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Letters to the Editor

People in mental health crisis need help

To the editor: Daniel Prude died during an arrest on March 30. He was in a mental health crisis (possibly drug-induced, but the cause is not the issue). He had been evaluated and released from an emergency room the previous day after a possible suicide attempt. Where was the 72-hour hold ...

United Way helps

To the citizens of Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties: Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties are great places to live and raise a family. I have said this for years and continue to believe it. Part of what makes this a great place to live is the people here. There is a great sense of ...

Cultured meat research

To the editor: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released a $2 trillion climate plan that won praise from the previously critical Sunrise Movement. Unfortunately, so far as I’m aware, the plan does not include funding for cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, ...

Lawn sign removed

To the editor: To my North Country neighbors: During the night someone removed our Tedra Cobb lawn sign. We are deeply saddened and angered that someone finds this acceptable behavior. Yes, we may differ with you on the subject of our representative to Congress, but this is a country where ...

Trail usage

To the editor: People have inhabited the Adirondacks for hundreds of years, sharing land and properties, but when people are asked to share public trails, they are up in arms. While the trails belong to everybody, some people think that they belong to specific groups, such as only hikers ...

Great reporting

To the editor: I would like to thank Elizabeth Izzo for her great reporting. The most recent story of the COVID-19 outbreak at Essex Center was extremely well-written. A very professional and factual explanation of the situation. Being a news reporter is usually a thankless job and I know ...

Thanks for a great send-off at the paper

To the editor: The communities the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reaches and the individuals it engages are amazing. I discovered this when I retired. The outpouring of well wishes had taken me by surprise and left me so grateful to have had the opportunity to have met and known so many people ...

DA explains her part in police investigation of off-duty officer

To the editor: In response to an article published July 28 by the (Albany) Times Union (and reprinted in the Enterprise July 29), regarding an investigation of an incident that occurred within Essex County at Lincoln Pond in Elizabethtown, titled “Off-duty Cohoes cop allegedly fired shots ...

Time for US to support cultured meat research

To the editor: With coronavirus sweeping the globe, now is the time for Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer to support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. Besides ...

Rotary Club clarifies bus shelter cost

To the editor: Thank you for the recent article about the Rotary Club of Lake Placid Bus Shelter Project. We are excited about the possibility of this project because it will meet an immediate need and directly benefit our community. We would like to clarify that the price you mentioned ...

Is it safe to get cancer screenings?

To the editor: As a result of COVID-19, many people had to put off their cancer screening. This means thousands of people may not catch cancer early, when it is easier to treat or when it could even be prevented. The Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Northeastern NY encourages anyone who has ...

On wearing masks

To the editor: After reading about the women in Ogdensburg who were protesting wearing a mask, I wanted to make a comparison. You have a right not to wear sunscreen when you go to the beach and risk getting skin cancer, and it will have no effect on the rest of us, so it is your choice. ...

Time to be more inclusive

To the editor: Together, we all have an opportunity to use the current set of circumstances in Saranac Lake as a jumping-off point to move the dial on inclusivity in this region. Now is the time to recognize that there is racism in our region and that it needs to be addressed. The ...

New tobacco laws

To the editor: Beginning July 1, several new tobacco control laws were implemented in New York state. Each of these measures will protect people — children and youth especially — from the damaging effects of tobacco. The first of these four laws prohibits multiple-pack price discounts ...

Say hello or smile

To the editor: I grew up with a famous grandfather who was prejudiced. I was lucky to have parents who taught me to appreciate all people. My first Black person experience was with Charlie Walker in the early 1970s. He was very nice to me as I delivered newspapers as I walked by his work ...

Lacks COVID protection

To the editor:   I am a camp owner on Lake Placid who shops at the Hannaford supermarket. When I first arrived this spring, I found some Hannaford checkout clerks wearing only face shields, without masks. I immediately telephoned the supermarket manager to advise her that without masks, ...

Won’t tolerate racism

To the editor: A disturbingly ugly act has tarnished one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The recent display of racism, hatred and intolerance in our regional community is deplorable and has no place in the Adirondack Park or anywhere in our world. When apprehended, the ...

Food drive news

To the editor: ¯ Second Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. to noon ¯ Third Thursday, July 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Thanks to all who supported our community’s food needs during the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Pantry’s inaugural food drive on June 13 and 18. Between monetary and food donations we ...

Comfort drugs of the pandemic

To the editor: Across the country, Americans were coping with the pandemic the best way they knew how. Unfortunately, there were sharp increases in alcohol sales, benzodiazepine drug use and benzo prescriptions, while some states were witnessing a spike in opioid-related deaths. ...

Petition: We’re working to fight local racism

To the editor: We, the undersigned, condemn racism and assert that Black Lives Matter. Graffiti and other expressions of racism are a form of violence specifically targeting Black citizens and other people of color. Further, they make our communities less safe and can’t be tolerated. We ...