Letters to the editor

Service dogs must be allowed

To the editor:In an effort to educate and promote polite customer service regarding the use of service dogs, I encourage all individuals who work in the public service sector to consider the following:Service dogs are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.Making assumptions about a ...

Please help a dog and family in need

To the editor:A tragedy occurred in Keeseville when a reckless driver plowed into a front yard and hit the the family dog, who was enjoying time with her family. Thankfully, the three children, ages 5, 11 and 14, were in the house when the dark-colored pickup truck turned their lives upside ...

Thanks for biggest rugby tourney yet

To the editor:The goal posts are put away, the fields are cleaned up, and our muscles and bones are almost healed. Another successful rugby weekend has been enjoyed by players, families and spectators. Each year the Can-Am Rugby Tournament seems to get a little bit bigger and a little bit ...

Inaccuracies regarding Saranac Lake cinema

To the editor:Twice in three days you have published articles about "a movie theater for Saranac Lake." I am sure you will be attentive to Mr. Wilson with continued coverage as his project progresses. In the Monday, Aug. 24 issue, there was a prominent front-page square which listed "Saranac ...

NCCC-CSEA raises not 10%

To the editor:North Country Community College Board of Trustees Chair Barbara Dwyer was quoted in the Enterprise on Friday, Aug. 20, regarding the 10 percent pay increase the trustees approved for college President Steve Tyrell. Among other things, she said that President Tyrell hadn't had a ...

Florida by bike

To the editor:Over the past few years, many letters have appeared in support of converting the rail corridor connecting Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake into a trail for bike riding and other outdoor activities. I'd like to add another "rail trail" to that list, one which has ...

Fun Run thanks

To the editor:I would like to express my most sincere thanks to all who participated, volunteered and spectated every Thursday night this summer during our Fun Run Series. The Fun Run is a completely free event that takes place Thursday nights through the summer, with children's race distances ...

Trail makes more sense than railroad

To the editor:Were you there?At Tupper Lake for recent hearings on the Adirondack travel corridor unit management plan, the room was dominated by trail supporters. People came from all over the Tri-Lakes and surrounding areas, where business people, snowmobile clubs, outdoor enthusiasts and ...

Time to consider wood boilers before winter

To the editor:As winter approaches, New York is enhancing its Renewable Heat NY program to provide renewable and budget-friendly heating solutions.When it comes to heating a home or business, many New Yorkers living in rural areas where natural gas is not available often rely on propane or oil, ...

Excellent suggestions for college

To the editor:Just read the opinion piece by Robert Marrone, and I want to express my appreciation. It is without a doubt one of the finest expressions of a well-thought-out plan of action for the future of Paul Smith's College. It would appear that this Board of Trustees "cannot see the forest ...

Please help with school supplies

To the editor:We are approaching that time of the year when we need to prepare for the start of school.Once again we are asking for donations, either monetary or in school supplies, to enable the successful Lake Placid backpack program to continue. Our appreciation goes to the folks at the ...

Catholic church news update

To the editor:The Catholic Churches of the Mountains and Lakes - St. Bernard's, Church of the Assumption in Gabriels, St. John in the Wilderness in Lake Clear, and St. Paul's in Bloomingdale - take this opportunity to thank the communities at large for their participation in our recent efforts ...

Education is needed about Confederate flag

To the editor:The national debate about displaying the Confederate flag has come to our area, so it's important to understand just what the debate is about. The flag that was held by the racist who murdered nine members of a black church in South Carolina and is often displayed by the KKK and ...

To Joan Weill: It’s time to compromise

To the editor:Dear Mrs. Joan Weill:The "firestorm" that has resulted from the proposal to change the name of Paul Smith's College has reached a magnitude that I'm sure no one anticipated. Few would have expected to read about PSC in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, at least not in ...

Thank you, Lake Placid village electric

To the editor:This Saturday, early morning before dawn, someone struck the utility pole with their car at our driveway on Newman Road. The pole was broken completely off at the base, and also near the top was fractured. Our power lines were in jeopardy. The car's front end was smashed in and ...

Job isn’t being done at Paul Smith’s College

To the editor:What is wrong with the compromise of a "Joan Weill Campus"? This carries the Weill name the board wants for future donations, it quiets the brouhaha that has been instigated, and the funds are made available for the school. What could be easier?The career-minded, fast-track ...

Six months later and 3,000 miles apart

To the editor:In summer 2014, Saranac Lake residents Ted and Jan Gaylord's tour took them to the scenic Colorado National Monument in western Colorado. At the visitors' desk they heard another couple ask if anybody behind the desk knew John Wagner, who volunteered as an interpretive ranger for ...

Library, Loon Lake Live inspire poetry

To the editor:On Aug. 8 I attended a free presentation by Loon Lake Live at the Saranac Lake Free Library. I had a wonderful time. The following week I traveled to Rochester to visit my family and was speaking with my sister, a mom of three. She expressed how hard it was to do musical things as ...

Ecumenical Charity thanks

To the editor:The Ecumenical Charity Program thanks everyone for their donations of clothing, work, etc., to the thrift shop located at George Bliss Lane, Lake Placid. Without your donations of either food, clothing or money, the program would not be able to offer the aid to those in need.The ...

Pendragon gala a huge success

To the editor:On behalf of Pendragon Theatre's board and staff, we would like to send a huge thank-you to the community and our donors for making our annual gala a huge success. Without your support, we wouldn't be here! A special thanks goes to our auctioneer, Lonnie Ford.Without the support ...