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Letters to the editor

America’s future in the balance

To the editor: America has voted for the progressive candidate for president in six of the last seven presidential elections, yet two of those Democratic presidential administrations were supplanted by right-wing ideologues: George W. Bush and Donald Trump. Where would America be today if ...

Vote for Biden; he honors those who serve

To the editor: I trace my roots here to the Air Force base, like many of my North Country neighbors. My dad was assigned to Plattsburgh in 1968. He went to Vietnam for my senior year of high school, and I will never forget the daily worry of listening to the body counts, jumping at each ...

ADK members, vote no to club giving you less of a voice

To the editor: I write regarding the proposed changes to the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) bylaws. Members have recently received ballots in order to vote for or against these new bylaws. I am a member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter. As a lawyer, I represented, for over 30 years, the ...

Radical?

To the editor: Are you content with the amount of money you earn? Do you enjoy paying for your health insurance and deductible? Are you satisfied with your experience at the Department of Motor Vehicles and Adirondack Park Agency? Do you enjoy paying your student loans? Do you feel like ...

New Adirondack Pregnancy Center

To the editor: I am writing in support of the Adirondack Pregnancy Center that is opening in Saranac Lake. I am a female businesswoman from a town in upstate New York who often vacations in the Adirondacks. I have seen firsthand what these centers provide for the community. Several ...

Tedra Cobb is someone we can trust

To the editor: In these days of election choices, it is hard to know just whom we can trust. Do we follow political loyalties or listen to TV pundits or see how many lawn signs are for each candidate? How do we decide whom to vote for? Hopefully, we educate ourselves about the actual ...

Thank you from Farm 2 Fork Organizing Committee

To the editor: The Farm 2 Fork Organizing Committee would like to thank the community of Saranac Lake for continuing to show its support for our small farmers and businesses in the area during this unprecedented time. This year’s Farm 2 Fork event raised $430 for AdkAction’s local food ...

United Way needs your support

To the editor: Whenever we have been faced with challenges and opportunities as a community, the United Way of the Adirondack Region has stepped up to help. The type of help that is offered runs the gamut from giving kids a safe place to go after school to critical medical transportation ...

People in mental health crisis need help

To the editor: Daniel Prude died during an arrest on March 30. He was in a mental health crisis (possibly drug-induced, but the cause is not the issue). He had been evaluated and released from an emergency room the previous day after a possible suicide attempt. Where was the 72-hour ...

Betrayal

To the editor: I’m picturing Trump supporters turning to Fox News and believing the network will do damage control now that the Trump interview statements recorded by Bob Woodward have been released (footnote 1). As always, Fox will attack others in twisted ways to deflect from the ...

National party control

To the editor: In 2016, the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee BOTH failed the country in the presidential election. We, the people, were completely fed up with business as usual in Washington. A large and widely dispersed cross-section of voters felt ...

No doubt Cobb is best

To the editor: In 1972, I proudly wore my “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for McGovern” button because I was among the voters who knew that McGovern’s opponent, Richard M. Nixon, was not good for this country. Even though Nixon won by a landslide, I remained resolute. Of course, it was ...

How can local leaders support Trump and Stefanik?

To the editor: Recently dozens of elected officials of towns and villages were listed in an ad as supporters of Ms. Elise Stefanik. How can local leaders turn their backs on local property taxpayers? While the House of Representatives passed a bill in May to distribute desperately ...

Thank you, Elise Stefanik

To the editor: Thank you, Elise Stefanik! Your steadfast loyalty to serving the NY-21 congressional district speaks volumes to your priorities. The many open forums, town meetings and timely responses to your constituent inquiries are exemplary. Your record on environmental issues is well ...

Taking credit where none is due

To the editor, Thank you to Jerry Moore of the Watertown Daily Times and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for reprinting his column, “Stefanik guilty of stolen valor” (Tuesday, Sept. 1). In his article, Mr. Moore brought to light the fact that U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik professed anger ...

Mental illness and socialism

To the editor: I read Mr. Branch’s letter with great interest, and I would like to respond. I am a person with a mental illness. I am also highly educated. I have been “dealing” with this illness for almost five decades. Over the course of this period, I have dealt with many ...

Tossing words like grenades

To the editor: I just read a letter to the editor from this paper printed a few days ago. The author used words like bigot, systemic racism and far right-wing describing police brutality and a candidate for an elected position in Saranac Lake. Listen comrades, police have an unqualified ...

High stakes involved in Saranac Lake election

To the editor: I think people who read this section of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise are the more mature and community-minded people — folks like you, dear reader, who can be open-minded and reasonable, willing to hear someone else’s opinion and give it thoughtful consideration. ...

What do you do about fall webworms?

To the editor: The article of Sept. 5, “They’re not tent caterpillars; they’re fall webworms,” is timely. I was surprised to see so many ugly nests in the trees around our house, and although I could remove many on the lower branches of various trees, many were too high to reach. ...

Good Samaritans

To the editor: I would like to thank the many supportive Adirondackers who donated to the welcome bags I filled for the Samaritan House (homeless shelter) in Saranac Lake. Each bag contained toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, hat, gloves, socks and a chocolate candy ...