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Letters to the Editor

Watch out for harmful algal blooms

To the editor: Residents and visitors beware! On Monday, Oct. 31 a harmful algal bloom (HAB) of cyanobacteria, inaccurately referred to as blue-green algae (it is bacteria, not algae), was identified in Mirror Lake. It was widespread and still visible as of Nov. 2. The bloom appears to have ...

STRs — How much longer? How many more?

To the editor: The 2020 census estimated that Wilmington had approximately 635 homes (“housing units”). And AirDNA reports that the number of short-term vacation rentals (STRs) active in Wilmington exploded from 100 in the spring of 2019 to 163 today. More than 130 of these are ...

‘Happening’ film to be shown again

To the editor: Adirondack Voters for Change Abortion Access Committee is hosting a second showing of the award-winning film, “Happening” at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. The film follows a determined, desperate, pregnant teenager along a dangerous path to ...

Essex County can make history: Vote McGahay

To the editor: As supervisor of the town of Willsboro and chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, I write to express my ardent support and endorsement of Essex County resident Allison McGahay for justice of the Supreme Court, 4th Judicial District. I have known Allison and her ...

Character matters

To the editor: As per merriam-webster.com, the definition of character- moral excellence/firmness. The definition of “integrity” — firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values: incorruptible. Of late, the GOP has abandoned these ideals when supporting political ...