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Letters to the editor

Organ donors are needed

To the editor: Feb. 14 was National Donor Day, a day to celebrate all organ, eye and tissue donors who have said “yes” to giving the gift of life. In April 2016, I was fortunate to undergo a kidney transplant from a registered donor. This year here in New York, Feb. 14 had extra ...

Thanks for tributes to John Lansing

To the editor: What a wonderful, heartwarming area to live in! We, the family of John Lansing, wish to thank the communities of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake for the numerous tributes to John Lansing at his passing. He was passionate in his caring for Lake Placid, the area and his family ...

An illegal Polish immigrant’s story

To the editor: This letter is in response to the recent articles covering immigration. My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany ...

Stefanik should hold town hall meetings

To the editor: As a constituent in the 21st Congressional District, I would like to congratulate Rep. Stefanik for speaking out against the executive order on Immigration at a time when most of her Republican colleagues chose to remain silent. However, like many others in her district, I ...

State should revive support for pre-K kids with disabilities

To the editor: I am writing this letter because I want to bring to everyone’s attention an important issue that seems to be lost amid Gov. Cuomo’s proposed investments to our area’s tourism industry. What about our children, specifically the youngest and neediest of them, infants to ...

Supporting Planned Parenthood

To the editor: I stand in firm support of Planned Parenthood, which provides valuable medical care to women and men in our communities, and the federal funds it receives to provide that care (and NOT abortions). Like so many others, when I was young and poorly insured, I took advantage of ...

Essex County taxpayers pay for legal defense

To the editor: Re: Wasting precious taxpayer money on a frivolous, politically motivated appeal Essex County has chosen to appeal the ruling by state Supreme Court Justice Martin Auffredou ordering the county to release electronic ballot scans under a Freedom of Information Law request ...

Missing John Lansing

To the editor: We write today to recognize the immense contributions John S. Lansing, who passed away on Jan. 24, made to both the community of Lake Placid and the greater Adirondack region. John was instrumental in the creation of Adirondack Foundation. From our first days as Adirondack ...

Thanks from Winter Carnival pages

To the editor: It is the time of our fabulous Winter Carnival. There are so many volunteers behind the scenes who donate generously to make it work, and the people who helped this year’s royal pages are no different. We would like to thank Pendragon Theatre, particularly Leslie Dame ...

Planned Parenthood lies

To the editor: I read the full-page article about Planned Parenthood’s sex trivia fundraiser at Lisa G’s with tears in my eyes. (Lake Placid News “On the Scene” column, Feb. 3) How sad it is that this organization is so dishonest and that the reporter, Naj Wikoff is so misinformed. ...

Stefanik picks coal over us

To the editor: Save the River, based in Clayton, recently held their Save The River’s 28th Winter Environmental Conference. The agenda for the Feb. 4 event listed all the speakers including “Rep. Elise Stefanik, whose district covers the entire length of the St. Lawrence River in the ...

Stefanik has time for award but not talk

To the editor: Time and again, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s constituents have been told by her district and D.C. schedulers that she is too busy “legislating” to meet with us in a town hall meeting to hear our concerns. But she was recently at a Republican retreat and just yesterday ...

Is Stefanik for transparency?

To the editor: “Americans want accountability and transparency out of their lawmakers in Washington. … One of my most important commitments to families across the North Country is to be accessible and transparent.” Quoted from our congressional representative Elise Stefanik’s ...

Recruiting Brothers

To the editor: Attention: weirdies with beardies, mahsers with stashers, friskers with whiskers: The Brothers of the Bush want you! While the Marines are looking for a few good men, we take anyone. Age, sex, race, gender preference, even visa status are irrelevant. Our only ...

Thank you and FYI

To the editor: First, a big thank-you to the police, fire and rescue folks who keep us safe. Second, ditto to the village Department of Public Works and board for keeping our streets, sidewalks and pipes in good repair. Third, here’s what I learned at the New York State Bar meeting ...

Thanks for help with Dine United

To the editor: United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. partnered with several restaurants from Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties to hold the Dine United event on Jan. 26. The event was a success and helped raise funds to be distributed to 44 health and human service agencies in the ...

Let them be heard

To the editor: I passionately hold positions which I feel are for the betterment of this nation. I know there are a number of people in this community that have beliefs which are diametrically opposed to mine with the same degree of passion. In all forms of communication, we see vehement ...

Stefanik votes for toxic waste dumping

To the editor: On Feb. 1, Rep. Elise Stefanik voted, along with 223 of her Republican colleagues to allow coal companies to resume dumping their toxic waste into local streams without monitoring or remediating the horrendous damage to the environment caused by this practice. (House Joint ...

Thanks for supporting the Jackrabbit Trail

To the editor: On behalf of the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), I want to thank the many area residents who attended our 25th annual Jackrabbit Trail “Ski & Swim” party last weekend. Some of you have been members of our organization for decades. Others only recently joined. ...

Things get worse under President Trump

To the editor: Tell me America, are we all free? Do we have the right to say what we want or mean? Do we have the right to come to America as people and live free from harm and hostility? If so, why is it turning its back on us as Americans now? When we had other presidents, we didn’t ...