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Letters to the editor

Happy to see diversity efforts

To the editor: Congratulations to Nicole Hilton-Patterson, director of the Adirondack Diversity Institute, on her well-deserved 2020 Wild Stewardship Award. My sister and I were campers on Upper Saranac Lake beginning in the 1950s, and when we married and had children, we have ...

Empathy for otters, minks and other beings

To the editor: This summer, canoeing in Saranac Lake for the first time, I saw a river otter. This surprised me, given the presence of motorboats, some of which were going faster than the speed limit. I witnessed two more sightings that week — I suspect that a slow, silent canoe ...

No greater crime than what we do to non-humans

To the editor: President-elect Joe Biden, who won the endorsement of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren’t aware, cultured-meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. There is no greater crime ...

Rebuttal to rebuttal on rights of conscience

To the editor: Dr. David Welch fears that my letter is an example of privilege, as in a double standard. Please let me explain how the standard is consistent. No one is arguing that a business “can arbitrarily deny service to a specific party because of their sexual ...

Dumb to talk about ‘Defund the Police’ and socialism

To the editor: Research is showing that the “Defund the Police” movement was like a 10 year-old child’s temper tantrum that lost Democrats a lot of votes that could have resulted in a Biden landslide, a gain of seats in the House and a takeover of the Senate. This could have ...

Virtual Angel of Hope candle lighting

To the editor: Losing a child at any age is something that no parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin or friend ever plans on or is prepared for, regardless of the circumstance. We know all too well. As the holidays approach, this can be a tender time for those who are bereaved ...