Letters to the editor

Ratigan is right that ‘we can fix this’

To the editor: New York 21, the primary is June 26, and we have choices to make once again in the political arena. Dylan Ratigan is running in our district. Maybe you have seen him at one of his many stops around NY-21. Maybe you have checked out his website, DylanRatigan.com. At one ...

Amid broken politics, Martz seems like the right candidate

To the editor: I am continually trying to understand the underlying reasons as to why I am so disappointed in the failure of our federal elected officials to pass a balanced budget, to propose legislation that will make health care or food available to those who need it, to take seriously ...

Celebrating a generous community

To the editor: Adirondack Foundation extends a heartfelt thanks to the sponsors and organizers of the first Lake Placid Community Day for bringing together our neighbors, organizations and incredible volunteers. We also congratulate the Adult Volunteer of the Year and indelible Ruth ...

Thanks for supporting our students

To the editor: Celebrating the efforts of our young artists is an important part of our school year. Art classes are about more than learning about the use of materials and creation of finished products. Learning in the arts helps our students to be creative problem solvers, to express ideas ...

Not running for Congress

To the editor: I was recently asked to consider being a third-party candidate for U.S. Congress. The seat had been held for a long time by my congresswoman, Louise Slaughter. Very sadly, she passed away suddenly after suffering a fall in her home. It has always been my dream to run for ...

Thrilled to win car at After Prom Party

To the editor: I recently attended the After Prom Party for Lake Placid High School. I found myself among a great group of peers all in the pool for being the winner of a generously donated car. As they narrowed the pool down, I began to get excited that I may have a chance at winning. At ...

Thanks for Veterans Recognition Breakfast

To the editor: I wish to express my deep gratitude to all those who sponsored the Veterans Recognition Breakfast held on the Saturday before Memorial Day, including members of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Whiteface Mountain Masonic Lodge and the First United Methodist Church of ...

Send Cobb to Washington

To the editor: Now more than ever we need representatives in this country with proven leadership skills and boots-on-the-ground experience. Tedra Cobb has this experience and will beat the incumbent Elise Stefanik, who has failed the district she was elected to serve. Vote Cobb on June ...

Girl gives wonderful Memorial Day artwork

To the editor: Of all the memorable happenings at the Memorial Day observance, the actions of one little girl will remain with me for a very long time. Veterans were presented with a drawing which included three heartfelt messages. Macie Paige Kunath decided, on her own, to express her ...

Lake Placid After Prom Party was a huge hit

To the editor: The 2018 Lake Placid Prom and After Prom have come and gone for another year, but the memories will last a lifetime! This year, Lake Placid After Prom Party registered 107 students to attend! The highlight of the night was a car giveaway won by a very deserving junior! The ...

To the person who stole our canoe

To the editor: Dear person who stole our canoe last night [May 27]: I am confused and angry and sad. When it was dark you trespassed on our property and stole our beloved Lost Pond boat. I’m sure it was easy to do — you just picked it up, only 15 pounds, and tossed it in your truck. ...

Hot dogs belong on the grill, not in parked cars

To the editor: For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. As we kick off the sunny season with family and friends at parades, picnics and cookouts, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, is reminding pet owners that hot dogs ...

Cobb would fight corporate career politicians

To the editor: This letter is written in support of Tedra Cobb, who is running to be our representative in New York’s 21st Congressional District. Often, political letters supporting new challengers focus on what the incumbent is doing wrong. Indeed, this letter could be very long if ...

Thanks for author event

To the editor: The Lake Placid Middle/High School students recently had the wonderful opportunity to Skype with New York Times-bestselling author Karen M. McManus. She is the author of the young adult novel “One of Us Is Lying.” This is the third consecutive year that our students have ...

Recent reporting

To the editor: On the anniversary of the birth of the great American athlete Seabiscuit, I must protest a recent Adirondack Daily Enterprise article. Glynis Hart’s piece on potholes outed two of my favorite fishing spots, then encouraged the village of Saranac Lake to fill them in, ...

ADE is right: Tariffs are bad

To the editor: Tariffs, whether on newsprint or anything else, are a terrible idea because they punish the rest of us just to benefit a few politically connected interests, as your recent editorial underscores (“Stefanik stands up to newsprint tariffs,” May 18). Newspapers across the ...

Cobb will represent her constituents

To the editor: I was once impressed by the smart young woman who is our congressional representative in the 21st District. I thought her energy, drive and ambition would serve her well in representing her constituents. But I’m afraid we can no longer wait for Elise Stefanik to gain ...

Time for a change

To the editor: This June 26, the 21st District congressional primary will determine the challenger to the incumbent, Elise Stefanik, for the November election. Tedra Cobb is the candidate who can defeat Stefanik. Despite a few symbolic “moderate” votes in Congress, Stefanik has been a ...

Not just for some, but for everyone

To the editor: Watching my daughter twirl around on stage with the other ballerinas filled my heart with Hallmark card statements. There she was, my girl, the one that made me a daddy, with her arms above her head, smiling and bouncing on her toes. She was not worried about some of the ...

Must do better in opioid fight

To the editor: Dear community: I am a person in long-term recovery. What that means to me is I have not used alcohol or taken an addictive substance since the early ’80s. Recovery has given me everything. It has given me my family, my home, my friends and my career. I was quietly living ...