Letters to the editor

High Peaks problems

To the editor: The new parking restrictions in Keene Valley are a step in the wrong direction for the start of a new unit management plan by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Over the past decade or so, the popularity of the High Peaks has greatly increased, and not much ...

Saranac Lake 5th Quarter Club 7th annual golf tournament

To the editor: The Saranac Lake 5th Quarter Club held its annual golf tournament to benefit the Saranac Lake football program. First-place team: Pat McHugh, Adam Reynolds, Cody Ecret and Curt Hayes. The Saranac Lake 5th Quarter Club would like to thank the following for their continued ...

Don’t tolerate racism from Trump

To the editor: Enough is enough. President Trump’s latest and blatantly racist rant against four citizens of the United States House of Representatives is at best reprehensible and beyond what any American should tolerate from a neighbor, friend, family member, elected official and ...

Cartoon terribly misrepresented Democrats

To the editor: A week or so ago I wrote my reaction to a post that depicted Democrats as anti-police, anti-flag, anti-American. This upset me because it depicts, in the minds of those who agree with that viewpoint, horrible individuals who uphold lawlessness. NOT TRUE! Democrats want our ...

Praise for stores dropping e-cigarette, vaping products

To the editor: We often overlook the important role that businesses and companies play in influencing change in our communities. The North Country Healthy Heart Network wishes to recognize two companies — Kinney Drugs and CVS — for taking the bold step to ban the sale of e-cigarettes ...

Thank you to whoever found sunglasses

To the editor: A big thank-you to whoever left a found pair of glasses near the Jackrabbit Trail by state Route 86. They had been lost since last winter! Lila Lobdell Saranac Lake

Join the Surge Booster Club

To the editor: The Saranac Lake Surge is here to stay. Fan and community support were fantastic. Also, a special thanks to Mayor Clyde Rabideau for his help in getting them here. Saranac Lake now has a pro sports team. Myself and Scott van Laer are leading the Booster Club. We are looking ...

Saranac Lake 6er message painted on street

To the editor: The Saranac Lake 6er challenge has become an important recreational opportunity for Saranac Lake since its inception in 2013. The challenge has been taken on by hikers young and old from near and far, with added incentives to hike for a Winter 6er, an Ultra 6er or a Winter ...

Mike Egan, et al

To the editor: Lawyer Jim LaPan told a story about ex-boxer Mike Egan, who ran a livery stable where the Waterhole bar is now. One day a guy brought back a horse worse for wear, and Egan was arrested for assault. On cross-examination at trial, Egan was asked if he hit the man. Mike answered ...

Trump leading U.S. to war with Iran

To the editor: Wake up, America! Well, America, are you getting the message yet? Can’t you see what your so called president is doing yet? He is starting another war that might begin soon! Iran is warning us for the next 60 days; then they will or might bomb us. Is this what you ...

History behind the boat launch site bathrooms

To the editor: I had to chuckle to myself when I saw the Wednesday, June 26 online edition of the Enterprise. There was none other than our mayor, Clyde Rabideau, and Lindy Ellis and her husband Rich Shapiro, who also happens to be a village trustee, announcing the new River Street boat ...

Correction on Skate Park story

To the editor:   The page one story on Monday, July 8 salutes the Skate Board Park on its third anniversary ... a well deserved story.   However, the second paragraph is completely incorrect. It reads: “The SkatePark was proposed 23 years ago when skaters attended government meetings ...

Ruminations (in verse) on rail vs. trail

To the editor: - Yes railroads are great, except when they’re not. In the Adirondack forest, the tourist train is fraught. - Remsen to Lake Placid, their 119-mile Cloud Nine, Having failed for years to deliver, they still want all that line. - Claim a zillion miles per ...

Bryjak’s commentary was appreciated

To the editor: Although the reading was laced with horror, and sadness, I must say that I appreciate the July 2 opinion piece in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise by George J. Bryjak. It gave a glimpse into the wickedness that this country expressed against this land’s First Nations. Their ...

Inaugural Celebrate Paddling Invitational draws a crowd

To the editor: Thanks to our sponsors and friends who made the last weekend of Celebrate Paddling a success! Celebrate Paddling ADK is a month-long festival organized by several area outfitters and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail to show case the multiple paddle sport activities available ...

Response to Lefebvre’s town board comment

To the editor: I would like to congratulate Mr. LeFebvre and Mr. Carmichael on their nominations. I would further like to echo their sentiment in the Tupper Lake Press that opposition is important in a political race. Furthermore, I would like to thank Mr. Lefebvre for complimenting me on ...

Replace former Aid to Families with Dependent Children program

To the editor: I would like to see the U.S. Congress pass a new program into law which would replace the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, which was passed under FDR in 1935 and abolished in 1996. Ever since its abolition, there has been a large increase in the number ...

Summer is time for kids to read

To the editor: I am writing to say thank you to the Lake Placid Rotary Club, the Adirondack Foundation and the Educational Opportunity Fund for funding summer reading at Lake Placid Elementary School. I would also like to thank Marc and Sarah Galvin at The Bookstore Plus for getting all of ...

Bring pothole complaints to village clerk

To the editor: In a recent letter to the editor, George Hadynski complained of an ankle injury caused by a pothole on Olive Street. I wrote this LTE to the Enterprise many years ago. It still pertains. “A recent letter to the editor deplored the dangerous conditions on many of the ...

There is no demand for rail service in the Adirondacks

To the editor: I agree that the idea of a demand for rail service on this corridor in the Adirondacks is wildly exaggerated. I also don’t believe that the scenery along the railroad is any better than what people would get traveling up 28 to Route 3 and north by car or bus. But alas, ...