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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Police, don’t attack journalists

To the editor: The New York State Associated Press Association stands united with our journalism colleagues across the country in denouncing attacks on the news media. We have watched, astounded, as our colleagues have been shoved, arrested and generally attacked by law ...

Expand the bottle bill

To the editor: The opinion piece, “The bottle bill is a drag on recycling,” authored by a representative of Casella, a company that operates numerous landfills across the state and country, is an egregious misrepresentation of New York’s bottle deposit law, commonly known as the ...

Still stargazing at Adirondack Sky Center

To the editor: The Adirondack Sky Center has not given up on public and private stargazing this summer. Our commitment to open the observatory in a safe and healthy manner remains our highest priority. We have requested remote live video cameras to attach to our telescopes that would ...

Concerns from a second-home owner

To the editor: What a difference 130 miles makes in fighting the COVID-19 virus! While we are fortunate to have homes in Lake Placid and Schenectady, we usually split the week equally between both homes. Because we fall into the “most at-risk” category, we have not been to Lake Placid. ...

Safe driving

To the editor: As the North Country begins to open again, we want to remind people to be safe behind the wheel. With warm weather, we are concerned about alcohol-related automobile accidents. Lake Placid/Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition Inc., Lake Placid Police Chief ...

Thanks for contributing

To the editor: On behalf of USA Luge, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the following residents of Lake Placid, Tri-Lakes area, clubs and organizations who assisted us during our fundraising drive for the front line employees. Over $11,000 was raised and donated to 31 ...

No J-1 workers this summer at Mirror Lake Inn

To the editor: In the interest of supporting the local economy and its workers, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has made the decision not to actively recruit any foreign J-1 visa workers to our staff for the 2020 summer season. Because of the current situation presented by COVID-19 and ...

Biking, walking are good activities for kids and families

To the editor: Daily physical activity is essential for the physical and mental growth of kids. With COVID-19 disrupting daily routines, it’s more important now than ever for families to find healthy, safe ways to exercise. The month of May marks two nationwide campaigns to promote ...

My country ’tis of thee

To the editor: We’re all in this together. We’re ADK strong. But this has gone on too long. The country is in the dumps. No one wants to listen to Trump The voice of reason. He’s here to help us open In this busy season. We Knew all along This is just a ...

Lounge goes with the flow

To the editor: Dear friends, upstream and down: I am reaching out today to say hello and share a few thoughts. This is not a fundraising letter, which is ironic considering that at the last Upper Jay Art Center board meeting before the outbreak, our newly elected chair, Casey Galligan, ...