Seven’s company


Two things I inherited from my mother are my support of charities and my love of animals, but my approach is different from hers. With charities, I pretty much give only to local organizations. If you don’t know why, just look up what percent of contributions to national charities ...

Books in every category, along with CDs, DVDs and puzzles, will be sold at the 29th annual Winter Book Sale on Feb. 8-10.
(Photo provided — Pat Wiley)

Winter Carnival Book Sale Feb. 8 to 10


The 29th annual Winter Book Sale will take place Thursday, Feb. 8, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Warm up between Winter Carnival events and browse through ...

Waiting to hear about fiscal responsibility


There were some interesting ideas in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address last Wednesday. The governor outlined more than a dozen policy initiatives in the address — and a lot of those initiatives come with price tags. A new airport in the Hudson Valley will cost $34 million. ...

No matter how bad Trump is, people want him

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Spoiled brats are a disgrace and should be ashamed of themselves. President Trump is evil — so what? He’s a racist — big deal. He colluded with Russia and lies continually — peshah! He’s insane and mentally unstable — too bad. President Trump sexually assaulted ...

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Life at Baker’s: From Saranac to the Marquesas and beyond


Being letters written by Mrs. Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson, the mother of Robert Louis Stevenson, during 1887-88, to her sister, Jane Whyte Balfour, with a short introduction by George W. Balfour, M.D., L.L.D., F.R.S.E., also Physician in Ordinary to the King for Scotland. To RLS he was, ...

The book we got, not the one we needed


America desperately wanted this book. America desperately needed it, too. That’s why “Fire and Fury,” by journalist Michael Wolff, which purported to be a fly-on-the-wall, inside view of life in the Trump White House, shot to number 1 on Amazon.com last week after Donald Trump’s ...

Tahawus rail line is not just private property

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Thank you for your Jan. 8 editorial calling on Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC to be a better neighbor to North Creek and Newcomb. Like the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, we are troubled by the company’s decision to turn the railroad between those two communities into a tank car ...

First Night thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The First Night Saranac Lake board would like to thank all the volunteers and venues that helped us create a successful New Year’s Eve event. Of course we couldn’t do it without the help of the village employees, police and fire department who weathered the cold to keep us ...

Josie’s Cabin at Mount Van Hoevenberg’s Cross-Country Ski Center hosts an interactive natural history series on select Saturdays.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Warming up with Adirondack History Lectures


Being active and outside in winter is just one opportunity to get the full Adirondack encounter. With visiting family and friends, we like to have options that can please a wide range of abilities while still being able to be tourists in our own town. Learning about local history doesn’t ...

Warm up with soup


Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re chilled to the bone, there’s nothing like a bowl of hot soup. The thermometer shows negative digits. Winds howl and blow. Soup simmers on the stove, filling the house with comforting scents. It creates steam, adding humidity and warmth to dry ...

Community Christmas Dinner thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Adirondack Community Church, the Christmas Dinner Committee and volunteers would like to thank Dave Nicola of Mr. Mike’s Pizza Restaurant for once again hosting the Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. Each year, members of the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake ...

Yes, share services, but state must own up


In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address last week, one thing he banged the drum about was reducing New York’s high local property taxes. That’s good. Local governments must continue to do more, he said, so he wants to extend his County-wide Shared Services Initiative. Last ...


Book details love story between American journalist and Russian skater


“Maia — A Cold War Novel,” by Richard Manichello --- Richard Manichello’s consistently entertaining “Maia” is a bit like a seven-part Netflix series. “Maia” is a Cold War thriller; a new take on the star-crossed lovers’ story; a story of redemption; a coming of age story ...

Dent’s departure makes Allentown vulnerable to Democrats


WASHINGTON — It is almost a law of our political physics: Those who choose to leave Congress thereby demonstrate qualities that make one wish they would linger here longer. After seven terms in the House of Representatives, which followed eight years in Pennsylvania’s House of ...


Web Poll results, Jan. 1-8


This week’s Web Poll: How do you compare this winter with past ones you’ve experienced? --- It’s the worst, It’s worse than most, It’s pretty typical, It’s better than most, It’s the best,Undecided --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions ...

The Trumpist gets trumped


Steve Bannon just got Jeff Flaked. The former Trump strategist who has been on a chest-thumping tour vowing to defeat any Republican officeholder insufficiently loyal to Donald Trump got savagely attacked by the president for his insufficient loyalty. Nothing with Trump is final. ...

A prophet who deserves a little honor


Anyone who cannot resist the temptation to offer public predictions about public events invites and can expect public ridicule. Even pre-eminent 20th-century American columnist and public intellectual Walter Lippmann, who was courted by presidents and prime ministers, is regularly ...

Tanker cars are lined up on Iowa Pacific’s train tracks in October in the Adirondack town of Minerva.
(Photo provided — Brendan Wiltse)

What can the state really do about eyesore train cars?


We have been somewhat surprised by the angry reaction to Iowa Pacific Holdings storing train cars on a private railroad track in the Adirondack town of Minerva. “It’s just repugnant to the concept of the Adirondack Park that you would use it for a storage lot,” New York Gov. Andrew ...

Drowsy driving dangerous to all drivers


Drowsy driving is a serious issue that affects all drivers, but unfortunately doesn’t get the same attention as driving while impaired or distracted driving. It is estimated that over 6,000 fatal crashes per year are due to drowsy driving. Stony Brook University, New York, has launched a new ...


Officer Garwood dies at age 31, October 1937


My friend for many years was Saranac Lake Police Officer Donn Garwood and I never knew that his father had served with the local police department. Donn and his wife Lorraine (Waterson) Garwood and children were our neighbors on Petrova Avenue. Donn had a particular method of twirling his ...