Opinion

Ironman 70.3 was particularly clean, gracious

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Keeping the debate of economics aside, Ironman 70.3 deserves a thank-you for their efficiency in setting up and taking down of this huge event. Lake Placid is used to hosting the influx of large groups of athletes, but what is often left behind is another matter. Taking a ...

Re-elect Hochul

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I have known our lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, for many years. I supported her in her two congressional runs. She is in a tight upstate-vs.-downstate primary race. Bizarrely, the winner of the lieutenant governor primary will run on a ticket with the winner or the ...

Henry’s Wood Rocky Knob Trail

Columns

Recently I have felt less like a parent and more like a taxi driver. Though this has been my previous experience on parenting a pre-driving teen. I am grateful for the commute that allows me to catch up on school days and be included in various aspects of life between school, sports, and other ...

Cobb won’t dodge North Country voters

Letters to the editor

To the editor: It should come as no surprise that Elise Stefanik has refused to appear at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s proposed debate among candidates for the congressional seat in the 21st District. Stefanik has consistently ducked opportunities to personally appear before ...

Basil: The flavor of Italy and other places

Columns

It’s September — and cold weather is on its way. We’ve already had a mild frost, and though the next few days promise to be warmer, autumn is on its way. Before the frost hit, I hurried to the garden to harvest the basil. We think of basil as an Italian herb – and without doubt ...

I support Cobb

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing to support Tedra Cobb in her bid to be our representative in Congress. I served for four years on the St. Lawrence County legislature from 1990 to 1994. I am very familiar with the demands and responsibilities of that position. County government provides many ...

Voting for Cobb can help the U.S.

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As we listen to the news from Washington these days, there is an increasing level of alarm for many of us. As the progress toward equality and justice made over the past half-century erodes, it becomes very clear, and urgent, that something has to change. We have called and ...

Vote in tomorrow’s primary election

Editorials

Primary election day is tomorrow for state and local races, and registered Democrats have a big responsibility on their hands. It is vital that they find a way — amid work and school and personal commitments — to get to their local polling places between noon and 9 p.m. and choose ...

Follow the money

Letters to the editor

To the editor: “Representative to Congress.” Nice title. It should mean someone who actually represents the people of the district. Stefanik claims to represent us, but she has voted against the Clean Power Plan, which protects our region from out-of-state pollution, acid rain, etc. ...

Labor’s share of national income is declining

Columns

By most measures, this past Labor Day was a cause for celebration as workers have benefitted from the nation’s sustained economic growth. The nation’s output, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), has risen for eight consecutive years; it also turned in a stellar performance in ...

Become aware of invasive species and their potential consequences

Columns

It seemed like a good idea. Let’s start a silk industry in the United States. Silk is a valuable cloth in demand all over the world. And insects do the work. All we need to do is import some gypsy moths from France, then just sit back and wait for the money to roll in. So, the moths were ...

Web Poll results, Sept. 3-10

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Was it a good move for the Saranac Lake Central School District to give Chromebooks to all its students this year? --- Yes, No, Undecided --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Stefanik solicitor was rude

Letters to the editor

To the editor: This morning a man from the campaign for Elise Stefanik called to ask for my support. I politely responded that I was supporting Tedra Cobb. As I started to explain why, he hung up on me. There was no exchange of ideas or discussion of policies, just a click that ended the ...

Fake news or fake candidate?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I continue to read with wonder, then amusement and then outright laughter about Elise Stefanik’s Democratic opponent. First she tells folks she cannot tell people how she feels about assault weapons to get elected. Second she calls a press conference where she said she ...

Tedra Cobb will vote for us

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We are all consumers. Most of us have to, or have had to, work for a living. We count on being protected in the marketplace and in the workplace — against being defrauded, being victims of dubious businesses practices and being required to work without appropriate wage ...

Cobb will serve ordinary people

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Elise Stefanik’s multimillion-dollar war chest is largely financed by big-money interests. Not unexpectedly, her positions and votes in Congress mostly benefit her corporate rich donors. For example, Stefanik is beholden to the fossil fuel industry for campaign ...

Conservatives admit they have media advantage

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In her book about illegal immigration, ultra-conservative author Ann Coulter took me aback when she boldly and proudly stated that while the mainstream media/press had been mostly liberal/Democrat for many years, it now has become mostly conservative/ Republican. While ...

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. ...

Labor’s share of national income is declining

Columns

By most measures, this past Labor Day was a cause for celebration as workers have benefitted from the nation’s sustained economic growth. The nation’s output, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), has risen for eight consecutive years; it also turned in a stellar performance in ...

Why I will vote for Gov. Cuomo

Columns

Our state’s Democratic primary election is Thursday, and I will enthusiastically vote for Gov. Andrew Cuomo because he is a proven leader for our state and he has given his all to the North Country, more so than any other governor in our state’s history. Back in the day, when his dad ...