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Letters to the editor

Promote Saranac Lake as #decidedlyarts

To the editor: To the Saranac Lake community: We are so lucky in Saranac Lake to have a vast variety of arts and cultural offerings. So many people in this village are creating beautiful, interesting things, and the Village of Saranac Lake’s Arts and Culture Advisory Board wants to ...

Among the American people

To the editor: Walking gingerly toward Marine One, President Trump stops briefly to rant at CNN over the deafening roar of the chopper. It’s off to Andrews Air Force Base to board the people’s plane for another hit-and-run stand-up routine while Sleepy Joe Biden hides in his Delaware ...

Importance of everyone’s vote

To the editor: Well its almost here, election 2020, a time to reflect on a year that will never be forgotten anytime soon, a year filled with sacrifice, heartache, hope and human kindness. This past year has shown all Americans within every state of our country what happens when people ...

Ogdensburg fire problems

To the editor: There has been an agreement in place between the Ogdensburg Fire Department and Heuvelton FD since March 1, 2017, which states that OFD will respond to incidents in the Heuvelton Fire District that warrant immediate response. The OFD chief at the time hand wrote a message ...

‘The Four Seasons’

To the editor: Yes, it has gone on and on — started in March (spring) and rolled in to July (summer) and now is poking its nose in the direction of fall (autumn.) What will we know and do, come the unknown (winter)? Our confrontation with COVID-19 can be looked on as mimicking Antonio ...

On day of 200,000th death, Trump says virus ‘affects virtually nobody’

To the editor: Are we about to reelect as our president someone who time and time again lies so chronically he can contradict himself in a short string of sentences? More importantly, his moral bearings, be they what they may, are so loose he reveals his total lack of human compassion. ...

Response to Stefanik ‘anarchist’ trope

To the editor: It is nothing more than a political stunt by Trump and his sidekick Barr. Former US Attorney Glenn Kirschner said it’s clearly illegal and would be shot down by the courts in a “New York Minute!” It would defund police, firefighters, schools and hospitals. Good job, ...

Thank you from Saranac Lake Elks lodge

To the editor: The first annual Saranac Lake Elks rotisserie barbecue was a huge success! For those of you we had to turn away because we sold out, we are truly sorry. We were amazed and grateful for the astonishing turnout. On behalf of every Elk at BPOE No. 1508 in Saranac Lake, we ...

Why the rush to replace Justice Ginsburg?

To the editor: Certainly the Constitution grants the president the right to nominate a candidate to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, but the question is, why the rush in the current situation? With an election just six weeks away, making a nomination at this time serves just two ...

The left hands of God

To the editor: Donald Trump and the disgraced former president of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr. — what a team.  Introducing Trump at Liberty University in 2016, Falwell stated the future president was Christ-like, “loving and helping others as Jesus taught in the Great ...

Local business support waning

To the editor: I would love to help support local restaurants and businesses during this pandemic. Unfortunately, I have had experiences that are keeping me from further patronizing or trying some of these places unless absolutely necessary (for groceries and medicine), and it is all their ...

The Cleveland Idiots

To the editor: Hello, Cleveland! Why is your city’s Major League Baseball franchise still called the Indians? It’s 2020, you know — time to let the 1950s go. Just like the Cleveland Indians franchise gave up their unbelievably offensive team logo “Chief Wahoo” (also known as ...

Nuclear weapons and Trump

To the editor: During the Cold War, the U.S. and the USSR deeply mistrusted each other. By the early 1960s, both had developed bombs over 1,000 times as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb. Eventually they each stockpiled over 30,000 nuclear warheads. Every administration since Eisenhower ...

Beholden to insurance and drug companies

To the editor: A few days ago, I was at our Kinney’s pharmacy waiting for a flu shot when an elderly gentleman came in to pick up his prescriptions. The pharmacist told him that the total was over $400. After a short conversation, he decided he did not need all of them and still ended up ...

We are more than neighbors

To the editor: I live in Cornwall, Vermont, a few miles from Crown Point. I support Tedra Cobb, candidate for U.S. Congress. She is an articulate former St. Lawrence County legislator who has fought for health care and the North Country economy her whole professional life. Why am ...

Receive free

To the editor: Hello, I am a 17-year-old high school senior, and I’ve been making art cards for family and friends for years. I recently created Be Optimistic Postcards to help spread positivity through this pandemic. I understand that we all need something to look forward to in our ...

Teaming up to train village police on crisis intervention

To the editor: Everyone has been affected by COVID-19 with varying degrees of emotional intensity. Many have experienced heightened anxiety and isolation, and for those living with a mental health condition and/or substance use disorder, the ability to manage symptoms and to access support ...

Thanks to those who beautify Saranac Lake

To the editor: Accolades to our small-town “care takers” who endeavor to make our small community beautiful. The flowers along Main Street are so beautiful, the lady painting decoratively the lamp posts — we have so much to be thankful here. God bless Saranac ...

Clock is ticking for Congress to act on hunger

To the editor: Kids in this nation are struggling to get enough to eat, including right here in New York. Congress has the opportunity to change that, but it must act now. According to estimates, anywhere from 14 million to 17 million kids today aren’t getting the food they need ...

Cotton was right about sending in troops

To the editor: In my June 26 letter, I agreed with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who in his June 3 New York Times essay, “Send in the Troops,” contended America’s military should help stop the violence, vandalism and looting that are plunging many American cities into anarchy, when ...