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Letters to the Editor

A message to residents and non-residents

To the editor: To all short-term rental owners/operators and hotels who are continuing to rent to non-essential workers: We are all experiencing economic hardships due to this pandemic, and we realize this applies to you as well. Renting your property presents an opportunity to alleviate ...

Lake Placid Central School and COVID-19

To the editor: On behalf of the Board of Education of Lake Placid Central School District, I write to thank the community and update you on our activities in these unprecedented and volatile times. On March 21, our region’s superintendents made the difficult and unanimous decision to ...

The top 10 things I have learned from the new coronavirus

To the editor: 1. Isolation can be very lonely. “Over the fence” conversations with neighbors are a lifesaver. 2. I can use Zoom and GoToMeeting to stay connected with family, friends, co-workers and fellow parishioners of Keene Valley Congregational Church. 3. Competence, ...

Ombudsmen advocate for residents

To the editor: The New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a resident-centered and resident-directed advocacy program available to anyone residing in a nursing home, adult care facility or family-type home across the state. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program sponsored by ...

Alumni helping alumni

To the editor: The Lake Placid Alumni Association is one of the oldest alumni associations in the country. One of its missions is to assist alumni in continuing their education. In that endeavor, the association is now accepting applications for its alumni scholarship. All recipients must be ...

Shared paradise

To the editor: I have read the Essex County notice to weekend homeowners. It disturbed me. Our area is blessed with plenty of open space to shelter in. Our summer residents provide valuable support and income to our community. Any downstaters who wish to come back are welcomed. The ...

Lake Placid Sinfonietta will decide on 2020 season by June 1

To the editor: We recognize that this is a period of concern and uncertainty about what the next few months will bring. As this situation evolves, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta will place the health and well-being of its audiences and performing musicians at the forefront of any decisions that ...

Don’t be so unwelcoming

To the editor: I was saddened to see the response of some of our elected officials to second homeowners coming up here to escape the horrific conditions in New York City. These people pay taxes up here that you are only too happy to collect. They support many of our local institutions ...

Message from the supervisor

To the citizens of the town of North Elba: This is an extraordinary time that we are experiencing both here and worldwide. Throughout our lifetimes, we have never been challenged by an invisible enemy that has left such fear, uncertainty and anxiety amongst all of us. Situations and ...

Hospitality amidst chaos

To the editor: With all the travel arrangements tossed to the wind, there are a few who remain calm, cool, collected and provide the true Olympic Village brand of hospitality. A month ago I planned to return to my hometown for another ECAC hockey championship. Flying from Florida to ...

Olympic 40th thanks

To the editor: I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in our 40th Anniversary Celebration of the 1980 Winter Olympics. It does truly take a village to pull off an event like this, and it takes a village to embrace the endeavor and savor the experience. Thank you to ...

Many thanks for Olympic 40th celebration

To the editor: We would like to acknowledge the hard work and success of the 40th anniversary of the Lake Placid Olympics committee and all of the businesses, organizations and individuals that made this possible. Not only did this event highlight the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic ...

Miracle on Ice in Vegas

To the editor, and Mike Eurizone: The captain didn’t know taking part in the rally, putting on the “Keep America Great” hat, being cheered by Trump’s base who were all there to show their support of his reelection would be considered “a disgrace” and would ignite controversy? Did ...

From heroes to toads

To the editor: Unfortunately what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. One thoughtless decision can make heroes into toads, as the onstage performance of the 1980 Olympic hockey team disappointingly points out. Writer Lou Reuter said it eloquently and painfully in his opinion piece ...

Reader shares 1980 Olympic memories

To the editor: I’ve enjoyed reading the many 1980 Lake Placid Olympic articles, especially the “Miracle on ice” in national publications. I was fortunate to have gone to all the U.S. hockey games and wish to share one little observation that the media missed. When the ...

Town, village can’t force ‘curfew’ on local short-term renters

To the editor: Our family lives full time at 15 Maple St. in Lake Placid. We have a lovely little cottage on our property that we rent to visiting guests. We’ve had hundreds of five-star reviews from those same travelers and have never had a complaint from our neighbors. We personally ...

Lake Placid’s leaders don’t seem to get it yet

To the editor:This letter was sent to members of the town and village boards.Dear elected officials:All of us have known each other for a long time. That's why I'm sure you understand that we did not purchase a house in a neighborhood 24 years ago so that we could be surrounded by the bleakness ...

What is Residents for a Sustainable Community?

To the editor:We don't all think alike, we come from different backgrounds and from different parts of North Elba and Lake Placid, and we don't all agree on solutions, but all of us who have joined together as Residents for a Sustainable Community do agree that we need to take action on the ...