Letters to the editor

Hope for climate change progress

To the editor: 2018 was a tough year for those of us worried about climate change. While the West choked on smoky air and Californians died in wildfires, one disturbing report after another warned of a future filled with more floods, fires, drought and disease if we keep burning fossil ...

Winter Carnival Court thanks

To the editor: On Jan. 7, the Winter Carnival Court held its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Belvedere Restaurant. Profits from this dinner are used to purchase the outfits and other necessities for the court. We are pleased to report that this year’s dinner was a resounding ...

Not Pleistocene, but …

To the editor: This ran two years ago when I submitted it. It’s ancient Adirondack history, “just a few years” before the Ice Ages so still relevant to this year‘s Winter Carnival in my opinion. ——— I recently paid my taxes in Harrietstown Town Hall. While waiting for ...

Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest

To the editor: I’m a member of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, and I’m managing the Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest on Feb. 2 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Prescott Park, next to the Lake Flower State Boat Launch. I want to let the community know that I still have ...

Request for help

To the editor: This fall I will be having my bat mitzvah, and as part of preparing for it I will be doing a community service project. My project is that I will be going to the Grace Pantry and other locations and handing out books that I have collected. I would like to ask the community if ...

Deckers provide top-notch care

To the editor: While at our vacation home, both my wife and I have been seen as patients of Dr. John and Martha Decker. At our principal home in Manhattan, each of us have also been seen for treatment by ear, nose and throat specialists, which is the Deckers’ branch of medicine. Those from ...

Ways to stop cervical cancer

To the editor: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern NY wants to raise awareness that there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer! One way is through regular screening. Cervical cancer screening tests can find the cells that lead to ...

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 ...