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Letters to the editor

Don’t conflate socialism with democratic socialism

To the editor: As a longtime reader of Adirondack Daily Enterprise, I was disappointed to read Jeff Branch’s letter to the editor, “No socialist agenda for Saranac Lake,” without distinguishing commentary or fact-checking from the paper. Mr. Branch’s conflation of socialism with ...

Don’t dismiss what SL trustees have done

To the editor: Saranac Lake village trustees HAVE vision for our community. Fred Balzac and Trevor Sussey’s claim to be the visionaries is simplistic, out of touch with all the work of the past six years. Having a vision is nice; however, having a track record of making these visions a ...

Zoomers and boomers alike, vote for change

To the editor: I am writing this letter to appeal to all of the residents of Saranac Lake as “that radical millennial,” as it seems as though there is a generational divide in this village board election. I desperately ask you today: Please use your vote to make this village a better ...

Make Saranac Lake decidedly better?

To the editor: I read Thompson Tomaszewski’s letter about wanting to change Saranac Lake for the better. Yes, things can always be better, but socialist policies are not the answer. It appears the candidates Tomaszewski supports have embraced socialism. Socialism has failed every place ...

A vote for Trevor Sussey is a mistake

To the editor: Voting for write-in candidate Trevor Sussey for any position of power is a mistake, in my opinion! He is running with a socialist endorsement, yet he himself is a landlord who made a pregnant woman, her husband (me) and her two children vacate the premises. The reasoning ...

Balzac and Sussey offer needed changes

To the editor: Something wonderful is happening in the village of Saranac Lake. The village elections Sept. 15 are giving the public a choice. Fred Balzac, a candidate for village trustee, and Trevor Sussey, a write-in candidate for village trustee, are running not only to give village a ...

Vote Catillaz and Shapiro, not socialists

To the editor: The socialist candidates for the village board election on Sept. 15 want to provide, at village taxpayer expense, health care to everyone in the village. Yikes. How much will that cost? It may be a noble pursuit for our nation, but can a small village of 5,000 people afford ...

Splitting the ticket for the village’s future

To the editor: I love my community, and as a young progressive Democrat I believe that climate change is the greatest threat our world faces. I believe that Black Lives Matter, and I believe in Saranac Lake. I also believe that a split ticket, so to speak, is the best path forward for our ...

We need new ideas in Saranac Lake

To the editor: My wife and I moved our small family to Saranac Lake three years ago, and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. This is a special place, full of amazing neighbors who care deeply for both one another and the surrounding environment. But let’s be honest; we have ...

Please vote for Rich Shapiro

To the editor: I’m writing to voice my support of Rich Shapiro in his reelection bid for Village of Saranac Lake Board of Trustees. I have had numerous interactions with Rich in my position as director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center. He has been a longtime supporter of the Youth Center ...

Diversity on the trail: someone who looks like me?

To the editor: Clifton Harcum, the program coordinator in the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at SUNY Potsdam, in a recent interview with Zack Floss for his Guide Lines column in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise (June 30) laments that “he hasn’t seen another person of color while ...

Make Saranac Lake decidedly better

To the editor: Saranac Lake is an incredible place. School is what brought me here, and our “decidedly different” lifestyle is what made me stay. I love the resilient community members, our neighborly care during a global pandemic, and our quirky carnivals. I could go on and on, but ...

Catillaz focuses on what you can’t see

To the editor: No matter who your candidates are, my two cents is that we need to sustain and build upon the positive progress we have been making as a community. Tom Catillaz is a roads and sewer guy. Whatever else is going on, we always need someone like him to help keep the village ...

Shapiro good for Saranac Lake

To the editor: Rich Shapiro is good for Saranac Lake. Please vote Sept. 15 to reelect Rich as village trustee. Rich has all the qualities that make an excellent public servant. He is energetic, kind, inquisitive, thorough, discerning and fair-minded. His experience as an engineer and a ...

Shapiro is committed to Saranac Lake

To the editor: It is my pleasure to recommend Rich Shapiro for another term as village trustee. From the day he moved to Saranac Lake and long before he joined the village board, Rich was a regular attendee at all the village board meetings. He has proven over and over again his love of ...

No socialist agenda for Saranac Lake

To the editor: Our village is under assault by the local socialist party, and these socialists want to take over the village board on Sept. 15, Election Day for Saranac Lake. The socialists want to defund our police department and replace cops with mental health workers ... while our ...

Village board silent as Lexipol promotes bigot

To the editor: As someone who works for a digital publishing company, I’ve seen websites do a lot of strange things. It’s not often I see something I’ve never seen before. That’s why I was shocked to see Lexipol’s news website, police1.com, platforming a bigot like Ian Miles ...

Shapiro gets things done

To the editor: Several years ago, walking to the skatepark, I saw Rich Shapiro carrying large rocks to support a walkway. Rich is a village trustee who makes things happen. Yes, he has good ideas, and he looks to others for their insights, but then he sees that they take shape, that ...

Why I’m voting Balzac and writing in Sussey

To the editor: I’ve been vocal about our village’s need to adopt a progressive agenda. I feel deeply that we can accomplish this by having a board of trustees that mirrors village residents from all walks of life. With its current makeup, the village board does not reflect all members ...

Shapiro is honest, listens, solves problems

To the editor: My name is Lindy Ellis, and Rich Shapiro is my husband. We were college sweethearts and have been together 45 years. I am so pleased Rich is asking for your vote for reelection to the village board. Saranac Lake needs a person like Rich, a person who listens and finds ...