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Letters to the Editor

Thank you from a grateful Ironman racer

To the editor: To the wonderful Lake Placid community: I had the privilege of competing in my first full Ironman race on Sunday, July 25. While my bid to become an Ironman came up just a bit short, both my husband and I enjoyed the entire weekend, and I have already made plans to return ...

Disappointed to read the negative Ironman feedback

To the editor: I was sad and disappointed to hear the negative comments about the Ironman on Facebook and other social media. The Ironman brings definite and surmountable inconveniences — among them restricted traffic on race day and sharing our roads with athletes training throughout ...

APA, explain your decision

To the editor: The Adirondack Park Agency must explain its decision to endanger fragile wetlands. I have always appreciated that the APA has difficult decisions to make and that any decision they make will upset somebody. I have also appreciated that the APA regulations, though not ...

Turns to Martha Sez first every week

To the editor: Every week I open the Lake Placid News first to Martha Sez. Ms. Allen writes with such warmth, intelligence and humor, often sarcastic. I can relate to so much of what she observes. But her July 16 column, “A shadowy presence,” was one that motivated me to make the ...

The Beauty of Lake Placid

To the editor: With all of the construction obstacles in the way, Cherise Bixler and her dedicated crew have managed to keep up the tradition of keeping Lake Placid beautiful for the tourists and for the residents who are very proud of what their community looks like. My wife, Conni, ...

Lake Placid road signs

To the editor: As a resident of Lake Placid for many years, I have often thought how fortunate we are that there has not been a major car accident at the junction of Old Military Road and Cascade Road (state Route 73). Presently there is a yield sign for traffic exiting Old Military Road. I ...