Opinion

St. Bernard’s School Golf Tourney thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: St. Bernard’s School would like to thank the sponsors, players and volunteers who help make the annual St. Bernard’s School Golf Tournament a success. Thank you to our generous sponsors. The Best Western and McKenzie’s Grille, thank you for sponsoring a delicious ...

NY’s unfriendliness to business is about more than taxes

Editorials

While there can be debate about how much New York is working to improve its friendliness to business, the fact remains that the state ranks poorly on most rankings of tax and business climates. The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan Washington, D.C., think tank, ranks New York 49th out of 50 ...

More news from the Adirondack Observer

Columns

The tabloid newspaper that I lifted the stories from last week has a dateline of June 11, 1948, nearly 80 years ago, eh, I mean nearly 70 years ago — hey, easy now; I just read a scientific study claiming that four people out of three can’t do math. Big sports section The Adirondacks ...

‘Our Wonderful Universe’ and more at the library

Columns

There’s something wonderful happening in the Cantwell Room of Saranac Lake’s library over several Tuesday nights (at 7 p.m.). It’s the continuing series, the Enlightenment Lectures, sponsored by Joe Dockery of Dockery Chiropractic. Joe is a curious guy who loves to learn and is known for ...

Judge is right to preserve railroad

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Thank you to the Honorable Judge Robert Main Jr. for ruling against the state by saying the 34 miles of railroad track must stay. Judge Main’s decision in favor of existing track is wise and insightful. Maybe David can slay the giant yet! I know that many, if not most, rail ...

Trump is bad for your health

Letters to the editor

To the editor: What a problem. Tell me, people, do you agree with two questions I’m going to ask? 1. Are you going to agree to losing your health insurance that will take away a lot of help for you and raise your health insurance rates? 2. And the other is how do you feel about ...

Who delivers to your home every day?

Editorials

As service disappears in the way of the milkman, grocery home deliveries and the family doctor who makes house calls, one thing that still remains is the trusted newspaper carrier. When we have a young person who wants to sign up for a delivery route, we feel it is a good opportunity to show ...

Questioning judge’s rail-trail ruling

Columns

On Sept. 26, Judge Robert G. Main Jr. overruled the entire 2016 unit management plan that would have allowed the construction of a multi-use recreation trail on a 34-mile segment of the Remsen-Lake Placid railroad right of way. In doing so, the judge stopped construction of both the recreation ...

Just say yes to ‘No’

Columns

If you weren’t an arms dealer or a politician (pardon the redundancy), the Cold War was just one long, seemingly endless mess. But being an upbeat lad with a perpetually sunny nature, I try to always see things in a positive light. So you’d expect I’d find something good in the ...

Flyer post change

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In response to my letter to the editor Sept. 23, “Store should post flyer,” I received a very nice phone call from the regional retail manager of Kinney Drugs, Dale Myatt. He was unaware that the manager of the Lake Placid store chose not to display flyers for events and ...

Flag is for unity — stand for it

Columns

On Facebook, I like to post photos of landscapes I fly my drone over, and that’s about it. In fact, I normally disagree with expressing any sort of political sentiments or personal opinion using social media for a medium as a rule of thumb. However, I’ll stray from that today. [Editor’s ...

We deserve better

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of Tedra Cobb as she campaigns to become our representative in the United States House of Representatives for the 21st District of New York. This district has always been my home. I grew up in the countryside part of rural Potsdam and feel ...

A week to thank hospital central service workers

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Central service professionals are being celebrated for their important role and commitment to patient safety during the annual International Central Service Week, Oct. 8 to 14. The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management has served more than ...

Tom Petty was always there for you

Columns

“If you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.” — Penny Lane, “Almost Famous” --- Tom Petty felt like everyone’s buddy. That sounds silly, and it’s not literally true since, of course, many people don’t like his music. But more than any other ...

Chamber is Saranac Lake’s business hub

Editorials

Local businesses teaming up to promote and protect their interests and those of their home community — that’s the definition of a chamber of commerce. They have an important role to play. If they don’t do well, we all suffer. The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has gone through ...

The flag, the national anthem, patriotism and Trump

Columns

Just when you think Donald Trump can’t possibly say or do anything more politically divisive than he’s already said and done — he does. He blasted NFL players who supported former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Slipping into his arrogant, scolding, reality TV ...

Open letter to Stefanik on Las Vegas shooting

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Now is the time for nationwide mourning. Now is the time for Americans to deeply feel the loss of so many to senseless violence. However, now is not the time to let that grief incapacitate, or to carefully avoid conversations on gun regulation by using the grief as a shield. ...

Web Poll results, Sept. 25 to Oct. 2

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Do you agree with a judge’s ruling against a state rails-to-trails plan in the Adirondacks? --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Stop the bugs

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I agree with your editorial regarding the Emerald Ash Borer, when you stated New York state must change its approach. As both the former president and CEO of the Empire State Forest Products Association and a senior Environmental Protection Agency official, I put into public ...