Letters to the editor

Adirondack Diversity

Gentlemen: Trying to ensure that all New Yorkers feel welcome in our region is a good and laudable goal. We can, and should, welcome minority visitors, and do our best to see that they can have as relaxed and carefree an experience here as anyone. It is an entirely appropriate objective ...

Thank you to the Blue Moon Cafe

To the editor: A huge thank you to the Blue Moon Cafe for hosting an extremely successful percentage sales day, benefiting Northern Lights School. It is always rewarding to attend an event that brings our community together, especially when it is in support of a non-profit that provides a ...

Don’t blame State Ed employees

To the editor: The editorial in Friday’s paper, “Is State Education up to the task ...” is unfair to the beleaguered employees of the State Education Department. The truth is that the department has, for years, been the whipping boy for many administrations wishing to cut costs. I ...

National Library Week is April 7-13

To the editor: Libraries strengthen their communities. Celebrate National Library Week April 7 to 13. The week of April 7 to 13, the Saranac Lake Free Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, ...

My response to the movie ‘Unplanned’

To the editor: I was given the opportunity to coordinate a pre-release of “Unplanned” thanks to the hard work by 40 Days For Life National Team. We had a full house, and everyone I spoke with was very grateful to be able to see the movie. “Unplanned” was produced quite simply and ...

Political pollution

To the editor: Are you prepared for another two years of presidential campaigning? In England, the matriarch of where our own USA governmental/bicameral legislation process originates, campaigning candidates are limited to a four- to six-month period in which to do so. The American ...

Thank you for compassion after son’s death

To the editor: Thank you for the outpouring of love and compassion, the calls, the sympathy cards, the emails and the Mass cards from our friends and neighbors for the passing of our son Brian James Bristol. We truly appreciate your support at this time of such grief, and this will ...

Donating your organs can save someone’s life

To the editor: April is National Organ Donation Awareness Month. Adirondack Health has joined other area hospitals, health care organizations and the Center for Donation and Transplant to create a donation-friendly community through the Hospital Organ Donation Awareness Campaign. ...

Mulvaney believes in social Darwinism

To the editor: I was worried when Trump hired Mick Mulvaney to not only be his budget director but to also serve as his chief of staff. I’ve heard from several reliable sources that it is largely Mulvaney who is behind Trump’s current budget proposal, which would deeply cut Social ...

An ‘environmental advocate’ who denies climate change?

To the editor: Since its start in 1998, the most commented-on section of the Adirondack Explorer magazine has been the presentation of opposing sides on issues of importance to the Adirondack Park. This page is titled “It’s Debatable,” and the question up for discussion in the current ...

Stefanik must do something about climate change

To the editor: If Rep. Elise Stefanik is wary of the price tag of the proposed Green New Deal (Adirondack Daily Enterprise, March 27), I suggest she consider another piece of legislation as a starting point — H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This revenue-neutral ...

One senator per county?

To the editor: While the proposal you recently highlighted has merit, it would probably face rough waters constitutionally. I am no expert on the topic, but as I understand it, during the civil rights era there was a nationwide debate known as the “one man, one vote” controversy, ...

Clean Up Day in Lake Placid is May 18

To the editor: Dear fellow Lake Placid residents: Spring is officially upon us, and it’s time to give back to this beautiful place we call home. Please mark your calendar for the 57th annual Lake Placid Clean Up Day to be held Saturday, May 18. We hope you’ll sign up and pitch ...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

To the editor: On behalf of Sexual Assault Services of Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York, we write to remind our community that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s theme, “I Ask,” encourages folks in the area to be ...

The need for another art teacher

To the editor: For a long time there has been a fight to keep art programs at schools all over the world. Recently, this has become a big issue in Saranac Lake, especially at the high school. One of the very loved and supported art teachers is retiring this year from the school, leaving many ...

Keegan has character to be president of NCCC

To the editor: I am writing in support of Joe Keegan’s application as president of North Country Community College. My experience as a professor of math and science for 30 years at NCCC leads me to conclude that Joe is the strongest candidate. Since 1970 I have worked with all past ...

Wearing or being green

To the editor: Wearing green is about pride in being Irish. Being green is about land use. Teenagers are becoming green because they’re worried about Earth. It’s not wise to build on shorelines that are likely to flood. The old Dew Drop Inn, whose porch used to flood in the spring, ...

SLHS students put on off-Broadway-caliber show

To the editor: Wow! Another great performance by the students at Saranac Lake High School! This year’s musical, “Urinetown,” is fantastic! The auditorium was packed, and we were all so glad to be there, laughing and cheering. Bonnie Brewer is one of the best comedic directors I know, ...

Let local kids pick Winter Carnival theme

To the editor: OK, crazy idea! Instead of trying to get more people to the meetings, why not try this, that doesn’t require a meeting? Instead of the Winter Carnival Committee deciding, or adults on Facebook, leave it up to the ones who should be deciding what Carnival should be about! ...

Urge Congress to extend behavioral health program

  To the editor: Two years ago, Citizen Advocates was selected by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as one of the original 13 sites in New York state to pilot a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. This transformational program is designed ...