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Letters to the Editor

Column not scientifically accurate

To the editor: Why does the Lake Placid News publish scientifically inaccurate information? Naj Wikoff stated that “climate change increasingly batters humanity with increasingly violent storms.” This is incorrect as there is no evidence to support this politically polarizing ...

It was a busy 2022 for American Red Cross

To the editor: In 2022, the American Red Cross responded to crises of all kinds, from a blood shortage at the beginning of the year to Hurricane Ian and thousands of smaller disasters. We have been, and will continue to be, there for people facing their darkest hours thanks to your ...

Thank you from St. Agnes

To the editor: On Dec. 3, we welcomed hundreds of guests at our Annual Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair. Over several decades, our Bazaar has become wonderful Lake Placid tradition, and this year was no exception. We extend our appreciation to everyone who ordered their wreaths, trees, and ...

STRs ‘destroying the character and quality of these communities’

To the editor: A challenge Lake Placid and other towns and villages face is residential housing in the community center being turned into short-term rentals, which takes out critical housing needed for year-round residents. I am appalled that there are three- to five-bedroom STRs and even ...

‘Who is the radical now?’

To the editor: The 21st district reelected our representative recently. Of course it is ironic that when a Republican wins there is no outcry that there was voter fraud. Hmm, I wonder why that is? Then right out of the gate our fearless representative Elise Stefanik pulls the trigger and ...

Thoughts on Lake Placid STR laws from an STR owner

To the editor: After visiting Lake Placid for over 50 years, I recently had the opportunity to purchase a home in the village. We obtained a short-term rental permit and have occasionally rented the home utilizing local realtors, a management company and improved the home with local ...