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Letters to the editor

A Christmas message from Ike

To the editor: I just received this letter from Mary Jean Eisenhower of the Eisenhower Foundation and wanted to share it with all. “In 1958 at the height of the Cold War, President Eisenhower delivered the first message via satellite expressing America’s wish for peace on earth and ...

Food pantry thanks

To the editor: I’m so proud to say I live in the North Country! People in our community have the biggest hearts when it comes to helping others. Last month, our pantry needed help with turkeys for our holiday baskets, and boy, did the community respond! We serviced 80 families for ...

Cinema article wasn’t accurate

To the editor: Reading the Nov. 30 weekend edition of your paper, I am concerned about the incorrect information written by Griffin Kelly. 1. The remark he said that came from Heather and myself — “said they don’t have much to say on the prospects of a Saranac Lake cinema.” His ...

Thanks, friends and neighbors

To the editor: We wish to extend our thanks to those in our Lake Placid and Wilmington communities who have recently donated to our Educational Opportunity Fund.  These include friends of the McConvey family, who donated in memory of Bill, to the people who attended our fundraiser at ...

Don’t try to fool voters

To the editor: In her Nov. 22 “weekly update,” Rep. Elise Stefanik presented a summary of impeachment hearings in the House Intelligence Committee, where she is a member. She mentioned comments by Ambassador Gordon Sondland, appointed to the European Union by President Trump. She ...

How SL might get a cinema

To the editor: Fifteen years ago, our community established a nonprofit, two screen movie house — the Tropic. Quickly it grew to a four-screen multiplex with extensive concessions, lounge, art gallery and digital projection screens. We show international films, Hollywood and art cinema, ...

Bake sale thanks

To the editor: On Nov. 27, 2019 the Winter Carnival Court held its annual Thanksgiving pie sale. Profits from this sale are used to purchase the outfits and other necessities for the court. We are pleased to report that this year’s pie sale was a resounding success, raising over $1,500! ...

It’s crystal clear what Trump was doing

To the editor: There is a strange malady infecting Trump supporters in this country. The disease seems to disrupt one’s ability to read and interpret the English language. I downloaded the text of the raw script of the Ukraine call from Fox News and read it in a few minutes. The ...

A winter haven

To the editor: We will soon be having snow. Senior citizens living alone will have to start worrying about winter woes. I worry about them living alone. Why not think about going to Will Rogers for the winter? No worries about having to drive on bad roads. Everything is done for you: ...

Seniors thanks

To the editor: The Lake Placid Seniors would like to thank everyome who supported our 50/50 raffle on Election Day. And a special thanks to Leah Draper, who donated her share back to our senior club. Cheryl Strack, president Lake Placid Seniors Lake Placid

In response to ‘Stefanik stands firm on impeachment’

To the Editor: Regarding the article “Stefanik Stands Firm on Impeachment,” I say: Thank you to the paper for a well-written article that balances opinion with verified quotes and facts. To Elise Stefanik, I say: You are correct that you have often voted with the Democrats in ...

Thank you very much

To the Editor: Thank you (very much) for what you donate to Sandra Windrel, then she brings it out to our Amish community. May God bless you! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. With love, Dan and Katie Miller North Lawrence, New York

A challenge on climate change

To the Editor: On Dec. 6, I participated in a climate strike in Plattsburgh sponsored by the Sunrise Movement, a group of young people organized to fight climate change. Many of the youngsters appeared to be students but there were some young parents with infants in backpacks and ...

Yup, the Dems finally got him: Trump, that is

To the Editor: Yup, those dogged Democrats finally got him, Trump, that is. He'll be impeached and then run out of town and hung, whoops! I mean four more years. Then, oh slam, Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg is replaced by an ax murderer and Joe Biden gives Ukraine six hours to fire a ...

Short-term rental solution is already in the code

To the Editor, Lake Placid Residents for a Sustainable Community (RSC) is comprised of Town and Village residents united in a concern that our community is being seriously and irreparably damaged by the conversion of residential housing into commercial enterprises. These for-profit ...

Science and faith

To the Editor: The triumphalistic atheism of Jerry Moore's guest editorial (Nov. 29) is refreshing for its frankness, but he's beating a very dead horse. The current decline in religious faith has nothing to do with science somehow undercutting religion. Darwin has been in print for a ...

Elise Stefanik and the politics of fear

To the Editor: It is amazing how out of touch Elise Stefanik is with her constituents. She seems quite intelligent and certainly she has benefitted from the best education that money can buy; attending the exclusive Albany Academy for Girls in her hometown and then Harvard. Upon graduation ...

A great big thank you from VFW Turkey Raffle

To the editor: The members of VFW Post 3357 would like to thank all those folks who suported our recent annual Turkey Raffle. The winners are as follows: Patricia Jacobs, Harold “Butch” Mahoney, Janet Lyon, Judy Heath, Sid Cole, Jen Mott and Theresa Trudell. We would also ...

Candidates should address equal pay, harassment

To the editor: As we move into the 2020 election year, there are two issues/concerns that I would like to see Democratic and Republican political candidates pay more attention to: 1. Equal pay for equal work for women 2. Sexual harassment in the workplace and in academia. Sexual ...

Thank you from Operation Christmas Child

To the editor: Thank you to all the individuals, groups and churches that participated in assembling shoebox gifts for children around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child. The High Peaks Church drop-off location sent 1,232 shoeboxes to Plattsburgh as the next stop on their journey ...