Opinion

Summer wishes for students

Editorials

As high school commencements loom on Friday, many students are shifting their brains into summer gear, thinking about camps, jobs, vacations, swimming, hanging out with friends and lounging around the house. We hope their summer includes four things: ¯ Lots of reading. The public ...

A portion of Lake Flower is seen in 1921, during the village’s heyday as a health-cure center. Much of the shoreline shown here is now Riverside Park.
(Photo provided by the Saranac Lake Free Library)

Bright future for Saranac Lake

Guest Commentary

It is easy to get discouraged when our village leaders lead us in the wrong direction, as they have by allowing a grotesquely oversized hotel to take over Lake Flower. But despite their inability to appreciate what makes Saranac Lake unique, they cannot alter an irreversible trend. The ...

Local radio is far from dead

Letters to the editor

To the editor: While the circumstances behind the challenges currently facing the radio stations owned and operated by Mountain Communications is truly unfortunate, local radio is not “dead” by any means! Local radio is alive and well in the Tri-Lakes! WSLP, 93.3-FM, is celebrating its ...

Arugula in the garden
(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Arugula is a wonderful salad green

Columns

Arugula is popping up in our garden! This early spring green is a cool weather crop that grows best in late spring and early summer. Though not well known as lettuce or spinach, it is easy to grow and matures quickly. It is best sown early, since warm, dry summer weather will make the leaves ...

Saranac Lakes UMP would ruin the area

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Out of curiosity, I went to the Wikipedia website and looked up “UMP,” assuming a picture of a baseball umpire would appear. Lo and behold, a picture of a submachine gun, developed by Heckler and Koch, appeared: ...

Fond memories of Collins and Canon

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I had the distinct honor of working with and being friends with John Collins and George Canon for decades. As a partner at Saratoga Associates in the 1970s, I worked with John and the Indian Lake planning board to develop the town plan and at that time got to know the great ...

Explore new day camp, programs, and workshops

Columns

My family’s summer months are quickly filled with too many wishes and expectations. We are off hiking, biking, on the water or working around the house. We are always looking for different ways to entertain the revolving door of visitors that comes with the warm weather. Here are my annual ...

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Adirondackers lose two important leaders

Editorials

George Canon and John Collins, who died two days apart from each other this weekend, were already linked in our memory as prominent leaders on Adirondack issues. They were very different in style and opinion, but both were genuine, authoritative, frank, knowledgeable and understanding. Those ...

Farmers markets open for the 2017 season

Columns

The tradition of farmers markets can be traced back to ancient times. We can find accounts of 5,000-year-old Egyptian marketplaces along the Nile, where farmers would barter their fresh produce. Perhaps this is one reason that Ancient Egyptian civilization was so successful. For millennia, ...

Trump as Caesar: irresponsible, nasty, fun

Columns

Lend me your ears. You’ll be glad. Today’s subject is the controversial production of “Julius Caesar” in which a Donald Trump-like figure gets assassinated. Given today’s angry political climate, the costuming showed poor taste at the very least. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America ...

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Web Poll results, June 12-19

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Do you agree with Sen. Betty Little’s bill to make alpine ski areas require skiers 14 and under to wear helmets? - These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

With all due respect

Guest Commentary

Shots fired. Vital flesh and bone shreds and shatters as 8.5 grams of lead blast into and through. Lives are changed; lives are lost. There is no sympathy or malice in a bullet. In light of the recent Arlington shooting, the finger-pointing search for a scapegoat is well underway. ...

This is what good looks like

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In late April of this year, our friends learned what no one wants to learn: Cancer has returned. Hannah Marlow had already beaten Stage III breast cancer. She had defied odds. She had given birth to a beautiful, healthy daughter. She had found her dream home. She had gotten ...

Adirondack Heli Tours are invasive

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Helicopter tours should not be allowed over state lands. They are very noisy and disturb the sense of wilderness. The plane tours are bad enough. Helicopter and plane tours over the Grand Canyon are restricted, and they should be here, as well. Timothy Mount Elizabethtown

Helicopters in Lake Placid raise eyebrows

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Saturday’s article about attempts to start a helicopter tour company in Lake Placid have prompted two comments. I do not want to get into anything about entrepreneurship or legalities, but I do find it interesting that in a state as heavily regulated as New York, all one ...

Stefanik sidesteps Trump taxes

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In the recent town hall with Rep. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, a question that was asked was, “Would you be willing to sign legislation that would require this president to release his taxes to the American public?” Stefanik responded, “I called for the president to release ...

Triangle garden volunteers

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Village Improvement Society Saranac Lake has been sponsoring the flowers for the garden at the NBT Bank intersection. For the past few year, Susan Rdzanek and Janis Beatty have volunteered their time and energy in maintaining the flowers: first planting the flowers, but ...

New cancer treatment

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I was excited to read Saturday’s article (page A8) in the Adirondack Enterprise on using the body’s own cells to fight cancer. I was wondering if there was an even simpler way? Please note I am not a scientist and have a layperson’s understanding of this subject, but ...

Many reasons to celebrate local schools

Editorials

Families of local students have been attending academic and athletic awards ceremonies, spring concerts, orientations for new schools and all kinds of graduations: pre-K, kindergarten, fifth grade, eighth grade, high school and maybe even more than we know about. Final exams just wrapped ...