Editorials

Chamber of commerce needs fresh start

It was sad to hear the news of Executive Director Adrienne Relyea resigning from the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. She had the vision of bringing back the chamber to its former stature — back when its members participated in putting on all manner of events, when it organized network ...

‘Buffalo Billion’ proves we need protection from corruption

Two things are abundantly clear in the aftermath of the “Buffalo Billion” corruption trial in New York City: It’s time for a new governor, and it’s time for the state Legislature to pass legislation to make sure public money is better protected. Last week, Alain Kaloyeros, former ...

Web Poll results, July 16-23

This week’s Web Poll: Have you used taxis, ride-hailing apps, public buses or other transit services in the Adirondacks? --- Yes, many times; Yes, but not many times; No --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to ...

Lake Placid’s value to Ironman has grown

As you read this, the 20th annual Ironman Lake Placid is over. More than 2,000 triathletes are packing up and going home, and the Lake Placid community is busy transitioning to its next big events: the Can-am Rugby Tournament, followed by the Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse ...

20th time around, Ironman still amazes

We vividly remember the first Ironman in Lake Placid, but to refresh our memories as the triathlon approaches its 20th annual running, we pulled out copies of the Enterprise and Lake Placid News issues that followed that inaugural event on Aug. 15, 1999. Here are some things that jumped out ...

Learn a lesson from Japan’s soccer team

Some of the best stories in sports happen off the playing fields and courts. Consider the aftermath of a World Cup soccer match in Russia on July 2. Japan’s team had been leading Belgium, 2-0, during much of the game. Then, in the closing minutes, Belgium came back to win, 3-2. It was a ...

The paper reflects the community

As the community newspaper, our role is to report the facts in a transparent and fair way when covering the news. That’s probably what you expect of us, but it’s far from all we do. We also give a voice to the people in our Tri-Lakes community to speak out on issues that concern them. On ...

Celebrating with our arts community

Saranac Lake’s arts revival of the last two decades is real, robust and worth celebrating. And the Enterprise has been a big part of that, reporting on new developments, covering exhibits and plays and concerts with our words and photos, interviewing people making these art forms and ...

Web Poll results, July 9-16

This week’s Web Poll: Whom do you favor to represent New York’s 21st Congressional District? Tedra Cobb (Democrat), Lynn Kahn (Green), Elise Stefanik (Republican), Undecided --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to ...

Deal with the debt

The $21.2 trillion national debt today is worrisome enough. But it is going to get worse, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. You may want to sit down for this: Within 30 years, the national debt will top $100 trillion if nothing changes, the CBO predicts. That would ...

In good hands

Every Wednesday morning on North Country Public Radio, news host Martha Foley talks with Enterprise Managing Editor Peter Crowley about what’s going on in the Tri-Lakes area. This week, the chosen topic was a recent string of summer tragedies, but instead of just recounting what had happened, ...

Come on down for Woodsmen’s Days

Tupper Lake’s Woodsmen’s Days are this weekend, and if you haven’t been, you really should treat yourself. And if you have, be sure to come on down again. The lumberjack-themed festivities are a wonderfully rich local tradition. The history of this former logging town is revived ...

Good steps to serve congressional voters

The folks at the Post-Star had a couple of good ideas recently about covering the North Country’s congressional race, and we support them. The Glens Falls newspaper has decided that it will no longer publish quotes from campaign staff on behalf of a candidate. Its reporters will continue, ...

Straws aren’t enough

Banning straws to cut down on plastic waste started on Earth Day this year, as a way to help the planet. Now Starbucks and other restaurants are joining in by banning plastic straws. This is small gesture in the face of a huge problem with plastic, and it reflects a lack of effort in wanting ...

Web Poll results, July 2-9

This week’s Web Poll: In your view, has the state Adirondack Park Agency gotten better or worse in its 45-year history? Better, Worse, About the same, Undecided This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Of course Cuomo will fight union ruling

The wisdom of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME will be borne out in just a few short months here in New York state. The decision held that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public-sector unions. Unions had argued that it is unfair not to collect fees ...

Time to face the truth on recycling plastic

The time for Americans to be honest about “recycling” may have arrived. Thank the Chinese for forcing us into a discussion we should have had years ago. Millions of Americans separate materials such as paper and plastic from their garbage, placing the items in recycling bins. Then, ...

Upgrade New York’s animal cruelty laws

Most reasonable people would agree that the abuse of animals is abhorrent behavior that shouldn’t be tolerated in decent society. They have a hard time understanding what possesses someone to hang a dog from a tree or to give animals shelter when they have no means to provide for them. In ...

Actually, resort has the same owners

It looks like we jumped the gun with our editorial Monday, saying the owners of the Lake Flower Resort and Spa project should reveal their names. On the resort’s website, www.saranaclakeresort.com, is a press release dated June 28, four days before our editorial was published and one day ...

Hope guided our nation from the start

Among the grumbling and grievances that led up to the American Revolution, an idea grew that the colonists shouldn’t just demand respect, as British subjects — rather, that they should go it alone as a new nation. It was a radical notion, and yet it spread rapidly. The Brits couldn’t ...