×

Letters to the editor

Red Kettle Campaign raises $9,000 for Saranac Lakers

To the editor: We are writing to personally thank the generous people of Saranac Lake who gave to the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign this past holiday season. Thanks to your generosity, we raised approximately $10,000, of which 90 percent is used to help families in the Saranac Lake area ...

Too many Democratic candidates

To the editor: Yet another Democrat congressional candidate — the ninth — joins the race for the 21st District? Seriously? C’mon people, what are you thinking? Yes, it’s laudable that you have the courage and conviction to put yourselves out there for all to see, but doesn’t it ...

Thanks for standing up for Tanveer Hussain

To the editor: We admire Rich Shapiro and Lindy Ellis’s courage and commitment to justice in their support for Tanveer Hussain. They stood by him in the face of the outrageous and extralegal attempts at intimidation that Rich Shapiro reported in his Guest Commentary, and which we first ...

Thank you, from the Saranac Lake Youth Center

To the editor: As we start the New Year, we would like to take this time to say thank you to all who supported the Saranac Lake Youth Center in 2017! 2017 was a year of growth for the center. A new director was hired, and our former director moved on to the board. We hired an assistant ...

Thank you, Evergreen Auto and the blue tractor guy

To the editor: A bit over a week ago I went to take the dogs for a walk. I pulled into the snowy area that I have been in and out of all winter, but on this day I got stuck. Really stuck. Ron Bowler of Evergreen Auto in Saranac Lake happened to drive by and immediately pulled over to help. ...

Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest has openings

To the editor: I’m a member of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, and I’m managing the Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest on Feb. 3 between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prescott Park, next to the Lake Flower state boat launch. I want to let the community know that I still have ...

North Country needs wireless infrastructure

To the editor: Wireless technology is rapidly advancing, and in our modern world, connectivity is a necessity. Unfortunately, some rural communities in my district are being left behind — suffering from a lack of broadband and wireless connectivity. My constituents need wireless to ...

‘Police Say Man Makes Boy a Thief’

To the editor: I read with no small interest Richard Shapiro’s commentary, “DA wore down Tanveer Hussain.” From what I gather, at the very least there was blame enough to go around. But then again, stories like this are filtered ... usually from the top down. Back in 1979, while a ...

Uihlein is a great place to spend the holidays

To the editor: I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and is having a happy new year. We, the residents here at Elderwood of Uihlein, had a great holiday season. The place was decorated beautifully. The activity people really did a great job. It was very festive. At Thanksgiving we ...

Fire department was wonderful during flood

To the editor: Heartfelt thanks to members of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, whose quick and thorough response to a Jan. 15 flooding in our Kiwassa Road basement just saved our furnace, a refrigerator and countless items from 6 to 8 inches of fast-rising water. It poured in from ...

End the Trump presidency

To the editor: It is time for the nation and the world to be rid of the Trump presidency. One year of Donald Ttrump’s thin-skinned egotism, policy-making by tweet, arrogant undercutting of friends and allies, and taunting of adversaries — especially unstable nuclear-armed North Korea ...

Tank cars didn’t hurt anyone

To the editor: Little Iowa Pacific railroad made a little money storing railroad tank cars. No one was hurt. But pressure groups flew into rages, the governor listened, called big operators, and the tank cars will go. It is the American way. Sincerely yours, Charles W. McCutcheon Lake Placid

Grateful to serve Harrietstown residents

To the editor: The start of 2018 is also the start of my service to the residents of Harrietstown, and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for your vote of confidence at the polls this past November. I promise to be thoughtful and thorough and make decisions based on facts, not ...

Don’t fall for phone scams

To the editor: This is the time of year when telephone scammers seem to be flourishing. Please be extremely cautious about giving any information out over the phone and especially anything financial. Legitimate charities do not usually do phone solicitation. If you are asked for donations, ...

Winter Carnival Court thanks

To the editor: On Jan. 8, the Winter Carnival Court held its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Belvedere Restaurant. Profits from this dinner are used to purchase the outfits and other necessities for the Court. We are pleased to report that this year’s dinner was a resounding ...

Why not more immigrants from nations such as Norway?

To the editor: Why would people from one of the healthy and happiest nations on earth want to come to our armed, angry, divided and fear-driven land? Norway has universal health care, guaranteed education through college (an investment in its nation’s future), assured minimum-income and ...

Stefanik shows leadership on climate and security

To the editor: Climate change is not just an environmental or economic issue — it is also creating major threats to our national security. Unless we commit to doing our part as a country, global warming will both make serious reductions in our national military capacity, and multiply the ...

Come and talk about New York State Health Act

To the editor: A bill entitled the New York State Health Act, currently pending in the legislature, would provide no-cost coverage for every New Yorker with no out-of-pocket costs and no network restrictions. It is to be paid for through a progressive payroll tax and levies on non-earned ...

Long Lakers raise $2,000 for High Peaks Hospice

To the editor: Temperatures were a record-breaking 7 degrees when the fourth annual “Feeling Long Lakey” Polar Plunge took place at the Long Lake Town Beach on Dec. 31. The plunge was a charity event organized by Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department to benefit High Peaks Hospice and ...

Paying double for health care

To the editor: Why does health care cost so much? As a percentage of the total economy, U.S. health care spending is double the amount spent by other wealthy countries, according to a recent article in the New York Times. About 20 years ago, we spent about the same percentage as other ...