Letters to the editor

Rugby kicks off this weekend

To the editor:Welcome to the 42nd annual Can-Am Rugby tournament, hosted by the Mountaineers RFC. Thru the years many faces have come and gone thru the Mountaineers teams, club board and the Can-Am tournament board. However our love of rugby and dedication to host ruggers from all over the ...

Remembering the life of Henry Parnass

To the editor:I am writing to acknowledge the passing of Henry Parnass of Saranac Lake, so eloquently eulogized in his obituary in this paper last week. Henry skillfully advocated for North Country communities as a member of the Adirondack North Country Association's Board of Directors and as ...

Quiet but important work

To the editor:Congratulations to all of the volunteers and partners who worked for years to build the SkatePark. And special thanks to Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, whose expertise and behind-the-scenes work give efforts like this strength.My eyes were opened to the power of Saranac Lake ...

Rail Explorers is a great new business to check out

To the editor:What an outstanding business and attraction the new Rail Explorers in Saranac Lake is. We took it yesterday along with our son and daughter-in-law. The experience could not have been better! We had wanted to take the morning trip but ended up on the last trip of the day as they ...

Solarize Tri-Lakes works well in the North Country

To the editor:We have used water heated by the sun since 2010. Solar hot water, part of the Solarize Tri-Lakes cooperative effort led by Community Solar NY, the Adirondack North Country Association and the town of Franklin, works well in the North Country to augment or replace conventional hot ...

Fire could have burned a whole downtown block

To the editor:To the residents of Lake Placid:It is a testament to the resiliency and spirit of this community and region that Lake Placid would have a major structure fire in its main business district on a Saturday night and host an Ironman for 2,500 athletes early Sunday morning. It was an ...

Thanks, locals, for hosting triathletes

To the editor:Thanks to the residents of Lake Placid, Wilmington, Keene, Upper Jay and the region in general for hosting us triathletes. I know we create some travel havoc and congestion. The locals I have met have been supportive and kind. My hometown in Brevard is also a tourist destination, ...

We want the trail

To the editor:Beaver River is the only community between Big Moose and Tupper Lake; 100 percent of the residences want the trail, need the trail and wholeheartedly believe the trail would be the best use and benefit from the corridor. Most of the part-time residents and visitors are here ...

Name change seems unwise

To the editor:I am disappointed that Paul Smith's is considering changing its name, and I do not support it.It's sad that the only reason the college is considering the change is for the money. You don't change a college's name for money - you do it because someone started something or made ...

Ghost of founder says change the name

To the editor:The spirit of Phelps Smith appeared in my office last night, and I was honored when he asked me to convey his thoughts on changing the name of Paul Smith's College. Here is what he said:"When I created Paul Smith's College to honor my father and when the school enrolled its first ...

Weill name brings some baggage

To the editor:I would like to add my voice to the chorus of those who oppose changing the name of Paul Smith's College to Joan Weill-Paul Smith's College. As a former instructor at PSC (1970-1971), I am appalled that the Board of Trustees would consider such a move at the present time.To begin ...

Weill isn’t a true philanthropist

To the editor:Re: the terms of Joan Weill's "gift" to Paul Smith's College:A true philanthropist would not have self-serving, ego-enhancing things attached to her gift. A gift, after all, is given freely. The donor may receive praise and appreciation, but rewards should not be expected and most ...

Republicans just want to get rid of competition

To the editor:I would like to set the record straight regarding the article "Democratic candidates face petition challenges" in Wednesday's Adirondack Daily Enterprise.The Democrats could have challenged the Republican candidate's petitions, but Democratic candidates Brian Barrett, Luke Hudak ...

SLHS-SPX High School 50th reunion dates set

To the editor:Class of 1965, this one's for you!Come back to Saranac Lake for the weekend of Sept. 11-13, and celebrate the early leaf turning along with the FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY of having graduated from Saranac Lake High School and St. Pius X High School. (For those of you who are scratching ...

A great night at the carousel

To the editor:The Adirondack Carousel hosted its third annual "A Night in the Park" summer gala on July 11. It was a successful and fun-filled evening. To all of our volunteers and the individuals and businesses that generously donated food and auction items, thank you: Blue Line Brewery, ...

DEC chases out boat-renting family

To the editor:I was just informed that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is planning on canceling vending services within state parks in hopes of making more money.This goes against the DEC mission statement and will hurt local business such as the Paeglows, who have ...

A great ump

To the editor:Last night, we had our boys Major (10-12-year-old) championship baseball game. The Elks Club beat McKenzie's Grill in an evenly matched game. It was great baseball. However, this letter is not about that game.The Saranac Lake Youth Baseball and Softball Association would like to ...

Graffiti of the rich

To the editor:When I worked at Paul Smith's College library (2002 to 2006) at a salary of about $8.50 per hour, Joan Weill's name was on the new library and a huge portrait of the Weill couple hung over the upstairs landing. I thought these were deserved though somewhat overdone tributes to a ...

Name isn’t what’s important

To the editor:A number of people have asked me what I think about the Paul Smith's College name change. My answer is this: Paul Smith's College is a place, not a name. A place that the Smith family wanted to provide students the opportunity to learn and live in a very unique and special place. ...

A senseless way to anger alumni

To the editor:After some thought ... this really pisses me off. It is a damn shame that an institution has to pimp itself out for $20 million, alienating current and former students and faculty alike. Furthermore, having all these town hall meetings will most likely prove useless because ...