Editorials

Municipal aid cut would be unfair

If this was a year of financial hardship all around, when it was obvious every level of government has to tighten its belt, then New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo might be justified in cutting unrestricted state aid to most towns and villages in his 2019-20 budget proposal. He might also be ...

Web Poll results, Jan. 14-21

This week’s Web Poll: Should Election Day be established as a public holiday? Yes, No, Undecided --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

‘When will you be satisfied?’

In place of our own words, we turn this space over to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose Jan. 15 birthday is celebrated today as a national holiday. Below are excerpts from his “I Have a Dream” address, delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963. Since ...

Time to find out more about ORDA budget

As more money pours in to upgrade the state’s winter sports venues, we’re realizing how much the public doesn’t know about how these tax dollars are being spent. We don’t want to be suspicious or accusatory. We just want more information. We’d like leaders of New York’s ...

Help DEC keep up

As one drives around the Adirondack Park, one may well see campaign-style signs with the hashtag #AddNYRangers. This is a grassroots campaign backed by the forest rangers’ union, town boards, environmental groups and the region’s state lawmakers, and we hear support for it all the time from ...

Good news from Albany?

Having one-party rule in Albany worries us a little in terms of checks and balances, but holy cow, things sure are getting done. This week, Democrats in the Legislature have impressed us with the quantity of their output — it’s hard to keep up with it all — but also with the ...

Healthy plan in action

Rehabilitation patients are already getting physical therapy at Adirondack Health’s new Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness Center. Next week, the attractive new fitness center and pool will open to anyone in the general public willing to pay for a membership. The emergency department, ...

Web Poll results, Jan. 7-14

This week’s Web Poll: Should New York allow early voting, as some other states have? Yes, No, Undecided --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Where school enrollment is growing

Cost per student is examined on a regular basis by the state Education Department. But its documentation does not break it into categories, which sheds some light on an important issue. A recent article in On Board, the publication of the New York State School Boards Association, noted that ...

Suggestions to Albany

It’s that time of year again in Albany: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his State of the State speech on Tuesday, including his budget proposal in the presentation. Then New York’s Senate and Assembly will draft their own spending plans for the 2019-20 fiscal year, and a finished ...

Jailed for telling truth

Turkey’s now-former prime minister did not dispute the facts the journalist reported — but the journalist was sent to jail anyway. Binali Yildirim and his sons acknowledge that Pelin Unker’s report was accurate: Yes, they were among those who invested their riches in the offshore tax ...

‘Investigations battle’ talk shows need for independent probes

Three days into the new year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired a warning shot over the heads of state legislators who said they would investigate the governor’s economic development contracts. Last week, the governor threatened to investigate funding for state Legislature member item grants if the ...

Shutdown a big test for Problem Solvers

If there was ever a time for the Problem Solvers Caucus to shine, this is it. The shutdown of the federal government is well into its second week after the House of Representatives, the Senate and President Donald Trump were unable to come to an agreement over the budget legislation, with the ...

Web Poll results, Dec. 31 to Jan. 7

This week’s Web Poll: What kind of energy heats your home in winter?Wood, Electricity, Oil, Propane, Solar, Natural gas, Geothermal, Some other source, More than one source --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to ...

Amazing quilts

If you’re in for fresh local art, head over to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts for the Quilt Show. On display until Feb. 9 are 48 of some of the North Country’s most technically advanced quilts alongside strong traditional patterns. There are all kinds of outside-the-box materials ...

Thrilled to welcome young athletes

What a joy — hundreds of young people from all over the planet are coming to Lake Placid this weekend to compete in the winter version of the International Children’s Games. We welcome them to the Adirondacks and hope they and their families have a great time here, not only competing but in ...

Parole reform should include jail expenses

Proposed changes to the state’s parole system aren’t a bad idea as long as state legislators remember a couple of things. Legislators want to shift the parole system’s emphasis from technical violations to a series of incentives to reward good behavior. The legislation, as written, ...

Our top 5 most read stories of 2018

Looking back at 2018, it’s hard to draw conclusions, but it’s still interesting to see which of this area’s news articles people read the most. We have no way of knowing how many people read each article in print, but for our website we have metrics. Therefore, the top-five list below ...

Web Poll results, Dec. 24-31

This week’s Web Poll: Would you contribute to the GoFundMe to fund President Trump’s border wall? --- Yes, No, Undecided --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Web Poll results, Dec. 17-24

This week’s Web Poll: www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com --- Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Yes, No, Undecided This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.