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Letters to the Editor

Hospitality amidst chaos

To the editor: With all the travel arrangements tossed to the wind, there are a few who remain calm, cool, collected and provide the true Olympic Village brand of hospitality. A month ago I planned to return to my hometown for another ECAC hockey championship. Flying from Florida to ...

Olympic 40th thanks

To the editor: I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in our 40th Anniversary Celebration of the 1980 Winter Olympics. It does truly take a village to pull off an event like this, and it takes a village to embrace the endeavor and savor the experience. Thank you to ...

Many thanks for Olympic 40th celebration

To the editor: We would like to acknowledge the hard work and success of the 40th anniversary of the Lake Placid Olympics committee and all of the businesses, organizations and individuals that made this possible. Not only did this event highlight the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic ...

Miracle on Ice in Vegas

To the editor, and Mike Eurizone: The captain didn’t know taking part in the rally, putting on the “Keep America Great” hat, being cheered by Trump’s base who were all there to show their support of his reelection would be considered “a disgrace” and would ignite controversy? Did ...

From heroes to toads

To the editor: Unfortunately what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. One thoughtless decision can make heroes into toads, as the onstage performance of the 1980 Olympic hockey team disappointingly points out. Writer Lou Reuter said it eloquently and painfully in his opinion piece ...

Reader shares 1980 Olympic memories

To the editor: I’ve enjoyed reading the many 1980 Lake Placid Olympic articles, especially the “Miracle on ice” in national publications. I was fortunate to have gone to all the U.S. hockey games and wish to share one little observation that the media missed. When the ...

Town, village can’t force ‘curfew’ on local short-term renters

To the editor: Our family lives full time at 15 Maple St. in Lake Placid. We have a lovely little cottage on our property that we rent to visiting guests. We’ve had hundreds of five-star reviews from those same travelers and have never had a complaint from our neighbors. We personally ...

Lake Placid’s leaders don’t seem to get it yet

To the editor:This letter was sent to members of the town and village boards.Dear elected officials:All of us have known each other for a long time. That's why I'm sure you understand that we did not purchase a house in a neighborhood 24 years ago so that we could be surrounded by the bleakness ...

What is Residents for a Sustainable Community?

To the editor:We don't all think alike, we come from different backgrounds and from different parts of North Elba and Lake Placid, and we don't all agree on solutions, but all of us who have joined together as Residents for a Sustainable Community do agree that we need to take action on the ...

Adirondack Wildlife Refuge is OPEN!

To the editor:Driving into Keene Valley last summer, I passed what looked like an injured cat in the middle of the road. In an attempt to help, I pulled over and jumped out of my truck, only to realize I was staring at a beaver! As anyone would, I decided the most reasonable thing to do was try ...

Parking meter frustration in Placid

To the editor:Yes, I got a parking ticket in the village of Lake Placid.Yes, we spend an autumn and winter vacation here, more years than we can count.Yes, we were more intent on shopping and lunch on Main Street, and did spend a lot more than the final cost of the fine.Did not get the usual ...

GUEST COMMENTARY: Wildlife refuge operator responds to accusations

Edward Buliver Lytton once said, "The pen is mightier than the sword."In this current wave of "multiple" violations (some carried over from before) I am told I've committed which ended up in two prominent publications, not entirely accurate, I choose to offer a rebuttal to the articles, ...

Historian weighs in on Main Street upgrades

To the editor:Having access to past history as historian, it is disturbing sometimes to see all the changes being made to our beautiful area. However, some of them are good. I feel that in the last few years we have seen a wonderful change to our Main Street. The owners/renters are doing an ...

Keep Lake Placid’s Main Street as a great business district

To the editor:Let's let Main Street be Main Street.At the south end of Main Street is a lovely park, which includes the village beach and playground.The middle of Main Street at Mid's Park is a beautiful open space with a superb view of the lake with surrounding mountains and water.The north ...

Build new Whiteface Mid-Station Lodge ‘bigger and better, not best’

(Editor's note: This is an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.)Dear governor:I have seen the ads about a $14 million ski lodge at Whiteface. I am at a loss. I do not understand this price tag. That sounds like a done deal, I do not see how there was enough time for company bids. You describe the ...

Thanks to generous people

To the editor:Thank you Mr. Mike's and the volunteer workers for putting on a nice Christmas dinner for us all. I have been going to Mr. Mike's for years. They all did a good job. My two friends and I had a wonderful time. It is so wonderful to be with people. We all had a good time. God bless ...

Math problems?

To the editor:Republican Dan Stec, who is now the 114th District assemblyman, is one of three candidates that have announced they are running for the 45th Senate seat, now held by Betty Little, who will retire at the end of 2020.In a Dec. 31, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise article, Stec said ...