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Letters to the editor

Reminder for senior citizens

To the editor: For residents 65 years of age and older, the deadline to renew your senior citizens exemption is Monday, March 2. At least one owner must be 65 years of age (or turning 65 before Dec. 31, 2020). Eligibility is based on income reported to the IRS and New York state in 2018 ...

Don’t limit reminders to fix sidewalk

To the editor: Rebuttal to Patti Littlefield comments in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise of Jan. 2: 1. We did not throw papers or call people names. 2. Freedom of speech allows the public to address issues, whether the board likes the issues or not. 3. Yes, five minutes used to be ...

Thanks to generous people

To the editor: Thank you Mr. Mike’s and the volunteer workers for putting on a nice Christmas dinner for us all. I have been going to Mr. Mike’s for years. They all did a good job. My two friends and I had a wonderful time. It is so wonderful to be with people. We all had a good time. ...

Today is last day to comment on rail-trail plan

To the editor: Jan. 8 is officially the last day to comment on the state’s unit management plan for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. Send comments to John Schmid at adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov. Comments on the pros and cons of the trail vs. rail restoration are mostly what-ifs, ...

News or promotion?

To the editor: I have a simple question: Don’t you have enough money to take your own pictures of Rep. Elise Stefanik? Why does the Adirondack Daily Enterprise continually publish Rep. Stefanik’s own promotional photos in its news columns? This happens all the time, both in the paper ...

Peace on earth

To the editor: Peace on earth, good will toward men. Well, yes … but first, let’s watch our president destabilize the Middle East and invite retaliatory attack. I guess everyone has forgotten about the nonexistent “weapons of mass destruction” that President George W. Bush used ...

Math problems?

To the editor: Republican Dan Stec, who is now the 114th District assemblyman, is one of three candidates that have announced they are running for the 45th Senate seat, now held by Betty Little, who will retire at the end of 2020. In a Dec. 31, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise article, ...

House impeachment, writs of tyranny

To the editor: “Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” — Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928) Nancy Pelosi, acting in her official capacity, is using ...

Running to be Warren DNC delegate

To the editor: My name is Jennifer Zhang, and I am a college student and recent graduate of Potsdam High School running to represent our congressional district at the 2020 Democratic National Convention as a delegate pledged to Elizabeth Warren.  The DNC is the national convention ...

Bernie Sanders for president

To the editor: Greetings, neighbors. I am running as a 2020 convention delegate for Bernie Sanders. I support Bernie because I believe that he — and the movement he represents — is best equipped to deal with the immense social and ecological challenges facing our communities, our ...

Are unsuccessful crimes OK now?

To the editor: Rep. Elise Stefanik stated, in defense of her opposition to impeachment, that “The Democrats’ case rested on the illusion of a quid pro quo: that President Trump refused to provide aid to Ukraine until the Bidens were investigated. However, this case is easily disproven ...

Time to petition candidates for president

To the editor: January is the month of petitioning for the presidential candidates whom we would like to see on the New York state presidential primary election ballot on April 28, 2020. Petitioning is one of the very most democratic processes that we have as Americans. Here are the things ...

Community Christmas Dinner thanks

To the editor: The Adirondack Community Church, the Christmas Dinner Committee and volunteers would once again like to thank Dave Nicola of Mr. Mike’s Pizza Restaurant for hosting the Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. Each year, members of the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake ...

New hours for thrift store

To the editor: The Riverside Thrift Store in Wilmington has changed its hours for winter to 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jeremie Fish Wilmington

Short-term rental, long-term crisis

To the editor: I write in reply to the letter published in the Nov. 15 issue of this paper, “Placid has to embrace being a resort town.” I write in rebuttal as someone also quite familiar with Park City, Utah, which the author frequently referenced. Here, however, is where our ...

Two lost chainsaws

To the editor: Dec. 30 — two lost chainsaws off the back of a tailgate on the Bog Road between Bloomingdale and Gabriels. If found, please contact Irfreebu@gmail.com as soon as convenient. Thanks! Brent Freeburg Gabriels

Hope to make Republicans more caring

To the editor: As a new “liberal/progressive” REPUBLICAN, I believe that the national party must change and evolve in fundamental ways if it is to be at all competitive with the national Democratic Party in the years beginning in 2042-2044, when over 50% of the USA will be ...

Use tax money to save lives, not for sports venues

To the editor: Something is seriously amiss in the ’Dacks when TWO HUNDRED FORTY MILLION BUCKS of taxpayer dollars is going to wherever Prince Andrew and those other elusive will-o’-the wisp dukes and earls on them there “international sanctioning bodies” say it must in the ...

Want to volunteer for First Night?

To the editor: What a terrific Weekender supplement on First Night Saranac Lake in today’s (Thursday’s) Enterprise! Thank you so much for sharing information about this special village celebration. We anticipate another fun-filled evening for this, our 14th annual event, to welcome in ...

Thank-yous

To the editor: Tupper Lake Tinman and River Pigs baseball team, Brian McDonnell and the 90-Miler, Round the Mountain and Paddle Adirondacks canoe races, Pat Stratton Memorial Ride bike race, Olga Memorial Footrace, Schroon Lake marathon, Saranac Lake Surge baseball team, Scott’s Florist ...