Letters to the editor

Parking idea

To the editor: Regarding the overcrowding problem on some of our more popular hiking trails, while in Montana, I came across a possible solution. On the Blackfoot River, there are designated parking areas at the access points accompanied by a sign asking anglers to “move on” if the ...

Roads getting more dangerous for cyclists

To the editor: As a former resident recently visiting the area, I was alarmed by what appeared to be a serious deterioration in safety for bicyclists riding on public roads in the region. First, while riding west on Keese Mills Road from Paul Smiths, I was very nearly run down by a man ...

Let veterans’ groups keep using pull tabs

To the editor: As we return from celebrating our freedoms over the Fourth of July weekend, we should pause to think of all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of this great nation to ensure those freedoms continue to be preserved. One of the most fundamental services we can ...

Make Saranac Lake a town

To the editor: This would get rid of the second tax which causes so many to flee the village. It would let the fire department become independent. It would make village homes easier to sell and result in fewer abandoned homes. This would need approval from the state Legislature. North ...

A community with so much to offer

To the editor: Thank you to all the volunteers and businesses that help to support great events for kids and families. We live in a community where our kids have the chance to get out, get involved and find joy in a lifelong activity. The Fun Run is every Thursday night with signups ...

Thanks for backing SLMS Back-a-Pack program

To the editor: The Middle School Boosters established the Back-a-Pack program in 2005 to provide school supplies and new backpacks to students in need. Over the past years, the generous support of folks in the community of Saranac Lake and beyond has helped to provide our students with the ...

Great concert

To the editor: The “One Woman Cabaret” show, “Sentimental Journey,” performed by Gail Gallagher on Saturday night at Will Rogers, was a special treat for all who attended. Gail has a beautiful singing voice, and she delivered an hour-plus of top-notch entertainment. For anyone ...

Children of Tupper Lake donate $7K to Radio Day

To the editor: Each year, when the students of Tupper Lake return to school from spring break, they begin fundraising to support High Peaks Hospice. This year at the L.P. Quinn Elementary School, pre-K students collected pennies, kindergarten raffled tickets to Water Safari, first grade sold ...

Women’s College Scholarship Club gives thanks

To the editor: The Women’s College Scholarship Club would like to congratulate our 60 winners in our 16th year of “The Taste of the Good Life” raffle. We want to give special thanks to the following businesses who have very generously donated prizes to make this fund raise a success ...

Saddened by closing of St. Paul’s/ Assumption Food Pantry

To the editor: It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I acknowledge the closing of St. Paul’s/Assumption Food Pantry of Gabriels, as reported in the June 23rd edition of the Enterprise. Also, there is anger and outrage. The stated major reason for the closure of the pantry is a ...

To Rep. Elise Stefanik

To the editor: Representative Stefanik, We are writing to express our alarm about the president's proposed budget cuts to Medicaid, food stamps, and health care. We are a group of people with disabilities who would be directly impacted by these draconian measures. As you may know, my ...

Failures keep coming for Trump

To the editor: We’re adapting to the new normal of a reality-TV star struggling to act as a U.S. president. All his grandiose initiatives are stalled. He’s failed to staff key positions, ranging from NASA to the State Department, and even worse, named many polarizing or incompetent ...

Donations of children’s shoes sought

To the editor: I am looking for children's shoes for all ages to send to a Mission. All donations are needed by September 1st. Please leave them in my box at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on 54 Broadway. God Bless you, Shirley Hosler Saranac Lake

Noise in the Park

To the editor: I recently read the article in this publication about the battle over usage rights at the Lake Placid Airport. I was appalled that anyone would be so brazen as to disrupt the peace and quiet of the Adirondacks in an attempt to make a living. The Adirondack Park has ...

The future of the Affordable Care Act

To the editor: Sally is an educated health care employee. She is aware of the impact the Affordable Care Act has had on her area’s population, having seen many new clients that never had the ability to be insured before. Sally is also aware of the reimbursement rates that her employer ...

Thanks to Coakley Ace Hardware

To the editor: We would like to give a huge shout out to Bob Bayruns and his staff at Coakley Ace Hardware for their amazing help with our Food and Bake Sale. They supplied the grill, all the hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, drinks and condiments. The thing is they do this EVERY WEEKEND in the ...

Blackout left film forum in the dark

To the editor: The 2017 Lake Placid Film Forum was planned as an ambitious and diverse schedule of films, workshops, and guest appearances. Your editorial staff recognized this early on and commented favorably in an editorial. The event would have lived up to its reputation were it not ...

Revised ACA bill would have harsh effect on North Country

To the editor: Foundation’s Birth to Three Alliance held its third annual meeting with over 60 participants working across our region to make sure all kids have the chance to grow into thriving adults and contribute to their communities. Last week, Senate Republican leaders unveiled ...

Curling center would be beneficial for Saranac Lake

To the editor: With 165 clubs 41 states, and countless more clubs in Canada and 47 other countries, curling is one of the fastest growing sports globally. Each month, the U.S. Curling Association receives numerous inquires from communities looking to start a club of their own. Much of the ...

Heli tours are like large, noisy drones

To the editor: In the recent Enterprise article, the helicopter tour people say they are not any noisier or intrusive than the plane tours. Yet, they posted a video on Facebook of them flying very low over what appears to be wilderness. They’re like large, incredibly noisy drones. I ...