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Letters to the Editor

46er Running Challenge

To the editor: My son Colin, a seventh-grader at Lake Placid Middle School, and I have been running together a lot. Running has always been an important part of our relationship, but we’re finding we need it now more than ever. Without the typical opportunities to race, we decided to make ...

Thanks for the birthday parade

To the editor: What a remarkable day it was on Sunday. My warmest thanks to each of you who helped to celebrate my 101st birthday. Ruth Hart Lake Placid

Drive by and wish Ruth Hart a happy 101st birthday Sunday

To the editor: On Sunday, May 3, Ruth Hart will turn 101 years old. She is as independent and vibrant as ever. Since she can’t invite you all to a tea party this year, if you wish, please drive by her house between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, and toot and wave at her. Hopefully the ...

Get a high school equivalency diploma

To the editor: Get ready for more opportunities by getting your high school equivalency diploma! TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion, formerly GED) classes are still being offered during this COVID-19 time. How? To learn more about this free program, please contact Nina McBride at ...

Cuomo uses emergency power to suspend a public notice law

To the editor: Late last Monday night, the governor issued Executive Order 202.22 suspending the requirement that cities and towns publish a notice in a local newspaper that the annual property tax assessment roll has been completed and the date when complaints regarding assessments will be ...

USA Luge raising funds to help local employees

Dear citizens of Lake Placid: I hope you are in good health, protected and safe. It is hard to believe that the coronavirus has been present in our area for more than two months. Many people find comfort and refuge in our home village of Lake Placid. While Lake Placid provides refuge for ...

Timing is everything on bed tax increase

To the editor:  Petra Weber here, hoping this finds you all well. I am writing because on Monday the Essex County Board of Supervisors passed the additional 2% bed tax on all lodging, intended to go into effect June 1, if the article is correct. I was personally against the increase ...

Not the time for short-term rentals

To the editor: My wife and I own a short-term vacation rental unit in Wilmington. We took our rental off the market in mid March and will not be back in the short-term vacation rental business until the global pandemic we are currently all living through is behind us. I read the ...

Enforcing anti-COVID rules

To the editor: To all residents and vistors in Essex County: I would like to thank you all for adhering to the governor’s executive orders and Essex County policies with respect to non-essential gatherings and the conduct of non-essential business. I cannot stress enough how important ...

Be careful around postal workers

To the editor:   During these challenging times, postal employees are essential workers keeping upstate New York connected through the mail. Whether medications, a package, a paycheck, benefits or pension check, a bill or letter from a family member, every piece of mail is ...

Libraries should be ‘essential’

To the editor: I believe public libraries should be considered an essential business and be re-opened as quickly as possible. Schools are closed, and parents throughout our region need the educational tools that libraries have in ample supply to help them educate their kids — books. In ...

A message to residents and non-residents

To the editor: To all short-term rental owners/operators and hotels who are continuing to rent to non-essential workers: We are all experiencing economic hardships due to this pandemic, and we realize this applies to you as well. Renting your property presents an opportunity to alleviate ...

Lake Placid Central School and COVID-19

To the editor: On behalf of the Board of Education of Lake Placid Central School District, I write to thank the community and update you on our activities in these unprecedented and volatile times. On March 21, our region’s superintendents made the difficult and unanimous decision to ...

The top 10 things I have learned from the new coronavirus

To the editor: 1. Isolation can be very lonely. “Over the fence” conversations with neighbors are a lifesaver. 2. I can use Zoom and GoToMeeting to stay connected with family, friends, co-workers and fellow parishioners of Keene Valley Congregational Church. 3. Competence, ...

Ombudsmen advocate for residents

To the editor: The New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a resident-centered and resident-directed advocacy program available to anyone residing in a nursing home, adult care facility or family-type home across the state. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program sponsored by ...

Alumni helping alumni

To the editor: The Lake Placid Alumni Association is one of the oldest alumni associations in the country. One of its missions is to assist alumni in continuing their education. In that endeavor, the association is now accepting applications for its alumni scholarship. All recipients must be ...

Shared paradise

To the editor: I have read the Essex County notice to weekend homeowners. It disturbed me. Our area is blessed with plenty of open space to shelter in. Our summer residents provide valuable support and income to our community. Any downstaters who wish to come back are welcomed. The ...

Lake Placid Sinfonietta will decide on 2020 season by June 1

To the editor: We recognize that this is a period of concern and uncertainty about what the next few months will bring. As this situation evolves, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta will place the health and well-being of its audiences and performing musicians at the forefront of any decisions that ...

Don’t be so unwelcoming

To the editor: I was saddened to see the response of some of our elected officials to second homeowners coming up here to escape the horrific conditions in New York City. These people pay taxes up here that you are only too happy to collect. They support many of our local institutions ...

Message from the supervisor

To the citizens of the town of North Elba: This is an extraordinary time that we are experiencing both here and worldwide. Throughout our lifetimes, we have never been challenged by an invisible enemy that has left such fear, uncertainty and anxiety amongst all of us. Situations and ...