Opinion

Travel ban to keep terrorists out?

Guest Commentary

Last month, the Trump administration issued a ban on visitors from several countries. The ban was controversial and ran into judicial resistance. It is being redrafted and is expected to be reissued shortly. According to the headlines on Huffington Post: “Miller admits: New Ban Will Be ...

Congrats for paper’s work toward civility

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Just wanted to write before the good intention gets lots in the endless bustle at our house to tell you how much I enjoyed the editorial in today’s (Feb. 24) Enterprise. At a time when rancor seems to hang heavy in the air, your plea for civility and respect among those of ...

Ticket for dog excrement on River Walk

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We are writing about the appalling amount of dog excrement on the River Walk in Saranac Lake. It is particularly egregious now as the winter snow is melting, revealing a season’s worth of irresponsibility on the part of dog owners. But it’s a year-round problem and should ...

Thank you for an amazing snowshoe weekend

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As we wade through mountains of laundry generated by a full house of motel guests here for the snowshoe competition, we would like to express our gratitude to all the amazing folks who pulled this event together. Thank you to Mayor Rabideau and Trustee Shapiro, who had the ...

Avoiding town hall forums hurts Stefanik

Editorials

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik shouldn’t refuse requests to hold town hall forums in the northern New York congressional district she represents. By not showing up at a forum Wednesday in Glens Falls — organized by political critics, drawing about 300 people — she made it look like she’s ...

Test your vehicle and traffic law IQ (answers)

Columns

Last week’s article presented 20 questions on vehicle and traffic law and traffic control devices. Hopefully you took the test and kept your answers. In this article, the questions are repeated along with the answers and the authority for the answers. See how well you did. True or ...

Trump has a grating style but significant substance

Columns

Substance and style — it’s easy to get them confused or mistake one for the other. And they’re never entirely unconnected, though exactly how much so is a matter of debate. That’s especially true when it comes to evaluating Donald Trump’s performance — a word particularly ...

Awesome effort to save showshoe races

Editorials

We were bursting with pride Friday to see so many people in the Saranac Lake community — with major help from Lake Placid — work their tails off to save the World Snowshoe Championships. They needed saving, and it looks like the local effort has achieved that incredible feat. The ...

APA retreat causes concern

Columns

Picture two sets of opposing cheerleaders, one representing the Adirondack Park Agency and vocalizing as follows: “Two, four, six, eight, we don’t want to regulate!” The other cheerleaders, who represent environmental interests, respond in kind: “Eight, six, four, two, that’s what ...

Touring historic Santanoni as winter lulls

Columns

NEWCOMB — After two straight days of sunshine and above-freezing temperatures, my friend and I decided we better get out skiing again before the snow is completely gone. So on Monday, we drove down to Newcomb and donned our cross-country skis for the 10-mile round-trip out to the ...

More rocky hockey at Rockefeller Center, Part 2

Columns

It is a pain when writing a two- or three-part series because one has to recap the first parts, under a strict journalism rule, assuming that there will be new readers of the second part. So last week we wrote about our Pee Wee hockey teams playing at Rockefeller Center in January 1968 ...

Opinion Page dialogue builds understanding and trust

Editorials

Last Friday, we printed a letter to the editor from Joe Spadaro of Saranac Lake, who said too much of the Enterprise’s content was negative toward President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. On Tuesday, we printed a letter from John Fik of Vermontville, agreeing with Mr. Spadaro. We ...

A proposal for Lake Placid parking

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Re: Lake Placid Main Street Parking It’s great to hear that the village of Lake Placid is considering the parking issue on/around Main Street. However, to build a garage on the existing municipal lot and the adjacent lot, would it really add significant amount of spaces, ...

Stefanik’s health bills fall short

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Re: Joe LoTemplio’s recent article on the Affordable Care Act Mr. LoTemplio’s recent article regarding some bills that Congresswoman Stefanik is “co-sponsoring” is basically just repeating information her office has put out. The bills might be looked at as attempting ...

A better choice

Editorials

Army Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster, named by President Donald Trump to be his new national security adviser, has been described as “a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker.” That sounds like what the nation needs. Furthermore, our area’s former ...

Casey McHugh pond hockey thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournament competitors and helpers: Thank you so much for the time and effort that you put in to make this year’s tournament such a success! The tourney raised over $1,000 in Casey’s memory, to be given to a Saranac Lake High School senior. ...

What happened to conservative optimism?

Columns

I had never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos until recently, perhaps because I don’t visit some of the websites where his musings are published. Milo, as he calls himself because of the difficulty some have pronouncing his last name, was disinvited from this week’s Conservative Political ...

What’s happening in Sweden

Columns

As if on cue, riots broke out in a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm as soon as the media mocked President Donald Trump for a vague warning about immigration-related problems in Sweden. At a campaign rally over the weekend, Trump issued forth with a mystifyingly ominous statement. ...

Flynn’s firing hinged on vice president

Editorials

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. President Roosevelt had kept him in ...