Letters to the editor

Thank you to Elks Club

To the editor: The Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre would like to thank the Saranac Lake Elks Lodge BPOE 1508 for hosting a trivia night to benefit this year’s production of “Urinetown: The Musical.” Trivia master James Carpenter came up with some fun theater questions, and ...

Thoughts on the landfill

To the editor: What is happening at the regional landfill? Are there financial, engineering or environmental problems? Are operations there and at transfer stations transparent? And are local residents and haulers paying a fair price to dump trash? The short answer: I don’t know. In ...

Adirondack Rail Trail change in the language

To the editor: The Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Transportation and the people are waiting for the change in the corridor definition and the results, but that is not the only language that needs to be changed. In articles and comments about the rail trail, you will ...

A professional survey can make a big difference

To the editor: Many of us make assumptions. We assume our shoe is still tied. We assume that the gas left in our car’s tank will get us home. But whether it’s tripping over your shoelace or getting stranded on the side of the road, through trial and error, we have all probably learned ...

Apply for Lake Placid alumni scholarship

To the editor: The Lake Placid Alumni Association is one of the oldest alumni associations in the country. One of its missions is to assist alumni in continuing their education. In that endeavor, the association is now accepting applications for its alumni scholarship. All recipients must be ...

Women have gotten tougher on men

To the editor: This is the most challenging letter that I have ever written because it is probably impossible to say what I want to say without unintentionally offending some people. The bottom line is this: While I disagree with his conservative Republican economic and political views 95 ...

Dewdrops keep fallin’ …

To the editor: - Dewdrops keep fallin’ from my eyes And just like the guy whose purse is too small for his buys Nothin’ seems to fit Those Dewdrops are fallin’ from my eyes, they keep fallin’. - So I just did me some talkin’ to the mayor And I said I didn’t like the ...

Support bill to limit carbon pollution

To the editor: As we know, climate change is a huge problem. It is producing changes globally, such as the shrinking of glaciers, adverse impacts to plant and animal species, and more severe heat waves. It is believed that here in the Adirondacks, threats to the ecosystem are already ...

Don’t pollute nature with advertising

To the editor: Spring is in the air, and this is the season when plastic advertising signs begin to pop up like wildflowers — tacked on trees, stuck into the ground, etc., etc. I wish to advise all companies who choose to promote their business via visiual pollution of this nature that ...

Thank you, Conni Cross

To the editor: Our community is saddened by the loss of Conni Cross. She left an incredible legacy and was the driving force behind making our community more attractive for ourselves and our visitors. Directly or indirectly, every member of our community has been touched by Conni’s ...

College needs to keep pool

To the editor: I have followed the discussion about the fate of the North Country Community College pool with interest. I am an occasional user, for recreation or for safety training. Right now, two things stand out: ¯ SEVEN LOCKER ROOMS???? You have got to be kidding! I played varsity ...

Divide state

To the editor: Separating New York state from the sewer of the world is a great idea and will save taxpayers tons of money. Remove the counties of Bronx, New York, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk and Nassau. Allow the real NYS to grow economically by eliminating every one of Cuomo’s ...

Fire department auxiliary seeks members

To the editor: The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary would like to thank the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for publishing a photo of the charter members of the group this past January. The auxiliary was re-established in the spring of 2018 after most of the charter members ...

Working together to prevent chronic disease

To the editor: A comprehensive, community approach to chronic disease prevention not only improves health outcomes — it staves off health problems before they occur. That belief is the foundation of the new North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition, which held its first meeting ...

Why make pot legal?

To the editor: Why are we so stupid? Tell me something, people, do you think smoking pot is safe? Do you? Do you feel safe traveling from home to employment, from town to town or from state to state while people who drive and smoke pot is all right? Do you think that smoking pot is ...

Thank you, Lake Placid

To the editor: We’d like to thank again the three motorists who stopped to help us when our car was stuck in the snow along Route 86 near Monument Falls. On Monday, Feb. 25 around noon, we were driving toward Lake Placid when our car got stuck in deep snow, and within a minute, three ...

Get screened for colon cancer

To the editor: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so on behalf of the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern NY, we’d like to share some valuable information and clear up a few myths about colon cancer. All men and women ages 50 to 75 years old should be screened regularly for ...

Ham radio course offered

To the editor: The Adirondack Amateur Radio Association, which provides the north-central Adirondacks with emergency communications resources, will be conducting a free 2.5-day training course leading to Federal Communications Commission Amateur Radio Technician Class License March 27 and 30 ...

Many thanks for supporting knockerball fundraiser

To the editor: The Canaras yearbook staff recently hosted a knockerball tournament at Saranac Lake High School in the gymnasium. This tournament was a fundraiser to benefit the 2019 Canaras yearbook, which is primarily self-funded. Over 150 high school students turned out for the event, ...

Don’t raise occupancy tax; make short-term rentals pay sales tax instead

To the editor: To the board of Essex County supervisors: I am responding to a recent article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, which stated the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (James McKenna) is requesting a 2 percent rate hike to the current 3 percent occupancy tax. I do not ...