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Letters to the editor

Great shopping service

To the editor: A week or so ago I read an intriguing article in the Enterprise online regarding the Village Mercantile in Saranac Lake. I went straight to the store’s website and made an order, including a few promotional items for Eagle Island, where I and my late wife both worked and ...

Blurring the lines

To the editor: As you gradually lose clear eyesight, the lines on a page begin to get a little fuzzy and at first, you might not even notice it happening. Did we even notice when our vision between what we viewed as right and wrong in this country began to blur? Yet it’s been going on ...

Thanks for $2M worth of Joy

To the editor: This year’s Joy to the Children is proving to be one of the most successful ever, pushing the total raised since 1986 to over $2 million. The proceeds, which support children’s programming at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, provide for 380 programs reaching more ...

Public support for nursing homes is weak

To the editor: The staff shortage in nursing homes is critical now, and more so in the future. Many comments assume that those who run nursing homes have the resources to pay staff significantly more. Some assume that if administration didn’t have such “outrageous” costs, staff could ...

Elect a true North Country rep

To the editor: Rep. Elise Stefanik is letting down the people of New York’s 21st Congressional District regarding climate action. While residents of the North Country are being affected by a changing climate as I type this letter, and while she acknowledges the reality of the ...

Shaming

To the editor: There is an old saying that everything that goes up must come down. How I wish the wall and cages that went up at the border would come down. How I wish that humans would all be kind to each other, to bring people up and not down. Unfortunately, it seems that there is little ...

Winter reminders

To the editor: The Village of Saranac Lake Department of Public Works has some winter reminders as we go into the 2019-20 winter season. There is a parking ban on ALL village streets between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. This ban lasts from Nov. 15 thru April 15. Any vehicles parked on the ...

Thanks for finding lost dog

To the editor: Last Wednesday, my husband and I were walking in the woods on the Jackrabbit Trail with our dog and our daughter’s dog, a dachshund mix. Near the end of our hour-long walk, we discovered that our daughter’s dog wasn’t with us. We retraced our steps, called, whistled, ...

Stefanik’s closed mind

To the editor: Speaking to reporters on Oct. 10, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik declared her opposition to the impeachment of Donald Trump for his attempt to coerce foreign assistance in undermining U.S. elections. By then the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence had deposed ...

Stefanik’s facade

To the editor: Mr. Tingley’s column from Dec. 16 regarding Rep. Elise Stefanik shatters the facade that Ms. Stefanik is a moderate Republican. One wonders whether she ever was. For the moment we voters of the North Country can only watch in horror at her antics in Washington. Fortunately ...

Helping patients quit smoking

To the editor: Health care professionals — doctors, nurses, mental health counselors, family health practitioners — are often in the best position to give advice on quitting smoking. Research demonstrates that 50% of smokers who quit successfully did so with support and guidance ...

Grateful for plowing in town of Franklin

To the editor: I drove to work yesterday. This seeming ordinary task was made possible by of the hard work, perseverance and generosity of so many around me. You see, my family and I hail from Vermontville in the town of Franklin, whose town garage and plow trucks succumbed to fire last ...

Craig Donaldson has done a great job

To the editor: For the past 37 years the town of Harrietstown has been fortunate to have Craig Donaldson as highway superintendent. Craig cleaned roads of snow, maintained bridges, replaced culverts and other miscellaneous duties for the town, and even found time to assist other towns in ...

A Christmas message from Ike

To the editor: I just received this letter from Mary Jean Eisenhower of the Eisenhower Foundation and wanted to share it with all. “In 1958 at the height of the Cold War, President Eisenhower delivered the first message via satellite expressing America’s wish for peace on earth and ...

Food pantry thanks

To the editor: I’m so proud to say I live in the North Country! People in our community have the biggest hearts when it comes to helping others. Last month, our pantry needed help with turkeys for our holiday baskets, and boy, did the community respond! We serviced 80 families for ...

Cinema article wasn’t accurate

To the editor: Reading the Nov. 30 weekend edition of your paper, I am concerned about the incorrect information written by Griffin Kelly. 1. The remark he said that came from Heather and myself — “said they don’t have much to say on the prospects of a Saranac Lake cinema.” His ...

Thanks, friends and neighbors

To the editor: We wish to extend our thanks to those in our Lake Placid and Wilmington communities who have recently donated to our Educational Opportunity Fund.  These include friends of the McConvey family, who donated in memory of Bill, to the people who attended our fundraiser at ...

Don’t try to fool voters

To the editor: In her Nov. 22 “weekly update,” Rep. Elise Stefanik presented a summary of impeachment hearings in the House Intelligence Committee, where she is a member. She mentioned comments by Ambassador Gordon Sondland, appointed to the European Union by President Trump. She ...

How SL might get a cinema

To the editor: Fifteen years ago, our community established a nonprofit, two screen movie house — the Tropic. Quickly it grew to a four-screen multiplex with extensive concessions, lounge, art gallery and digital projection screens. We show international films, Hollywood and art cinema, ...

Bake sale thanks

To the editor: On Nov. 27, 2019 the Winter Carnival Court held its annual Thanksgiving pie sale. Profits from this sale are used to purchase the outfits and other necessities for the court. We are pleased to report that this year’s pie sale was a resounding success, raising over $1,500! ...