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Letters to the Editor

Historian weighs in on Main Street upgrades

To the editor:Having access to past history as historian, it is disturbing sometimes to see all the changes being made to our beautiful area. However, some of them are good. I feel that in the last few years we have seen a wonderful change to our Main Street. The owners/renters are doing an ...

Keep Lake Placid’s Main Street as a great business district

To the editor:Let's let Main Street be Main Street.At the south end of Main Street is a lovely park, which includes the village beach and playground.The middle of Main Street at Mid's Park is a beautiful open space with a superb view of the lake with surrounding mountains and water.The north ...

Build new Whiteface Mid-Station Lodge ‘bigger and better, not best’

(Editor's note: This is an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.)Dear governor:I have seen the ads about a $14 million ski lodge at Whiteface. I am at a loss. I do not understand this price tag. That sounds like a done deal, I do not see how there was enough time for company bids. You describe the ...

Thanks to generous people

To the editor:Thank you Mr. Mike's and the volunteer workers for putting on a nice Christmas dinner for us all. I have been going to Mr. Mike's for years. They all did a good job. My two friends and I had a wonderful time. It is so wonderful to be with people. We all had a good time. God bless ...

Math problems?

To the editor:Republican Dan Stec, who is now the 114th District assemblyman, is one of three candidates that have announced they are running for the 45th Senate seat, now held by Betty Little, who will retire at the end of 2020.In a Dec. 31, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise article, Stec said ...

Skate into New Year appreciates support

To the editor:What a Skate into 2020 it was! We rang in the New Year on the Olympic Speedskating Oval with over 200 students and nearly 150 adults, raising nearly $800 for the Lake Placid Food Pantry.This is the 12th year of this event, and I can honestly say it keeps getting better. Every ...

Assessor has a reminder for senior citizens

To the editor:For residents 65 years of age and older, the deadline to renew your senior citizens exemption is Monday, March 2.At lease one owner must be 65 years of age (or turning 65 before 12/31/20). Eligibility is based on income reported to the IRS and New York state in 2018 for all owners ...

Thanks for $2M worth of Joy

To the editor:This year's Joy to the Children is proving to be one of the most successful ever, pushing the total raised since 1986 to over $2 million. The proceeds, which support children's programming at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, provide for 380 programs reaching more than 40,000 ...

LPCA says thanks for Joy to Children

To the editor:On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, the staff of the Mirror Lake Inn & Spa, local businesses and everyone who donated or was in attendance to help make ...

Thanks for helping LPCSD Educational Opportunity Fund

To the editor:We wish to extend our thanks to those in our Lake Placid and Wilmington communities who have recently donated to our Educational Opportunity Fund. These include friends of the McConvey family, who donated in memory of Bill, to the people who attended our fundraiser at Heaven Hill ...

Seniors appreciate raffle support on Election Day

To the editor:The Lake Placid Seniors would like to thank everyone who supported our 50/50 raffle on Election Day. And a special thanks to Leah Draper, who donated her share back to our senior club.Cheryl Strack, presidentLake Placid SeniorsLake Placid

Short-term rental solution is already in the code

To the editor:Lake Placid Residents for a Sustainable Community (RSC) is comprised of Town and Village residents united in a concern that our community is being seriously and irreparably damaged by the conversion of residential housing into commercial enterprises. These for-profit businesses ...

A time for thanks: Green Light Report from the LPVAS

To the editor:At Thanksgiving time, the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service would like to express our appreciation to the community for its support in 2019 and for more than 40 years.First, we appreciate the quality service of our volunteer and paid staff, who have responded to about 1,000 ...

Elated to be elected as North Elba supervisor

To the editor:To the residents of North Elba:Please accept my sincere thanks to all of you who took part in campaign efforts, voted in the recent North Elba Town Council and supervisor races, and/or helped out in the electoral process in some manner. From my perspective it was truly ...

Backs Garcia for justice

To the editor:As a trial lawyer with nearly 40 years of experience appearing before every type of Judge imaginable, I feel uniquely qualified to express an opinion on the qualities necessary to be a Judge of the highest quality. In the race for Supreme Court Justice in New York's Fourth ...

Vote for the climate

To the editor:The vacation rental crisis is a symptom, but who's going to call out the elephant?We need a diversified economy that supports our local community through access to housing and fair-paying jobs. We need to be radical but not unreasonable. We need to advance and support the vision ...

Provoncha for clerk

To the editor:I write this letter in support of Joseph Provoncha for Essex County clerk.I have worked as a title searcher for private abstract companies out of the Essex County Clerk's Office for almost 35 years. Being in the office every day, I see firsthand how well it is run. Joe understands ...

Garcia for Supreme Court

To the editor:I am a lifelong Republican, retired Warren County undersheriff and am entering my 50th year as a volunteer firefighter. With this experience, I have met and interacted with many people, including attorneys. Julie Garcia is an inspiration to any young person growing up in rural New ...

Choice for Rand is clear

To the editor:On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the town of North Elba has one of the most important election in years. Our longtime supervisor is stepping down after 12 years creating a vacancy for the top elected job in town. North Elba and Lake Placid is at a crossroads for its future. Enough has been ...

Rand has the ‘it’ factor

To the editor:I have had the pleasure of knowing Jay Rand for over 20 years and can attest that he is an individual with a very high level of integrity, drive and personality which enables him to work easily and effectively with everyone alike.Jay has distinguished himself as leader who has ...