Opinion

Support Tedra Cobb

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear fellow North Country residents: I have lived in Canton for the past 19 years and met Tedra Cobb about 15 years ago when our young children attended school and church together. Her intellect, compassion for others, strong work ethic and commitment to make the world a ...

Students, school bus season has begun

Columns

Now that another school year has begun, take a minute to review some of the traffic safety issues associated with schools. First, let’s review school speed zones. Whenever signs indicate a lower school speed zone, the applicable hours are supposed to be posted on the school speed zone signs. ...

Trump dumps the do-nothing Congress

Columns

Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer, not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, “At least he gets things done!” And it was exasperation with a dithering GOP Congress, which had failed to enact his or its own agenda, that caused Trump ...

A new day of infamy

Editorials

(Editor’s note: This editorial was originally published in the Enterprise on Sept. 11, 2001. Then-Features Editor Bruce Young wrote it on deadline that morning, with input from other staff members, as news of the attacks unfolded and as other staff members scrambled to get it into the paper. ...

Will Congress be stirred from its slumber?

Columns

“Congress has been dropping in relative power along a descending curve of 60 years’ duration, with the rate of fall markedly increased since 1933. ... The fall of the American Congress seems to be correlated with a more general historical transformation toward political and ...

Doubling down on casinos may not have been smartest bet

Editorials

A few years ago, New York took a gamble on casinos to provide an economic boost. In 2013, state voters approved a constitutional ballot referendum that allowed the state legislature to authorize as many as seven new casinos in the state. The proposition was couched as an economic development ...

The Ladies’ Auxiliary Board of the Saranac Lake Free Library is seen at a reception. This photograph was first published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on July 10, 1910.
(Photograph #85.15K, courtesy of the Adirondack Collection, SLFL)

Library celebrates 110 years

Columns

Happy 110th birthday, Saranac Lake Free Library! While the library’s charter was granted in 1907, there were fledgling libraries that preceded the library on Main Street. A glance backward shows growth in both the physical library and the collection which has expanded from 400 books to a ...

Thank you from Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), I’d like to express our gratitude for the local residents and businesses that supported the inaugural Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival over Labor Day weekend. We had an incredible event with over 150 registered participants ...

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Paul Smith’s College — going forward

Columns

After the background laid out in last week’s column about Paul Smith’s College, I mentioned the message by President Cathy S. Dove published in the school’s magazine. So with Ms. Dove’s permission, here are excerpts from that message, picking up after her opening paragraphs about the ...

Turn off the TV, Mr. President

Columns

Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to have been baited into undermining his own negotiating position by negative TV coverage. Less than 12 hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions explained that the administration is ending DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

Can Trump and Democrats make a deal on immigration?

Columns

Can President Donald Trump and the Republican-majority Congress make a deal? That’s a question raised by the announcement that the Trump administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in six months. DACA, put in place by the Obama administration, provided ...

Buzz about maybe merging small schools

Editorials

Quite a few readers have thanked us, in person and online, for writing a pair of editorials calling attention to the inefficiency of small school districts within a few miles of each other, especially in the only two counties completely within the Adirondack Park: Essex and ...

The women are running

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Last month, the Harrietstown Democratic caucus nominated two women to run for the town board. If elected, the board would have a female majority. The Franklin County legislature has two women, including its chair. Northeastern New York recently had two women in the state ...

High Peaks Hospice volunteers Frank Turner and Sally Spadaro take pledges on Radio Day, hospice’s annual fundraiser, on June 6 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
(Photo provided — Susan Rdzanek)

Almost there

Letters to the editor

To the editor: What an incredible community we have! High Peaks Hospice’s devoted advocates have contributed $27,000 through our Radio Day fundraiser in support of the compassionate end-of-life care provided by our team of doctors, nurses, social workers and counselors. Thank you! ...

Pups, pain and pills

Columns

If I had to give last week a label, it’d be Medical Mishegas Week. It started simply enough. I noticed one of my dogs had a thickening on her tail, under the fur. That was OK, till she started licking it and then broke the skin, making me take her to the vet. What was it? ...

Another Fun Run summer is in the books

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As the summer of 2017 comes to an end, so does the Thursday Night Fun Run series. In my fifth year of organizing this FREE, family-friendly event, I’ve found just as much support, enthusiasm and energy as in my first. Our year began with a small but hardy crew braving ...

NYSEF Summer Benefit thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’d like to thank the New York Ski Educational Foundation staff and volunteers for organizing one of the best summer events in Lake Placid. The 2017 NYSEF Summer Benefit, held at Heaven Hill Farms on Saturday, Aug. 26, was a blast! The food was great! The setting was ...

Fill kettles Friday to help storm victims

Editorials

Weather events have devastated our nation once again with Hurricane Harvey in Texas and now Hurricane Irma heading toward Florida. Our small communities are powerful when it comes to helping those in need, and we have a unique opportunity to help by donating to the Salvation Army Friday in ...

Harvest Frittata
(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Celebrate our Adirondack harvest season

Columns

Labor Day is past. School has begun. Leaves are starting to turn. Apples are dropping from trees. We had our first frost the first day of September. If you have a garden, hopefully you covered your basil, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and zucchini. This is the time of year that farmers' ...