Letters to the editor

ADE is right: Tariffs are bad

To the editor: Tariffs, whether on newsprint or anything else, are a terrible idea because they punish the rest of us just to benefit a few politically connected interests, as your recent editorial underscores (“Stefanik stands up to newsprint tariffs,” May 18). Newspapers across the ...

Cobb will represent her constituents

To the editor: I was once impressed by the smart young woman who is our congressional representative in the 21st District. I thought her energy, drive and ambition would serve her well in representing her constituents. But I’m afraid we can no longer wait for Elise Stefanik to gain ...

Time for a change

To the editor: This June 26, the 21st District congressional primary will determine the challenger to the incumbent, Elise Stefanik, for the November election. Tedra Cobb is the candidate who can defeat Stefanik. Despite a few symbolic “moderate” votes in Congress, Stefanik has been a ...

Not just for some, but for everyone

To the editor: Watching my daughter twirl around on stage with the other ballerinas filled my heart with Hallmark card statements. There she was, my girl, the one that made me a daddy, with her arms above her head, smiling and bouncing on her toes. She was not worried about some of the ...

Must do better in opioid fight

To the editor: Dear community: I am a person in long-term recovery. What that means to me is I have not used alcohol or taken an addictive substance since the early ’80s. Recovery has given me everything. It has given me my family, my home, my friends and my career. I was quietly living ...

Thank you, firefighters

To the editor: We had an alarm activation last week at DeChantal Apartments. One of the other ladies, who is in her 90s, and I looked out the 11th-floor hall windows to see what was happening. In addition to the two big fire trucks that came with several firemen, we watched firemen rush here ...

Support for Tedra Cobb

To the editor: To voters of NY21: I wish to let you know why I am supporting and helping Tedra Cobb who is running to be our next representative in Washington, D.C. I was fortunate to get to know Tedra when she ran for St. Lawrence County legislator. I volunteered to help with whatever I ...

From art to angry advocacy

To the editor: In last weekend’s (May 12) story on the Saranac Lake school art show, a major theme was students’ embracing of causes, complete with a large photo of a pro-gay-marriage poster. While not art in the traditional sense, the poster is competently executed issue advocacy, ...

Consider a different Christian voice

To the editor: For the past year-and-a-half, polls tell us that around 80 percent of white evangelicals support the current administration’s agenda. Now, from within the wider Christian church, another voice is emerging. A coalition of bishops and other denominational leaders from the ...

Bowling was a blast

To the editor: A shout-out to Bruce VanWeelden and Jeff Romano for helping to provide a great experience for our middle schoolers! Our kids had a blast during the month of May, spending the afternoon bowling together and enjoying Jeff’s delicious pizza. Have you stopped by Romano’s ...

Ratigan will bring solutions to NY21

To the editor: I support Dylan Ratigan for the congressional seat in New York’s 21st District. Dylan Ratigan brings constructive solutions to complex problems. He knows how to build a coalition to work on the problem and then get the money to see it through. Over the past several ...

Golf tourney thanks

To the editor: On May 12, the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department held its sixth annual golf tournament fundraiser at the Saranac Inn Golf Club. One hundred twenty-four golfers from all around the area came out to enjoy a beautiful spring day and to show their support for the fire ...

Class speaker on Vietnam War was excellent

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to send a public thank-you to Bernie Baillargeon for his kindness in taking time to address the Lake Placid 11th-grade English classes on the subject of the Vietnam War era. The students are reading “The Things They Carried” by Tim ...

VFW Auxiliary Spring Raffle winners

To the editor: The VFW Auxiliary of VFW Post 3357 would like to thank everyone who participated in our Spring Raffle. The winners are as follows: fourth prize, $50, Fred Finn; third prize, $50, Keith Sartorini; second prize, $100, Merle Smith, who donated the money back to the VFW Auxiliary ...

Mourners were well fed

To the editor: We want to personally thank all who donated their time and delicious food for our family during our time of loss. In no particular order: the American Legion’s meat platter and paper goods, Bowl Winkles’ pizza, Wise Guys’ lasagna and meatballs, the Whiteface ...

Time for turf

To the editor: Five inches of snow on the ground in May compel me to write this letter. As an uncle to a lacrosse player who has had to play a HOME game 60 miles away in Potsdam this spring (because they have artificial turf), it is time the Saranac Lake Central School District strongly ...

After Prom Party was fun, well attended

To the editor: On the evening of May 12, after the Saranac Lake Prom and into the wee hours of the morning on May 13, nearly 170 students from Saranac Lake High School attended the Saranac Lake After Prom Party. There were games, a hypnotist show, LOTS of food and prizes (including a ...

The Adirondacks beckon

To the editor: We are told to think of things of a good report; it must include where God is proven magnificent in His creation’s court. I think of a trail through a tree-covered canopy that once belonged to another ancestry. Privileged to walk the same ground once trod in another world ...

Cobb will guard Medicare, Social Security

Cobb will guard Medicare, Social Security To the editor: House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement and expressed regret that he had not accomplished entitlement reform as a means to control spending. Elise Stefanik calls Congressman Ryan her mentor. After doling out huge tax cuts to ...

What role do opioids play in Labor Gap?

To the editor: I read with great interest the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s recent series on the worker shortage in the Tri-Lakes. I may have missed it, but I don’t recall the articles mentioning a relationship between young people lost or badly damaged to the current opiod-heroin ...