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Letters to the editor

Christmas thanks

To the editor:The Christmas Dinner Organization thanks the following businesses, individuals and churches for their contributions to the Community Christmas Dinner that was celebrated on Christmas Day at the Adirondack Community Church. The dinner is for anyone who feels that they would like to ...

VFW grateful for turkeys, raffle sale space

To the editor:Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3357 in Saranac Lake would like to thank Tops and Jeff Cross for their generous donation of seven turkeys for our annual raffle. The raffle was a big success. We would also like to thank Kinney Drug and Coakley High Peaks Ace Hardware for letting us ...

First Night volunteers are essential

To the editor:First Night Saranac Lake would like to thank all the people who volunteered to make the event a success. Without them, we couldn't have done it. Thanks to the 70-plus volunteers who work at the venues. Thanks to venues that open their doors to the public. Thanks to the village ...

What about road crossings?

To the editor:I write about a concern of mine that has not been properly addressed in the long debate about what to do with the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. My concern was heightened in a recent meeting I attended, and it is this: Has the state of New York (Department of Environmental ...

Where is veterans plaque at hospital?

To the editor:An open letter to Chandler Ralph and the Adirondack Health Foundation Board of Directors:I grew up in Lake Placid, my mother was born here, my grandmother lived here most of her life, and my great-grandmother was born here. As I was growing up and would visit the Placid Memorial ...

Thanks for backing LPHS scholarships

To the editor:On behalf of the John R. Wisner Scholarship Committee, I would like to thank everyone who donated to and participated in the seventh annual golf tournament scholarship fundraiser on July 18, 2015, in memory of John "Bucky" Wisner, member of the Lake Placid High School Class of ...

First Night recognition

To the editor:Nancy LaBombard's name was omitted from the list of First Night Board of Directors that appeared in the 2016 First Night program and website. Nancy is one of the founding members of First Night Saranac Lake. For the past 10 years, Nancy has worked tirelessly in seeking performers, ...

Is Franklin County bed tax expansion legal?

To the editor:Franklin County has gone ahead and expanded their bed tax to include essentially any rented property. As an owner of a private home that I rent out in season, I have been following this matter for some time. I am not an attorney, but common sense says there may be a legal issue ...

Make village a town

To the editor:The village of Saranac Lake should become a town. That would get rid of the double tax on private village landowners. The overlapping towns would lose tax base but would not have to pick up village services if the village ended.Paul J. HerrmannSaranac Lake

Social services thanks

To the editor:It is truly amazing how generous so many people and organizations are in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It is equally amazing how many struggling North Country children and families benefit from this spirit of giving. Under the magical direction of our own Cheri Reynolds, ...

Kind assistance followed baby’s death

To the editor:On behalf of the entire families of the Hope, Bova, Watson and Swentusky families, I would like to extend a huge thank-you and let it be known of our deep gratitude to everyone who helped our son and daughter in their time of need and grief. It was with a heavy heart and great ...

Proud to live in such a generous community

To the editor:The Middle School Boosters would like to thank the community for their continued support of our Coats for Kids program. Your kindness helps to provide warm coats, hoodies, hats, gloves and gifts for our students. We appreciate the continued support of High Peaks Church, the ...

Christmas helpers

To the editor:I want to thank everyone for helping me for Christmas. People have helped me mail packages to the soldiers. I worked with Grace Gate, whom I want to thank for getting 120 packages to our soldiers. I also want to thank Paul Herrmann, Diane Reandeau, combat vet Raymond LaFlame, Kim ...

Thanks for the generosity

To the editor:The final results are in and this year's Salvation Army Kettle Campaign in Saranac Lake was a huge success. The people of Saranac Lake are so generous and we want to say "Thank You!" to each and every one of you who put a dollar or two or some loose change into one of our kettles ...

Many thanks to SLHS music department

To the editor:Christmas magic was definitely in the air at the high school Winter Concert Monday night, thanks to the artistic direction of choir director Drew Benware and band director Keith Kogut, and all the students and musicians who participated, especially Elaine Dewar, violinist, Esther ...

Thanks to SL Middle School singers

To the editor:The Saranac Lake Adult Center would like to thank Jen Dalton and her wonderful chorus for performing at our Center on Tuesday, Dec. 17. They are very talented young people.Ms. Dalton can take great pride in these young people; they were truly great ambassadors of their school.The ...

Stefanik propaganda?

To the editor:I read the front-page article, "Stefanik looks back on first year," in Monday's edition of the Enterprise with a combination of amusement and dismay. The self-aggrandizing language was not surprising, but the lack of journalistic skepticism was. The result is an article that reads ...

Coin thief prevented charitable giving

To the editor:To the person or persons who broke into our home during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 17 and took all of our coins, a total of $450, my question is, how do you sleep at night? I want you to know that $150 of that coin was to be donated to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, which is a summer ...

Pendragon offers a great family show

To the editor:Are you looking for a laughter-filled hour to spend with your family and friends this holiday season? If so, do not miss Pendragon Theatre's production of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." When I attended, the audience was filled with 3-year-olds, elementary children, their ...

Lake Placid needs events like Village Stroll

To the editor:Congratulation to the Holiday Village Stroll organizers!Judging from the activity on Main Street and at the Mirror Lake Inn, the Village Stroll appears to have been hugely successful for the community. It certainly was successful for the Mirror Lake Inn.This type of event is ...