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Laws for bicycling

This is the last of a three-part series on pedestrian and bicycle laws. Last week's article was about pedestrians. Today, we'll discuss the laws for when you're bicycling. Much of the information contained in this article is provided by the New York State Association of Metropolitan Planning ...

Fire at will

Dec. 12, 2012, was both a tragic and significant date in recent American history. On that day, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, armed with a military-style semi-automatic rifle and two pistols, walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Before taking his own life, Lanza murdered ...

FCC longs for the days of gas rationing and bell-bottoms

At the end of June, the head of the Federal Communications Commission announced a proposal that would keep in place an absolute ban that prohibits investors from owning both a daily newspaper and a television or radio station in the same market.Established more than 40 years ago, in 1975, this ...

Cooking up an appetite with tasty camp fare

The old saying "an Army marches on its stomach" also holds true for hikers, paddlers and similar outdoor travelers.In fact, the quality and quantity of the outdoor table fare is often regarded as one of the most memorable elements of a camping trip. I have discovered that one of the most ...

Saranac Lake police blotter for July 1939

The Saranac Lake Police Officers had to answer the most mundane of calls in July 1939 Complaint from Henry Wood, 150 Maim Street about a drunk asleep on his porch; Erin Shipiro, 12 Moody Avenue reports that his black Cocker Spaniel is missing; Call from Lake Flower Avenue. Dog had been hit by ...

The more things change …

I've always admired people with mechanical skills, mostly because I have none.That said, over the years I learned a few things about about mechanics. It was due to two things. One was I drove only 30-plus-year-old VW Beetles, all of which had more eccentricities than the Collyer twins. The ...

Pokemon players on the prowl

In our news meeting this Monday, when I asked for story ideas, reporter Antonio Olivero said, "This may sound silly, but should we do something on this new Pokemon Go?"None of us had played the smartphone game, but we knew people who do. Worldwide, it's been insanely popular since it was rolled ...

Summer is the time to make your meals healthier

It's summer. There is plenty of fresh produce at the farmers' market. So go and grab some! Make vegetables the heart of each meal by making them interesting an appealing.Next, look at your recipe. Most skillets, casseroles, and even main dish salads include meat or poultry, vegetables, and a ...

A defining moment for APA

Since its creation in 1971, the Adirondack Park Agency has borne the responsibility of shaping the character of the Adirondack Park. Its decisions on how to manage state Forest Preserve and regulate the use of private lands set priorities and chart a future course.Its actions provide the ...

New edition improves Keene artist’s book

Painter Harold Weston's "Freedom in the Wilds" was first published in 1971, a year before he passed away. In 2007, Rebecca Foster edited and improved that 1971 book.Written at the request of his Keene Valley neighbors, "Freedom" is Weston's relaxed, eclectic history of the Adirondack Mountain ...

America’s killing fields

WASHINGTON - Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.These fractured thoughts were all I could muster upon waking Friday to news of the ambush on Dallas police. They were still fresh in my mind from the night before when I'd turned in early, exhausted by the ...

The campaign post-Comey

Even though Democrat Hillary Clinton continues to lead Republican Donald Trump in nearly all major public polls, the answer to one question in the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll had to trigger panic attacks throughout the entire Clinton campaign. Respondents were asked whether ...

America has gone mad

"What sort of people are we, we Americans? ... Today, we are the most frightening people on this planet."- Historian Arthur Schlesinger-As these words are written, I am on a cruise ship pulling into the harbor of the Greek island of Crete. All around me, the morning sparkles. The water is ...

Dressing up and dressing down

A couple of weeks ago I made my way to New York City for a dose of high culture - chamber music composed by musical saints such as Brahms and Beethoven, and performed in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center by some of the most accomplished musicians in the world.The mere idea of doing such a ...

Pedestrian and bicycle laws — laws for walking

This is the second of a three-part series on pedestrian and bicycle laws. Last week's article was from the view of the driver and what to do when encountering pedestrians and bicyclists. Today we'll discuss the laws for when you're walking.Much of the information contained in this article is ...

Solar myths, part 2

Solarize Tri-Lakes 2016 is a group of volunteers raising awareness about the benefits of installing solar or photovoltaic electricity (PV). With solar technology changing so rapidly, it can be difficult to tell the difference between truth and common misconceptions. Here is our attempt to ...

News from the Enterprise, July 27, 1992

Jeepers, 1992 seems so recent to me, but when I did the math -?holy cow and golly me, that was 24 years ago.Shut up! Get outta town! The '90s were just last week the two big front page stories were about raising money for the Civic Center and the lead story was about the Lake Placid Commerce ...

Solar myths, part I

Solarize Tri-Lakes is a group of volunteers raising awareness about the benefits of installing solar or photovoltaic electricity (PV). With solar technology changing so rapidly, it can be difficult to tell the difference between truth and common misconceptions. Here is our attempt to debunk ...

Between the Dope and the deep blue sea

As far back as I can remember, I loved to learn new things. Sadly for my public school transcript, almost none of them were presented in the classroom. But that was a learning experience, too - it taught me ya can't have everything.My areas of interest followed no pattern. Some folks might've ...

Come to the Fair Aug. 2-4

Go Green at the Library Aug. 2 to 4! "Read! Recycle! Refresh!" is the theme for the 2016 edition of Come to the Fair, offering hundreds of gently used hardcover and paperback books for sale-for adults, young adults and children-along with CDs, DVDs, baked goods, puzzles and games in the Thomas ...