Opinion

We need Elise to stick around

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In all my years involved in community politics and as a member and representative of the corrections officers union at Clinton Correctional, I have had the chance to meet and work with a lot of politicians. Some manage to stick around; most just come and go. Many do barely ...

Hey Tedra, talk to all of us — not your base

Letters to the editor

To the editor: It looks like Tedra Cobb wants to attack Elise Stefanik for hosting THREE televised debates, across the entire district. She wants to go on the record and see if Tedra can do the same. But I think Cobb is scared ... scared that her radical proposals and record of tax hikes and ...

From New York Newspapers

Columns

The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh on Tobacco 21 Sept. 12 Bravo to the Essex County Board of Supervisors for upping the age to buy tobacco products to 21. As of Jan. 1, 2019 — after an educational effort that will include informational meetings and signs and informational packets ...

Mountains & Valleys

Editorials

MOUNTAIN — to local music festivals. The 10th annual Hobofest — the last under that name and leadership — was perhaps the best one yet, with a lineup full of favorites from past years. It’s hard to predict which events are going to really make it, and this Saranac Lake music festival ...

The Chamber of Commerce, 1976-77

Columns

Enterprise Publisher Cathy Moore has given me a picture of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber Board of Directors from the Enterprise of Nov. 5, 1976. Then in my messy files I found a folder of Chamber activities I had kept from those same years when I served on the Chamber Board. It is ...

Tedra Cobb for the North Country

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I write again in support of Tedra Cobb for Congress. She is a mom who has worked hard for her family here in the North Country. She gets it. She listens. She volunteers and helps, like all of us do for our communities. She has a North Country track record of caring about ...

Trump leans on shaky numbers to shape reality

Columns

WASHINGTON — The number of illegal voters. Crowd size. The GDP. President Donald Trump loves to cite stats and numbers to bolster his political standing. He just doesn’t seem to care much about whether they’re true. More than any other president in recent memory, Trump openly ...

Glad Pruitt quit EPA

Editorials

Government officials often are not the most popular people. Whether because federal agencies do things that can cost people their jobs or due to general dislike based on ideology, some have good reason to worry about their safety. Apparently, former Environmental Protection Agency head Scott ...

All or nothing

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Waiting for the rail trail is not easy. Here in Beaver River we have been publicly trying for the trail for years (11-plus), joining Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates over six years ago and still waiting as business suffers. The railroad’s big push to get to Big Moose ...

Puttin’ on the dog

Columns

My dog Lulu and I were in Riverside Park, waiting for our photo op. Actually, it wasn’t our photo op — it was Lulu’s. Photo op for what, you ask? Dogs of the Blue Line calendar? NPR’s Canine du Jour? The cover of the Weekender? It was none of those things; in fact, it was better ...

Meet the fish

Columns

Book Donations The SLFL has made some adjustments regarding donations for our Winter Carnival BookSale. We will begin accepting donations on Monday, Oct. 1, during regular library hours. Donations left outside the building will be discarded. We will accept only items in good condition: ...

Thank you for helping find Mulligan

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Our 5-year-old black Labrador, Mulligan, experienced an episode of seizures and a loss of his normal behavior. He took off from our home and was missing for 89 hours. This morning we received a phone call from a telephone number from the Netherlands. Not in a million years ...

A Hobofest thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The 10th annual Hobofest was a rousing success thanks to the efforts and contributions of our community of sponsors, advertisers and volunteers. Today we celebrate our humble grassroots beginnings at the historic Union Depot, anchored by the 7444 Gallery and a partnership with ...

Glad to see Enterprise focus on flowers

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Kudos for your recent front-page article on flower power in Saranac Lake. This type of article is a welcome reminder of why I subscribe to Adirondack Daily Enterprise and why I live in Saranac Lake. Your article has deepened my appreciation for these stunning “earth ...

National Novel Writing Month is coming

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To the editor: Have you ever thought about writing a novel? How about writing a complete novel in one month? Sounds impossible, right? Well, not only is it possible, but a lot of people around the world do it every November via National Novel Writing Month. It’s a nonprofit ...

Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m writing in support of Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. I first met Lindy several years ago and have interacted with her on various occasions. She has impressive skills in dealing with issues in a clear, logical fashion, working with others, encouraging a ...

Official communication isn’t ‘on background’

Editorials

We don’t normally use editorials to complain about the obstacles to getting news from government agencies. We work with the people we’re referred to, or work around them if necessary. If we have a problem, we tell them. If that doesn’t work, we go higher up the chain of command. We want ...

An unnecessary road closure during Ironman

Letters to the editor

To the editor: After 20 years of Ironman and now two years of the half-Ironman, you would think the road closure issues would be worked out and a smooth, efficient operation. And it may be but for one glaring flaw in the system: Old Military Road at the intersection of Route 86. For some ...

The Stevenson Cottage — good times

Columns

Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau died in Saranac Lake on Nov. 15, 1915, two weeks after the unveiling of the Stevenson Memorial plaque at Baker’s. “I am glad to have seen it done,” said the fading physician from his sickroom, according to Stephen Chalmers. Had Trudeau hung on a ...