Opinion

New cancer treatment

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I was excited to read Saturday’s article (page A8) in the Adirondack Enterprise on using the body’s own cells to fight cancer. I was wondering if there was an even simpler way? Please note I am not a scientist and have a layperson’s understanding of this subject, but ...

Many reasons to celebrate local schools

Editorials

Families of local students have been attending academic and athletic awards ceremonies, spring concerts, orientations for new schools and all kinds of graduations: pre-K, kindergarten, fifth grade, eighth grade, high school and maybe even more than we know about. Final exams just wrapped ...

Smart choices important for new driver used cars

Columns

Do you have a teenaged student that is about to journey off to college? Are you and he/she contemplating buying a used car for that student? Then check out this article and do your homework before just going out and buying something that is affordable. The April 12 issue of Status Report ...

Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon

Columns

In just 13 days in October 1973, Washington endured a series of seismic political shocks. On Oct. 10, Vice President Spiro Agnew — having pleaded guilty in a federal courthouse in Baltimore to failure to pay taxes on thousands of dollars in bribes he, as both Maryland governor and VP, had ...

He’s a Republican now

Columns

Donald Trump, the erstwhile Democrat, independent and member of the Reform Party, finally has a fixed partisan identity. The president may be besieged, unpopular and prone to lashing out self-destructively, but all of this cements his bond to his party rather than erodes it. Commentators ...

We’re all playing the same game here

Editorials

Baseball is something many congressmen have been able to agree upon for more than 100 years. The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity began in 1909 as a fun side project organized by U.S. Rep. John Tener, R-Pa., a former professional player who later served as governor of his home state and ...

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Big newspaper, big news from Aug. 18, 1939

Columns

The New York Times carried an illustration recently, showing front pages from different years, how the newspaper had shrink in size. Also with the Enterprise, where I started my first job as a newsboy 75 years ago, when one had to have long arms to open and read the paper ... it was 17 inches ...

The violent political left

Columns

Violence is in the air these days. It was visible to the world in Manchester, Birmingham and London in the days before the British general election June 8. It was visible on the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning as a Donald Trump hater and Bernie Sanders volunteer ...

U.S. election makes ripples worldwide

Editorials

As often is the case, Americans last year may have established a model to be emulated by the rest of the world. This one involves politics rather than technology or culture, and the ramifications could be earth-shaking. Last year’s election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was not as much ...

Thoughts on the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest UMP

Letters to the editor

To the editor: My thoughts, while sitting on a rock, at Isolation Pond: “I wish that I could share this moment with all of my friends.” Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced, “The proposed management actions in the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Draft UMP ...

Ticked off

Columns

Can anyone remember a spring/summer like the one we’ve been having? I can’t. If I had to make it into a formula, it’d be this: Ten parts overcast, seven parts rain, five parts unseasonably cool temps, one part hotter than the hubs of hell. May was a soggy drag, but I endured ...

NY prison education nurtures our capacity for regeneration

Columns

OSSINING — Sparkling in the sunlight that inspired 19th-century romantic painters of the Hudson River School, Sing Sing prison’s razor wire, through which inmates can see the flowing river, is almost pretty. Almost. Rain or shine, however, a fog of regret permeates any maximum-security ...

Hospice Radio Day thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor and friends of our communities: On Tuesday, June 6, High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care held its 25th annual Radio Day. We’d like to thank the many volunteers, businesses, and individual donors that, through their donations of time, incentive gifts and financial support, ...

Donors help Lake Placid Fire Department

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Thank you for giving us your support for the northern New York firemen convention that the Lake Placid Fire Department hosted June 8 to 10. We had a great turnout and raised money for the Lake Placid Fire Department. We never could have done this without everyone’s ...

DEC balances out governor’s invitation

Editorials

On June 2, the same day Gov. Andrew Cuomo invited every New Yorker to visit Lake Placid this summer, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced it will put a five-person trail crew in the High Peaks this summer, the largest it’s had in a long time. That’s on top of the ...

The impeachment war

Columns

American politics is now, in large part, a fight about whether or not Donald Trump will be impeached. No one is saying it explicitly, but these are the stakes in the Russia controversy and its spinoffs and in the 2018 midterms. If Democrats take the House with anything like a comfortable ...

Trump rates close to zero on ‘war’ on opioids

Columns

Police near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead in front from a fentanyl overdose. The city of East Liverpool, Ohio, posted a shocking photograph of another dead overdosed couple, heads back and ...

Celebrate Father’s Day at the annual Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club’s free fishing derby.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Celebrating Father’s Day and a free fishing day

Columns

There are always plenty of organized events that honor our mothers for Mother’s Day and fathers for Father’s Day. When my father passed on, I realized that I no longer seemed to fit into a traditional model for celebrating Father’s Day. I didn’t get to send a card or make a phone call. ...

(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

June is Dairy Month

Columns

The pastures are green with fresh grass. Cows have given birth to baby calves. Fresh milk is flowing abundantly. That could be why June is Dairy Month. But milk — along with milk products like cream, cheese, and butter — has acquired a bad reputation. Dairy products are shunned due ...