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Letters to the editor

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 ...

Look around you

To the editor: A combination of COVID-19, the current economic collapse and civil unrest have put our country, its people, our democracy and all we hold dear at risk. On March 16, Trump stated about COVID-19, “One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” At that time — 15 ...

Camp Regis Applejack cancels 2020 summer season

To the editor: For the past four months, we at Camp Regis Applejack have attempted to develop a way to safely run this summer despite the fact that the majority of our peer camps had already canceled. We held out hope because we know how hard it has been for our camp families, especially ...

Stand up for values of caring and fairness

To the editor: Do our eyes register what we see on TV? Do we hear the anguish in the voices of our fellow Americans of color? Can we cast aside their pleas for justice, fairness, equal chance to succeed? Can our basic DNA, which stands for values I learned at home and school, hold our ...

Please support our Saranac Lake library

To the editor: The Saranac Lake Free Library has been around, in one form or another, since the early days of the Civil War (1862), when a local cobbler, Hillel Baker, maintained a small circulating library in Saranac Lake. In 1880, Dr. Edward L. Trudeau formed a Reading Club for patients ...

Community role model retires

To the editor: We are so grateful when adult role models enter the orbit of our children’s lives. In our community, there are many. Throughout their lives, my children have benefited from the examples of many motivated coaches, patient teachers, caring doctors and energetic shopkeepers ...

Hard to find a vet for holiday dog attack

To the editor: On Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, my mother went to visit her parents’/husband’s grave in Paul Smiths. While there, her beloved Chiweenie, Casper, was attacked by a German shepherd and severely injured. At the nearest trooper barracks, the search was on to find a ...

Sad to see progress erased

To the editor: I am frustrated and depressed. I am 85 years old. For over 65 years I have been trying through political activism and volunteer activities to improve my community and indirectly the world. Now, when I am old and tired, we are back where we were: racial prejudice, race riots, ...

It can be

To the editor: Is the United States safe for all its citizens? Is poverty the result of racism? It can be. Each day we make decisions through our actions and inactions. Some of us reflect on whether or not we have done something good. Did I keep myself and others safe? Did I help my ...

Still stargazing at Adirondack Sky Center

To the editor: The Adirondack Sky Center has not given up on public and private stargazing this summer. Our commitment to open the observatory in a safe and healthy manner remains our highest priority. We have requested remote live video cameras to attach to our telescopes that would ...

Blood drive in Bloomingdale

To the editor: Canceled blood drives, due to COVID-19, are causing a decrease in donations that has affected the local blood supply. Of course, the need for blood has not decreased, so I was happy to see an event hosted by the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department scheduled for May 26. ...