Opinion

As teen suicide rises, is social media a factor?

Editorials

Suicide rates for teenagers increased substantially from 2010 to 2015, at the same time use of social media by young people shot up. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study hints the two phenomena may be linked. It would be foolish to suggest, based on this one study, that ...

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Praise for members of the Saranac Lake rescue squad

Columns

--- Now how about this? My friend, Saranac Lake/Harrietstown Magistrate Ken McLaughlin, who was recently honored for 50 years of service with the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department, pops up in a feature story I had written for the Enterprise 45 years ago. I know his pedigree was well ...

University Games prompt many questions

Letters to the editor

To the editor: When the Lake Placid delegation was traveling to investigate the possibility of hosting the World University Games, I envisioned that the event would be an expanded version of the Empire State Games; instead it seems the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee ...

Help fill Salvation Army Red Kettles

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To the Saranac Lake community: Please consider supporting Saranac Lake’s Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign this year, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. Ninety percent of the funds raised here in Saranac Lake stay in Saranac Lake to provide emergency rent assistance, emergency ...

Thanks to all who help those who stutter

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Thanksgiving grants us time each year to reflect on our blessings with gratitude and to look forward to the new year with anticipation. At the Stuttering Foundation, we would like to take that time to give thanks: Thank you to the parents who take the time to read with ...

Three missions of education

Columns

Author and teacher David Masciotra wrote recently “the most consequential offenders in the dissemination, and success, of fake news are not the Russians or social media company executives, but the American education system, and the parents who are content with raising children who know ...

Wait and hope coup improves Zimbabwe

Editorials

U.S. officials have taken a traditional stance regarding this week’s military coup in Zimbabwe: This country does not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations, they said. That simply is not true. In essence, it amounts to diplomacy-speak for, “We’re not certain what happened ...

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Revisiting NCCC’s philosophy and purpose

Columns

As the college’s recently completed strategic plan launches it into the next 50 years as the public institution serving the Adirondack region, and as we celebrate the successes of the college over the last 50 years, we give pause to reflect back 49 years ago to the words of Dr. George ...

TRAC pleased Proposal 3 passed

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Trails with Rails Action Committee is pleased that voters approved Proposal No. 3, the Forest Preserve land bank amendment, spearheaded by Sen. Betty Little, which amends the New York State Constitution to benefit residents and municipalities throughout the Adirondacks and ...

Grateful for Will Rogers, Elderwood

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The leaves have gone. We have had our first snowstorm. I worry about senior citizens living alone in the winter. So much to worry about. Why not think of going to Will Rogers for the winter? No shoveling snow. No grocery shopping. Everything is done for you: meals, ...

VFW turkey raffle thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3357 would like to thank all those who supported our recent annual turkey raffle. The winners were as follows: Billy Foley, Stephen Martin, Mr. and Mrs. McNally, Summer Tyo and Pat Brown. We would also like to thank Hannaford ...

Poetic injustice

Columns

I always thought I was an open-minded guy, but once I started teaching I had to prove it. A salient example: In an interview, Charles Bukowski, maybe the finest unknown American writer, was asked to name the three worst poets. Without hesitation, he said, “Rod McKuen. Rod McKuen. Rod ...

A college wake-up call

Columns

Over the last decade, 8 million new jobs have been created in the U.S., almost every one high-paying and requiring a college education. (1) Today a young person with a bachelor’s degree earns 50 percent more, on average, than a peer with just a high school diploma. (2) So why did ...

Let’s take one state issue at a time

Editorials

New York voters were decisive in rejecting a constitutional convention in last week’s election — 78 percent voted no — but that doesn’t mean they don’t want things in this state to change. We note the strong showing for a proposition to amend the state constitution that could strip ...

Faith, not fear

Columns

I wish to thank the editorial board for bringing insights on the Protestant Reformation. To most it might appear that what occurred 500 years ago is no longer of consequence, as Lutherans and Catholics are now in closer dialogue than ever. We have been blessed by thoughtful minds of late. I ...

A healthy lake

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Kudos to the village of Lake Placid, the town of North Elba and the AuSable River Association. It’s commendable that these three organizations have joined efforts to counteract the salt pollution in Mirror Lake. I remember a number of years ago reading about the beaches in ...

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Enter Robert Louis Stevenson

Columns

By 1887, Andrew and Mary Baker were blessed with five children but not too blessed after the first two died. Surviving were twin girls, Blanche and Bertha, age 10, and Ralph, 15. In later years, Bertha recalled how that most unusual winter began with an “accidental meeting. Papa was on his ...

Advocacy for wilderness in Boreas Ponds

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Growing up in the Adirondacks, I never realized how lucky I was to spend most of my time around wilderness until I left it. As I spend more time in the Park and outside of it, I realize how special wilderness land is. Our ever-increasingly industrial world encroaches and ...

Supply drive thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On Nov. 11, Adirondack Health hosted the North Country Medical Supply Drive for the second year. Again, it was a big success, and North Country Mission of Hope was able to collect much-needed durable medical supplies that would otherwise sit in basements or sent to the dump. ...