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Letters to the editor

Replacing rails with trail is about economics

To the editor:A brief response to Mr. Grebe's letter, headlined "How dumb is ripping up rails?" (Editor's note: This sentence has been corrected.)As a lifelong resident of Tupper Lake, I can firmly state, not dumb at all. A no-brainer for anyone who can think objectively.The Adirondack Scenic ...

Discovering the joy of bike trails

To the editor:I'm now a firm believer in "Try it; you'll like it!" It's never too late.Not that I haven't been riding a bike practically my whole life (probably since the age of 4), but it wasn't much more than riding to school or to the park, basically around the neighborhood. Now that I'm in ...

How dumb is ripping up rails?

To the editor:An abbreviated list of things significantly less ridiculous than the business-killing, job-destroying act of ripping up the train track connecting Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake:Fishnet condoms; lawn darts; seeking beauty advice from Dog the Bounty Hunter; hick-hop ...

Col. Derrick for Congress

To the editor:It is rare in the current political arena to find a candidate for office in whom I am able to say without reservation that I feel 100 percent confident in his or her ability to lead, based upon their record. Such is the case with candidate Col. Mike Derrick for New York's 21st ...

Church family helped find runaway dog

To the editor:Our English bulldog, Chewy, ran away from the pet sitter while we were away on vacation. We were devastated, and stuck 1,000 miles away due to car trouble.Our Saranac Lake community and Saranac Lake Baptist Church family really blew us away! Every day, we saw posts and received ...

DOJ right to share money with local police

To the editor:Recently, the Department of Justice announced it would resume making payments to state and local police departments under the equitable sharing program. Payments from this program are essential to ensuring the continued partnership between local law enforcement and federal ...

On strike for what’s left of middle class

To the editor:We at Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are on strike against Verizon. Not for big raises. We are fighting to keep OUR jobs and jobs for the NEXT generation.You see, Verizon is a mega-corporation that made $5.5 billion net in the ...

Support ambulance service

To the editor:Our community is so fortunate to have the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service. These people donate their time and effort to help their neighbors. They come any time they are called, no matter the hour. They certainly deserve any help we can give them to keep this service ...

Thanks for Hockeyville effort

To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people that voted for the Olympic Center in the Kraft Hockeyville contest. It was a wonderful honor to have been selected as one of the 10 finalists. The selection to the top 10 is a testament to our region's dedication to ...

Thank you, Pendragon Theatre

To the editor:On behalf of the Saranac Lake Middle School, Don Carlisto and I warmly thank you for bringing our students' creative work onto the stage.Such an experience is a salute to the dedication that our small village has to its future generations.Until the next one!Jason SmithSaranac Lake

Kasich the best?

To the editor:I agree that John Kasich is the best of the three left in the Republican field, but he has one great big negative as far as I'm concerned: women's right to control their own bodies. He defunded Planned Parenthood in Ohio, which is simply a Medicaid provider for the poor. Planned ...

Sad to see Bloomingdale church closed

To the editor:How sad to drive by St. Paul's Church in Bloomingdale and see it closed. The remark was made that the church is only a building. To me, it is the first place we go to be baptized when we are an infant. We go to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness. We go to be confirmed, where ...

Release 28 secret 9/11 Committee report pages

To the editor:In the wake of 9/11 and the disaster relief efforts at ground zero, where I spent 12 months, I had heard rumors of all this from individuals who were at the site. All of this needs to be brought into the light so that the public can understand the greater dynamics of the corruptly ...

Rail trail could be built in two years

To the editor:I am writing in response to Mr. Larry Roth's recent letter suggesting that my interest, and I might add the interest of a vast majority of people - whether they were originally for or against it - is in getting the Adirondack Rail Trail built as soon as possible. Most of Mr. ...

Why I’m voting for Hillary Clinton

To the editor:I am proud to vote for Hillary Clinton in the New York Democratic primary.Hillary's accomplished, capable and tough. Since she was 21, she has demonstrated her commitment to changing lives for the better. In her first job out of college, she had a dangerous assignment - to travel ...

Primary choices

To the editor:The Democratic and Republican presidential primaries are on Tuesday, April 19 from noon to 9 p.m. For the Democrats, the choice between Clinton and Sanders is old versus older, bold versus bolder, and reformer versus revolutionary. For the Republicans, the choice between Cruz and ...

Trump did object to Cuban immigrants

To the editor:In response to my friend Kirk Peterson, Donald Trump did, in fact, state that the Cuban issue would have to be re-evaluated. I do not remember if the other candidates, especially Marco Rubio, mentioned the same.Sincerely,Jennifer ZahnSaranac Lake

Raymond was a giant of a man

To the editor:It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my childhood hero, Mr. John Raymond. It was Mr. Raymond's special gift to simultaneously embrace an athletic toughness along with a compassionate kindness toward his fellow man. He touched many lives in the Saranac Lake ...

Scholarship for Lake Placid alumni

To the editor:The Lake Placid Alumni Association is one of the oldest alumni associations in the country. One of its missions is to assist alumni in continuing their education. In that endeavor, the association is now accepting applications for its alumni scholarship. All recipients must be ...

A political mystery

To the editor:This year's run for the White House has generated an unusual amount of controversy, most of it generated by our reality show political star, Donald Trump. The Donald leads in the count and looks to arrive at the Republican convention with the lion's share of delegates and his ...