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Letters to the editor

Fire hydrants out of order

To the editor: It has come to my attention that there are several fire hydrants throughout the village that are out of service. I am also informed that they have been out of service for several months, with unknown time frames to fix them. I would like to know: How many are there that ...

Short-term rental law has implications for all Lake Placid

To the editor: To the citizens of the village of Lake Placid and the town of North Elba (and surrounding communities): We represent Gold Medal Hospitality, a group of homeowners and taxpayers who wish to preserve the unique character and community of our Olympic village while protecting ...

Tolling bells for a grim 400th anniversary

To the editor: In August 1619, the first slave ship to arrive in America landed at the present site of Fort Monroe National Monument in Hampton, Virginia. The National Park Service is commissioning, and asking, churches and people from around the country to commemorate and remember that ...

Songs at Mirror Lake thanks Rotary Club

To the editor: As a community-funded and volunteer-based nonprofit organization, the Songs at Mirror Lake summer music series would like to recognize and thank the Rotary Club of Lake Placid for their $1,000 donation. Donations like these help us bring amazing free live music to our ...

I love Saranac Lake

To the editor: As I grow older, I am more and more aware of the reasons I feel so strongly about Saranac Lake. It is my hometown and has been a perfect fit for me over all of these years. I was born here and live here, until death do us part. Recently, I have been addressing the ...

Grateful for first responders

To the editor: Saturday morning, Aug. 17 started out like any summer morning as we kicked back and enjoyed our morning coffee and tea. Shortly after 9 a.m., the morning silence was shattered with the piercing sounds of the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service rushing by our house, ...

The truth about rugby

To the editor: I was never too good in history, but I am willing to bet the American Revolution was caused by a dispute between two rugby teams. With players such as hookers and scrum halfs, it only stands to reason there would be violence, and along with drinking and swearing, what ...

Save the rails to save the climate

To the editor: Missed the Aug. 10 comment deadline on the latest plans to turn the rail line between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid into a trail? Don’t worry. The only comments that matter are made behind closed doors in Albany. The stage is being set for a giant economic and environmental ...

Democratic Party should be banned

To the editor: Wikoff is another fool who still believes the party of slavers, KKKers, racists and criminals represents Americans. The Democratic Party should have been banned and abolished at the end of the Civil War. Today’s Democrats are still just the dregs of humanity out to destroy ...

Don’t resort to name calling

To the editor: I am very upset that Congresswoman Stefanik has reverted to name calling and describing Democrats as socialists, as described on North Country Public Radio and in the Glens Falls Post-Star.   We in the North Country have worked hard to reduce such divisive language and ...

Jim Stickle and DEC rescued fawn

To the editor: Today, Aug. 12, we heard a strange noise in the field in front of our home. We also saw a doe standing in the field watching over a bushy area in the same field. We checked it out and realized there was a deep hole at the edge of the bush and there was a fawn down in the ...

Tiger show is barbaric

To the editor: Re: Janet Brown’s comment on the community opposition to tigers at the Essex County Fair: “This is entertainment. ... People are always going to find something to be upset about.” It is 2019. I cannot believe we still think that it is OK to exploit animals for human ...

National Night Out thanks

To the editor: On Tuesday, Aug. 6, The Saranac Lake Police Department sponsored its first National Night Out, a nationwide event that aims to build police-community partnerships by bringing them together under positive circumstances. Our hope for starting a National Night Out is to reach ...

Stefanik should be challenged in a primary

To the editor: In 2015 Rep. Elise Stefanik voted in favor of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) (see https://www.congress.gov/ and http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll226.xml), a cowardly bill that became law and turned the Treaty Clause of the Constitution (Article II, ...

Thanks to all who helped dog during Ironman

To the editor: Ironman Sunday morning is usually a very quiet time in Lake Clear. That all changed this year when our dog, Dozer, got in a fight with a porcupine and wound up with 40-plus quills embedded in his chest. Being a Sunday, my wife and I thought, now what do we do? Within ...

Thanks to all who made music series possible

To the editor: Music on the Green, a free weekly concert series that runs from the end of June to the end of August, is an essential entertainment option for downtown Saranac Lake. These live music events have provided people young and old from near and far with open-air bluegrass, folk, ...

Larry Stringer scholarships continue

To the editor: The Larry Stringer Memorial Golf Tournament, which was held from 2008 to 2017, was so very successful thanks to all the volunteers, participants and contributors who donated to this scholarship fund. This has enabled us to continue to provide a $500 scholarship to two senior ...

First annual Night Out

To the editor: I would like to be one of the very first to publically say CONGRATULATIONS and give the utmost praise to the Saranac Lake Police Department and all the other amazing law enforcement and emergency agencies that came together yesterday to make the first National Night Out such a ...

Gun violence — a partial solution

To the editor: I’m sick and tired of protecting the constitutional rights of maniacs like the ones we’ve recently seen in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio. We must take an aggressive stance on addressing gun violence. I realize that some of what I’m proposing is ...

Not funny or accurate

To the editor: From the Library of Congress website: “Political cartoons can be very funny, especially if you understand the issue that they’re commenting on. Their main purpose, though, is not to amuse you but to persuade you. A good political cartoon makes you think about current ...