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Letters to the editor

Parking meters are ‘shameful’

Dear mayor and board,I sat in on the Lake Placid Village Board meeting on May 16 one of the topics covered was parking downtown and changes being made.It took the board no time at all to raise rates for hourly parking and triple rates for permits. Yet when asked about alternative ways of ...

Help celebrate Saranac Lake Thursday night

To the editor:Thursday night will be a "Saranac Lake Night," and I invite everyone to stop by downtown and enjoy all things Saranac Lake: our history, our culture, our arts and our heroes.All will be celebrated this Third Thursday Art Walk Night joined with the unveiling of Walk of Fame plaques ...

Thank you for supporting Sale of ALL Sales

To the editor:My husband and I want to say thank you to everyone that donated items, bought tickets, helped set up and who stopped by to find that "TREASURE" for our Sale of ALL Sales in memory of our son Kyle Sweeney that was held on Memorial Day weekend.We gave the Tri-Lakes Humane Society a ...

Bicyclists, drivers, let’s keep it safe

To the editor:The busy bike and outdoor sports season is starting. People are out and about and moving on the roads.Bike safety affects everyone.There was recently a very minor bike/car incident on McKenzie Pond Road, which is a good bike path but may need some "Share the Road" signs. It's ...

Thanks to AMA for yearbook printing

To the editor:A tremendous job done by our neighbors at American Management Association for printing the Petrova Elementary School's yearbook. Every year, they are so generous to support our school community.Sincerely,Jennifer Everritt on behalf of the Petrova Elementary staff and ...

Making sense of the Elections 2016 … or NOT

To the editor:I am going to ask some questions. You will have to read this and answer them for yourselves, because I have no answers. But they are serious questions.1. Do you think the framers of the constitution and the electoral process, foresaw that this year the candidates running for ...

Great soccer tournament in Max’s memory

To the editor:We would like to offer heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped make the second annual Max Calderone Memorial Soccer Tournament such a success. It is always a bittersweet event for those who loved Max, but we are certain that he would be honored by the event, the ...

Surgical teams celebrate Time Out Day today

To the editor:For a surgical patient, their family members and friends, a wrong patient, wrong site or wrong surgical procedure is devastating. As a perioperative nurse, I am committed to helping reduce surgical errors and improve patient outcomes by taking a time out for every patient, every ...

Kudos to the renovators

To the editor:Will Rogers also famously said, "Land, buy all you can, because they aren't makin' any more." The problem is that buildings need constant fixin'. Hats off to those who buy and fix old buildings.Paul J. HerrmannSaranac Lake

Don’t throw railroad away

To the editor:I would like to express my opinions and concerns regarding the proposal of the ripping up the rails of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and replacing them with the Adirondack Rail Trail.Please don't get me wrong: I have nothing against recreational trails, but when you decide to rip ...

BT3 thanks conference goers

To the editor:There's a critical window of opportunity in every child's first three years to make sure she or he has the strongest possible foundation for success. The first 1,000 days of life are when children are most sensitive to positive and negative influences. Fully 75 percent of brain ...

Why no mention of D-Day?

To the editor:I am dismayed that your paper, as well as other mainstream media, did not mention anything about the significance of June 6, 1944. The day as we know it is called D-Day. Seems that more and more people are quick to forget about the significance of this day 72 years ago now. This ...

Young people stepping it up

To the editor:As the community foundation of the Adirondack region, we spend a lot of time in the community. Lately, we've noticed a promising trend: More and more young people are visiting the Tri-Lakes, and some of them are starting to move here to open up businesses or join the workforce. ...

Good options for Assembly

To the editor:With the announced retirement of Janet Duprey, who has done an excellent job of representing our district over the years, we in this region will be feeling the loss of her services in Albany. I was heartened to learn, however, of the two candidates who have stepped forward to fill ...

Sen. Betty Little does big things for public safety

To the editor:Two recent milestones in public safety are a direct result of New York state's 45th District Sen. Betty Little's tireless efforts. I write to acknowledge those efforts and express appreciation for her leadership.Last month, every building department in the great state of New York ...

‘The Little Mermaid’ — wow!

To the editor:Community theater was a part of the my life in the '70s and '80s. We had a wonderful time. Pendragon is and was a part of my life since it began.Living with my family in Lake Placid for 50 years, and having the joy of teaching in Saranac Lake Middle School and North Country ...

Lake Placid Village Clean Up broke a record

To the editor:The 54th annual Village Clean Up (VCU) held Saturday, May 21, broke the record for most volunteers. Over 270 people volunteered, either on the day of or in the weeks leading up to the event. Part of what makes this a great community to live in is that we know we have the support ...

Adirondack rails and trails, a synergy option

To the editor:Rails and trails can support the success each other by direct synergy. The final plan Gov. Coumo announced on May 17 provides an outstanding synergistic opportunity for which a good example already exists. This successful experience is both reasonably nearby and has structural ...

Zika isn’t Ebola

To the editor:I think your editorial this weekend was reasonable, but I think you need to be careful about comparing Zika to Ebola. The spread of Ebola involves direct contact with body fluids, so if you control this aspect, transmission is prevented. In the rare cases (U.S., U.K.) where ...

Help youth center

To the editor:Although I am currently living out of town, my plans include returning to Saranac Lake in the future. In the interim, I keep in touch with the many people, places and organizations that have been near and dear to my heart over the past three decades. One of those is the Saranac ...