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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Insulted by letter

To the editor: There was a commentary by Chris Morris in the July 1 edition of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. In it he stated that the North Country is a dangerous place for people of color and wrote of “the very real possibility of being murdered at the hands of the police.” These ...

We still need governor to have emergency powers

To the editor: Dear fellow North Country citizens: As we listen to today’s news of over 40,000 new coronavirus cases in the United States, we should thank our lucky stars for a governor who listened to the health experts and followed the science. I am alarmed at Assemblyman Stec ...

Pride Day 2020

To the editor: On April 25, 2000, the Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill that granted same-sex couples the opportunity to enjoy the rights, responsibilities and benefits of marriage through “civil union.” This was in response to a Vermont Supreme Court ruling the previous ...

More lies

To the editor: On average, 22 per day, as per Glenn Kessler (Washington Post Fact Checker) — that’s the number of lies Trump tells. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Trump “soldier,” may not be far behind. A recent mailer sent by her described her response to the COVID-19 crisis. It said she ...

In tune with Mother Nature

To the editor: Have you ever stepped outside your door only to be greeted by a chorus of birdsong? It’s a truly uplifting experience and one to be repeated over and over again. That medley of sounds consists of chirps, beeps, twitters, knocks, hoots, squawks and tunes of all sorts, and ...

LP Community Day committee finds new ways to celebrate volunteers

To the editor: It is with great sadness that we announce that Lake Placid Community Day, like so many other events, will be put on pause for 2020. This event is by the community and for the community, and we feel that the health and safety of our community must be first and foremost. ...

A message about Celebrate Paddling and COVID-19

To the editor: June is Celebrate Paddling month in the Adirondacks, but it will look a lot different this year because of COVID-19. Starting three years ago, outfitters, guides, community leaders, students and more have teamed up each June to participate in clinics, guided trips, races and ...

Thank you, teachers

To the editor: I just wanted to take a moment to thank the teachers and administrators of the Lake Placid school district. Since March I have been consistently overwhelmed by their creativity, generosity and dedication to the families of this area. This pandemic changed life drastically ...

Look around you

To the editor: A combination of COVID-19, the current economic collapse and civil unrest have put our country, its people, our democracy and all we hold dear at risk. On March 16, Trump stated about COVID-19, “One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” At that time — 15 ...