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Letters to the editor

Thank you, Adirondack Health

To the editor: We would like to give many thanks to the doctors, nurses, OBGYN staff and all the other wonderful personnel at the Adirondack Medical Center. As all other expecting parents probably know, it is a very anxious time to be having a baby. The staff at Adirondack Medical Center ...

The face mask follies

To the editor: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent coronavirus-related executive order directs all New Yorkers, when in a public place and not maintaining appropriate social distancing, to cover their noses and mouths with a mask or cloth face-covering. By imposing on New York citizens a ...

Thank you, anonymous

To the editor: We would like to thank the extremely generous soul(s) who donated a large sum of money to our restaurant business. Selfless acts like these cannot go unnoticed, especially during such unusual circumstances. It is a testament to the humane community that we are so fortunate ...

In great appreciation

To the editor: As I navigate how to keep my business solvent in this pandemic crisis that we are all living in, it becomes a juggling act of what to do next. Business has shut off like a light switch. Bills keep coming. Then, like Wendy Foley at Wendy’s Christian Bookstore, I received a ...

Returning to ‘normal’ isn’t safe yet

To the editor: Dear Congresswoman Stefanik: Your recent call to “open the economy” of the North Country before New York City and the rest of the country is reckless and frankly ignorant. Epidemiologic models show that the COVID-19 virus spreads from urban population centers to the ...

Support local farmers

To the editor: I would like to speak up for the local farmers and food processors. As you know, many local restaurants are closed or very scaled back. This has caused a hardship to our small farmers that supplied those restaurants with top-quality grass-fed meats, vegetables, fruits, ...

Good Earth Day reading

To the editor: Thank you for publishing four excellent pieces on Earth Day. Your editorial was insightful about the choices before us; Jim Abendroth’s letter about the connection between our diet and global warning invites us to a meaningful change we can make for the sake of our ...

Celebrate Earth Day with a plant-rich, low-carbon dinner

To the editor: Unfortunately, many planned activities in our community to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day had to be canceled because of guidelines designed to defeat the Covid-19 virus. One of these activities was a special, three-course vegan dinner on Earth Day at the Left Bank ...

When will tourists return? Here’s what experts say

To the editor: Hello friends: I have been thinking about you, and us as a community. It is incredible how Saranac Lake rallies when need be, and this time — during the COVID pandemic — we are doing it like never before, rising to the challenge of supporting each other while staying ...

Thank you, Congresswoman Stefanik

To the editor: Thank you, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, for your steadfast loyalty to your NY-21 constituents. Our national, state and local governments are so important during unsettling times of crisis, and you have put your constituent needs as a priority. While your Democratic ...

Song: ‘April’

To the editor: Over the last 35 years, my wife Peggy Lynn and I have been fortunate to make our living performing music as our living in central and northern New York, and traveling all over the country to perform at festivals and concert series. Since the COVID-19 crisis, my wife Peggy ...

Defunding WHO makes no sense

To the editor: An open letter to our congressperson: The World Health Organization sent out warnings in January! More than one! What more did Trump need? America is not an island. It needs to interact with other nations and be a good citizen of the community of nations. Cutting funding ...

Stand by your man

To the editor: Really? A letter from a Stefanik supporter and Rep. Elise Stefanik herself taking credit for recently being the “hero” who got the state to allow PPE masks for correctional officers? There was no mystery that prisons would be hotbeds with everyone at risk. Maybe the ...

Changing shop safety tips

To the editor: Response to Wednesday’s story, “Comparing precautions”: On Wednesday, the Think Tank, a new local group, began to distribute a “Best Practices Checklist for Retail” compiled from practices seen at local stores and from CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Delay rate increase

To the editor: Regarding a letter written to this paper on April 13, I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Weber that raising the Essex County “bed tax” from 3 to 5%, starting June 1, is unfair to the local lodging industry. It was passed by the county Board of Supervisors a few weeks ago ...

Thanks, Rotary

To the editor and the Rotary Club: This is a BIG thank-you for the wonderful check I received today in the mail from you folks! It couldn’t have come at a better time. Who would have thought an invisible virus would wreak such havoc on the entire world? So once again thank you! Your ...

Whom do we turn to in a national crisis? Government

To the editor: During these extraordinary times, I have been reaching out more than ever to my family, friends and neighbors to check on how they are doing and to also sustain connections that are now more important to me than ever. On a broader scale, I also have come to realize how ...

Stec delivers during outbreak

To the editor: Assemblyman Dan Stec has demonstrated leadership during the COVID-19 epidemic, which is exactly why he is the right choice to take over Sen. Betty Little’s seat in the 45th Senate District. Stec backed small business funding in the Assembly, which included $890 million ...

Apology to Fusion Market

To the editor: I owe the family and staff of Fusion Market my deepest apology. I passed on misinformation to Peter Crowley, managing editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, about prisoners of the Ray Brook facilities waiting in the market for the buses. This had been shared with me, and ...

Exodus to the Adirondacks

To the editor: After 9/11 there was a spike in homes and land interest and sales in the Tri-Lakes area. Psychology was the driver. People from New York City wanted their “getaway place” in the Adirondacks. There is a good chance the same thing will happen when the current “virus ...