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Letters to the editor

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. ...

Thanks for all the art

To the editor: So I recently got word that I won the award for best arts reporting from the New York News Publishers Association. I would love to gloat, but ya’ll don’t want to hear that. Instead I’ll skip right to showing my appreciation for arts. This pandemic sucks, and it has ...

Hospitals are struggling

To the editor: In these unprecedented times, we are all struggling with some form of loss: a loved one, a job, our former daily routines. This pandemic has also expanded the definition of loss exponentially. In health care, and in New York state alone, the loss has been unimaginable. Our ...

Expand the bottle bill

To the editor: The opinion piece, “The bottle bill is a drag on recycling,” authored by a representative of Casella, a company that operates numerous landfills across the state and country, is an egregious misrepresentation of New York’s bottle deposit law, commonly known as the ...

10 reasons Trump should wear a mask

To the editor:   1. To symbolically apologize to every woman who he has demeaned, intimidated, forcibly touched and silenced.  2. To block some of the sound vibrations coming from his mouth, so the world can hear a little less rambling and vitriol. 3. Because migrants — many of ...

Make sure harassment is reported to authorities

To the editor: I am writing this as a man who was sexually harassed for six months by a female college professor when I was a 25-year-old graduate student. She had the power to determine whether or not I would receive my degree. It finally ended when another female professor, for whom I ...

Tips for enjoying Moody Pond

To the editor: It sure feels like summer is already here on Moody Pond. With Adirondackers seeking refuge from the COVID-19 pandemic outdoors, it has been the busiest spring in memory and will likely be the busiest summer ever. As a year-round resident, several times-a-day walker and ...

ADK Unite draws strong support

To the editor: We are community of passion. One that rallies around building community gardens, supplying and staffing bake sales and doing our part for volunteer-run organizations. All of them. We help pay our neighbors’ hospital bills when they need it. Fuel the meal train when a ...

Replace Stefanik with Cobb

To the editor: If you look around the world far and near, it is obvious that we are in trouble and need to change course. Leadership has never been more important than during the global health crisis of COVID-19. Dysfunction and incompetence in the Trump administration’s preparedness and ...

Business thanks

To the editor: I want to thank Greg Moore of Bear Essentials. I came up with a idea to design a logo to support our health care workers throughout the Adirondacks. This included everyone in the health care profession such as nurses, doctors, clerical, maintenance, dietary, school nurses, ...

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend and enjoy activities smartly and safely 

To the editor: Memorial Day is an important American tradition meant to celebrate and honor our veterans, and it has become a staple pastime for many New Yorkers to enjoy the outdoors and often travel for the long weekend.    This Memorial Day, we have to do so creatively and safely as ...

Brother still missing

To the editor: Craig Zeldow fell out of contact with family and friends in October 2016. As initially reported in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on Dec. 5, 2016, he left his apartment on Lake Flower Avenue, paid rent to his landlord and has not been seen since. A friend of Zeldow’s ...

No payroll taxes on J-1 visa workers

To the editor: The availability of a J-1 visa, as mentioned in a letter recently, piqued my curiosity, and upon further research it appears that employees and employers are exempt from payroll taxes on said employees. An employer pays 6.2% of an employees’ earnings to Social security up ...

The worse crisis

To the editor: We all, to greater or less degrees, are bearing hardships related to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. Across the globe there are wide-ranging responses from nation to nation. There is also diversity within nations as to the best way to respond. We all fervently hope a ...

Vote by mail

To the editor: Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted are the county board of elections and the United States Postal Service. The money saved by eliminating the need for poll workers could be used to offer free ...

Moving together in a positive direction

To the editor: I thought about Mr. Doolittle’s column and whether it will turn out that “if the pandemic can’t unite us, probably nothing can.” I do remember my grandparents referring to the “us vs. them” divide between upstate and downstate, and grumbling about those big-city ...

No J-1 workers at Mirror Lake Inn this summer

To the editor: In the interest of supporting the local economy and its workers, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has made the decision not to actively recruit any foreign J-1 visa workers to our staff for the 2020 summer season. Because of the current situation presented by COVID-19 and ...

‘Under review’

To the editor: I fought off a spasm of nausea a couple of mornings ago, listening to a National Public Radio news reporter talk about the lack of federal funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In this latest example, the Trump administration has thus far refused funding ...

Little sugar addicts

To the editor: Reading Bob Seidenstein’s column on his childhood sugar addiction reminded me of my own visits to the candy store when I was in grade school. A dime could buy a lot in those days, but I still couldn’t afford to spend hastily. Much thought went into whether to get a Mars ...