Opinion

Come to the Fair

Columns

Books, books and more books — hardcover, paperback, fiction and nonfiction — will all be for sale at Saranac Lake Free Library’s 2019 “Come to the Fair.” There will also be gently used puzzles and games, DVDs, audio books on CD and music CDs. Baked goods will be for sale the ...

Playtime over for Democrats’ radicals

Columns

It was certainly no slip of the tongue when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cut a small group of her party’s radicals to size. “All these people have the public whatever and their Twitter world,” she told The New York Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and ...

Come to Woodsmen’s

Columns

Climbing a pole covered in grease may not sound like your idea of a good time, but this weekend’s Woodsmen’s Days proves that when it comes to competitions, the messier, the muddier, the better. The weekend-long event celebrates Tupper Lake's long history of logging and timber ...

Join the Surge Booster Club

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Saranac Lake Surge is here to stay. Fan and community support were fantastic. Also, a special thanks to Mayor Clyde Rabideau for his help in getting them here. Saranac Lake now has a pro sports team. Myself and Scott van Laer are leading the Booster Club. We are looking ...

RLS in California — Monterey

Columns

“On the 30th of August (1879) Stevenson reached San Francisco, but so much had the long journey shaken him that he looked like a man at death’s door ... To recover from the effects of his hardships he forthwith went another hundred and thirty miles to the south, and camped out by himself ...

Psychology and education

Columns

Who is in a better position to understand the problems of education than a competent psychiatrist whose interest in psychoanalysis focuses on mental activity, both its physical and psychological dimensions, who has dealt with the results of education on a very personal basis with troubled ...

Saranac Lake 6er message painted on street

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Saranac Lake 6er challenge has become an important recreational opportunity for Saranac Lake since its inception in 2013. The challenge has been taken on by hikers young and old from near and far, with added incentives to hike for a Winter 6er, an Ultra 6er or a Winter ...

Mike Egan, et al

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Lawyer Jim LaPan told a story about ex-boxer Mike Egan, who ran a livery stable where the Waterhole bar is now. One day a guy brought back a horse worse for wear, and Egan was arrested for assault. On cross-examination at trial, Egan was asked if he hit the man. Mike answered ...

Trump leading U.S. to war with Iran

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Wake up, America! Well, America, are you getting the message yet? Can’t you see what your so called president is doing yet? He is starting another war that might begin soon! Iran is warning us for the next 60 days; then they will or might bomb us. Is this what you ...

Plattsburgh $1 movie and Tykes Tuesdays

Columns

How about some popcorn with the $1 movie? Once again, the Regal Champlain Cinema in Plattsburgh is hosting its Summer Movie Express Festival and yes, it is only a buck. I understand that we could probably see all these showings at our house, sitting in the front of the television. I love ...

Got scapes? Make pesto!

Columns

Have you seen those long, curly, emerald green stalks with tightly closed buds at the Farmers' Market? These are garlic scapes – and they’re delicious, tender and crunchy. They’re finest when only a few weeks old, and have just begun to curl and form buds. They should be about 12 – 18 ...

‘Overdose’ is a recognizable thriller

Columns

It’s a daunting task to weave reality into fiction, but in Dr. Rada Jones’ debut thriller, “Overdose,” the author does just that. She sets the scene for her protagonist, Dr. Emma Steele, in a location that sounds awfully familiar: a rural lakeside town with an emergency department ...

Enact a permit system in High Peaks

Columns

Ms. Elizabeth Izzo reported on DEC (state Department of Environmental Conservation)-Essex County discussions (July 3) about Route 73 parking restrictions, hiker shuttles, hiker education, new trailheads and possible hiking fees in the High Peaks Wilderness. Some of these steps are good but ...

Thanks for bringing baseball back

Columns

We were excited to see a great big crowd of more then 300 people at the Saranac Lake Surge’s first home game on the Fourth of July. It’s wonderful to have so many people proud of our new pro baseball team. And even though the team lost that home opener, they swept the rest of this home ...

History behind the boat launch site bathrooms

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I had to chuckle to myself when I saw the Wednesday, June 26 online edition of the Enterprise. There was none other than our mayor, Clyde Rabideau, and Lindy Ellis and her husband Rich Shapiro, who also happens to be a village trustee, announcing the new River Street boat ...

Correction on Skate Park story

Letters to the editor

To the editor:   The page one story on Monday, July 8 salutes the Skate Board Park on its third anniversary ... a well deserved story.   However, the second paragraph is completely incorrect. It reads: “The SkatePark was proposed 23 years ago when skaters attended government meetings ...

Poll results, July 1-8

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Should New York state charge some kind of fee to Adirondack hikers, like it charges for fishing and hunting licenses? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Political pandering has crested

Columns

A tidal wave of platitudes has washed over the shores of Northern New York, and we’re all knee-deep in empty rhetoric. Momentum for this built in 2017 when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ignored years of scientific research and began denouncing the International Joint Commission for its newest ...

Ruminations (in verse) on rail vs. trail

Letters to the editor

To the editor: - Yes railroads are great, except when they’re not. In the Adirondack forest, the tourist train is fraught. - Remsen to Lake Placid, their 119-mile Cloud Nine, Having failed for years to deliver, they still want all that line. - Claim a zillion miles per ...

Speed limit 85 MPH

Columns

Twenty five years ago the nation’s maximum speed limit was 65 mph. Interestingly, in 1993, a few states, New York included, still had a maximum speed limit of only 55 mph. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, maximum speed limits have been raised in most states, and now the maximum speed ...