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Letters to the editor

Hotel Saranac shouldn’t compete

To the editor: Like everyone else, I am thrilled the Hotel Saranac will be reopening. However, some of their success should not be on the backs of other stores already in town. It has already been pledged $5 million in state economic funding. My specific concern is its retail store ...

Thanks for featuring Van Nortwicks

To the editor: Thank you for publishing the story of the three Van Nortwick brothers who served in the Army Air Corps, Army and Navy during World War II. Miles was known by the name Miles around Saranac Lake and surrounding areas, not Robert. His mother was Edna, and it is her father Peter ...

Foundation helps Adult Center

To the editor: We at the Saranac Lake Adult Center woud like to thank the Frances L. Carpenter Foundation for the generous grant it has awarded us. This grant will be used to provide transportation to and from the center for seniors to be able to enjoy a hot meal with friends and the ...

Thank you to voters for re-election

To the editor: I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the voters of North Elba. I am honored and humbled at your overwhelming response and the landslide victory. It has truly been a gratifying experience to have represented the Lake Placid, Ray Brook and Saranac Lake ...

Thank you, and let’s move on

To the editor: I want to take this time to thank the taxpayers of Harrietstown for allowing me to represent them the past four years. It has truly been an honor and privilege for me to undertake this task. I hope that I will leave the town in better shape than when I took office, and I am ...

Temper tantrum

To the editor: Hey world, guess what? Twitter just caused a temper tantrum for TRUMP because one of his ex-employees turned his Twitter off. It was off for 11 minutes till it was put back on. This should tell America what kind of a president we have if he can’t be on Twitter. He’s ...

Public forum needed on Placid sports spending

To the editor: I read about the recent formation of the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee, which intends to spend up to $300,000 of taxpayer money to bid for a World University Games event for Lake Placid in 2023. If its bid is successful (there seem to be no other bidders, ...

Thank you to Carpenter Foundation

To the editor: Once again, the First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake is extremely grateful for the kindness and generosity of the Carpenter Foundation in support of our Community Supper program. Each Wednesday at the church, we are able to serve a hot meal, nutritious and free ...

Tax bill isn’t really for the middle class

To the editor: The House bill that was unveiled Nov. 2 will provide huge benefits for the wealthy and for corporations, while any benefits to middle-class taxpayers will be dubious at best. Numerous provisions will benefit high earners. The top tax rate does stay at the current 39.6 ...

Vote Mallach and Schrader

To the editor: I write to enthusiastically endorse Jordanna Mallach and Tracey Schrader for Harrietstown Town Council. Don’t get me wrong. I respectfully honor Ron Keough and thank Ed Goetz for his service, but it is time for new ideas and new energy on the town council. Moreover, this ...

Schrader good for H’town

To the editor: I wish to jump on the bandwagon with support for Tracey Schrader for the Harrietstown board. She has demonstrated a conscientiousness in every endeavor she has undertaken and will certainly continue that same characteristic in her duties on the board. I’ve worked in ...

Vote against a constitutional convention

To the editor: I am writing in opposition to the proposed ballot proposition for a state constitutional convention. It seems that the current state constitution serves our state pretty well. I have great concerns over what I see as a Pandora’s box should another state convention be ...

Highway super’s pay at stake in Franklin election

To the editor: The town of Franklin voters have an opportunity to save over 15,000 tax dollars, depending on whom they choose in this year’s election. In the September town board meeting, the town board passed “RESOLUTION #36 PAY SCALE FOR NEWLY ELECTED 2018 OFFICIALS”: “BE IT ...

The choice

To the editor: Tuesdays elections offer a choice between younger and older, wannabes and ins, and/or female and male. The candidates who spoke at the local candidates forum are at least one of the former. They spoke about community recreation centers, affordable housing and renaming a town. ...

Fiesta is a party

To the editor: Let them stay home; we’ll have fun without them. You better start considering this inane posture of overt political correctness run amok. I don’t know how many people “protested” calling this year’s Winter Carnival a Fiesta, but it was most likely a handful or very ...

Rail cars aren’t hurting anyone

To the editor: Why protect the Adirondacks from stored railroad tank cars? They are silent and rarely seen except by people in airplanes and bushwhackers, and the latter are likely to find them interesting. Sincerely, Charles W. McCutchen Lake Placid

Please give to United Way

To the editor: Our community has experienced some tough times in the past few years. Many of your friends, neighbors and co-workers need help today that they didn’t need two or three years ago. The United Way campaign is one of the easiest ways to help give back to our community ...

Thanks for help with cancer screening event

To the editor: On behalf of all of us at Clinton County Cancer Services Program, I would like to thank the community for coming together to make our screening event a HUGE success on Oct. 21. Thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations: Rulf’s Orchard, Banker ...

Vote Kilroy, Donaldson, Goetz and Keough

To the editor: To the Harrietstown voters: First let me say that the Republican Party has endorsed Mike Kilroy to be at the helm of the board, an outstanding choice. Mike has drawn the budget for the town for 25 years or more, sat at the helm for many years and has tremendous insight, not ...

Harrietstown officials are doing a fine job

To the editor: As the old saying goes. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It fits this year’s electon in Harrietstown. Change may be good when necessary, but with the current mix of Republican and Democrats on the town board, it seems to be working fine. Shared services with ...