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Letters to the editor

Artificial turf at SLHS would be a mistake

To the editor: Artificial turf is made of nylon, polypropylene and/or polyethylene. Chemicals used include, lead, styrene, phthalates, benzene, arsenic, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, cadmium, benzathiazole, hexane, toluene, formaldehyde, latex and PFAS, a class of about 15,000 chemicals ...

A toxic quest for power

In a chilling article, Tom Nichols, professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College, outlines how Donald Trump would use the military in a second presidential term. Nichols reports that Trump’s grudge against senior military officers began in 2017 when they “smothered” his demand to kill ...

Lessons to learn from past turf vote in Saranac Lake

To the editor: Since 2006, the last time Saranac Lake Central Schools proposed replacing a grass playing field with an artificial surface, much has changed in the nature versus plastic debate. From the standpoint of athletes’ wellbeing, a growing consensus among professional athletic ...

Stop development of Glenview Preserve

To the editor: When do we stop developing trails in the Adirondack Park? Why do we have New York taxpayer dollars, $100,000, going to fund private not-for-profit land trusts, like the Adirondack Land Trust? Currently, the new 34-mile recreational Rail Trail, built at a cost of $34 ...

Vote Niederbuhl, Law and Dupree for school board

To the editor: I am a town of St. Armand board member and an adjunct faculty member of North Country Community College. I have lived in Bloomingdale for 20 years. I am writing this letter in support of Saranac Lake Central School District Board of Education candidates Jackie Niederbuhl, ...

Applause for the Dance Sanctuary

To the editor: I was in the auditorium. Lots of people. Lots of energy. I was taking in how pleasant it was to be able to have that many folks together in a room again, humid or not. Sparkly outfit. Applause. Gratitudes. Music. Beats. “What would we all be doing right now, at this ...