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Letters to the editor

New tobacco laws took effect July 1

To the editor: Beginning July 1, several new tobacco control laws were implemented in New York state. Each of these measures will protect people — children and youth especially — from the damaging effects of tobacco. The first of these four laws prohibits multiple-pack price ...

Moving forward

To the editor: I was astonished and mortified when I read that Ms. Hylton-Patterson was moving out of Saranac Lake because she felt unsafe. I am a born and raised Adirondacker, and though I am not blinded by the delusion that the Adirondacks are diverse, I had no idea that it was a ...

Release inmates to prevent COVID-19 outbreak

To the editor: We should all be very concerned that the governor and Department of Corrections and Community Supervision are making the wrong choice in ignoring the reasoned call to release people from state prisons, especially the elderly and less healthy adults, in response to the ...

Breaking down racism in Saranac Lake

To the editor: I am writing to speak out against acts of racism in this community. Amid a global pandemic (disproportionately impacting communities of color), police killings of Black people in this nation, Frannie Newman’s graduation speech, racist graffiti in Saranac Lake and now the ...

Chamber condemns racism

To the editor: We, the board of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with our executive director, condemn racism in the strongest terms. We regret and apologize for not issuing a statement immediately following the discovery of the racist graffiti in our village. ...

Time to make the area more inclusive

To the editor: Together, we all have an opportunity to use the current set of circumstances in Saranac Lake as a jumping-off point to move the dial on inclusivity in this region. Now is the time to recognize that there is racism in our region and that it needs to be addressed. The ...

Governor right about Saranac Lake graffiti

To the editor: Regarding your front-page article, “Diversity leader moving out of Saranac Lake,” I wish to emphasize the particular situation that understandably but sadly drives Nicole Hylton-Patterson from Saranac Lake. Five days a week she would run past a railroad bridge. Racist ...

Targeted threat by an ignorant coward

To the editor: I get it. Nicky Hylton-Patterson’s choice to move from Saranac Lake makes sense. She was specifically targeted. That means some hate-filled moron knows where she lives. This ignorant coward left a threating, racist message in a place she previously went past every day. ...

A short clarification

To the editor: In the Adirondack Daily Enterprise story published Wednesday, July 8, “Diversity leader moving out of Saranac Lake,” I was quoted as saying, “I’m mad about it,” in response to Adirondack Diversity Initiative Director Nicky Hylton-Patterson’s decision to move ...

Trump sounded scary on July 4

To the editor: Wake up, America. This, which taxpayers paid nearly a million dollars to hear, is what President Donald Trump said in the shadow of Mount Rushmore, “celebrating” the Fourth of July: “In our schools ... there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute ...

Thanks for the nice meals

To the editor: I want to thank St. Luke’s and the Methodist church for giving us a nice meal. Also I want to thank the Adult Center for their nice meals they give me. They are all doing a good job. God bless them all. Let us all join together and be kind to one another. Let us have peace ...

Bear lockers

To the editor: There was recently another bear killed in the High Peaks. I am wondering if anyone has thought of installing bear lockers at Marcy Dam. They have them in Yosemite. Maybe it would be a good idea for the Department of Environmental Conservation to look into this. They ...

1980s class reunion — save the date

To the editor: This year’s annual Saranac Lake High School Redskins 1980s Class Reunion had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Next year’s reunion has been scheduled for Saturday, July 10, 2021, and will again be held at the town hall. Please save the date! Please help us to make it ...

Retire the Redskins

To the editor: The Washington Redskins National Football League franchise is a disgrace! In the year 2020, Washington team owner Daniel Snyder cannot possibly continue to rationalize keeping his ridiculously racist team name in the face of widespread, righteous public condemnation of ...

A good word

To the editor: I couldn’t help but feel a surge of pride for my hometown seeing Lindy Ellis and her masked friend hosting folks going to Riverside Park’s Farmers Market this past Saturday. Both were hitting the street to teach best practices to prevent the spread of COVID as volunteers ...

Lake Placid monthly food drive news

To the editor: ¯ Second Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. to noon ¯ Third Thursday, July 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Thanks to all who supported our community’s food needs during the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Pantry’s inaugural food drive on June 13 and 18. Between monetary and food donations we ...

How Democrats win elections

To the editor: It is my belief that the reason why Donald Trump focuses so much on the lifestyle, social, identity-politics and cultural-wars issues while focusing much less on the economic, financial, bread-and-butter and kitchen-table issues (which I focus on) is because research clearly ...

Crazy idea, but it might happen

To the editor: We’re all distracted, but the world still revolves. The current leader of communist China (Xi Jinping) has amassed more power in one man since Mao. The Communist Party of China (like most socialist systems: Nazis, Maduro, Castro, Assad, North Korea, etc.) is willing ...

COVID-19 going up in North Country

To the editor: COVID 19 cases in the North Country region are getting worse, with 28 positive tests in the last seven days, 10 of which were from Essex and Franklin counties.  Our region had been doing so well, and now we are heading in the wrong direction. Driving and walking through ...

An ugly monument

To the editor: Ayo, Mount Rushmore is trash. There are a lot of things wrong with the national monument. It was made on sacred Lakota Sioux land after the U.S. government agreed not to disturb the area. It cost nearly $1 million to create and was funded through the Great Depression. ...