Letters to the editor

Excellent care

To the editor: I’m writing this following a total knee replacement here in Saranac Lake. First of all, thanks to Dr. Smith and his staff. The office scheduled everything I needed, and Dr. Smith was great. I couldn’t have asked for better orthopedic care. Our hospital is fantastic. ...

Tending a village

To the editor: Tending to an entire village isn’t easy; I bet that most people don’t/can’t/won’t understand how much goes on, and the timeline in which to get certain goals met. Most jobs have more to them then what appears. Sadly/annoyingly/“understandably,” there are folks ...

Getting proactive about fighting climate change

To the editor: Having grown up, worked, and spent time in central and northern New York, I’m not surprised that people are moving toward acceptance of climate change. This isn’t a political issue, as it has been miscast by self-interested politicians across the country. It’s a survival ...

40 Days for Life thanks

To the editor: Dear vigil participants and prayer volunteers: I want to express my appreciation to all who participated in the 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign. We had a very good turnout; many new people got involved from various Christian denominations. Our campaign began on Ash ...

Confused thinking led to Kate Smith ban

To the editor: I (a cradle Flyers fan) must respectfully disagree with the diversity industry on the need to ban Kate Smith’s glorious “God Bless America” from polite society. These Six Degrees of Separation-type rules that the experts are setting for who or what from our past is ...

Response to Kate Smith articles

To the editor: The fastest way to alienate a local is to take them or their history out of context and culture. Is this not the same for those seeking to integrate? We have more in common than most people think. Consider this perspective: Rural mountain people are a global cultural ...

Now is the time for transparency

To the editor: In a North Country Public Radio interview with Brian Mann, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik stated, “… the Mueller report was very clear that there was no collusion, no conspiracy.” The redacted report does, however, provide extensive evidence that Trump tried to impede the ...

Editorial didn’t give full picture on broadband

To the editor: I am disappointed in your editorial, “Seek broadband funding ASAP” as it does not provide the full picture. While the Trump administration claims to want to expand broadband to rural areas, let’s not forget those very same people are trying to prevent equal access to ...

Australian soldiers in Vietnam

To the editor: In the spring of 1967, I was fortunate to meet some Aussies stationed at Nui Dat when we were at Vung Tau and was very impressed with their friendliness, to the point that I thought a country where the people were that pleasant must be a place where I could be happy to live. ...

Reproductive Health Act is anti-woman

To the editor: The New York Reproductive Health Act is anti-woman. Allowing non-doctors to perform abortions is a regression to the pre-Roe-vs.-Wade back-alley abortion era, vilified for non-doctors performing abortions! Allowing non-doctors to perform abortions — a surgery — drastically ...

Standing up for the good Kate Smith did

To the editor: I’m so angry it brings me to tears. If no one else will stand up for Kate Smith, I will. For her to be denigrated is wrong. I was born just after World War II ended. We always listened to the radio back then — you know, the big ones that stood on the floor. I never ...

Judgment Day: Kate Smith, Joe Biden and our LGBT neighbors

To the editor: Should we judge the dead by current standards? It’s easy — they’re dead, and they can’t answer, much less fight back. Kate Smith did what was normal and accepted at the time. What she did was “right” at the time, and would be “wrong” now. But she isn’t doing ...

IRS Free File?

To the editor: Tried this but was shunted to a fee filer, which botched return. Filed amended paper returns. Asked paid filer for fee back. It refused. Contested credit card charge. Emailed Schumer, Gillibrand and Stefanik. Only Gillibrand said she got my email. Tax Prep PAC has paid Congress ...

Calling all SLHS graduates from the ’80s

To the editor: The first annual Saranac Lake High School Redskins 1980s Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Harrietstown Town Hall. This event will include graduates from all classes from 1980 through 1989. We have a Facebook group (SLHS Classes of the 1980s) and event, ...

Bloomingdale Egg Hunt was a success

To the editor: The fourth annual Bloomingdale Egg Hunt took place April 20 at the Bloomingdale Ball Field. Over 65 children enjoyed the various scavenger hunts, loose change drop, Golden Egg Hunt, and egg scramble. Many Saranac Lake High School student volunteers, Key Club members ...

Learn about climate change

To the editor: I have been reading a NT Times best seller, “Drawdown; the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” It is a concise and thorough analysis of the quantitative impacts of 80 solutions in areas such as energy, food, transportation, city planning and ...

Thank you for the free spring break art classes

To the editor: We wanted to thank BluSeed Studios for the free art classes offered over the Saranac Lake Central School spring break. The carving class that we attended was really fun. Mr. Paul did a great job teaching beginners how to carve a bear. We appreciate all that BluSeed did ...

Stooges abound in president’s cabinet

To the editor: STOOGE. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a stooge as “a person who is forced or paid by someone in authority to do an unpleasant or secret job for them.” Baby Prince Donald has a whole cabinet full of them and his latest addition is William Barr. The new attorney ...

Make-A-Wish thanks communities for support

To the editor: We at Make-A-Wish Northeast New York would like to acknowledge the extraordinary support we received throughout the North Country during the 2018-2019 winter season. First, thanks in part to the efforts of businesses and volunteers across Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties, ...

Dems need to stop helping Trump get closer to re-election

To the editor: Here is an example of why Trump will probably win re-election. We Democrats will win it for him. The national Democrats believe that they ALWAYS have to go overboard and defend and be on the side of and make excuses for all minority groups (and all illegal immigrants) because ...