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Letters to the editor

Government targets guns again

To the editor: This is my personal opinion. Once again the Second Amendment is in the bull’s-eye of the socialist-minded people in our government. Is it a coincidence, America, that we are seeing a new surge of tragic shootings rising also? Don’t be beguiled by those who are bent on ...

No, Stefanik is wrong

To the editor: In Mr. Ward’s (March 25) letter “Read the bill; Stefanik is right,” he was angry that I “besmirched” Rep. Stefanik and he attacked me personally. Maybe it made him feel better to do that. But it doesn’t change the facts that support my criticism of Rep. Stefanik ...

Child care crisis

To the editor: One does not have to look far to understand the cultural importance of family values in the North Country. North Country families are tightly knit, many having lived here for several generations. Families, especially those with young children, are struggling to make ...

Stefanik needs to vote for nature

To the editor: We in the North Country have been gifted with mountains, streams and a gorgeous lake. They are sources of recreation and spiritual sustenance — providing space to breathe, grow and honor nature. They fill us with awe and are vital to many livelihoods. Congresswoman ...

Quick to call others ‘socialists’

To the editor: My biggest pet peeve in the world of politics is that a lot of political “conservatives” constantly refer to Democrats, liberals and progressives as being “socialists” when they actually know that they are not. They are all actually “social democrats” who do not ...

Loaded survey from GOP

To the editor: For reasons unknown, I find that I am now receiving daily emails from the Republican National Committee. Their standard format seems to consist of a “survey” of my feelings, promptly followed by a request for a donation. Gosh, it is touching to see that they must really ...

Thanks to Saranac Lake police reform committee

To the editor: Our ancestors’ trauma lives with us. We’re only generations removed from slavery, war, famine and a time when child abuse was socially accepted, even encouraged. According to a 2019 community needs assessment conducted by Adirondack Health, substance abuse and mental ...

Saranac Lake Adult Center update

To the editor: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the center has been closed for in-person meals and activities! The food and bread distribution on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Meals on Wheels (thanks to our delivery volunteers) are still running and serving the community. The Adult Center’s ...

Looking for youth programs to fund

To the editor: The Franklin County Youth Bureau is currently accepting applications for funding youth programs for 2021. Programs must have a board of directors, checking account and a federal employer ID number to be considered for funding. Deadline for submitting an application is April ...

Don Perryman clearly loved the wilderness

To the editor: I was sorry to learn about the death (too young) of Donald Perryman. I didn’t know Don, but I met him in 2011 when I was carrying my Hornbeck canoe to Duck Hole deep in the High Peaks Wilderness. Schlepping a canoe, even a light one, to Duck Hole is not easy. After ...

Thanks for Stevenson column

To the editor: A very big appreciation to your paper for printing the stories of Robert Louis Stevenson written by Mike Delehant under the title The Hunter’s Home, published every Thursday. The articles began back Nov. 30, 2017, chronicling the Scottish author’s connection to ...

Terminally ill New Yorkers shouldn’t have to suffer

To the editor: As a family physician working in Saranac Lake for 43 years and medical director for High Peaks Hospice in the latter part of my career, I’ve witnessed dying patients and their families suffer intolerably, despite the best efforts of excellent physicians and nurses. Those ...

Ensuring educational quality

To the editor: An open letter to North Country politicians and school board members: I am interested in making certain our kids are receiving a true, accurate and patriotic exposure to American history and not the 1619 Project. The academic competitiveness of our schools is a national ...

Re: recent large housing developments

To Lake Placid-North Elba Review Board: To the editor: This note is written as public comment regarding the overdevelopment trend that has been rushed recently with restricted public access to town meetings (which would not seem prudent or respectful in this crisis time). In particular, ...

Read the bill; Stefanik is right

To the editor: After reading the simplistic letter titled “Being a stickler for truth,” I feel the author should check her sources prior to besmirching the fine representative of District 21! It sure seems that the self-proclaimed “teacher” failed to read the text of the bill ...

Trump’s biggest lie

To the editor: According to the Washington Post Fact Checker, Donald Trump “made 30,573 false or misleading claims as president. Nearly half came in his final year” (footnote 1). But it wasn’t until the bitter end of his regime that he busted out the granddaddy of all tall tales with ...

Being a stickler for truth

To the editor: It must be the teacher in me because I want to be informed when I read the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. When you print a Rep. Stefanik press release, in which she explains why she votes against something, please add factual details that will educate your readers about the ...

Medical aid in dying

To the editor: Dr. Sally White’s letter to the editor of March 19 attacking Rev. Jeff Black’s letter to the editor of March 11, which supported the Medical Aid in Dying Act (Assembly Bill 4321) is puzzling to say the least. Rev. Black eloquently pointed out that some terminally ill ...

Don’t let crackpots run our police

To the editor: A Saranac Lake committee has proposed a CALEP (Counselor and Law Enforcement Partnership) program for the police review report it’s preparing. That’s surprising because the mental health and addiction difficulties CALEP addresses aren’t even mentioned in the executive ...

Can-Am Rugby doesn’t make anyone rich

To the editor: In your editorial of March 20, speaking of the “the big summer events,” you say, “They are lucrative for a few people but are not needed by the community as a whole — and are a pain in the neck for a whole bunch of people.” As a member of the Board of Directors for ...