Letters to the editor

Quiet neighbor left towns a great legacy

To the editor: One person can forever change the place they love. Bob Damoth moved to Cranberry Lake to enjoy his retirement. He was a quiet neighbor — enjoying the peace and good people in his community. When he passed in 2011, he left his entire estate to create a permanent fund ...

Many thanks for Pendragon Gala

To the editor: Pendragon Theatre’s 2017 Gala was a wonderful success. We so appreciate the support of our friends in the community, our staff and volunteers, and especially wish to extend our thanks to the Uihlein Foundation for the generous use of Heaven Hill Farm. Very special thanks as ...

World needs women engineers

To the editor: It was frustrating to read Michael Barone’s opinion column titled “Google’s ‘tolerance’ requires repression” in the Aug. 14 Enterprise. In my career as a computer programmer, women engineers have consistently been among the best programmers I’ve worked with. ...

Back to the future, from Germany to the U.S.

To the editor: As Americans, we embrace the First Amendment. However, like a double-edged sword, it can protect as well as kill. On Saturday, Aug. 12, groups of people with different agendas assembled in Virginia. End result was violence, injury and death under the guise of free speech. Some ...

Where will Valehaven residents go?

To the editor: I read in the Malone paper they are closing Valehaven Home for Adults. That was one place I went every year to bring each of them a Christmas gift. Each one got a calendar for their room. They all were so glad to see me every Christmas. I’ve been going down for 25 ...

Tedra Cobb’s leadership is needed now

To the editor: At this point in our political scenario, nationally and locally, what we most urgently need is leadership, at all levels, that we can trust and actually look up to. We have an opportunity to elect someone to our 21st Congressional District who will meet that need, and then ...

Knight’s tough, fair reporting helped NCCC

To the editor: As a recently retired director of nursing and Senate president for North Country Community College, allow me to share my perspective on the recent hiring of Chris Knight as director of communications. As noted in several articles in the Enterprise, Chris was part of the ...

Town board honors Chris Knight

To the editor: On behalf of the Harrietstown Town Board, we congratulate your senior reporter Chris Knight as he leaves the Enterprise for the position of director of communications for North Country Community College. However, we do regret, as you expressed in your editorial, to lose the ...

Voters for Change is no newcomer

To the editor: We are writing partly in response to an article that appeared in the Enterprise last week regarding recent town caucuses. Commentary in the article inferred that our organization, Adirondack Voters for Change, has entered the political arena just recently since last ...

Help give Lake Placid students school supplies

To the editor: To the Lake Placid community: School will be upon us, and there are many children in our community whose families struggle to be able to purchase the needed school supplies. Needless to say, every year the price of supplies continue to rise. We are once again asking ...

Paid leave for employees

To the editor: The Cancer Services Program of Clinton County is taking part in the New York state initiative to get employees paid leave for cancer screening. Did you know that EACH cancer diagnosis is estimated to cost businesses $1,601 in lost productivity annually? In fact, employers who ...

Founder’s Day thanks and referendum reminder

To the editor: What great weather we had for Founder’s Day on July 29! Our event raised approximately $3,000 toward the construction of a new community building. Here’s a “thank you” list that’s a mile long, and let me apologize now because I know I will forget at least one person, ...

Support the North Elba biodigester

To the editor: To the North Elba town board: I was a senior at Lake Placid High School when I first heard of the plan for a biodigester to be placed in my hometown. When Mrs. Morgan informed my class of the project, I was filled with hope for the sustainable future of Lake Placid. To me, ...

It’s far away but could hit us hard

To the editor: China and India both have common problems, as viewed by the people in power in each nation: massive overpopulation, neverending political threat to the people at the top by unhappy minorities, need to unify the fractious nation, and so on. Recently in Turkey there was a ...

Rail replacement will be costly

To the editor: You mean, they’re just now getting an idea of what the cost will be? It is only after assessing and surveying the 34-mile stretch that the Department of Environmental Conservation can have any idea how much work will have to go in to constructing this travesty. I’d ...

The rise of Cranberry Lake

To the editor: I wholeheartedly believe that the people who make their home in the towns of Clifton and Fine are extraordinary. I’ve seen a lot of good here: the creation of a philanthropic fund at the Northern New York Community Foundation to support community projects, the restoration of ...

WIC thanks

To the editor: On behalf of the Essex County Health Department Women, Infants and Children Program, I would like to thank everyone who donated to and participated in the World Breastfeeding Walk on Aug. 5. We had a great turnout! I would especially like to thank our business sponsors that ...

Short-sighted town board

To the editor: Mandated organics waste recycling is in our future, due to legislation currently being submitted to the New York State Legislature. New York City and surrounding states already have legislation requiring organics waste recycling. Without a digester, the town of North Elba will ...

Prosecution of Hussain is way out of line

To the editor: We are outraged at the injustice brought upon Tanveer Hussain, the young man whose picture appeared in the lead article in Wednesday’s paper under the blazing headline, “Indian snowshoer indicted on sex abuse charge.” We believe that he committed no such crime. The ...

Passings

To the editor: 1. Robert H. Boyle — Sports Illustrated writer who loved fishing and the Hudson River. Formed the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association to help clean it up. Wrote book, “Hudson River,” about same. 2. Jimmy Piersall — Major League Baseball player who suffered from ...