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Letters to the editor

Women’s Civic Chamber to host Winter Carnival Coronation

To the editor: The 123rd Saranac Lake Winter Carnival celebration begins on Friday, Jan. 31 with the 2020 Winter Carnival Royal Coronation. The Women’s Civic Chamber of Saranac Lake honorably requests the presence of all socialites, including those “mythical” and “legendary,” at ...

St. Armand seeks volunteers for various tasks

To the editor: The St. Armand town board is seeking volunteers from our community. We are establishing several new committees to assist us with specific targets. We are encouraging interested individuals to consider joining the following panels: ¯ Highway Garage Task Force: We are ...

Thankful for Stefanik

To the editor: I am thankful that we have someone here in the North Country politics like Elise Stefanik, who has fought so hard to keep and modernize Fort Drum and improve the lives of our brave soldiers. My son is in the Army, so this has extra meaning. She is “green” as far as ...

Please help the United Way

To the editor: I have the privilege of serving on the annual United Way campaign team. The team helps to spread the news about the great work that the United Way and its 40 partner agencies provide to our community each and every day. They touch the lives of 80,000 people right here in ...

Sensible idea, a roundabout

To the editor: We read with interest the recent article addressing the possible makeover of the “Lake Flower Intersection,” which is comprised of River Street, Brandy Brook and Lake Flower avenues. We agree, a change is needed, especially with the addition of the Saranac Waterfront ...

Firefighters saved home from destruction

To the editor: On Sunday, Jan. 12, I came home at noon and opened the front door to my house. I was immediately faced with an impenetrable wall of smoke. I quickly went next door to my neighbor’s house and called 911, which dispatched the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department to my ...

Please give to United Way

To the editor: This is a challenging year for us all, but it will be especially hard on the agencies who step forward in tough times, to make certain there is a helping hand for those whose circumstances leave them even more vulnerable. Many of those agencies depend on support from the ...

Goodbye 2019, hello 2020

To the editor: Good riddance to 2019 because the lunacy was staggering. We endured (transgender) reading hours, the firing of distinguished faculty who insist that reality means two sexes, the New York Times’ “1619 Project” which purports to rewrite U.S. history as entirely inspired ...

Keep Main Street as a great business district

To the editor: Let’s let Main Street be Main Street. At the south end of Main Street is a lovely park, which includes the village beach and playground. The middle of Main Street at Mid’s Park is a beautiful open space with a superb view of the lake with surrounding mountains and ...

Advantages of a roundabout

To the editor: I favor the roundabout solution for the River Street, Lake Flower Avenue, Brandy Brook Avenue intersection because all cars have to slow down, but few have to stop except in heavy traffic. The throughput is greater than other solutions, and is supported by increased adoption ...

Don’t go to war, Trump

To the editor: Alright, Trump, you have done it now. You put the last nail in your coffin! Forget about becoming president again. You have committed a war crime against the world. If we go to war, forget presidency; you would be in prison instead, or better yet, we should sacrifice or give ...

Consider giving to United Way

To the editor: Being the 2020 United Way Campaign chair for Clinton County has been one of the most gratifying experiences I have ever been a part of. The word “generosity” has a new meaning for me as well. Since the very first meeting I had with the campaign team, and every meeting or ...

Rep. Stefanik needs to watch her step

To the editor: Our congresswoman was very vocal about the legislative branch of our government being bypassed by decisions of the executive branch when Obama was president, but now she is opposed to the House’s impeachment of Donald Trump for his executive overreach in withholding funds ...

Madeline Clark’s call to action

To the editor: I am writing to affirm Madeline Clark’s Jan. 8 Guest Commentary that climate change threatens our health, livelihood, security, wildlife, the natural environment, basically life as we know it, regardless of who we are, our politics or culture. Depending on our ages, we ...

Smoking and diabetes

To the editor: No one starts out in life thinking they are going to be a smoker or a diabetic. We come into the idea of smoking through curiosity, peer pressure or constant tobacco advertising and marketing. These two health issues rise out of each other, depending on exposure and lifestyle. ...

Bernie is a sure loser

To the editor: There are several Democratic presidential candidates who support Medicare for All who also happen to be viable general election candidates (unlike Bernie Sanders, who has no realistic chance of being elected president). If you actually want to see Medicare for All ...

Thank you

To the editor: I would like to thank the Saranac Lake Adult Center, Kinney Drugs (manager Mr. Knoble and staff) and the community for helping to make a special holiday for over 40 of our local seniors! The Christmas tree provided by Kinney is always a fun and easy way for the community ...

My name is Emma

To the editor: Dear People Who Look At Me Funny, Did you know, I am just like you? People don’t understand. I am strong. I am funny. I am smart. I get frustrated when people don’t listen to me. I am strong because I have Rett syndrome and I have had back surgery. I work hard ...

Mitten system

To the editor: I enjoyed Spencer Morrissey’s article in Embark on winter hiking and his sidebar on Outdoor Research mittens. I wear a similar pair of OR shell mitts when skiing in the backcountry, but my layering system differs from Spencer’s. Others might want to try it. I wear a ...

Carnival Court thanks

To the editor: On Jan. 6, 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 ...