Opinion

Keep voter data safe

Editorials

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, are right to take firm stances on one of their responsibilities, protecting voters’ privacy. Members of a federal commission have sent state election officers letters seeking both input on the voting process and data ...

An Ironman triathlete bikes down Main Street, Lake Placid during Sunday’s race, followed by a state 
trooper on a motorcycle helping maintain safety. Several roads are closed for the annual triathlon.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Move Ironman to Saranac Lake

Columns

“Ironman is a statement of excellence, passion, commitment. It is a test of physical toughness and mental strength. Ironman is about persevering, enduring and being a part of something larger than ourselves. It shows the heights that can be achieved when we push beyond our boundaries and go ...

Please stop vandalism, dumping at old Dew Drop Inn

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I want to thank the many helpful neighbors I’ve met since my husband and I bought the former Dew Drop Inn. They’ve welcomed me to the community and helped me in so many ways. Randy and I are trying to be good neighbors as well by renovating a blighted property and building ...

It’s private land

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I was recently reading your article “Biking from Buck Pond” and noticed that your mountain biking chapter told riders to “cross county Route 60 and go around the gate” on the the old D&H railroad bed. You failed to mention that everything behind the gate is private ...

Thomas Reynolds of Lake Placid participates in a Whiteface Club Tennis Center youth clinic. 
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Youth, adult tennis clinics at the Whiteface Club and Resort

Columns

I’ve heard over and over how tennis is a life-long sport. All you need is a can of balls, a racket and a place to play. Of course, with any sport you still need to know the rules. The nice thing I’ve found about tennis is even though I’ve never known the formal rules, I’ve still been ...

Radish bunches at farmers market 
(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Yes, you can eat radish tops!

Columns

Don’t waste the greens and throw them in the compost. They’re fantastic sauteed with onion and a touch of garlic, or with sausage, or bacon. They’re great steamed or stirred into skillets, soups, stews. Fold them into eggs for omelets, quiches, frittatas. You can use them in the same ...

Only seize assets of convicted criminals

Editorials

Innocent until proven guilty? Not under the old asset forfeiture programs many police departments and prosecuting attorneys used for years. Extreme abuses, ranging from confiscating assets of people who had nothing to do with crimes to tying up cars and other belongings before defendants ever ...

Build garage on lot near Olympic Drive instead

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The legal battle between Adirondack Experience and the village of Lake Placid over the eminent domain takeover of 2476-2478 Main St. property for a new parking garage does raise the question why the village doesn’t build on the existing municipal parking property next to ...

Love and longing in local poetry book

Columns

‘Body of Water’ by Madeline Hennessey, Ra Press, 2017 --- Saranac Lake resident Madeline Hennessey’s book of poems takes off from the double-entendre of its title to dive deep into details of the natural world, absorbed and transformed into poems of memory, longing and ripples of sound. ...

In response to ‘The worst ever’

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Re: July 21 letter by Betty Palin Wise old statements: 1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. 3. The government ...

The language of a professional educator

Columns

Educators refer to themselves as professionals. However, the language of educators is very much the common language of the general public. Given that everybody has gone to school, everybody has become an expert; what is or is not effective education is described using everyday language from a ...

Hospice fundraiser thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Thank you to Cory LaQuay and everyone who came out to catch fish at the fifth annual Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge in Tupper Lake. The event is thoughtfully organized each year by Gary’s son Cory, sponsored by the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club, and supported with prize ...

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Web Poll results, July 17-24

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Do you hope the Adirondack Experience wins a lawsuit against the village of Lake Placid over taking land by eminent domain for a parking garage? --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to ...

Flower garden or meadow?

Columns

My brother was by training and vocation a scientist. So naturally when he set about to grow a patch of wildflowers at his country house in Maine, he went high tech. Well, medium tech anyway. He threw some seeds on the ground, then drove his pickup truck over them to embed them in the soil. I ...

Wild blue yonder ain’t what it used to be

Columns

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The aircraft arrayed around the spacious lawn of Maxwell Air Force Base, home of the Air University, mostly represent long-retired types. The largest, however, is a glistening B-52 bomber, which represents a still-employed component of the Air Force’s aging fleet: The ...

Don’t just repeal health care plan

Editorials

If you have a private health insurance policy, would you call your agent and cancel it just because there is a small chance you might find something better? Of course not. That would be crazy. At some point after your policy lapsed, you would be prey for anyone eager to sell you any coverage ...

1/3 of a football field, 7 car lengths, turn signals

Columns

What do the above have in common? The two distance references are approximately 100 feet; the connection with turn signals is a New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) requirement – that drivers must continuously signal a turn or a lane change for a minimum distance of 100 feet. Are ...

Silver conviction reversal proves state law needs changing

Editorials

The recent reversal of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction is just the latest reason why New York state needs tougher ethics laws. Silver had been convicted, in short, for his role in a three-part scheme that used his position as Assembly Speaker to make millions ...

Is Iran in our gun sights now?

Columns

“Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender.” Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing with Iran, the policy of containment crafted by George Kennan and pursued by nine U.S. presidents to bloodless ...

Get Medicaid right before talking tax

Editorials

Three audits released last week by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli should give even the most ardent Democrat reason pause regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s threatened Faso-Collins Medicaid tax. Cuomo has threatened the tax in retaliation for legislation introduced by Republican Congressmen ...