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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

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 ...