Letters to the editor

Cobb will serve ordinary people

To the editor: Elise Stefanik’s multimillion-dollar war chest is largely financed by big-money interests. Not unexpectedly, her positions and votes in Congress mostly benefit her corporate rich donors. For example, Stefanik is beholden to the fossil fuel industry for campaign ...

Conservatives admit they have media advantage

To the editor: In her book about illegal immigration, ultra-conservative author Ann Coulter took me aback when she boldly and proudly stated that while the mainstream media/press had been mostly liberal/Democrat for many years, it now has become mostly conservative/ Republican. While ...

Barney knows the sheriff’s department

To the editor: The primary will be on Sept. 13, a Thursday, this year, and I urge all Democrats to get out there and vote. The primary is important because it determines which candidate ends up on the ballot in November. So if you have a favorite, show your support by SHOWING UP! I am ...

Barney treats jail inmates right

To the editor: I am writing today to express my support for Bruce Barney for sheriff. If anyone can make a difference, I truly believe Bruce Barney can and will. Bruce is one of those people who, whether in uniform or out, always treats everyone he meets with dignity and respect. That’s ...

Mallach can turn jail around

To the editor: First off — if you are a registered Democrat in Franklin County, please be sure to vote in the primary on Thursday, Sept. 13! Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. Prior to this election, I had never given much thought to what the county sheriff — an elected official — ...

Carousel gives thanks

To the editor: The Adirondack Carousel is delighted to announce that our sixth annual Carousel-A-Thon was an enormous success. First and foremost, we would like to thank Jim Williams, Ethan Gawal, Matt Pusateri and 93.3 WSLP for their tremendous support; without them this event would not ...

Singing is good for your health; come join

To the editor, and all residents of the Adirondacks: Research suggests that singing daily for at least 10 minutes reduces stress, clears sinuses, improves posture and can even help you live longer. Can you imagine the health benefits of singing for two hours a week with friends? Come ...

Support Mallach for sheriff

To the editor: I support Jordanna Mallach for Franklin County sheriff because of her commitment to community and to hard work. She is a combat veteran who still serves in the National Guard. She is a hockey mom to her 11-year-old daughter, and she currently serves on the Harrietstown ...

Barney is best candidate for sheriff

To the editor: I strongly urge all Democrats who will be going to vote in the primary election on Thursday, Sept. 13 to vote for Bruce Barney, our next Franklin County sheriff. Bruce has over 30 years of correctional and law enforcement experience, working for the Franklin County ...

Stefanik is too complicit with Trump

To the editor: I heard part of President Trump’s speech when he traveled to Fort Drum for his photo op with our brave 10th Mountain Division soldiers on Aug. 18. When he called Congresswoman Stefanik to the podium to “praise” her, he mispronounced her name as if he had never met her. ...

Community offered support after wife died

To the editor: My wife passed away three months ago, so my life has been busy. I have forgotten so many things. I owe a lot of thanks to many people. I finally discovered what a great place Saranac Lake is to live. Much thanks to all the people who stopped to offer support and brought ...

Fun Runs rock

My little brother and I would like to say “thank you” to the Kiwanis Club and the village of Saranac Lake for sponsoring this summer’s Fun Runs at Riverside Park. This year, for the first time, I ran the quarter-mile and half-mile races. I am already looking forward to running next ...

What to do?

To the editor: I would like to ask you people a question. What would you do when the rich have more and the poor and middle class have none? Would you be their slaves again? Would you live in shanties again? Not be able to feed or clothe your families? Would you like paying higher taxes than ...

Sign stolen

To the editor: A handmade wedding sign that I made for my daughter’s wedding this past Sunday was stolen on the wedding day from Route 421 in Tupper Lake. If you stole it, then please return it to the same location where you found it. Here is a photo of the sign. David Siegel Tupper Lake

Tedra will work for us

To the editor: When I met Tedra Cobb, I was immediately impressed by how capable, accessible and genuine she is. From her I learned of her record of effective problem solving and bipartisanship in St Lawrence County. She is committed to representing us and our interests in Washington. In ...

More face time is needed with congressional candidates

To the editor: I believe it would be a better world if voters were more open-minded. I’d like to see every citizen make a commitment to research each candidate and where they stand on the issues before going to the polls. I’d like to see them mute the sound on every campaign ad and ...

Thursday, Sept. 13 Democratic primary

To the editor: ¯ Governor: Former U.S. HUD Secretary and New York state Attorney General and current Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the better choice. ¯ Lieutenant governor: Former Erie County Clerk and Congresswoman and current Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is the better choice. ¯ Attorney general: ...

Strong leaders: Mallach and Ellis

To the editor: Next week, a primary election will determine candidates for local and statewide office. Saranac Lake’s Jordanna Mallach is seeking the Democratic nomination for Franklin County sheriff. Is she qualified? Absolutely. The primary duty of the Franklin County sheriff is ...

Raising age to buy tobacco products will save lives

To the editor: Essex County is on the right track with next week’s proposal to raise the age of sale for tobacco products to 21. (Editor’s note: The measure passed the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday.) Today, 28.8 percent of high school students in New York state use tobacco ...

The in-between season

To the editor: Dreamy aspirations of an endless summer are surrendered to a practical belief that there are reasons for our seasons, nature’s lesson’s for our lives; if only seeking refuge from dog-day heat, we, or at least I, now more welcome September’s retreat. Less crowded ...