Opinion

U.S. action in Syria shouldn’t lead to war

Editorials

Pictures and video footage of the aftermath of another chemical weapons attack blamed on Syrian dictator Bashar Assad are hard to take. No one likes to see innocent little children suffering. Some U.S. response to the atrocity, in which about 40 people died, is necessary. Most nations have ...

Damn! What a column!

Columns

I have always been fascinated by words, in any form: puns, anagrams, palindromes, rhymes, rhythms and especially word origins. The only word activity I don’t like is crossword puzzles, since they’re either too easy or too hard, and each is as frustrating as the other. Lots of people are ...

Library has a new website

Columns

Have you seen? Saranac Lake Free Library’s new website was launched at www.slfl.org. We have attempted to make the site user-friendly. It has many tools for library patrons, such as access to the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System catalog, online renewal, interlibrary loan requests and ...

Resist shooting paranoia

Columns

The story from reporter Michael Goot now up on our website about South Glens Falls school officials who want guards stationed in the school on Election Day exhibits the futility of using armed officers to protect people from disturbed shooters. Simply, we have too many people gathering in ...

Facebook clearly won’t fix itself

Columns

Mark Zuckerberg in 2006: “We really messed this one up. ... We did a bad job of explaining what the new features were and an even worse job of giving you control of them.” Zuckerberg in 2010: “Sometimes we move too fast. ... We will add privacy controls that are much simpler to ...

We’re excited to see your vacation photos

Editorials

All the school spring breaks are over, and we’re sure those of you who went away took some great photos of your travels. We hope those pictures included one of you with your copy of the Enterprise. The Enterprise Vacation Photo Contest has been an annual Tri-Lakes tradition since the early ...

Spring fever at Asgaard Farm

Columns

Springtime rituals are different for everyone. For us, the maple sap is finally starting to flow. We spend out time outside searching for any tree buds or new wildlife sounds. I usually reach a point where I’m even willing to shovel our backyard just so the snow has a chance to thaw before ...

Great opportunity for student leaders

Columns

A letter to Lake Placid area high school student leaders: Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change not only yourself but the world? April 30 is the deadline for local high school student leaders to apply to attend a free weekend leadership development retreat at St. ...

Mushrooms: More than pizza

Columns

What grows in dark, damp caves, has no leaves, roots, flowers or seeds, and is in season all year long? Mushrooms. Although considered a vegetable by most, mushrooms are actually fungi. More than 3,000 varieties can be found growing wild throughout the world. Of these, morels — which ...

Robert Louis Stevenson on his career

Columns

George Iles was a Canadian journalist living in Montreal when he received a letter from Robert Louis Stevenson, a resident of Saranac Lake for the time being. It was in the autumn of 1887. Iles had been invited by the famous author to travel south, then west, up into the mountains, to visit him ...

People have a right to ride a train in corridor

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To the people in the state of New York: I am a train advocate. I disagree with the Adirondack Park Agency addition of a rail trail to the travel cooridor definition and replacing the tracks with a trail I cannot use. My rights are: That I have the right to use the ...

Glad to see forum on a Saranac Lake YMCA

Editorials

For several years we’ve heard people in Saranac Lake excitedly talk about the idea of bringing a YMCA here. We, too, thought it sounded like a good fit at first glance. Now we’re happy to report that the process is underway. The village, the school district, North Country Community College ...

‘Thank you for your service’

Columns

“Thank You for Your Service” is the title of a recently released movie chronicling the lives of young American soldiers returning home from the battlefields of Iraq, only to find that they are unable to escape from those traumatic experiences. While it is fitting to thank any veteran for ...

Hockey tragedy strikes home

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On a cold April Friday, in Saskatchewan, a busload of young hockey players and their coach were killed. A great tragedy. Young lives cut short. The waves will ripple through the hockey world for years to come. It will particularly resonate in the Tri-Lakes. How many parents ...

Tedra Cobb for the North Country

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I enthusiastically endorse Tedra Cobb for Congress. Here’s why: Tedra has worked and brought her family up in the North Country, so she understands our challenges, our needs and our communities. She has twice been elected to public office, showing that she knows how to work ...

Web Poll results, April 2-9

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Did you leave home for spring break?Yes, no, undecided --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Lewis County ATV system facing muddy trail

Columns

A report in Friday’s Times on problems with last year’s SNIRT Run has lifted the veil on an event that has grown, over time, to a size that local officials have very little ability to keep under control. The SNIRT Run opens Lewis County’s all-terrain-vehicle trail system to a full ...

Enterprise misrepresented unions

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The April 6 editorial, “Union political fees hang in the balance” misrepresents key facts about unions and the dues our members pay. Strong unions are critical to building economically vibrant communities. The goal of the special interests funding the Janus case is to ...

Virtually clear skies — anytime!

Columns

Unlike the scholarly and scientific articles that normally appear in this space, my occasional contributions will focus more on the novice astronomer like myself. As a member of the Adirondack Public Observatory, I often assist with stargazing events. I will try to address some of the common ...