Letters to the editor

New cancer treatment

To the editor: I was excited to read Saturday’s article (page A8) in the Adirondack Enterprise on using the body’s own cells to fight cancer. I was wondering if there was an even simpler way? Please note I am not a scientist and have a layperson’s understanding of this subject, but ...

Thoughts on the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest UMP

To the editor: My thoughts, while sitting on a rock, at Isolation Pond: “I wish that I could share this moment with all of my friends.” Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced, “The proposed management actions in the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Draft UMP ...

Hospice Radio Day thanks

To the editor and friends of our communities: On Tuesday, June 6, High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care held its 25th annual Radio Day. We’d like to thank the many volunteers, businesses, and individual donors that, through their donations of time, incentive gifts and financial support, ...

Donors help Lake Placid Fire Department

To the editor: Thank you for giving us your support for the northern New York firemen convention that the Lake Placid Fire Department hosted June 8 to 10. We had a great turnout and raised money for the Lake Placid Fire Department. We never could have done this without everyone’s ...

Federal arts funding works

To the editor: Communities across America have a stake in the arts, including our own. According to Americans for the Arts, 4.8 million Americans go to work in arts and culture industries. Additionally, the arts generate $22.3 billion in federal, state and local government revenue. The ...

Obamacare isn’t going up much

To the editor: I just received a letter regarding the requested increase for my Obamacare here in Essex County. It is only 1.7 percent! Wow, so it is not collapsing here in New York state. Perhaps it is only collapsing where state governments did a poor job of implementing it? David ...

Mowing grass on the triangle island

To the editor: First a big thank-you to Roger Steinbrueck, who donates his time, for his work planting flowers on the triangle island at the NBT Bank corner. The flowers are always very attractive and dress up the entrance to the village. Second, what needs to be done, however, is mowing ...

Max Calderone Memorial Soccer Tournament thanks

To the editor: We would like to offer heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped ensure that the third annual tournament was as awesome as the previous years. While it breaks our heart to memorialize Max, we are certain that he would be so proud of the event, the level of ...

Columnist right about ‘Wheels of misfortune’

To the editor: I totally agree with Bob Seidenstein’s description of bike riding in and around Saranac Lake. It is scary. I’m too afraid to ride in the road, except on the back of Helen Street hill and around Moody Pond, or out Kiwassa Road. Sometimes I ride my Jessica Fletcher bike ...

Raffle thanks

To the editor: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 326 would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations that made our basket raffle a success: the Saranac Lake Free Library for the use of its copier and donation of the copy paper for printing out our raffle tickets, ...

The answer is not better health care

To the editor: I read Saturday’s commentary, “Sick!” by Susan Hahn. While I understand where she’s coming from, Hahn misses the point entirely. Has anyone bothered to ask themselves why Americans are so sick? Did you know that according to Jeff Hayes’ documentary ...

Does NY-21 have a leader in Washington or a follower?

To the editor: A leader initiates. A follower responds. A leader is proactive. A follower is reactive. A leader explains her decisions according to her convictions. A follower acts. In the last few weeks, we have seen two significant decisions come out of Washington that have a ...

Lake Flower Resort and Spa was mishandled

To the editor: A number of decades ago, many communities, Saranac Lake among them, realized that unchecked growth and unregulated development were undesirable. Community leaders began to acknowledge that their cities had become unattractive with brash signage, shabby strip malls and ...

Stefanik should vote the talk on environment

To the editor: Elise Stefanik talks like an environmentalist but doesn’t vote like one. There is no area where the contradictions between what Ms. Stefanik says and what she does is more evident than her positions on environmental protection. The most egregious example is the contrast ...

Saranac Lake Youth Center could use your support

To the editor: The Saranac Lake Youth Center was started by the Ecumenical Council in 1982 and has served local teens of the school district for 35 years. The bright, spacious center on the corner of Woodruff and Church streets sees a daily rush of youth as soon as school is dismissed. When ...

Don’t eliminate funds for public broadcasting

To the editor: What is going through Trump’s and Republican lawmakers’ minds? There is an almost unprecedented attack on the poor through cuts in supplemental food programs and Medicaid. Then you have the push to repeal Obamacare, with millions left without health insurance. This has ...

Rest in peace

To the editor: ¯ Pat Howard — longtime airline employee at Adirondack Airport ¯ Dick Maye — did inside trim work for Adirondack Habitat for Humanity ¯ Joanne Branch — longtime physical education teacher at North Country Community College ¯ Vince Moore — executive ...

Party politics and the rural North Country

To the editor: There are 102,415 people in the North Country who rely on Medicaid. Most are seniors; 19,261 of them are children.* These people live here. They also die here. To give some perspective, 102,415 is equivalent to every man, woman and child living in Plattsburgh, Watertown, ...

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 ...