help us reach this goal each holiday season. We ...

Concerns about new sidewalk sign rules

To the editor: To village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba boards: We were surprised and a bit frustrated to learn from our members the past few days that a new sidewalk and sign code was being implemented without warning or notice. The Lake Placid Business Association is seeking ...

Pulling together Class of 1987

To the editor: The Saranac Lake High School Class of 1987 is planning its 30th class reunion for the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14. We are seeking classmates that we have not been able to find or contact via social media, friends or family. Please find the list below. If you would be so kind as ...

Students from Mountain Lake Academy wheel residents of Elderwood Uihlein at Lake Placid around the Olympic Speedskating Oval Saturday at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Lake Placid.
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Elderwood Uihlein at Lake Placid residents enjoyed supporting Relay for Life

To the editor: Our team had a great time supporting American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Saturday, Sept. 16. Our residents enjoyed participating by being pushed around the Olympic Oval by students at Mountain Lake Academy. Thank you for the following business who donated items for ...

Campaign for medical aid in dying is ongoing

To the editor: A recent Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Sept. 8) highlighted a New York Court of Appeals ruling against a case brought by three terminally ill individuals seeking the right to obtain life-ending medication by a physician. The article has confused many who are joining the New ...

Read a banned book

To the editor: Throughout the country, most children are starting a new academic year. Teachers are sending out their lists of required readings, and parents are beginning to gather books. In some cases, classics like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Catcher in the Rye” and ...

Stefanik’s true self

To the editor: If you follow Stefanik on Instagram, you’ll catch a glimpse of her carefully curated self: an empathetic person who loves books, hanging out at “home” in the NoCo (these photos are always obscured since she actually lives in D.C.), and chilling with Lin Manuel Miranda at ...

Clinton should be president

To the editor: It was both delightful and unspeakably sad to listen to Rachel Maddow’s interview with Hillary Clinton yesterday [Thursday] ... delightful because it was interesting and informative to listen to an intelligent woman who SHOULD have been our president now if it hadn’t been ...

Newcomers to the North Country?

To the editor: I must have missed the influx of diehard Southern rebels who recently moved into the Adirondacks, but there is no mistaking their displays of the “Stars and Bars” from porch roofs and pickup trucks. What these newcomers don’t seem to realize is how many Adirondack men ...

Foundation helps Northern Lights add free programs

To the editor: On behalf of the board and staff of the Northern Lights School, I would like to thank the Adirondack Foundation and its donors for its Generous Acts grant award. We are very happy to be able to use these funds to run two programs free of charge to our wider community. We ...

Area can shelter storm victims, make tents

To the editor: I’m of the opinion that the Adirondacks could provide both immediate aid and a long-term product for evacuees of the recent and future natural disasters. 1. Vacant North Country prisons would make suitable short-term housing for displaced people. Lyon Mountain, Camp ...

Harvey aid conditions

To the editor: To Rep. Elise Stefanik: Dear Rep. Stefanik: You should vote against funds for Harvey relief unless all of the following preconditions occur: 1. Sen. Ted Cruz votes against such relief — otherwise he is a hypocrite. 2. Money is also allocated to Puerto Rico. 3. ...

$2,000+ raised for Harvey relief

To the editor: I am writing to personally thank the generous people of Saranac Lake who gave to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of the Salvation Army. Thanks to your generosity we raised over $2,000 on Friday afternoon. I also want to thank the organizations who gave us space and helped ...

Kudos for flower arrangements

To the editor: Since I don’t do computers or email, I am writing you instead. I want to give a huge compliment to the Village Improvement Society for the flower arrangements throughout the village. I also want to compliment the businesses for their flower arrangements, which includes ...

Thanks to carousel

To the editor: The Campbell family would like to give a big thank-you to Jennifer Hunt at the Adirondack Carousel for helping us plan and execute a fantastic 70th birthday party at the Carousel. Our village is so lucky to have such a great facility, which provides fun for all ages. Cheers to ...