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Letters to the Editor

Race director gives thanks

To the editor: Thank you! While I realize most thank-yous are after the fact, I wanted to offer my appreciation to the residents, civic leaders and everyone affected by the upcoming events that I am associated with in our great region. The Lake Placid Marathon and Half along with Ironman ...

Federal funding for cultured meat research

To the editor: Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer should accelerate development of the alternative-protein industry, specifically by funding cultured-meat research. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. It’s better ...

How much damage does federal deficit spending do?

To the editor: It is important to me that all Americans pay serious attention to a very important recent development in the world of politics. It appears to me that there have been many well-respected and well-admired ECONOMISTS, some of whom are conservative-Republicans and some of whom ...

Community integrity vs. Dollar General

To the editor: Lake Placid rejected Walmart in 1998, and Saranac Lake did the same in 2006. For all the same reasons, Wilmington will reject Dollar General in 2021. Dollar General, NYSE: DG, $213.31/share as of this writing, is now owned by a group of investors including Kohlberg Kravis ...

Thank you to the Lake Placid schools

To the editor: I would like to take a moment to publicly thank everyone working in the Lake Placid school system for the grace and intelligence with which they handled an impossible task. Doing anything in a pandemic year is a challenge, to say the least. Even something as simple as going ...

Ruth Hart’s birthday parade set for May 2

To the editor: Our mother, Ruth Hart has had a great year and is ready to celebrate turning 102! She would love to greet you all on Sunday, May 2 — a day before her birthday — in a drive-by parade at her house at 58 Interlaken Ave. from 1 to 1:30 p.m. She wishes it could be a closer get ...