×

Letters to the editor

Social identity and Trump’s base

To the editor: Building on the pioneering experiments of Henri Tajfel (1919-1982) in the 1970s, U.S. psychologist Michael Hogg (1950-) has found that when picking leaders, group members will choose not the “best and brightest,” but the most average individuals with whom most members ...

Jay Rand right man for the job

To the editor: Twenty-five years ago I made a conscious decision to find some way to live here. I rented a home in Jay, got a part-time job at Whiteface as a ski instructor teaching kids on the weekends and began the weekly commute up the Northway from Albany. I worked at the DEC then, ...

Elise, why support assault weapons?

To the editor: I just don’t get Elise Stefanik’s support of assault weapons. It seems to me to be common sense that people don’t need those kinds of guns. What are they used for? Not hunting game. Not for target practice. They were made for use in wars. That’s it. So why doesn't ...

Doty doesn’t get it

To the editor: What should we do about short-term rentals? Well, in the past two years we’ve witnessed well-attended meetings full of disgruntled residents, numerous newspaper and magazine articles about the topic as well as letters to the editor in which local voters beg town ...

Exploring Jay Rand’s ‘experience’

To the editor: Recently I came across an ad Jay Rand’s campaign is running, boasting about his “experience.” I believe a discussion of Mr. Rand’s experience is warranted. Jay Rand has served on the town council for 32 years. The lack of affordable housing in our community has ...

A good deal?

To the editor: I have been reading with interest the letters to the editor in support of Ms. Ellis and Mr. Donaldson, the candidates for Franklin County legislator. I have found that I agree with much of what has been said about both of them. I don’t know Ms. Ellis, but she seems to ...

Donaldson is experienced

To the editor: Election Day again ... new hopes, new dreams and, in reality, the same old story. I will vote for Cliff Donaldson as he is experienced and knowledgeable. If you run into him on the street, he always has time to talk with you, whether it is election time or not. He knows you ...

Ellis for Franklin County legislator

To the editor: I’m writing to voice my support of Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. As director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center, I’ve worked with Lindy on various projects and issues, including improving pedestrian safety at the Church Street/Woodruff Street intersection. She ...

Donaldson was remarkable as county legislator

To the editor: As a former Franklin County legislator from District 7, I have never lost interest in the workings of county government and the activities of those who have served there since my departure. That is why I support Cliff Donaldson in his effort to return to the county ...

Donaldson will fight for south end of county

To the editor: I was the chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee for 13 years and a Democratic state committeeman for eitght years. During all that time, I was a volunteer for former county Legislator Cliff Donaldson campaigns, and in fact it was Cliff who urged me to become a ...

Lake Placid business owners for Rand

To the editor: To the residents of Lake Placid/North Elba: As Lake Placid-North Elba business owners, we are pleased to support Jay Rand for North Elba supervisor. Jay Rand will be there to listen to our concerns, advocate for our businesses and always be fair-minded when dealing with ...

Rand understands Lake Placid

To the editor: I am writing in support of Jay Rand’s candidacy for supervisor of the town of North Elba. I grew up with Jay in the Hillcrest Avenue neighborhood of Lake Placid. This neighborhood no longer exists due to the proliferation of mini-hotels on the Hillcrest strip and the ...

Rand is a proven leader

To the editor: I am writing asking for your support on Election Day for Jay Rand for North Elba supervisor. He has proven excellence in everything he has ever done. Jay is an extremely effective communicator. He will listen to your needs regardless of party affiliation and follow ...

Emily Kilburn Politi for town council

To the editor: Politics and bars do not go well together; everyone knows that. However, as the owner of the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, I know that there have been many times exceptions are made and unwritten rules ignored altogether. This is one of those times. I am writing today in ...

Veterans Day in Saranac Lake

To the editor: Veteran’s Day observance in Saranac Lake will be held on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Harrietstown Town Hall. There will be a speaker, music and, NEW this year ... there will be refreshments after the ceremony in the downstairs foyer of the town hall. (There will not be a ...

Rotary blood drive a success

To the editor: On Oct. 29 the Rotary Club of Tupper Lake sponsored a Red Cross blood drive. The drive was another huge success; enough blood was collected to potentially save up to 153 lives. There is always a need for blood, but with the increased number of disastrous events occurring ...

Don’t let Trump be reelected as president

To the editor: Are you ready, America? America, are you ready to be wiped off the face of the earth? I know I’m not. I hate having my taxes raised and going into not having enough money for the things I need or to have for my family. Giuliani just proved that Trump is not a good ...

North Elba needs Jay Rand

To the editor: On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the town of North Elba has one of the most important elections in years. Our longtime supervisor is stepping down after 12 years, creating a vacancy for the top elected job in town. North Elba and Lake Placid is at a crossroads for its future. Enough has ...

Support Jay Rand

To the editor: The Stanton family goes back generations here in the Lake Placid region. My family has been involved managing businesses and construction projects, both small and large, for over 40 years. I grew up here, went to school here and raised my family here. I am proud to be a ...

Kilburn Politi is the future of North Elba

To the editor: On Tuesday, Nov. 5, residents of the town of North Elba have the opportunity to elect Emily Kilburn Politi to the town council. Emily has vast knowledge and experience in addressing two of the town’s most urgent issues: i.e., affordable housing and short-term rentals ...