Letters to the editor

Memorial Day thank-yous

To the editor: As on each Memorial Day, the Veterans Memorial Association remembers the sacrifices our fallen heroes have made in providing freedoms for all. In keeping with our custom, the VMA hosts a luncheon, open to the public at our club at 202 Broadway. This year was no exception, ...

Thoughts from a brand-new dad

To the editor: At 9 p.m. on May 26, wearing scrubs that I had nearly sweated through and on the verge of passing out, I was nervously pacing the hallways of the OB unit at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. A little more than a half-hour later, I was holding my firstborn daughter in ...

Thanks for chance to speak

To the editor: I am very grateful to the organizers of the Memorial Day service in Saranac Lake. I was humbled by the privilege to speak at this ceremony. My meager efforts were rewarded by an awesome display of accolades and gratitude that continued for days after. I failed to give proper ...

Nutrition Symposium thanks

o the editor: I would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who helped to make Seniors Helping Seniors and Their Community’s Nutrition Symposium at the Lake Clear Lodge a success: the Cloudsplitter Foundation, the Lake Clear Lodge, the Saranac Lake Adult Center, the ...

Don’t leave pets in hot cars

To the editor: On Memorial Day, Americans flock outside to celebrate the unofficial start of summertime with picnics, parades and cookouts with family and friends. As we all kick off the sunny season over the holiday weekend, American Humane, the country’s first national humane ...

Meant ‘intent’

To the editor: I would like to correct a statement attributed to me at the recent public hearing. It was addressed to the Saranac Lake village board regarding the Lake Flower Resort. What I said was, “Land under water cannot be built upon. Including it clearly does not comply with the ...

Summer health

To the editor: Summer is coming, and for good reason, we are all focused on getting out into the fresh air, planning trips and taking vacations ... enjoying life. In the bustle of all of this excitement, we all need to keep our health in mind. It’s time to get your cancer screenings ...

From left, Hannah Gibbons-Author of Saranac Lake, Emily Martz of the Saranac Lake Downtown Advisory Board and Barb Martin of the Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber take part in a village cleanup Saturday, May 20 in Berkeley Green.
(Photo provided — Tim Fortune)

Cleanup thanks

To the editor: Thank you to Saranac Lakers and friends who helped clean up the downtown area! On Saturday, May 20, 26 people met at Berkeley Green and spread out across the downtown streets and alleyways picking up anything from cigarette butts to busted blue coolers along the ...

A resident of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid hits an inflatable ball with a bat in a game of baseball that staff organized for residents on May 15.
(Photo provided by Elderwood of Uihlein)

Baseball for nursing home residents was great fun

To the editor: “Batter up,” rang the Kate Smith Auditorium — and through the halls of Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid on Monday, May 15. It was the beginning of Nursing Home Week, and many planned for us and helped us, the residents who call it home. We all had the chance ...

Plants in stores may have a bad insecticide

To the editor: The Adirondack Garden Club wishes to draw to your attention the dangers of neonicotinoids in many seeds and plants sold at home-improvement stores, malls, hardware stores, outlets, nurseries and whereever you find seeds and plants for sale. These insecticides persist in plants ...

Why take out the train?

To the editor: Preventing the Lake Placid-to-Saranac train from running this season would keep passengers and crew from enjoying the ride and merchants from getting extra business. Why would Albany hurt people for no apparent reason? Sincerely yours, Charles W. McCutchen Bethesda, Maryland

Lacrosse keeps growing, especially with the young

To the editor: On Sunday, May 21, Tri-Lakes Youth Lacrosse hosted its 16th annual youth tournament at the Lake Placid Lacrosse Fields. This year we had 60 teams and more than 1,000 boys and girls from kindergarten to sixth grade participating. Teams came from Montreal, Watertown and the ...

Many thanks for SLHS After Prom Party

To the editor: The 2017 Saranac Lake Prom and After Prom Party have come and gone for another year, but the memories will last a lifetime. We want to thank all the various people and businesses for making the After Prom Party a memorable event. The success of the prom party could not have ...

Why don’t more Republicans speak up?

To the editor: Here, here to Mr. Spadaro for calling out (again) the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and lack of civil discourse within our community. While there is a very large “silent majority” out there, it seems that it is the same people who take the initiative to respond to the ...

Saranac Lake Free Library says thank you

To the editor: On behalf of the Saranac Lake Free Library Board of Trustees and staff, I’d like to thank the voters of our chartered district for their overwhelming show of support in Tuesday, May 16th’s vote for the levy of a tax for the Saranac Lake Free Library. The SLFL strives to ...

Circa 1940s, game protector Dick Emperor, Saranac Lake, field-tests the latest technology — a “portable radio.”

Outdoor technology evolution

(Editor’s note: Columnist Howard Riley received this letter in response to a recent column. Today’s column by Riley appears on page A5.) --- Howard, I read your column last week with interest about Game Protectors Dick Emperor and Paul Benoit. You mentioned that you could not find a ...

Actions inherent to intentions

To the editor: It was disappointing to see that our Republican congressional representative, Elise Stefanik, has decided to stand as a cheerleader for the Republican Party rather than with her constituents. By voting yes to the House’s recent proposal to replace and repeal the Affordable ...

‘Silent majority’ supports Trump, Stefanik

To the editor: As stated here before, I have a strong, fundamental sense of fair play. Growing up, I was reminded, as my situations changed, to always treat everyone with respect and fairness. I find the current negative theme expressed by readers of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise most ...

Team Wheeler — Chip Wheeler, Rob Mullarney, Rob Kane and Keegan Vize — wins the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s fifth annual Golf Tournament Saturday at the Saranac Inn Golf Club.
(Photo provided by the SLVFD)

SLVFD Golf Tournament thanks

To the editor: On May 13, the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department held its fifth annual Golf Tournament fundraiser at the Saranac Inn Golf Club. One hundred twenty golfers from all around the area came out to enjoy a beautiful spring day and to show their support for the fire department. ...

Write-in vote for LPCSD

To the editor: Daniel Marvin for a write-in vote for the Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education. Please vote on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Daniel Marvin Lake Placid