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Letters to the editor

Churchill and cultured meat

To the editor: Way back in 1931, Winston Churchill predicted the rise of cultured meat. For those who don’t know know, this revolutionary protein is grown from animal cells, without slaughter. It has only recently been granted regulatory approval in Singapore. An Israeli company has ...

Abortion and violence

To the editor: A recent (March 11) Guest Commentary amplifies another author’s suggestion that fiery rhetoric from pro-life Catholics was in part to blame for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. From across the cyberverse the authors cherry-pick quotes that, taken out of context, seem ...

Stec spends too much time on partisan attacks

To the editor: Sen. Dan Stec (New York Senate District 45) has been elected to serve all his constituents in this district, and his continual partisan rhetoric diminishes his leadership. Sen. Stec should focus on a comprehensive vaccine distribution that targets the underserved in this ...

Recovery and resiliency are our future

To the editor: One year ago, facing the unknowns of the coronavirus pandemic was scary. Looking back, however, I can see much to be grateful for and reasons to be hopeful about the future. As a community foundation, community is at the center of everything we do. That’s why we want to ...

Successful vaccination POD at DeChantal

To the editor: DeChantal Apartments hosted Franklin County for the March 18 COVID vaccination POD (point of distribution). We heard from those getting vaccinated that they were looking forward to hugging their grandfather, to holding their grandmother’s 90th birthday party with the ...

Dollar General

To the editor: When Dollar General comes to town, it generally means the economy there has tanked. That is the problem. Neeny Tyo Massena and Loon Lake

Fire department memories

To the editor: I enjoyed Howard Riley’s accounts of the history of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department. (A tip of the helmet to all of its members on the department’s 130th anniversary!) As a cub reporter who joined the staff of the Enterprise in 1986, I recall well listening ...

It’s not medical aid. It’s patient abandonment

To the editor: Throughout life we encounter times of physical, emotional and existential pain. Sometimes the pain causes us to seek care to help us cope and improve our life. Some people think premature death is a treatment for pain. It seems the opposite of that to me. Rev. Jeff ...

Thanks for ice warning

To the editor: Thank you, Peter Crowley, Brendan Keough, Ken McLaughlin and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for the “Easy on the ice” article. When renting a room in a home across from Lake Flower, the landlord was very clear to “never go on the ice!” That message must not have ...

Stefanik must go

To the editor: Elise Stefanik, you need to get the hell out of Congress now! All you want is what that stinking Trump wanted, power and money. Don’t say you don’t. You don’t care about us, just yourself. This country needs someone who cares about what’s going on in our world, and ...

What is the harm of a Dollar General in Wilmington?

To the editor: What is the harm of a Dollar General in Wilmington? A Dollar General sells items other than what the name implies. Canned goods, boxed mixes, milk, eggs, candy, snacks and soda are available at competitive prices. School supplies and cleaning supplies, detergent and personal ...

Plastic problem

To the editor: Plastic pollution is negatively impacting our oceans and wildlife. According to Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. I feel very strongly about this subject because according to a report sent to the Washington Post, if plastic ...

For Elise

To the editor: Elise Stefanik continues to be a champion for GOP women everywhere, and more should recognize her encouraging effort and her ability to be on the right side of history! This past year our country endured one of the greatest challenges to date. And through this time, it ...

Adirondack rail or trail?

To the editor: As winter draws to a close and construction season nears, we have to again ask, rail or trail? This winter has been one of the best in years for snow coverage on the rail corridor, thus allowing the most consistent grooming (minus a few problem areas) in years, with a ...

A blast from the past

To the editor: Faithful political representatives of the people in ancient Rome participated in peaceful negotiation and regular compromise with their adversaries. This concept of “concordia” was so highly admired by the citizenry that a temple and a bronze statue were built ...

Diabetic sugar influences not looked at

To the editor: Medical professionals are taught that stress (in this instance, emotional) raises blood sugar levels in diabetics. I have seen multiple diabetics (I and II) in multiple facilities have high readings at times of stress that are seemingly “unexplainable.” Someone I know ...

Easter gifts for nursing home residents

To the editor: Carol of Lake Placid came to pick up the Easter gifts I wrapped for Elderwood nursing home. The volunteers will pass the gifts out for me. God bless them all. I want to thank everyone for giving me gifts. Happy Easter to all. Shirley Hosler Saranac Lake

Elect Rogers mayor again

To the editor: Lake Placid is a small community with many of the assets but also the issues of a larger community. As such, we are very fortunate to have so many individuals willing to be public servants. It is never easy to put oneself in a position of leadership, and it is always important ...

On teaching U.S. history

Dear editor: In Leonard Pitts’ column on the teaching of Black history (Feb. 27), he raises some important questions but mostly comes up with the wrong answers. Inevitably, there is a difference between the teaching of history and that of science or math. An element of subjectivity is ...

Another dollar store?

To the editor: Do we really need another dollar store in the area? We already have two in Saranac Lake and one in Lake Placid. The residents of Bloomingdale have to travel into Saranac Lake to shop, drop kids at school activities, go to doctor’s appointments, etc. Can they not visit the ...