Letters to the editor

Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

To the editor: If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in New York, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer, and ...

Answer to the president’s speech

To the editor: I listened to the president’s speech last night (Tuesday), and I’m appalled. Our president tried to convince us that drug addicts and rapists are coming to our southern border to murder and rape our law-abiding, white, American citizens. But what I saw on TV are a bunch ...

Thanks, Mercy Living Center

To the editor: Open letter to the staff of Mercy Living Center, Tupper Lake: Usually when letters like this are published, they are to complain about something; however, this letter is to commend the staff of Mercy Living Center for the care that they provided to our mother, Gertrude ...

Watching United Way in action is inspiring

To the editor: For the past several years, I’ve focused both my financial donations and volunteer efforts almost exclusively on the United Way for one reason: results. Our local United Way has been incredibly responsive to the needs of this community, as of late focusing heavily on the ...

Extra thanks

To the editor: I want to thank the Leathernecks for helping me to bring down the packages to Fort Drum when we went down on Oct. 5. The supplies went out Oct. 15. They also helped me to mail three boxes on Nov. 23 to the Mountain Goats in Europe. Also, I want to thank Mr. Mike for the ...

Library Book Fair will happen

To the editor: I’m writing to confirm that the Saranac Lake Free Library will hold its annual Winter Carnival Book Fair this February. I’d like to thank all of the folks who offered support and those who took on different leadership roles to ensure the event happens. The Book Fair will ...

Dewey has great skiing

To the editor: Many thanks to all the folks who have contributed to making Dewey Mountain Recreation Center such an excellent ski, bike and hiking area here in town. Right now, because of ongoing work on the trails, it is possible to enjoy an outstanding skiing experience when, due to little ...

Newspapers R us because humans R us

To the editor: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica — humans live, work and play on the seven continents. Humans sail the seas. Humans fly the skies. And humans read online newspapers. “The newspaper is a greater treasure to the people than ...

A pathetic piece of writing

To the editor: The letter of Dec. 26, 2018, is so shocking it really does not deserve a reply, but here goes. Titled “What is wrong with you, Trump?” it is nothing more than an uneducated, disgusting, pathetic, classless piece of writing. I can’t believe the total disrespect towards ...

Do you want Trump in 2020?

To the editor: Tell me America, have you had enough pain and suffering going without good jobs, better wages, lower taxes, better health care? Are you ready to pay for a damn wall to satisfy Trump? Because if you do, Trump got what we wants, you. Plus the power over the USA. He is going to ...

Locals generous with Christmas food donations

To the editor: The annual Christmas Food Box Committee and the Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council extend heartfelt thanks to all who contributed financial and food donations for needy families in the Saranac Lake Central School District. Eighty-seven boxes were filled with non-perishable goods ...

Missing on New Year’s Eve

To the editor: What happened to the “New Years resolution”? Somehow in the world of cellphones and computers we lost an important idea. The idea that each of us could be a better person. A couple of generations ago, on New Year’s Eve, families would sit around the dinner table and ...

Franklin County landfill remains in good hands

To the editor: I was a board member of the County of Franklin Solid Waste Authority for eight years. During that time George Eades, a Canadian with an agricultural engineering degree from McGill University, was its executive director. During that time Eades took the landfill from red to ...

Thanks for helping those in need

To the editor: The Saranac Lake Unit for the Salvation Army is proud to announce it raised $10,385.95 from the Red Kettle Campaign. This is thanks to over 50 wonderful dedicated volunteers who rang the bell at Kinney Drugs, the Saranac Lake Post Office, and Coakley Home and Hardware on very ...

Christmas dinner thanks

To the editor: The Adirondack Community Church, the Christmas Dinner Committee and volunteers would like to thank Dave Nicola of Mr. Mike’s Pizza Restaurant for once again hosting the Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. Each year members of the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake ...

Thanks for helping get gifts to troops

To the editor: I want to thank everyone for the gifts for the nursing homes and the troops. I also want to thank the Leathernecks who brought me down to Fort Drum to send the packages. The packages went out to the Mountain Goat Troops overseas on Oct. 5 and 15, just in time for ...

Saranac Lakers keep losing out

To the editor: I can’t believe North Country Community College President Tyrell is considering closing the pool at the college! Your article on Dec. 6 gave many excellent reasons to keep the pool open. A number of families through the years have put their children in the Red Cross swim ...

Don’t be a socialist

To the editor: I happen to agree with The New York Times when it warned Nancy Pelosi not to give too much power to the newly elected House Democrats who call themselves “democratic socialists.” They will be a minority of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. I don’t enjoy ...

Thanks for helping Cristie Heath

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the benefit for Cristie Heath a success and to thank all the local businesses who gave so generously toward our silent auction. To our little town of Bloomingdale, where neighbors become more like family in a time of need, I ...

Be thankful for service workers

To the editor: This time of the year it is helpful to slow down and realize all that there is to be thankful for. I would like to take a few minutes to express my gratitude to countless, often underappreciated people, without whom many things that we take for granted would disappear. ...