Editorials

As state grants go, this one is solid

It’s generally appropriate for our common purse of tax money to pay for things that benefit the public, especially in cases where the private market economy will not easily and reliably provide such things. That often comes in the form of publicly owned assets such as roads, water-sewer ...

Web Poll results, July 30 to Aug. 6

This week’s Web Poll: What do you think about the spread of Airbnb rentals in the Adirondacks? It’s great, It’s OK, but it needs to be reined in, t does more harm than good, Undecided This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have ...

Open FOIL NY will speed up transparency

New York state is creating a new website to make it easier for the public to get to state records. Open FOIL NY is a centralized online location to file Freedom of Information Law requests with 59 New York state agencies and public authorities by giving the public a uniform method to submit ...

School buses need speed cameras statewide

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Assembly leadership have spent the past week making political hay over the expiration of a law allowing speed cameras to be mounted on school buses in New York City. The governor spent roughly two weeks trying to cajole the state Senate into returning for a ...

Help protect our local firefighters

Modern building materials are great — until they burn. Then, the clouds of smoke are especially toxic to firefighters trying to save or at least contain damage to the property. A study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, completed in 2016 and covering from 1950 to ...

Credits roll for Reg

We sure will miss seeing Reg Clark taking tickets at the Palace Theater in Lake Placid, wearing his customary suit and smile. This friendly local undertaker, who worked at this classic movie house as a teenager in the 1940s and bought it in 1961, died Monday evening at home, three days after ...

Search-and-rescue work is appreciated

On July 14 we thanked our local emergency medical services, who are great about rushing people to the hospital and treating them en route. But when someone needs help deep in the woods, no ambulance can get to them. Therefore we thank forest rangers, dispatchers, environmental conservation ...

Web Poll results, July 23-30

This week’s Web Poll: Do you shop for used items, and if so, what’s your preferred method? I only buy new items, Yard-garage sales, Stores (thrift shops, e.g.), Classified ads, Facebook selling sites, Other websites, Undecided --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent ...

Forum or festival, it’s good film fun

The Lake Placid Film Forum has kept up a good level of quality in recent years, with a variety of good, interesting, thought-provoking movies. Moving the festival from June to October, starting this year, makes sense to us. When the weather is nice and warm, it’s a hard sell to have people ...

College, community are poised to improve

One thing North Country Community College President Steve Tyrell said Wednesday seemed to us like a particularly good point. In an interview following his announcement that he’ll step down in June 2019, he talked about the conflicts he’s faced this way: “The best thing that’s ...

We know what milk is

Surely the Food and Drug Administration has something better to do than launch a crackdown on producers of soy, almond and similar beverages labeled as “milk.” Apparently not. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is telling reporters that his agency may begin enforcing a federal regulation ...

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 ...