Opinion

APA extends deadline for energy policy comments

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear neighbors: Recently the Adirondack Park Agency released its “Policy on Renewable Energy Production and Energy Supply Guidance” document (https://apa.ny.gov/_assets/Agency%207%20Energy%20Policy%20-%2010-29-18.pdf), which signals a move toward embracing large wind ...

The perfect holiday gift

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list is reusable shopping bags. The Enterprise recently printed Rosalie Fontana’s informative commentary on the enormous problem that plastic disposal presents to our world — namely, that the plastic we discard is ...

Come on down to local holiday events

Editorials

Boost your spirits today and in the days to come by turning out for local Christmas events. Tonight’s the night for Santa’s Lighted Fire Truck Parade in Saranac Lake. Fire trucks from various departments around the region are expected to take part. The parade starts at 6 p.m. on upper ...

Reporting on coroners was shoddy

Columns

It was disheartening to read the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s article about the concerns of Essex County Coroner Frank Whitelaw for many reasons, the primary one being the paper’s choice to publish without doing the due diligence of contacting the other coroners before publishing a story ...

Community needs to help our youth

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We as a community have been blessed to receive $10 million for our community. Some of that money should go toward our children, the future of Saranac Lake. I am very concerned about the children in our community. We as a community need to focus more energy and commitment ...

Heavy breathing at the Good Earth

Columns

One summer about 20 years ago there appeared in town a fully-restored 1965 Ford Mustang. It was a real beaut. The chrome was flawless, as was the paint job. Plus you could tell the engine was in perfect tune by its low-throated growl as it cruised the streets. And on the trunk in ...

Poop Posse presents to board Monday

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Want to be part of solution in getting the dog waste off Saranac Lake streets and yards?! You are invited to attend the village board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 to participate in a discussion about finding ways to clean up the village using many residents, ...

Thanks for helping people in need in Lake Placid

Letters to the editor

o the editor: The Ecumenical Charity Program thanks all those who helped with their contributions to the Thanksgiving baskets. The following businesses were extremely generous: Price Chopper, Hannaford, Tucker Farms, Strack’s garage, Subway. Their contributions aided the receiving of 300 ...

Carnival Court pie sale thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On Nov. 21, the Winter Carnival Court held its annual Thanksgiving pie sale. Profits from this sale are used to purchase the outfits and other necessities for the court. We are pleased to report that this year’s pie sale was a resounding success, raising over $1,500! We ...

Thanks for helping VFW

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3357 would like to thank all those who supported our recent annual turkey raffle. The winners are as follows: Janet Lyon, Scott Woodruff, Amy Tuthill, Jennifer Burgess and Tony Godin. We would also like to thank Hannaford ...

Bush’s Clean Air Act is a brilliant legacy

Editorials

George H.W. Bush never visited the Adirondacks as president, as far as we know, but perhaps no other president had as much of a positive impact on the Adirondack Park, from the White House. Theodore Roosevelt comes to mind, of course. As New York’s governor, he helped shape the park in its ...

False economy

Columns

The stock market is not the economy, though they are related. So while the market is going through a period of volatility and correction, the economy remains fairly sound, as evidenced by the near-ideal 4 percent unemployment rate. However, the economy is not a level playing field and never ...

Paul’s Picks revisited

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Cuomo, Hochul, Gillibrand and Little won because they are popular, if prickly in Andrew’s case, incumbents. Letitia James won because she is well-known as the New York City public advocate. Lindy Ellis won because she ran a flawless campaign. Stephanie Miner lost because ...

Fontainbleau I.

Columns

For young spirits in revolt against the status quo, who also understood that art, music, and literature were the only worthwhile pursuit for people who knew anything at all, Paris, and France as a whole, was the place to be for a trio like Will Low, Bob Stevenson, and Bob’s cousin, Robert ...

It’s cookie time

Columns

December is cookie time! Cookies are integral to holiday parties. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah Kwanzaa, cookies are part of the festivities. No one knows how or why cookies became associated with Christmas festivities. But by the year 1500, most European homes baked large ...

Essex County must fix coroner problem

Editorials

Some decisions should be easy. The Essex County Board of Supervisors has one of those, regarding some coroners who refuse to do the job they are paid for, and which voters elected them to do. But taking advantage of the taxpayers is the smallest consequence of their laziness; they also ...

Cautionary lessons to shop locally

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I appreciate your recent reminders about purchasing locally, directed toward the residents of the Tri Lakes communities and I have a sad tale to tell. Some years ago ago, the owner of a large Hallmark store wrote an article on the Opinion page titled, “A cautionary ...

Make houseplants part of your home’s winter decor

Columns

In winter, when we spend most of our time indoors, houseplants can add beauty, color, warmth, and contrast to living spaces. Several scientific studies indicate that they improve indoor air quality, too. Successful houseplant horticulture doesn't have to be difficult. You need to start ...

Thank you to local farms and Cloudsplitter Foundation

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On behalf of the students and families of Northern Lights School, we would like to thank Cloudplitter Foundation, Harmony Hills Farm and North Country Creamery for providing nourishing, local food for our children. Northern Lights School was the recipient of a grant from ...

Web Poll results, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Do you send cards and/or or other greetings to friends and family this time of year? No ¯ Cards only; Cards with photos; Newsletter, too; I do it electronically; Undecided if I will --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions ...