Letters to the editor

Kaltenbach for town highway superintendent

To the editor:I support Gary Kaltenbach, who is running for town of North Elba highway superintendent. Gary is a longtime resident of the North Country. He brings to the office of superintendent a wealth of skills and knowledge. Gary has been with the Essex County Highway Department for 30 ...

Library thanks 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 mission ...

Garcia treats people with respect

To the editor:I am writing this letter to show my support for Julie Garcia as she campaigns for Supreme Court justice in the Fourth Judicial District. I genuinely feel that Julie is highly qualified and deserves to be elected to this most important position. Not only have I known Julie for over ...

Auffredou is the most qualified candidate

To the editor:This letter is on behalf of Martin Auffredou, candidate for Supreme Court justice of the Fourth Judicial District.Martin has the most extensive and varied experience of any of the four candidates for this office. In over 20 years of private practice, Martin represented ...

Looking for love in all the wrong places

To the editor:Please, please, please send Joyce Mitchell ("Tillie") home with an ankle bracelet. After all, her husband is willing to support her, and she will be there for the grandchildren. Rule that she cannot step foot off this property except to attend church. If they have a social ...

Vote Meagher for Harrietstown council

To the editor:To the residents of Harrietstown:Election Day is just ahead of us. You will find the name of Patricia Meagher as a candidate for the four-year term of Harrietstown council person.I have known Patty since she was in high school. I have followed her career path over the years ...

Help deliver meals to home-bound seniors

To the editor:The Saranac Lake Adult Center is looking for volunteers to deliver Home Delivered Meals to the seniors in the area. The seniors who receive these meals are considered frail, home bound or having disabilities that prevent them from preparing a nutritious meal for themselves. This ...

Pumpkin pie judging thank-you

To the editor:On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Future is Now committee held its second annual Pumpkin Heaves and Autumn Leaves event at Kate Mountain Park in Vermontville. As part of the event, there was a pumpkin pie baking contest. Congratulations to the winners of the contest. They were Cheryl ...

Pumpkin Hustle thank-you

To the editor:We would like to express our sincere thanks to all participants and volunteers who ventured out in the snow and wind on Saturday, Oct. 17 to make our first annual 2k Fun Run/Walk at Kate Mountain Park, Vermontville, a success. The volunteers were Michelle Casson, Sawyer Casson, ...

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 ...