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Letters to the editor

Stefanik has disqualified self from Opioid Task Force

To the editor: According to Ms. Stefanik, the opioid cross has had “devastating impacts on the North Country.” As a constituent who lost a brother this year to that very crisis, I could not agree more. While reviewing the congresswoman’s Opioid Task Force agenda, I did not once ...

Corruption runs rampant

To the editor: As I watch the news, I’ve come to my personal opinion that the United States government has become an entity all of itself. The allowing of blatant corruption that has been allowed to continue is inconceivable! They have placed themselves above the law. “We the ...

In response to the wrongful raid on a woman’s home

To the editor: My name is Lucy, and I am 9 years old. While watching the news with my parents, a story about a woman whose home was raided by the police got my attention. The officers ignored the woman’s pleas and the fact that she was naked and scared. I was saddened by what I saw on the ...

From service to power grab

To the editor: I turned 18 and enlisted in the Navy on May 22, 1944, and was inducted on June 6, 1944. I cast my first national vote in November of 1944; I voted for Franklin Roosevelt. I have voted in every election since. After the war, I spent time in a VA hospital in New York. I ...

Guess who did this?

To the editor: I know America that you think it’s China’s fault for this pandemic. Well, yes it is, but it’s also because of our so-called President Trump. If he hadn’t raised China’s tax tariff, I don’t think this would have happened. We need help from China for all kinds ...

The poor suffer, and survive

To the editor: I recently watched a news report. A journalist was walking beside a group of impoverished Indian laborers who had set off on a 200-kilometer journey on foot back to their rural homes. The strict (poorly executed) COVID-19 lockdown by the Indian government had forced these ...

Will shooter get another slap on wrist?

To the editor: On Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, a local resident, Michael Valentine, committed a felony when he entered a local store and waved a gun, then ran until he was taken into custody eventually. I was awarded a restitution award three years ago when this same person, Michael ...

Thankful for the Enterprise

To the editor: Despite our challenges in 2020, this is a time to reflect on our blessings: the support our friends and neighbors have shown one another, the compassion of our health care workers, the caring of teachers trying to help young children weather a storm they can’t quite ...

Santa visit was safe and fun

To the editor: My family and I wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped make Sunday’s (Dec. 13) Visit with Santa at the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department a safe and fun success! From the folks making sure the parking lot was safe to the volunteers who wrapped and made presents ...

Thanks for supporting the Kettle Campaign

To the editor: We are writing to personally thank the generous people of Saranac Lake who gave to the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign this past holiday season. Thanks to your generosity we raised a record-setting amount of which 90% will be used to help families in the Saranac Lake Area ...

A successful Holiday Village Stroll in 2020

To the editor: Even with navigating the pandemic, the Lake Placid community was able to host a safe and successful Holiday Village “Mini” Stroll in December. 2020’s Holiday Village Stroll included a virtual run, a Main Street scavenger hunt, to-go craft kits, and two virtual ...

Trump should follow Washington’s example

To the editor: Our times are different, of course. But it is striking that we Americans revere the first president of the United States for his willingness to give up power. Now our most recent president is doing the exact opposite, and apparently has millions of Americans supporting ...

Stefanik won, congratulations

To the editor: Just before President Trump won in 2016, the hatred started. After he became president, it never stopped. A non-politician businessman who successfully took our country back put up with so much abuse. Now we have the shining light of the North Country, U.S. Rep. Elsie ...

Vilsack should help the cultured-meat industry

To the editor: Tom Vilsack, incoming head of the United States Department of Agriculture, should do everything in his power to help the nascent cultured-meat industry. For those who aren’t aware, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. The USDA will share ...

Thanks from the LPCA

To the editor: On behalf of the board and staff of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, we would like to thank the more than 250 business and individuals who donated to this year’s virtual Joy to the Children event. For the last 33 years, Joy to the Children, graciously hosted by Ed ...

‘Happy’ holidays to you

To the editor: On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 (of course it was 2020), I parked my very new car on Broadway in front of Main Street Exchange. While I was in the shop, someone backed into my front bumper, making a hole in it (possibly by way of a tow hitch, judging from the damage), and then just ...

Saranac Lake volunteers 2020

To the editor: It’s difficult, at times, to look past the social media hype and national headlines to discover stories that are a testament to the character of our community and neighbors. We want to recognize a particular hard working group of local makers and crafters that jumped into ...

Local mask distribution

To the editor: When we started our mask project back in March, there wasn’t much availability locally. Well, here we are 7,000 plus masks delivered to our baskets around town. We wanted to say a public “thank you” to the following: Rainbow Lake, Gabriels, and Saranac Lake post ...

Rare bird sighting

To the editor: Here is a photo of a rare sighting of the Frigus Ductu (Latin: Cold Feathers), which recently appeared on Old Wawbeek Road in Tupper Lake. Research states it only appears during the holiday season hoping to spread good cheer. Wondering if any of your other readers might have ...

Saranac Lake Adult Center thanks for Christmas program

To the editor: I would like to thank several people for their continued support and donations to the Saranac Lake Adult Center Christmas gift program: Kinney Drugs and manager Russ Knoble of Saranac Lake, the Saranac Lake Adult Center, and Michelle Breen director of the Office of the Aging ...