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Letters to the editor

Re: ‘For Cobb, health care is vital but cure is uncertain’

To the editor: Tedra Cobb is right on target with her idea for health insurance. Like Ms. Cobb, my position regarding health insurance has evolved in the past few years. I was formerly a supporter of single-payer health insurance, the “Medicare for All” promoted by Bernie Sanders. ...

On short-term rentals

To the editor: With regard to the forthcoming short-term rental restrictions, a few thoughts. Half of the houses in Lake Placid are second homes. Probably it can be safely assumed that many of these are the most expensive homes in the area, which certainly represents a lot of tax revenue ...

Sidewalk issue in Tupper Lake

To the editor: Following is Barbara Close’s address to the Tupper Lake town board on Feb. 13: It has been over two years since we first asked you about repairing the sidewalk across from Sunmount. At that time you told us there was no money in the budget. That was 2017. In 2018 you ...

Reward offered for murdered beagle

To the editor: I am grief stricken that my beloved 12-year-old beagle Demon, whom I last saw alive on Jan. 7 in the Santanoni Preserve, is presumably dead. The Newcomb town supervisor, Robin DeLoria, assured me in mid January that “everyone in town” knew about my lost beagle. When ...

‘Miracle’ team

To the editor: In 1980 I watched the USA hockey team beat the Russians in the “Miracle on Ice” game on our living room TV in Central New York. I can remember the pure jubilation and pride that win invoked. Today I am living in Lake Placid and on the 40th anniversary of that miracle ...

Trump didn’t know who the Miracle on Ice team was

To the editor: I want to thank your paper for the informative article on Feb. 22 regarding Mr. Trump and his interactions with the 1980 Miracle on Ice team. Far from resembling anything but a paid appearance by this team (I know it’s the 40th anniversary, but still), your article painted ...

An open letter to Rep. Elise Stefanik

To the editor: I write this with great sadness, and deep fear for our nation. I have been a Republican my entire adult life, and have never before felt so embarrassed and angry at my party’s leadership. I spent three decades of my career as a judge, standing for the rule of law as a ...

Enough

To the editor: Last spring, Elise Stefanik, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, stated about Russian election interference: “It was stunning to read how systemic it was in the Mueller report. This wasn’t just Facebook ads, this wasn’t just disinformation campaigns; this was ...

Sidewalk issue in Tupper Lake

To the editor: Following is John Klimm’s address to the Tupper Lake town board on Feb. 13: In talking to various people who have a background in religion, there are several passages in the Bible that I would like to direct to you, but I’m going to put it in layman’s terms so you ...

Proposed STR legislation

To the editor: I am in support of the position and goals of the Lake Placid Residents for a Sustainable Community. RSC is a residents group that is concerned that our community is being seriously and irreparably damaged by the conversion of residential housing into commercial enterprises. ...

Ice Palace thanks

To the editor: As usual this year, there is a long list of people and businesses to thank for assisting with the Ice Palace build. First, thank you to Bill Madden of Madden’s Transfer and Storage for providing a storage container to be used as our new tool container. Marty Rowley, ...

APA stories

To the editor: As can be learned by reading Wikipedia and other sources, the Adirondack Park is unique in many ways. For example, when it was established in 1885, it was the first state preserve of its type in the nation. About 52% of the land is privately owned. The Wikipedia article adds ...

Big Tupper

To the editor: Where are the North Country politicians ... the elected state senators and Assembly members from throughout the entire region, including all the local politicos? What measures are they taking to ensure their electorate gets what everyone wants? Frank Retrosi Rome, New York

Why we need Warren’s plan to reinvest in rural America

To the editor: My name is Jennifer Zhang. I’m a college student and recent graduate of Potsdam High School, running to represent our congressional district at the 2020 Democratic National Convention as a delegate pledged to Elizabeth Warren. Warren has released a comprehensive plan to ...

Visit the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge

To the editor: As a close friend of Wendy Hall and the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, here is what I know to be true. The job is 24/7. On call all the time. I know whenever I made plans to get together with Wendy, they could be canceled last minute due to a wildlife call. This has ...

Local crews made parade happen

To the editor: After this year’s Carnival parade, I said what I do after all of them, namely, “This was the best parade, ever!” And I believe that’s true. But I believe it’s also true that had it not been for the stellar efforts of our village and town workers, and the county ...

Presbyterians and slavery

To the editor: In his Guest Commentary “Slavery: divinely inspired and medically approved,” George J. Bryjak notes that Rev. Benjamin M. Palmer, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, was an ardent supporter of slavery on theological grounds. I’d like to note that, ...

Stefanik mocks financial woes

To the editor: In response to Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s Feb. 13 profile of Tedra Cobb (“Cobb has money to spend, but she’s hanging onto it”), Cobb’s congressional opponent, Elise Stefanik, revealed her disdain for poor people. The Enterprise’s article is a good window ...

Feeling duped by Stefanik

To the editor: Does anyone else feel duped by Elise Stefanik? I know I do. She’s my U.S. representative, but she doesn’t seem to care about us here in the North Country. We have so many issues that we could use her help with, such as the environment, jobs and health care, to name just ...

A valentine for Saranac Lake

To the editor: From 1970 to 1980, I sat often at Waterhole #3 and wrote songs. Now at the end of my life, others have come forward to perform my music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOhxejj03do In that regard, I put pen to paper for this in hopes a local music performer would take it ...