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Letters to the editor

Please help North Elba Community Christmas Fund

To the editor:Year after year, the North Elba Community Christmas Fund works hard to help families in the town of North Elba and village of Lake Placid have a Merry Christmas. We rely on the generosity of local organizations and residents to help us reach this goal each holiday season. We are ...

Samaritan House needs some help

To the editor:I recently had a chance to talk to someone who benefitted from a stay at one of the respite apartments that have been available for the last few years. This single mother shared with me that her 10-day stay in the shelter was a life changer for her. She was able to catch her ...

Professionals are dedicated to surgical patient safety

To the editor:Central service professionals are being celebrated for their important role and commitment to patient safety during the annual International Central Service Week, Oct. 9 to 15. The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management has served more than ...

Lawliss for state Supreme Court

To the editor:I fully support Judge Timothy Lawliss for election to the New York State Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial District. Through his hard work and dedication to the families of the North Country as a Family Court judge, he has established himself as a highly respected public servant. I ...

Some feel entitled to trespass on private land

To the editor:As all of you who posses a hunting or trapping license have been taught, private land is NOT to be used without the owner's permission.People who have purchased land have the same right to use and enjoyment of their lands as an individual has to his or her vehicle, commercial or ...

Good goal for Pendragon

To the editor:I am sorry I missed the meeting the other night, but would like to congratulate Holly Wolff for her initiative in both looking into renovation of the current location and seeking out a more viable one for Pendragon. It could be an integral part of including it in the ...

Thanks to St. Bernard’s golf sponsors

To the editor:St. Bernard's School would like to thank the following sponsors for a successful golf tournament Sept. 17 at the Saranac Lake Golf Club: Saranac Lake Golf Club; Blue Line Brewery; Blue Moon Cafe; Tri-Lakes Center for Dentistry; Spencer Boatworks; Carcuzzi Car Care; Post Office ...

Golf Classic raises $10k+ for B’dale Boosters

To the editor:The second annual Bloomingdale Boosters Golf Classic was held at Saranac Inn Golf Club on Sept. 4 and raised over $10,000 for the Boosters' sports programs for the youth of the greater Bloomingdale area.The Boosters' Golf Committee would like to thank all who helped make this ...

Elsie the Cow was an icon

To the editor:Elsie the Cow was the mascot for the Borden Dairy Company, representing the "perfect dairy product." She was named as one of the top 10 advertising icons of the 20th century by Advertising Age in 2000. She has been one of the most recognizable advertising logos in the United ...

Derrick didn’t immediately condemn sexist comment

To the editor:If there are any undecided voters in the North Country Congressional race, they should look no farther than the repeated issue of sexism from the Mike Derrick campaign.Mike Derrick does not have the leadership abilities to control sexist name-calling at his own events. Mr. Derrick ...

Foundation gives to adult center

To the editor:The Saranac Lake Adult Center Inc. would like to thank the Frances L. Carpenter Foundation for the grant it has awarded us.This grant will be used to update our generator. In an emergency, this center is considered a feeding, warming and cooling station. With the updated ...

Solarize Tri-Lakes campaign to end

To the editor:Solarize Tri-Lakes, a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of solar energy, is concluding at the end of September. Over the past two years, more than 500 community members have registered to receive solar assessments of their homes or businesses. Many of these assessments ...

What about correction officers?

To the editor:I am writing this letter after reading your article on "Hat tip to local law enforcement" day. New York state correction officers are trained law enforcement, but we are the forgotten group of law enforcement.We go to work every day wondering if we will go home to our families, ...

Don’t vote for Clinton out of fear

To the editor:I'm puzzled by upstate Democrats; most are voting for Clinton because they are afraid of Trump. Many think voting for a third-party candidate is just a vote for Trumpism.Here's the reality: You are a disenfranchised Democrat; Clinton prevails no matter what you do. Need proof? In ...

Read a banned book

To the editor:Throughout the country, most children are starting a new academic year. Teachers are sending out their lists of required readings, and parents are beginning to gather books. In some cases, classics like "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Catcher in the Rye" and "To Kill a ...

U.S. should get out of Syria

To the editor:Re: "The Latest: Russian UN envoy says Syria deal in trouble," Sept. 18:Since day one of the Syrian civil war, the United States has illegally intervened there, making ISIS stronger, due to its obsession with removing Bashar al-Assad and using Islamic terrorists to achieve this ...

Developer is mostly to blame for delay costs

To the editor:I read with interest the enlightening articles about the status of Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake. The articles appeared in the Aug. 11 and 12 issues. Michael Foxman, ACR lead developer, is quoted in the article as saying, "We've been bled dry for millions of ...

In support of emergency personnel

To the editor:Our village seems to be spending a lot of time trying to provide more recreational areas, which is fine, but I feel that the number-one priority should be to provide better accommodations for our fire, rescue and police personnel who put their lives on the line for us every day. ...

Derrick offers hope

To the editor:In this politically crass time, Mike Derrick offers us a bright future. He is competent to run for office. He is overqualified to speak on local environmental issues. He is overqualified to speak on security issues. I would trust his judgment on the political scene because he is ...

Much gratitude for Hobofest

To the editor:We would like to express our appreciation to the various participants who helped to make eighth annual Hobofest such a success.This was our second year at Riverside Park, after having been located at the train station the previous six years. We thank Jeremy Evans, John Sweeney and ...