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Letters to the editor

Thanks to Carpenter Foundation

To the editor: The Saranac Lake Free Library wishes to acknowledge the continued support and generosity of the Francis L. Carpenter Foundation of Saranac Lake. The recent grant provided by the Francis L. Carpenter Foundation will make it possible for the library to continue to meet its ...

Good memories of Joe Pete Wilson Sr.

To the editor: I first met Joe Pete Wilson at a gathering of cross country ski area operators in the fall of 1976. We soon be became fast friends. Fast-forward four years to my wedding reception. When the music started playing for the bride and groom’s first dance, I was busy chattering ...

Donaldson earned trust

To the editor: I’m writing in support of Cliff Donaldson, candidate for our county legislature. Cliff is a good husband, a good father, a good public servant and a good man. I’ve known Cliff since 1976. Back then, Cliff was a teacher. He moved into public service and spent 13 ...

Donaldson for legislator

To the editor: I say kudos to Mr. Donaldson for having the determination to take on what has become a “closed shop” Democratic Party in this area. I would ask all voters of District 7 (Harrietstown and Franklin), what has your current representative done for the southern end of ...

Thanks for the coverage

To the editor: I’d like to thank the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for its coverage of New York state’s first-ever Adirondack Oktoberfest held on Friday, Oct. 4 in Lake Placid. I was happy to attend, participate in the day’s events and make several announcements on behalf of Gov. ...

Stefanik is flying with the wrong flock

To the editor: It’s been a few months since I last tried to contact Ms. Stefanik’s office by email to let her know what I think about a few issues. Otherwise, how would a representative know how his or her constituents are thinking and how to vote? It seems that it is now almost ...

Stefanik also undermining inquiry

To the editor: Why is it Rep. Elise Stefanik’s loyalty to Donald Trump has become secondary to our national security interests? She called for Chairman Schiff to step down after reading the whistleblower testimony before committee review; however, it’s rather clear why the ...

Donaldson has the experience for the job

To the editor: The number-one qualification for the Franklin County legislature is EXPERIENCE, and former county Legislator Cliff Donaldson wins that category hands down. I think we should review some of the things Cliff has done during his tenure in government service. He was a ...

Ellis has listened to Franklin town concerns

To the editor: From time to time we make decisions that we regret later. Last year I wrote my first letter in support of any political candidate. I supported Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislature, not because of promises that she made but because she actually listened. One year later ...

Reelect Lindy Ellis to county legislature

To the editor: Elected officials serve an essential function in our American federal, state and local governing processes. This fall, residents of Franklin County are fortunate to have several highly qualified individuals seeking election to the county legislature. I first met Lindy ...

Why Lindy Ellis?

To the editor: Why are there so many letters to the editor supporting Lindy Ellis’ run to continue her seat on the Franklin County legislator for the towns of Franklin and Harrietstown? If you have ever had the fortune to be present to observe Lindy when a concern is expressed for a ...

Hope GOP has a good backup for Trump

To the editor: It is my expectation that President Trump is going to do all of us a big favor and decide some time in early to mid 2020 not to run for reelection, partly because of a likely slowdown in the economy. When that happens, I hope that the Republicans will nominate someone of good ...

We must ensure a bright future for teaching

To the editor: Education is not static. As the needs of students change, teachers are constantly working to keep up. For those of us who have made education a career, that can be laborious, but it’s a labor of love. On World Teachers’ Day this Oct. 5, we all should take a moment ...

Lindy Ellis for reelection

To the editor: I am writing to support Lindy Ellis in her reelection as Franklin County legislator. I have come to know Lindy as someone who cares for our community, our children and our families. We have known each other for over nine years, working together on fundraisers and ...

Wish I could vote for Ellis

To the editor: With regard to Lindy Ellis, I have only one complaint: I live just across the line in Essex County, so I’m unable to vote for her. However, I want to let everyone in Franklin County know why you should vote for her! I’ve worked with Lindy on various volunteer projects, ...

Snowmobile trails caught up in court battle

To the editor: Years of planning by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency came to a halt on July 3 of this year. The two agencies had been planning to construct over 27 miles of community connector trails, primarily for snowmobilers to use. ...

Ellis will ‘do things right and do the right things’

To the editor: I want to add my name to those supporting Lindy Ellis for her re-election bid as legislator in Franklin County. According to Peter Drucker, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” A legislator needs to be able and willing to do both. ...

Living in strange times

To the editor: I’m 67 years old, and I have lived through a lot of personal and political crises — not much surprises me anymore. But in the past few weeks, I have been reflecting that the times we now live in are indeed very strange. Three observations increasingly appall me the ...

Lindy Ellis for county legislator

To the editor: I’m writing to support Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. I’ve known her for many years now as a neighbor and as a county and village activist, and she has always amazed me with her energy, positive attitude and clarity of thought. If you are looking for someone ...

Stefanik sticks by her man

To the editor: Predictably in her role as a member of the House committee investigating the whistleblower report of presidential abuse of power in seeking the help of a foreign leader to undermine his Democrat rival, Vice President Biden, Stefanik “sticks by her man” by avoiding ...