Letters to the editor

What is the real pedal bike story?

To the editor:I simply do not understand the "buzz" that the pro-train folks are trying to generate over pedal bikes. They seem to think that their currently popular operation on the unused tracks between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear will somehow change the government's plans to convert those ...

Give to Christmas Fund

To the editor:It is that time of year again!The North Elba Community Christmas Fund is gearing up to provide toys, winter clothing and food to those who need it most in the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba at Christmas time.We are grateful to everyone for their continued support of ...

Thank you, Judge Meyer

To the editor:Over the summer I was selected for jury duty for a criminal case tried in the Essex County Courthouse presided over by the Honorable Judge Richard Meyer. Over 400 potential jurors were interviewed for this case, and the process took over three days to complete. During this time, ...

Vote Carreiro for DA

To the editor:I urge Franklin County voters to elect Craig Carreiro as their next district attorney on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Craig has worked in the district attorney's office for 10 years. He graduated from law school with honors and from college with high honors.He was also an editor of a law ...

Garcia realized promise shown as student

To the editor:I'm writing in support of the candidacy of Julie Garcia for Supreme Court justice of the Fourth Judicial District. I have known Julie as a sophomore in my English class at Moriah Central High School in 1978. She was an intelligent, capable student who showed great promise, ...

Vote Mary Farley for Supreme Court

To the editor:For more than 21 years I had the privilege of serving as a Supreme Court justice in the sprawling Fourth Judicial District of northern New York. My retirement means that the voters will have a chance to elect my successor. I urge the voters to make Mary Farley their first choice ...

Color run raised $1,100 for food pantry

To the editor:On Sunday, Sept. 13, a few students from Saranac Lake High School's Student Council organized a color run to benefit the local food pantry. Despite bad weather, we had a great turnout and were able to raise over $1,100 for the food pantry.We'd like to thank Bear Essentials, Placid ...

Forever still means forever

To the editor:Now that the proposed renaming of Paul Smith's College has been resolved, I would like to personally thank you for allowing me and so many others to "air" our opinions on the proposal via the ADE editorial pages (whichever side of the issue they fell on). Your fair, balanced and ...

Dr. Tyrell is a visionary

To the editor:I write to comment on the coverage of the union allegations about some employees at North Country Community College.I have known Dr. Tyrell for several years, and he has earned my admiration as an honest partner, thoughtful and groundbreaking in his plans to modernize the NCCC ...

Hold leaders accountable

To the editor:When the North Country Community College president and Board of Trustees decided to build dorms for students it didn't have, I thought: Well, maybe they know something I don't.Then they decided to overpay for ill-suited property on which to construct a Welcome Center the college ...

Don’t let the 18+ sign fool you

To the editor:I want to thank the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for bringing details about what is sold at the Grateful Toad to the community's attention. An opioid-like substance (kratom, likely to be made illegal in the near future), glass smoking pipes, electronic cigarettes, sex toys and ...

Hockey is fun

To the editor:Right from the beginning, I will confess ... I am a hockey mom, and I am totally biased about the sport. I have three players, ages 17, 14 and 9, and I love hockey season. Yes, it is busy. There are about two practices a week and a game or two on the weekends. But really what have ...

God bless the judge

To the editor:Thank you, thank you, thank you, Judge Ellis, for retaining the Paul Smith's College name, in spite of all the underhanded tactics to change it.Worse comes to worst, we could go back to a two-year college.I think many of us have a totally different view of the administration ...

Garcia is the most qualified

To the editor:I have known Julie Garcia since she was a pre-teen. We grew up as neighbors. As a former resident of Saratoga County and former resident and still property owner in Essex County, I would like to say that Julie Garcia is the best and most qualified person to be elected Supreme ...

Garcia knows North Country people

To the editor:Julie Garcia for state Supreme Court justice in the Fourth Judicial District - I vote yes! This lady is self-made and inextricably tied to grassroots efforts to help children and students of all ages. She has supported day cares, pre-schools, public schools, BOCES programs, CV-TEC ...

Garcia has experience and integrity

To the editor:It is with great pleasure, and honor, that I fully support Julie Garcia for New York State Supreme Court from the Fourth Judicial District. With regrets, I am unable to cast my vote as I live outside her district. However, I ask those of you who can to take full advantage of the ...

Garcia is fair and reasonable

To the editor and the citizens of the Fourth Judicial District:My name is Shane Thelen, and I am writing this letter as an endorsement of Julie Garcia for the Supreme Court of the Fourth Judicial District. I have known Julie my entire life as a resident of her hometown of Moriah and as a ...

Auffredou is outstanding

To the editor:I wrote in support of attorney Martin Auffredou for the position of Supreme Court justice in the Fourth Judicial District. I have known Martin for 20 years or more, and he was a partner in my law firm for many of those years. His knowledge of law, his integrity and human relations ...

Auffredou is solid, honest, fair

To the editor:Election Day, Nov. 3, is fast approaching, and I urge your readers to vote for Martin Auffredou for Supreme Court justice for the Fourth Judicial District.Martin has proven himself in both the private and public sectors of law, beginning in the late 1980s with his clerkship to ...

Garcia is inspirational

To the editor:I would like to introduce my cousin Julie Garcia from a family member's point of view. Julie reminds me most of our INSPIRATIONAL descendent Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross and better known as "the Angel on the Battlefield."It is with this thought and my pleasure ...