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Letters to the editor

Prisons: a crisis within the crisis

To the editor: In this country, there are service sectors that some consider heroes and are added to the posters of legends. In New York state, during the 2015 manhunt for two escaped inmates, the State Police were near the top of the hero list. Any people working in the fields of medicine ...

The top 10 things I have learned from the new coronavirus

To the editor: 1. Isolation can be very lonely. “Over the fence” conversations with neighbors are a lifesaver. 2. I can use Zoom and GoToMeeting to stay connected with family, friends, co-workers and fellow parishioners of Keene Valley Congregational Church. 3. Competence, ...

Letters from the Porch: gifts of music

To the editor: Dear friends: It has been a difficult week. Our hearts go out to friends and family coping with the coronavirus and to the brave medical professionals on the front lines of this crisis. In an effort to fill up the silence of social distance, many of us are turning to ...

Frustrated

To the editor: I never thought I would be writing a comment in the letters to the editor column ... but the previous comments written in recent days exasperates me to the point of having to say something. Please think positively, folks! People are so ready to put blame on someone else! ...

Trump is a bad president

To the editor: You people think you got a good president? Well, people, you are wrong. He’s not a good president. Tell me, people, why are you still on that fake so-called president’s side? Why? The one who doesn’t give a damn about the United States, only about himself. ...

North Country heroes

To the editor: I am writing this letter today to give a heartfelt thank-you to Dr. George Sarandev, a North Country dentist practicing in AuSable Forks. I had four front teeth removed in late February and was awaiting the making of a six-crown bridge. A temporary bridge was inserted. ...

Glad to see socialists

To the editor: With coronavirus sweeping the world, and things looking increasingly scary, I’ve felt nostalgic for my North Country home. Imagine my surprise when I booted up the Adirondack Daily Enterprise website this morning and saw a letter from the High Peaks chapter of the ...

Cancel rent in the North Country

To the editor: The coronavirus has hit New York hard, and the Adirondacks aren’t immune to the effects of this pandemic. Anyone in need of aid — whether its grocery delivery, help covering your bills or help navigating social services — can fill out the mutual aid form at ...

Pay gap still isn’t closed

To the editor: Laws already on the books, both in New York state and nationally, mandate that Equal Pay Day for all women should be Dec. 31. But it’s not. In 2020, the average woman works until March 31 to earn what the average white man earned the previous year. Equal pay laws ...

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is here

To the editor: To whom it may concern: During this unprecedented time for every American, I forward this letter, regarding older adults who reside in long-term-care facilities. I am requesting that this letter to the editor be published in your upcoming issue. The New York State Long ...

Convert Westport school building

To the editor: Re: pending health concerns: Seems to me that instead of wasting bus fuel and drivers’ time and efforts to deliver school food, the lake view campus be converted into a medical intake center for those coming down with the so-called Chinese flu. The gym alone could ...

Check out this webinar

To the editor: The other day I received an email from Dr. Michael Greger. I get weekly emails from him on various topics. One email is short blog articles and the other is five-minute video lectures on various topics. Well, the other day I received from him a 57-minute lecture he did 10 ...

Great team at Citizen Advocates

To the editor: Dear team Citizen Advocates, families and friends: Since we wrote last week, our whole team has been doing all the necessary and vital work to continue preparations for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases regionally. It is with great spirit that you do the heavy lifting, ...

Ramp up the testing capacity

To the editor: The COVID-19 crisis includes many sub-tier crises. The sub-crisis with the greatest impact on our immediate future is the need to increase our test kit production and processing capacity. It was recently reported that over 70% of all cases are transmitted by people who ...

Tupper town still refuses to fix sidewalk

To the editor: This will be our last letter as long as this virus is around, but Mrs. Littlefield we are not going away until this sidewalk is repaired. The last reports in the newspapers, there were a number of items that were not true. For instance, Mr. Shaw’s sidewalk is not ...

Gov. Cuomo’s power grab — take action

To the editor: Dear neighbor: Are you aware that Gov. Cuomo included the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act as part of a 30-day budget amendment titled Article 23? This amendment is to the Transportation, Economic Development and Environmental Conservation ...

Not unwelcoming, just practical

To the editor: I’m writing in response to the letter accusing the locals of being unwelcoming to travelers and second-home owners from high risk areas. The fact is that we have ALL been asked to stay in place and limit contact with people. I have been MANDATED not to work, with no idea ...

Sinfonietta will decide on summer season by June 1

To the editor: We recognize that this is a period of concern and uncertainty about what the next few months will bring. As this situation evolves, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta will place the health and well-being of its audiences and performing musicians at the forefront of any decisions ...

Socialism stinks — revisit to my March 2 letter to the editor

To the editor: Since I do not and never will have a Facebook account I cannot respond to any of the online commenters except by writing this letter. Merriam-Webster defines socialism as “any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and ...

‘The Trump Slump’

To the editor: Donald Trump the plump chump Called the coronavirus a hoax? The Trump Depression is here! Joe Biden for president, folks. The stock markets crashed, Because the GOP choked. Building a wall won’t help. It’s Trump’s fault you’re ...