Opinion

To the best mother of all

Letters to the editor

To the editor: My Mom is the best mother I could ask for and the best employee you could have. She helped me out with so much with food/groceries. She always made sure that I was taken care of. She helped me out when I needed her, and she was always there for me when I needed her. I meant the ...

The Davos blocks

Columns

From the Saranac Lake News of Feb. 8, 1917: “Mr. Osbourne also spoke of the wood blocks which were carved by R.L.S. and are now, through his stepson’s gifts, on exhibition at the Stevenson Memorial. He told how they were made at Davos, Switzerland, when Mr. Stevenson was ill and ...

Ombudsmen help those in long-term care

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Today more than 150,000 New Yorkers live in nursing homes or adult care facilities. Each person’s story of how they became a resident is different, but they all have one thing in common — the right to quality of life and quality of care while residing in a long-term care ...

Martz is a true moderate

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I support Emily Martz in the congressional Democratic primary. Emily Martz is the only Democratic candidate who can beat Elise Stefanik. Emily Martz is the least liberal of all the candidates. In my opinion, she’s a true moderate. Emily is a moderate just like my friend ...

Martz stands above the rest

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’ve followed NY-21 congressional primary campaigns closely, attending numerous candidate forums and meet-and-greets, reading press interviews with each of the candidates and visiting their websites. In my opinion, candidate Emily Martz stands head and shoulders above the ...

Cobb campaigns immorally

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’ve already made my support for Dylan Ratigan very clear, and I think most of the candidates in this race are very deserving of the opportunity to represent New York’s 21st Congressional District. However, the last month has shown me one of the candidates in the ...

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Columns

I’m not quite sure where to begin. This has been my first year of “last” activities throughout my child’s senior year. I’ve attended the last high school soccer game, school play, concert, band, and parade. There have been flower ceremonies, acknowledgements, teas and awards. I was ...

For democracy and Tedra Cobb

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Our democracy is under attack by a president with authoritarian tendencies, his appointees, and his congressional enablers, including Rep. Stefanik. Considerable damage has already been done to our democratic institutions — our courts, education, the free press, science and ...

Vote for Tedra Cobb on June 26

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Democratic primary election to choose our candidate for the U.S. Congress is June 26. In an era of untruths, divisiveness and stress on our basic democratic principles, it is incredibly important that we send the right person to Washington. Tedra Cobb far outshines the ...

Midsummer greens

Columns

It’s midsummer: the longest day and shortest night of the year. Celebrate the longest day of the year by feasting on the season’s abundant fresh greens. They’re delicious in egg dishes like frittatas, quiches and omelets. They can also be easily incorporated into stir-fries, skillets and ...

Mountains of the arts

Editorials

MOUNTAIN — We recently attended a cabaret-style musical show at Pendragon Theatre, raising funds for the Camp Pendragon summer program for teens. Huge credit goes to Saranac Lake’s own Corinne Gambacurta, who initiated, coordinated and choreographed the program, and to the performers: a big ...

Vote in primary, and consider voting for Cobb

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To all registered Democrats: Please remember to vote in the primary on June 26. That right is still our most basic freedom and responsibility, and we have to use it. Congratulations to all the Democratic congressional candidates for their determination to keep up the ...

Dylan Ratigan: a powerful voice for reform

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I live in Paul Smiths and work in the hospitality industry. I also serve on my local volunteer fire department because I believe in contributing to and supporting this wonderful community. It is in that spirit that I am writing you to enthusiastically endorse Dylan Ratigan in ...

Thanks to the LPVFD

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On June 12 my daughter and I paddled our canoe from the state boat launch on Lake Placid to Whiteface Landing and climbed Whiteface. On our return to the boat launch we persevered and made it as far as West Bay off Moose Island. At that point we were headed into the teeth of ...

Web Poll results, June 11-18

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Should the legal age to buy cigarettes be raised from 18 to 21? Yes, No, Undecided --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Separating families is inhuman

Columns

In 2015 I went to Auschwitz. I did not look forward to going. I don’t think anyone would, but as a Jewish kid growing up in and around New York City in the 1970s and ’80s, I learned so much about the Holocaust that I had wanted to stop up my ears. It happened so long ago, I remember ...

Clean up Mount Baker trail

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Kudos to the Enterprise for the article going viral on the internet about New York’s successful legal battle against the EPA for not only violating the Clean Air Act but refusing to report the outcome of the suit on the EPA website. I found a wonderful complement to this ...

Bloopers, tweets and trade wars

Columns

Radio announcer Harry von Zell made one of radio’s all-time biggest bloopers when he referred to President Herbert Hoover as “HoobertHeever.” According to Snopes.com, a fact checking website, and contrary to popular myth, “the occasion for Harry von Zell’s immortal flub was not a ...

Fascism arrives in America

Columns

First he ridiculed the disabled, and I did not stop him — because I was not disabled. Then he ridiculed the journalists, and I did not stop him — because I was not a journalist. And now he is kidnapping young immigrant children from their parents, and I did not stop him — because I ...