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Letters to the Editor

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, ...

Yes, I’m afraid

To the editor: I recently saw a sign outside a gas station in Lake Placid. It read, “OPEN for BUSINESS, Just as our economy should be!” It went on to say that those who are afraid should stay home and that the brave made this country, not the fearful. Well. I admit that I am afraid. ...

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 ...