×

Letters to the Editor

Backs Garcia for justice

To the editor:I am writing to urge your readers to get out and vote for Julie Garcia for Supreme Court justice in the Fourth Judicial District on Nov. 5. She is the ONLY North Country candidate in this race. Despite being a registered Republican, and despite there being four openings for this ...

Voting for the Republicans

To the editor:I write to endorse the campaign of Jay Rand for town supervisor. I believe that he is both the best and most qualified candidate for the job.As a lifelong member of the community and an Olympic athlete of great distinction, Jay knows the community and its people as well as any ...

Rand for supervisor

To the editor:As a full-time resident and registered voter in the town of North Elba, I enthusiastically support Jay Rand for North Elba town supervisor.Jay is a lifelong resident of the town of North Elba and has an appreciation for the future of our area. Jay has acquired a great deal of ...

Rand’s former boss

To the editor:Realizing we have important elections looming in the near future I would like to share my personal thoughts on one in particular namely: Mr Jay Rand.Jay and I worked together for the village many moons ago. Being Jay's supervisor, at the time, introduced me to an outstanding young ...

The elephant in the room

To the editor:As our local elections draw near, the biggest issue is, has been, and will be, the direction that we are heading regarding short-term rental properties in Lake Placid and North Elba.It would appear that the majority of FULL-TIME residents want this harmful trend to stop, and maybe ...

Garcia is ‘most qualified’

To the editor:Politics should play no role in selecting a judiciary candidate. In the North Country, our tight sense of community reduces extreme ideologies from either party, making it far more common for people to vote for a candidate without regard to party politics.Out of the six judicial ...

Supports Jay Rand

To the editor:Jay has the experience, management skills and leadership for this position as demonstrated by his many years of service to the Lake Placid community. While working at Whiteface Mountain, I have observed Jay plan, organize and implement outstanding snowsports programs in both his ...

Main St. plan concerns

To the editor:The Executive Committee of the Lake Placid Business Association met after the plans for Lake Placid's Main Street redesign were unveiled. The proposed project will have a major impact on businesses and residents in the Main Street corridor.The LPBA represents over 90 paying ...

Praise for film festival

To the editor:How privileged we are to have access to Lake Placid Film Festival here! I'm still on a leftover high after four nights and four days of superior entertainment.From last Wednesday to this past Sunday, I was able to watch any film(s) of my choice and use the VIP lounge at the High ...

Why I support Jay Rand for North Elba supervisor

To the editor:In a word, it's Jay Rand's outstanding character, integrity and honesty, in addition to his in-depth understanding of our town's strengths and challenges.I have known Jay Rand for decades and have had numerous conversations with him about North Elba and Lake Placid's future, ...

Derek Doty would make a great town supervisor

To the editor:For over 30 years my family and I have been coming to our Lake Placid "little piece of Heaven" home. During this time we have met wonderful North Country neighbors and have enjoyed both "visiting" friends as well as local friendships that we cherish.Our connection with Derek Doty, ...

Supports Garcia

To the editor:As a practicing lawyer in the Fourth Judicial District for over 44 years I have encountered judges at all levels, from town courts to Supreme Court and beyond.Like lawyers, judges are not perfect. Members of the bench, like members of the bar, can be good, bad and/or ugly.With ...

Garcia knows the North Country

To the editor and the citizens of the Fourth Judicial District:My name is Shane Thelen, and I am writing this letter as an endorsement of Julie Garcia for the Supreme Court of the Fourth District. I have known Julie my entire life as a resident of her hometown of Moriah and as a teacher at ...

Vote Doty for supervisor

To the editor:As a condo owner and frequent visitor to Lake Placid for many weeks at a time over the past seven years, the upcoming election for North Elba town supervisor has been on my mind. Not being a full-time resident, I would not presume to offer opinions about local issues that I do not ...

Vote Kaltenbach for supervisor

To the editor:I am proud to support Gary Kaltenbach for North Elba town supervisor for one reason: Alone among the candidates, Gary is committed to taking the strongest possible measures to tackle the short-term rental crisis.You know it, and I know it: The explosion of short-term rentals over ...

Backs Garcia

To the editor:My name is Robert C. Dedrick, a former teacher and coach for three decades, and most recently the supervisor for the town of Ticonderoga. I am writing this letter to express my opinion on a candidate that is running for Supreme Court justice for the Fourth Judicial District in New ...

Vote for Garcia

To the editor:I want to share why I believe that my aunt and former legal guardian, Julie Garcia, should be elected for the position of Supreme Court justice in the Fourth Judicial District.As you know, your political party registration does not dictate who you vote for, you do. Whether you are ...

Get the facts right about Katrina

To the editor:I find it ironic that you are also misrepresenting facts (Lake Placid News, Sept. 27 issue, story titled "Is it fake news?"). "Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August 2005, much of the city was flooded, and many people were killed."The truth is that the Army Corps of Engineers ...

Teddy Bear Picnic thanks

To the editor:On behalf of the Rotary Club of Lake Placid, I am writing to thank the sponsors and volunteers who made last weekend's Teddy Bear Picnic such a great success. It took a village to make this event happen, and we would like to thank everyone.For starters, the Lake Placid residents ...

Concert thanks

To the editor:The Songs at Mirror Lake Committee would like to thank all off our sponsors for supporting the 2019 concert series. We had great weather, great crowds and great music. And you made it happen!We would like to thank the Uihlein Foundation for their generous donation.We would also ...