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Letters to the editor

Short-term rental, long-term crisis

To the editor: I write in reply to the letter published in the Nov. 15 issue of this paper, “Placid has to embrace being a resort town.” I write in rebuttal as someone also quite familiar with Park City, Utah, which the author frequently referenced. Here, however, is where our ...

Two lost chainsaws

To the editor: Dec. 30 — two lost chainsaws off the back of a tailgate on the Bog Road between Bloomingdale and Gabriels. If found, please contact Irfreebu@gmail.com as soon as convenient. Thanks! Brent Freeburg Gabriels

Hope to make Republicans more caring

To the editor: As a new “liberal/progressive” REPUBLICAN, I believe that the national party must change and evolve in fundamental ways if it is to be at all competitive with the national Democratic Party in the years beginning in 2042-2044, when over 50% of the USA will be ...

Use tax money to save lives, not for sports venues

To the editor: Something is seriously amiss in the ’Dacks when TWO HUNDRED FORTY MILLION BUCKS of taxpayer dollars is going to wherever Prince Andrew and those other elusive will-o’-the wisp dukes and earls on them there “international sanctioning bodies” say it must in the ...

Want to volunteer for First Night?

To the editor: What a terrific Weekender supplement on First Night Saranac Lake in today’s (Thursday’s) Enterprise! Thank you so much for sharing information about this special village celebration. We anticipate another fun-filled evening for this, our 14th annual event, to welcome in ...

Thank-yous

To the editor: Tupper Lake Tinman and River Pigs baseball team, Brian McDonnell and the 90-Miler, Round the Mountain and Paddle Adirondacks canoe races, Pat Stratton Memorial Ride bike race, Olga Memorial Footrace, Schroon Lake marathon, Saranac Lake Surge baseball team, Scott’s Florist ...

North Country rep is an Ivy League snob

To the editor: A person in authority who will consciously mislead another is looking down on the victim taking unfair advantage by exploiting their differences in education or background. Taking advantage of others like this is wrong and immoral. An Ivy League graduate misleading others ...

Great shopping service

To the editor: A week or so ago I read an intriguing article in the Enterprise online regarding the Village Mercantile in Saranac Lake. I went straight to the store’s website and made an order, including a few promotional items for Eagle Island, where I and my late wife both worked and ...

Blurring the lines

To the editor: As you gradually lose clear eyesight, the lines on a page begin to get a little fuzzy and at first, you might not even notice it happening. Did we even notice when our vision between what we viewed as right and wrong in this country began to blur? Yet it’s been going on ...

Thanks for $2M worth of Joy

To the editor: This year’s Joy to the Children is proving to be one of the most successful ever, pushing the total raised since 1986 to over $2 million. The proceeds, which support children’s programming at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, provide for 380 programs reaching more ...

Public support for nursing homes is weak

To the editor: The staff shortage in nursing homes is critical now, and more so in the future. Many comments assume that those who run nursing homes have the resources to pay staff significantly more. Some assume that if administration didn’t have such “outrageous” costs, staff could ...

Elect a true North Country rep

To the editor: Rep. Elise Stefanik is letting down the people of New York’s 21st Congressional District regarding climate action. While residents of the North Country are being affected by a changing climate as I type this letter, and while she acknowledges the reality of the ...

Shaming

To the editor: There is an old saying that everything that goes up must come down. How I wish the wall and cages that went up at the border would come down. How I wish that humans would all be kind to each other, to bring people up and not down. Unfortunately, it seems that there is little ...

Winter reminders

To the editor: The Village of Saranac Lake Department of Public Works has some winter reminders as we go into the 2019-20 winter season. There is a parking ban on ALL village streets between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. This ban lasts from Nov. 15 thru April 15. Any vehicles parked on the ...

Thanks for finding lost dog

To the editor: Last Wednesday, my husband and I were walking in the woods on the Jackrabbit Trail with our dog and our daughter’s dog, a dachshund mix. Near the end of our hour-long walk, we discovered that our daughter’s dog wasn’t with us. We retraced our steps, called, whistled, ...

Stefanik’s closed mind

To the editor: Speaking to reporters on Oct. 10, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik declared her opposition to the impeachment of Donald Trump for his attempt to coerce foreign assistance in undermining U.S. elections. By then the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence had deposed ...

Stefanik’s facade

To the editor: Mr. Tingley’s column from Dec. 16 regarding Rep. Elise Stefanik shatters the facade that Ms. Stefanik is a moderate Republican. One wonders whether she ever was. For the moment we voters of the North Country can only watch in horror at her antics in Washington. Fortunately ...

Helping patients quit smoking

To the editor: Health care professionals — doctors, nurses, mental health counselors, family health practitioners — are often in the best position to give advice on quitting smoking. Research demonstrates that 50% of smokers who quit successfully did so with support and guidance ...

Grateful for plowing in town of Franklin

To the editor: I drove to work yesterday. This seeming ordinary task was made possible by of the hard work, perseverance and generosity of so many around me. You see, my family and I hail from Vermontville in the town of Franklin, whose town garage and plow trucks succumbed to fire last ...

Craig Donaldson has done a great job

To the editor: For the past 37 years the town of Harrietstown has been fortunate to have Craig Donaldson as highway superintendent. Craig cleaned roads of snow, maintained bridges, replaced culverts and other miscellaneous duties for the town, and even found time to assist other towns in ...