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Letters to the Editor

Opinion on Christopher Columbus ‘short-sighted’

To the editor: Martha Allen’s opinion on Christopher Columbus is short-sighted and lacking in historical specifics on the life of the navigator. It saddens me that the Lake Placid News recently published a disingenuous and distorted opinion by Ms. Allen that ridicules and trivializes the ...

Reaction to Martha Sez

To the editor: Reading Ms. Martha Allen’s Columbus piece (in the Oct. 1 issue of the Lake Placid News) reminded me of the 1937 Finnish composer Jean Sibelius who stated (as well others since then): “A statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!” Respectfully, Dominick ...

Vote early for Derek Doty

To the editor: Derek Doty, a Democrat, has been a key member of the North Elba Town Council for 16 years. In that time he has led efforts to improve our town’s infrastructure while cutting costs and creating new revenue streams. He is a savvy manager and a hard worker who knows how to get ...

Educational Opportunity Fund gives kudos to Community Day organizers

To the editor: On behalf of the Educational Opportunity Fund of the LPCSD, more commonly known as the Ed Op Fund, I wish to extend our thanks to the Planning Committee of Lake Placid Community Day and its sponsors. We are a grassroots, not-for-profit organization that aims to improve the ...

Lake Placid Sinfonietta thankful for Community Day

To the editor: Success! The Lake Placid Community Day held on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the North Elba Show Grounds was a complete revelation for me. New at the Lake Placid Sinfonietta this year, I did not know what to expect. Would people come? What would happen? Well, the ...

Overdose Awareness Day was a success, is now an annual event

To the editor: Lake Placid/Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition, Inc. recognized Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31 at the beautiful Wilmington Town Beach. The weather was great, and we had a larger than expected turn out. We provided information on underage alcohol use. ...