We’re excited to see your vacation photos


All the school spring breaks are over, and we’re sure those of you who went away took some great photos of your travels. We hope those pictures included one of you with your copy of the Enterprise. The Enterprise Vacation Photo Contest has been an annual Tri-Lakes tradition since the early ...

Under the big — and little — top


We’ve all heard the phrase “having the world at your fingertips.” But guess what? Today it’s literally true. Given the coverage and speed of electronic media, we know when something happens, anywhere, within seconds. Beyond that, if we want to find out something, no matter how ...


Shutdown showdown — again


WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump approaches the 100-day marker of his first year in office, he has defined himself not as the Dealmaker in Chief but as The Backdown President. What a deliciously strange irony that until Monday night he set the stage for a government shutdown over, of all ...

Will France elect a Gallic Obama?


WASHINGTON — The French are too intellectually vain to borrow others’ political ideas, but too interested in style not to appreciate and appropriate that of others. So on May 7, they might confer their presidency on a Gallic Barack Obama. In 2008, Obama, a freshman senator, became a ...

Trade deals should be handled carefully


It’s nice to see U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump playing nicely together when it comes to securing a better deal for U.S. dairy producers trying to sell their wares in Canada. Recently, all three have protested regulatory plans by the Province of ...

Don’t ticket Hotel Saranac construction vehicles

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I was outraged to read in Tuesday’s paper (April 25) that the village is even considering the possibility of giving parking tickets to construction vehicles that are parked on Main Street for more than two hours. Of course it creates a bit of inconvenience now, but think ...

Are we going to harvest solar energy in an unexpected way?


There is an old adage, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” This will be the theme of this article, but give me some time to explain. We have often been influenced by nature when designing materials. For instance, the idea for Velcro came from burrs that stuck to its designers’ clothes ...

Let Ann Coulter speak


So it looks like Ann Coulter just turned the volume up to 11 and broke off the knob. The reference is to her ongoing dispute with UC Berkeley, which declined to provide her a venue for a speech she was contracted to give on campus Thursday. As more than one observer has pointed out, in ...

Unwinding and reconnecting


My son and other members of his Spanish Club just returned from a trip to South America. We raised funds for a year, had numerous meetings, met chaperones and finally sent the students on their way. It was a glimpse into our future. Sending him off to Peru reminded me of his first day of ...

Talking right


President Trump did something Monday I have long advocated. He met with a small group of conservative journalists, pundits and radio talk show hosts. I was among them. After ticking off a list of what he said were his accomplishments leading up to the arbitrary 100-day marker of his ...

Various vinegars at are on display at a farmers market.
(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Make food pop with a splash of vinegar


A splash of vinegar brightens up salads, sauces, even fruit desserts. It is a key ingredient in vinaigrettes. In addition to salad dressings and marinades, pickles, chutneys, salsas and tomato bruschetta all benefit from its tartness. Condiments like mayonnaise, mustards, ketchup and barbecue ...

Back from break with a spring in our step


Welcome home, everyone who went away for spring break. We hope you had a wonderful time away and that you’ve returned refreshed, re-energized and ready to get back to work. That may be harder for some than others. For instance, Saranac Lake High School Spanish Club students stumbled to ...

Religion can help heal discord

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To all: I would like to invite everyone to take a little time and invest in unifying as a whole, peaceful society. It just seems that everywhere we turn there is divisiveness that is reinforced with ever-increasing levels of discord. It appears that we tend to dig in our ...

Drop the charges

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Regarding the case of Tanveer Hussain: The district attorney says she is “waiting on some evidentiary items,” which we guess is DA-speak for “waiting for evidence.” How could there be more evidence? There are no lab results to come back, and none of the newspaper ...

No one owns science


Science joined the #resistance over the weekend, or so the organizers of the March for Science would have us believe. Thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, D.C., and in cities around the country under the banner of science and in the spirit of the Women’s March opposing ...

How about a compromise on museum name?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Some museums try hard to help us remember the past, where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going in the future. Changing the name is like forgetting the past, even though that is not meant or intended. Change can be great, but in this case, why don’t we ...


Web Poll results, April 17-24


This week’s Web Poll: Do you like the Adirondack Museum’s new name, Adirondack Experience, the Museum at Blue Mountain Lake? Yes ¯ No ¯ Undecided --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Where’s Stefanik on revived AHCA?

Guest Commentary

I suspect I am not alone in my wholehearted agreement with your editorial of March 31, titled “In a tight spot, Stefanik struggles” and Ann Mullen’s March 31 column titled “Stefanik’s woeful lack of clarity.” Both pieces described, exactly, the frustration I’ve felt as one of her ...

Please don’t cut trees

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear people and families: I would like you to stop cutting down trees. The trees are beautiful. They give us more privacy and clean oxygen. Thank you, Rose Wenzler Age 7 Lake Placid