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Letters to the editor

Stimulus check glitch

To the editor: Like many people, my father received a letter from the president stating that his stimulus check had been direct-deposited into his bank account. It was dated May 13. The money was not in his bank account. I contacted the bank, and they checked, and no attempt to deposit it ...

ADE made Tupper Lake look bad

To the editor: Thank you Joseph Kimpflen for speaking out and speaking up for Tupper Lake! You stated perfectly what I, having been born and brought up in Tupper Lake, feel is often a deliberate and negative light of Tupper Lake events reported on in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Tupper ...

Please run for president, Gov. Cuomo

To the editor: Andrew Cuomo, our parents told us 70-some years ago that real leaders would rise up and save us and the world. They would tell us about Lincoln, who saved our nation and freed people that looked different than us. They told us about Churchill, Eisenhower, FDR, who saved the ...

Hillcrest is not built for Main Street traffic

To the editor: I applaud Greg Borzilleri’s forward thinking regarding the plan to block off Lake Placid’s Main Street to traffic. And while I hate to be a NIMBY, I must point out that Hillcrest Avenue is a busy street already — with a playground. Main Street traffic will make it too ...

Wrong about ‘defund police’

To the editor: I read your editorial “Don’t ‘defund police,’ but keep them accountable” in the June 12 Enterprise. The writer does a disservice to readers by implying “defund police” means simply zeroing out police budgets, closing stations and laying off police officers. ...

Toolkit for COVID-19

To the editor: COVID-19 has not stopped to give people who are not prepared time to make end-of-life care directives. Instead, people were caught in isolation from family members, confused over treatment options, without opportunity to make the decisions about what matters most to us if we ...

Thank you, teachers

To the editor: I just wanted to take a moment to thank the teachers and administrators of the Lake Placid school district. Since March I have been consistently overwhelmed by their creativity, generosity and dedication to the families of this area. This pandemic changed life ...

Give Pence a chance

To the editor: CNN’s presidential poll released on June 8 gives former Vice President Joe Biden a 14% point lead nationally over soon-to-be former President Donald Trump. According to the recent broadside in print against Trump from his first secretary of Defense, James Mattis, “We ...

There’s more to Tupper Lake

To the editor: It’s hard to object to a protest against brutality, of whatever sort. But the characterization of Tupper Lake as “a widely racist town” and a horrifying contrast to the more “progressive” locales nearby, which you quote (June 9) one of the organizers of the recent ...

A message about Celebrate Paddling and COVID-19

To the editor: June is Celebrate Paddling month in the Adirondacks, but it will look a lot different this year because of COVID-19. Starting three years ago, outfitters, guides, community leaders, students and more have teamed up each June to participate in clinics, guided trips, races and ...

Outdoor recreation impacted

To the editor: I am privileged to live in the Adirondack Park with easy access to hunting, fishing, boating and hiking. I am worried about the impact of climate change on my recreational activities. The National Wildlife Federation’s website provides a wealth of specific information ...

Sheriff needs road patrol

To the editor: Your May 11 issue had a front-page story about the Tupper Lake police nabbing a suspected heroin seller. The arresting officer testified before the grand jury, which indicted the suspect. Thereafter, the Tupper Lake police took the suspect to the Franklin County ...

The Democratic presidential primary is not over

To the editor: New York state holds its presidential primary election June 23. Myself and many others fought for the right to hold this primary after the state tried to cancel it in late April. I urge Democrats to vote for Bernie Sanders and his delegates so progressives have a voice at ...

BLM banners removed from LaPan Highway overpass

To the editor: Before a very successful Black Lives Matter demonstration on Tuesday, June 2, two signs on the LaPan Highway overpass were removed. One of which said, “Black Lives Matter.” Firstly, I want to say that I was moved by the anonymous individual who placed it there. ...

Police, don’t attack journalists

To the editor: The New York State Associated Press Association stands united with our journalism colleagues across the country in denouncing attacks on the news media. We have watched, astounded, as our colleagues have been shoved, arrested and generally attacked by law ...

Village of Saranac Lake must stand with Black Lives Matter

To the editor: On June 2, approximately 500 people gathered in Saranac Lake to demonstrate their unequivocal opposition to the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other African Americans. Far too often, law enforcement officers use unnecessary, lethal and sometimes illegal ...

By that logic …

To the editor: President Trump’s threat to use active-duty soldiers to quell protests in the nation’s cities raises serious constitutional, ethical and political questions. Kudos to the Enterprise for localizing the controversy in an article this past Friday. In that article, former ...

Honor black history — don’t name NYS Thruway after Frederick Douglass

To the editor: Dear senators, Assembly members and governor: I write to you today with great concern about the proposition to rename the New York State Thruway after the great activist Frederick Douglass. To give you a little more about me, I am a black man who lives in Rochester. My ...

An incredible moment

To the editor: Elise Stefanik chose to describe Trump’s photo op in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., as “an incredibly important moment.” She is right. It certainly was an incredible moment. Incredible in his complete disrespect of the Bible and the ...

It’s what lies below the surface

To the editor: Trump’s campaign often directed hatred toward anyone who wasn’t white, Republican or Christian. His crowds cheered an underlying message of making America white-washed again. But meanwhile, frustration grew among those being suppressed and targeted. The outcry following ...