Opinion

Be there for Job Fair

Editorials

The Enterprise is working hard to be of service for employers and employees by hosting the Tri-Lakes Job Fair. The first date was snowed out, so the new one is Wednesday. Like before, it will take place from from noon to 4 p.m. at the North Country Community College gym. Numerous job ...

Teen drivers need more driving, not instruction, part 2

Columns

Last week’s article was the first of a two-part series on teen drivers, based on a February New York Times article by Dr. Perri Klass, and what we as parents need to do to keep them safe while they learn the finer points of safe driving. Lack of experience was the greatest factor for poor ...

The Republican high-water mark

Columns

If Republicans aren’t losing their congressional majority this coming fall, they are doing a good job of acting like it. Dozens of Republicans are leaving the House, and last week Paul Ryan said he is resigning as House speaker at the end of this Congress, and will not even run for his ...

Why the authoritarian right is rising

Columns

A fortnight ago, Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Party won enough seats in the Hungarian parliament to rewrite his country’s constitution. To progressives across the West, this was disturbing news. For the bete noire of Orban’s campaign was uber-globalist George Soros. And Orban’s ...

Thrilled to hear of NCCC trade school

Editorials

Congratulations to North Country Community College for listening to local residents’ clarion call and teaming up with the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance to propose a trade school. NCCC’s School of Applied Technology would offer two-year Associate of Applied Science degree programs ...

DEC and the coal tar cleanup, part 2

Columns

This column will layout more detail of the work ahead for DEC reiterating some information from last week about the cleanup which also covered the history of the old gas manufacturing plant on Payeville Lane that created the pollution. The New York state Department of Environmental ...

Fixing the deficit, billions at a time

Columns

On April 12, 233 members of the House of Representatives, including Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, passed a Balanced Budget Amendment. This bit of political grandstanding will go no further than this vote and will do nothing to even slightly reduce the projected $1 trillion deficit. In my view, ...

A genuine first lady

Editorials

Barbara Bush was more than a beloved first lady to many Americans. In some ways, she felt like the first grandmother. She died this week at age 92, after instructing her doctors to stop treatment that might have prolonged her life. It was typical of a woman who, while in the White House, ...

Dylan Ratigan is a breath of fresh air

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a proud resident of the Saranac Lake area in New York’s 21st Congressional District, I am writing to express my endorsement of Dylan Ratigan in his primary run to become the Democrat who challenges Elise Stefanik this fall. Dylan has a long history of speaking out ...

Hijinks jinxed

Columns

It was late April 1967, after a very long, very hard Old Time Winter. Now a note of enlightenment: I’ve been hearing all around town about what a long hard winter we just had. Hate to be the one to tell ya, but we didn’t. First, it wasn’t hard. We didn’t have a lot ...

Pulitzer journalists’ work is inspirational and amazing

Columns

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are newspaper reporters who both have daughters under the age of 2. Their reporting last year was the catalyst for the #MeToo movement. I’m betting you never heard of Kantor or Twohey, or how the #MeToo movement even came about. It was dogged reporting by ...

State fails to give DEC the staff it needs

Editorials

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation is a big deal in the Adirondacks, and its short-staffing affects residents and visitors alike in myriad ways. Therefore, we are sad to note it is not getting any new forest rangers, trail crews, foresters, dispatchers or other positions in ...

Emily Martz is one of us

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We are writing in support of the candidacy of Emily Martz, who is seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party in her bid to unseat Republican Elise Stefanik in the 21st District election in November. Drawing upon an extensive background in economic development and ...

‘The Master of Ballantrae — A Winter’s Tale’

Columns

“I was walking one night in the verandah of a small house in which I lived, outside the hamlet of Saranac. It was winter; the night was very dark; the air extraordinary clear and cold, and sweet with the purity of forests. From a good way below, the river was to be heard contending with ice ...

For black people, white fear is an ever-present danger

Columns

In the aftermath of the Starbucks incident in Philadelphia, during which two black men who were waiting for a friend were asked to leave, because they hadn’t bought anything yet, I’m going to retell a story from my family’s life. When the men in Starbucks refused to leave, the store ...

Looking for LPCS alumni to support

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Lake Placid Alumni Association is one of the oldest alumni associations in the country. One of its missions is to assist alumni in continuing their education. In that endeavor, the association is now accepting applications for its alumni scholarship. All recipients must be ...

Let every day be Earth Day

Columns

Celebrating Earth Day once a year is like giving your mother a thank you card on your birthday and letting her know that you really appreciate the 22 hours of labor she went through. I’m sure she knows, but a bit of gratitude doesn’t go unnoticed. So, yearly, on April 22, I ask my family ...

Local cheese

Columns

April is local cheese month! Several area cheesemakers sell their products at summer farmers’ markets and in local health food shops year round. We eat cheese all year — and almost daily. We put it on sandwiches; in soups, salads and casseroles; as a sauce for vegetables or a topping for ...