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Letters to the Editor

Thank you to the Lake Placid schools

To the editor: I would like to take a moment to publicly thank everyone working in the Lake Placid school system for the grace and intelligence with which they handled an impossible task. Doing anything in a pandemic year is a challenge, to say the least. Even something as simple as going ...

Ruth Hart’s birthday parade set for May 2

To the editor: Our mother, Ruth Hart has had a great year and is ready to celebrate turning 102! She would love to greet you all on Sunday, May 2 — a day before her birthday — in a drive-by parade at her house at 58 Interlaken Ave. from 1 to 1:30 p.m. She wishes it could be a closer get ...

Town should welcome Dollar General

To the editor: Any conversation about a Dollar General locating in Wilmington? What are the objections? I would think it would be a welcome business in town. I realize that town folks want to keep the small-town feel. That is great, but locals and visitors alike deserve to have a few ...

Families deserve more

To the editor: One does not have to look far to understand the cultural importance of family values in the North Country. North Country families are tightly knit, many having lived here for several generations. Families, especially those with young children, are struggling to make ends ...

The Environment: ‘An Economic Lifeblood’ & more

To the editor: We, in the North Country, have been gifted with mountains, streams and a gorgeous lake. They are sources of recreation and spiritual sustenance — providing space to breathe, grow and honor nature. They fill us with awe and are vital to many livelihoods. Congresswoman ...

Recovery and resiliency are our future

To the editor: One year ago, facing the unknowns of the coronavirus pandemic was scary. Looking back, however, I can see much to be grateful for and reasons to be hopeful about the future. As a community foundation, community is at the center of everything we do. That’s why we want to ...

Worried about plastic pollution

To the editor: Plastic pollution is negatively impacting our oceans and wildlife. According to Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. I feel very strongly about this subject because according to a report sent to the Washington Post, if plastic ...

Stec spends too much time on partisan attacks

To the editor: Sen. Dan Stec (New York Senate District 45) has been elected to serve all his constituents in this district, and his continual partisan rhetoric diminishes his leadership. Sen. Stec should focus on a comprehensive vaccine distribution that targets the underserved in this ...

Column brings back fond memories of Wells

To the editor: Courtney Bastian’s article from the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society a couple weeks ago brought back many memories. I remember Mr. Willis Wells very well. He was a wonderful man and did a lot for Lake Placid for many years. I especially remember those Christmas ...

Winston Churchill and cultured meat

To the editor: Way back in 1931, Winston Churchill predicted the rise of cultured meat. For those who don’t know, this revolutionary protein is grown from animal cells, without slaughter. It has only recently been granted regulatory approval in Singapore. An Israeli company has reduced ...

Art Devlin for mayor

To the editor: Lake Placid is known for being one of the original travel destinations with a community rooted in sports. Personally, I’ve spent the last three decades growing a business that is based around the heart and soul of Lake Placid. Our village deserves officials that will ...

Art Devlin for mayor

To the editor: We are very blessed to live in Lake Placid and are lucky to have wonderful candidates for public office. On Tuesday, March 16, I will be voting for Art Devlin for Lake Placid mayor and Marc Galvin and Jackie Kelly for village trustees. During my years as a North Elba Town ...

Art Devlin for mayor

To the editor: Village of Lake Placid voters: March 16, 2021 is fast approaching, your vote for Art Devlin for Mayor would be greatly appreciated. Twelve years ago, under the previous administration the Village Board was dysfunctional. Craig Randall, Zay Curtis and Art Devlin were ...

Critical of Stefanik

To the editor: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln’s words remind me of my grandparents who were part of the Greatest Generation. My grandfather understood the importance of unity and was so loyal to his country he left high school prematurely. He lied about ...

Pass For the People Act

To the editor: It seems clear that voting has become some kind of political football instead of the right of every citizen in this country. The voting rights act of the 1960s made it possible for thousands of Black and brown people who had been denied their rights to vote. Now we see that ...

Art Devlin for mayor

To the editor: An audit of the village of Lake Placid was performed by the Office of the State Comptroller and was released in December of 2010. The audit period was for the period of July 1, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2009. Here are some of the comptroller’s written comments. “Internal ...

Jamie Rogers for mayor

To the editor: I have had the pleasure of knowing Jamie Rogers for many years and have a high regard for him as an individual and as a community servant. I have known Jamie for two-plus decades, and can attest that he is a person who possesses a high degree of integrity and that he also has ...

Cultured-meat research funding should be in bill

To the editor: Democrats should include federal funding for cultured-meat research in their coronavirus-relief bill. For readers who aren’t aware, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. Since animals are removed from the process, the risk of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 ...

Move subsidies to cultured meat

To the editor: Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer should support reallocating the billions of dollars a year in subsidies the federal government gives to animal-exploitation industries to cultured-meat research. For readers who aren’t familiar with the term, cultured meat is ...

Stefanik backs a domestic terrorist

To the editor: Elise Stefanik has always stood with Trump. She supports him when he calls our troops “losers and suckers.” Stefanik stands with Trump trying to take away health care for 22 million Americans during the pandemic. Stefanik stands with Trump when he puts kids in cages. ...