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Letters to the editor

Elated to be elected as North Elba supervisor

To the editor: To the residents of North Elba: Please accept my sincere thanks to all of you who took part in campaign efforts, voted in the recent North Elba Town Council and supervisor races, and/or helped out in the electoral process in some manner. From my perspective it was truly ...

A Maori dance disrespected

To the editor: The article printed (Nov. 2), “Ego tripping ... and falling,” encourages the misguided assessment that a group of hikers doing the haka at a trailhead is the “ultimate show of ego and bravado.” Not only is this a highly problematic choice of action; its description ...

Learn about SL Area Chamber of Commerce

To the editor: My business, the Small Fortune Studio, has been in downtown Saranac Lake for the past 25 years. During most of that time I have been a member of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. This chamber, as many others across the United States, provides valuable services ...

An excellent customer service program

To the editor: As a longtime member of the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, we recently took advantage of a program being offered. Patrick Murphy, director of the chamber, reached out to us to see if we would be interested in a presentation focusing on customer service skills. Since the ...

DEC leads way on managing High Peaks

To the editor: I was pleased to read the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s support for the Department of Environmental Conservation’s new High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group as it begins its work to promote sustainable use of Adirondack resources. Rather than too little too ...

Please fill out sewer survey

To the editor: The town of St. Armand is working on obtaining state and federal funding for much-needed improvement projects to our municipal sewer system. Funding assistance is critical in order to make these projects affordable for our community and maintain reasonable sewer user rates. ...

Many thanks for campaign support

To the editor: Dear friends and voters: Thank you for your support and your votes, which secured my reelection to the Franklin County legislature representing the towns of Franklin and Harrietstown. Thank you for giving me the chance to serve you for three more years as your legislator. ...

50 years of Bloomingdale fire auxiliary

To the editor: The Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Auxiliary was started in 1969 with six charter members. Shirley O’Neil is the only charter member still active in the Auxiliary, having served many years as president and ...

Don’t let Republicans abolish Social Security

To the editor: It takes an awful lot of NERVE for President Trump, the national Republican Party and the national conservative news media to constantly accuse Democrats of having conspiracies against Trump when the actual truth of the matter is that there is a REAL secret conspiracy of ...

Toy drive, chili sale Nov. 23

To the editor: The holiday season is upon us, and so is our desire to help our community. Holiday Helpers is a great organization that helps families in need by ensuring children have a great holiday and no child goes without presents. We ask any and all who are able to please make a ...

Community Supper thanks Carpenter Foundation

To the editor: Once again we are expressing our deep gratitude to the Carpenter Foundation for its grant in support of our Community Supper! This is a labor of love for our church and we are pleased to be able to offer this good, healthy meal and the fellowship that being together and ...

Open health plan enrollment — choose wisely

To the editor: Open enrollment in the New York State of Health exchange began Nov. 1. I’m writing to let everyone know to choose wisely, as several insurance companies have not contracted with the Fletcher Allen campus of University of Vermont. I found this out this past year after ...

Social identity and Trump’s base

To the editor: Building on the pioneering experiments of Henri Tajfel (1919-1982) in the 1970s, U.S. psychologist Michael Hogg (1950-) has found that when picking leaders, group members will choose not the “best and brightest,” but the most average individuals with whom most members ...

Jay Rand right man for the job

To the editor: Twenty-five years ago I made a conscious decision to find some way to live here. I rented a home in Jay, got a part-time job at Whiteface as a ski instructor teaching kids on the weekends and began the weekly commute up the Northway from Albany. I worked at the DEC then, ...

Elise, why support assault weapons?

To the editor: I just don’t get Elise Stefanik’s support of assault weapons. It seems to me to be common sense that people don’t need those kinds of guns. What are they used for? Not hunting game. Not for target practice. They were made for use in wars. That’s it. So why doesn't ...

Doty doesn’t get it

To the editor: What should we do about short-term rentals? Well, in the past two years we’ve witnessed well-attended meetings full of disgruntled residents, numerous newspaper and magazine articles about the topic as well as letters to the editor in which local voters beg town ...

Exploring Jay Rand’s ‘experience’

To the editor: Recently I came across an ad Jay Rand’s campaign is running, boasting about his “experience.” I believe a discussion of Mr. Rand’s experience is warranted. Jay Rand has served on the town council for 32 years. The lack of affordable housing in our community has ...

A good deal?

To the editor: I have been reading with interest the letters to the editor in support of Ms. Ellis and Mr. Donaldson, the candidates for Franklin County legislator. I have found that I agree with much of what has been said about both of them. I don’t know Ms. Ellis, but she seems to ...

Donaldson is experienced

To the editor: Election Day again ... new hopes, new dreams and, in reality, the same old story. I will vote for Cliff Donaldson as he is experienced and knowledgeable. If you run into him on the street, he always has time to talk with you, whether it is election time or not. He knows you ...

Ellis for Franklin County legislator

To the editor: I’m writing to voice my support of Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. As director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center, I’ve worked with Lindy on various projects and issues, including improving pedestrian safety at the Church Street/Woodruff Street intersection. She ...