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Letters to the Editor

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. ...

Stefanik’s first mistake

To the editor: Until last Wednesday afternoon, I thought Stefanik was bulletproof. I wouldn’t have put it all on the line to try and challenge her again. Even as she bet against her political roots and track record of level-headed decisions for a ride on the Trump 2024 train, it all ...

Senior exemptions

To the editor: Recently passed legislation allows local governments to carry-over Senior Citizens’ Exemptions from the 2020 assessment roll to the 2021 assessment roll at the same levels. This means that seniors in New York State DO NOT have to reapply for the exemption UNLESS their 2019 ...

JBL! statement on events at US Capitol

To the editor: John Brown Lives! is deeply troubled by the events that unfolded at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 and strongly condemns the display of White supremacy and racist violence we witnessed in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to undermine our democratic system. The stark ...

Critical of actions by Elise Stefanik

To the editor: Elise Stefanik must face the consequences for taking part in inciting an attempted coup to prevent the peaceful transition of the presidency. She voted to overturn the democratic process of Congressional approval of other states’ certified election results by not accepting ...

Open letter to Elise Stefanik

To the editor: To Rep. Elise Stefanik: We are writing to express our profound concern regarding your activities to overturn the will of the people in the recent November election. There seems to be no moral line that you won’t cross in your support of President Trump. Instead of ...

A successful Holiday Village Stroll in 2020

To the editor: Even with navigating the pandemic, the Lake Placid community was able to host a safe and successful Holiday Village “Mini” Stroll in December. 2020’s Holiday Village Stroll included a virtual run, a Main Street scavenger hunt, to-go craft kits, and two virtual ...

Vilsack should help the cultured-meat industry

To the editor: Tom Vilsack, incoming head of the United States Department of Agriculture, should do everything in his power to help the nascent cultured-meat industry. For those who aren’t aware, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. The USDA will share ...

Trump should follow Washington’s example

To the editor: Our times are different, of course. But it is striking that we Americans revere the first president of the United States for his willingness to give up power. Now our most recent president is doing the exact opposite, and apparently has millions of Americans supporting ...

Thanks from the LPCA

To the editor: On behalf of the board and staff of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, we would like to thank the more than 250 business and individuals who donated to this year’s virtual Joy to the Children event. For the last 33 years, Joy to the Children, graciously hosted by Ed ...

Local businesses other than Stewart’s sell groceries in Keene

(This letter refers to Naj Wikoff’s On the Scene column in the Dec. 11 issue titled “Keene residents celebrate opening of new Stewart’s.”) To the editor: I was disturbed reading where our retiring state senator, Betty Little, extols the virtues of the expanded Stewart’s Shop in ...

‘Being in Community’

To the editor: As Adirondack Foundation and our partners continue to respond to the impacts of the pandemic, our work is guided by meaningful participation from business, faith, nonprofit, education, and civic leaders who understand that we all must join together to build a better ...

More support for Dr. Jill Biden

To the editor: Recently I read a letter in the Lake Placid News and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise titled, “In support of Dr. Jill Biden.” The writer is Julia Handler, a fourth-grade student at North Country School, who quoted an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal of Dec. 11: ...

In support of Dr. Jill Biden

(Editor’s note: This letter is in response to Joseph Epstein’s opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 11.) To the editor: Dear Joseph Epstein: My name is Julia, and I am 9 years old. I read your opinion piece, “Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an ...

Thanks for the horse rescue

To the editor: I would like to thank all the people on Averyville Road that helped rescue two of our horses that ventured out of our pasture. A few weeks ago, there were some moose sightings on Averyville. It turns out that the moose encountered our electric fence. Luckily the moose ...

Vote out Stefanik

To the editor: I drive River Road every day. Recently I saw Stefanik and Trump signs go up next to each other. The next day a Tedra Cobb sign went up next to Stefanik. Within 24 hours the Tedra Cobb sign was stolen, I assume by a Stefanik supporter. There it was, the only thing left was ...

Monitor Lake Placid’s busy crosswalks

To the editor: I am an individual who uses a seeing eye cane. On several occasions in Lake Placid, where I live, cars have not been stopping for me at designated crosswalks, despite having ample spatial notice. I have called the police a couple of times and have been told that the only thing ...

Time for younger citizens to get involved in local government positions

To the editor: The young generation in the Tri-Lakes is the future of our area and community. With many issues facing our region and few willing to publicly address the issues that could hinder the future potential of the young generation, most look to elders of the area to help the problems ...

Cultured-meat research needs more U.S. Senate support

To the editor: Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer should support government funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren’t aware, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. It will benefit nonhuman welfare, public health and the ...

Stefanik weak on support for military

To the editor: As a United States Army veteran, I’m embarrassed being represented by Elise Stefanik in Congress. She shows a lack of concern about the military. She was with President Trump at Fort Drum when he was signing the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act. Neither she ...