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Letters to the editor

Pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act

To the Editor: It is time to pass New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act (A2694 Paulin/S3947 Savino). The state legislature has had four years to consider this bill, and has at least 50 co-sponsors. Governor Cuomo has publicly stated his support of medical aid-in-dying legislation. The ...

Support for Shapiro

To the editor: Rich Shapiro is running for reelection to the Saranac Lake village board. I have known Rich since I relocated to town several years ago. I have found him to be a hard-working, well-informed public servant. He is dedicated to helping Saranac Lake continue to grow, prosper and ...

Shapiro is responsive

To the editor: Rich Shapiro is running for another term on the Saranac Lake Village Board of Trustees on Wednesday, March 18. After many interactions with and questions to Rich, he has proven to me that he has been an exceptionally responsive and informed public servant during his four ...

A protracted struggle

To the editor: We’ve reached an odd point in public life, when a topic as benign as a charity to help expected mothers has local officials immediately descending to schoolyard-level taunts against each other. Of course, the locals are only echoing national-level behavior: Our own Sen. ...

I got a hunch

To the editor: Last week the president told us, based upon no expert support, the coronavirus would be gone by spring. Unsurprisingly to fact-checkers, this was contrary to all expert analysis, and the stock market tanked in response. This week, based upon a “hunch,” he ruminated ...

Why get rid of railroad?

To the editor: I do not understand the thinking of those wishing to eliminate the railroad from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid. First of all, it will be a most expensive project. A former person who commented in the paper stated that the discarded rail ties will cost $12 each to be accepted ...

Reelect Rich Shapiro

To the editor: Rich Shapiro is up for reelection to the Saranac Lake village board, and I’m writing today to offer my enthusiastic support for his continuing on the board. Rich was instrumental in getting the village skatepark built and continues to support area youth through his ...

Building awareness of prediabetes

To the editor: One of the best things you can do for your health is to take proactive steps to stave off chronic disease. The North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition, facilitated by the North Country Healthy Heart Network, is partnering with the Ad Council, the American ...

USA in trouble with Trump

To the editor: Are we finished now! Well, USA, it looks like we lost our freedom as a country again. Stand up, America! Why are we backing down? The Russians are going to make Trump president again. So are you ready, USA, to be put back in chains again? Are you ready for higher ...

‘Great economy?’

To the editor: What do the “great economy” headlines really tell us? Has anyone noticed that Republicans led the U.S. into nine out of the last 10 recessions (footnotes 1, 2)? This record-high stock market doesn’t signal a stable economy. Corporations simply took their tax-cut ...

Shapiro is great for Saranac Lake

To the editor: I have known Rich Shapiro for years, as a neighbor, friend and as a participant in village government myself. You can always count on Rich to carefully analyze an issue before making a decision, and you can count on his unerring instincts to choose what’s best for Saranac ...

Right-wing radio

To the editor: I’m writing this letter to express my horror at the type of political slander that the general manager Mr. Dave Andrews is using the public airwaves at WIRY radio in Plattsburgh for. His personal commentary show, “I Was Just Thinking,” this previous week directed that ...

In support of an equitable Adirondacks

To the editor: In regard to the letter published Monday, March 2, titled “Why socialism stinks,” we ask that the editors at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise maintain the high journalistic standards that their readers expect. Publishing content in the Enterprise grants it legitimacy. The ...

Bernie the commie shows his colors

To the editor: Bernie Sanders is on the record, but even more importantly ON VIDEOTAPE (from Aug. 8, 1985, and June 13, 1988) uncritically publicly praising the so-called virtues of communist dictatorships in Cuba under Fidel Castro, in Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega, and in the Soviet ...

Be more like Canada, eh?

To the editor: I am already getting emails from conservative-Republican candidates calling all Democrats “socialists” when I don’t think that any of the national Democrats are truly socialists at all. None. To me, they are all “liberals” and “progressives” who are NOT ...

We need 4-H lessons for adults

To the editor: The other day I was out for a nice winter’s drive on Forest Home Road with my father when I noticed several deciduous trees with brown leaves hanging firmly to their branches even though the woods were heavy with newly fallen snow. I asked my father what types of deciduous ...

Solar, wind and trustee candidates

To the editor: Fred Balzac is a Green Party candidate for Saranac Lake village trustee on Wednesday, March 18. (The day before is St. Patrick’s Day, when people will be wearing green, not voting Green.) He wants a moratorium on waterfront development, although he likes the new Saranac ...

Gandhi’s legacy distorted by Trump visit

To the editor: Today, a memorial marks the spot in Birla House, New Delhi, where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated at 5:17 p.m. on Jan. 30, 1948. The assassin was an extremist Hindu named Nathuram Godse. The weapon was a gun, shot three times at point-blank range. Gandhi died ingloriously ...

Re: ‘H’town could drop ROOST’

To the editor: Lake Placid has considered Saranac Lake a stepchild to be given second-fiddle status. Example: The Olympics sent nothing our way. (I was in business here at that time.) Mary Freidenberg, Peg Roy, et al, had a great business cooperative group, and the chamber really ...

Why socialism stinks

To the editor: Here are the top 10 reasons why socialism stinks: 1. Leads to wealth-stealing high taxes. 2. Inefficient government takes over production by nationalization of privately owned companies. 3. It reduces choice — business and personal. 4. Gun control leading to ...