Opinion

Find the cure on a pair of skis

Adirondack Gadabout (outdoors), by Joe Hackett

Although it is easy to forget or overlook the Adirondack region’s long-lasting legacy of providing guests with an opportunity to benefit from the “healing woods,” there was a time when such efforts were known worldwide. Fortunately, we were recently reminded of that impact when a ...

More from the Schussboomer

Columns

The was such great interest in last week’s column about a weekly tabloid published by the Enterprise, “only on Friday, only in the winter” — editor, reporter and ad sales by Marge, Margaret, M. Wilson, later Mrs. James Lamy. So, following is Part II from the Schussboomer of Jan. 1, ...

Kids mature at different rates

Columns

Psychiatrist Lawrence Kubie, MD, stated in his analysis of the ills of education, “educators and people generally must first acknowledge that something is amiss before they will begin the search for remedies.” Much remains amiss, such that “the educator who is interested in making ...

Do your gift shopping locally

Editorials

We know we say this every year around this time, but it’s important and is worth repeating. If you want to crank up your stress level for the holidays, you can drive a long way to shop in congested malls and big-box shopping centers. If you don’t mind being cold and impersonal, you can ...

A walk on the mild Seide

Columns

I started running for only one reason — to get in shape for boot camp. I’d just graduated from college, where I’d spent four years majoring in history ... and four years minoring in coffee, cigarettes and sleep deprivation. I was, by any measure, a burnout. But luckily, I was a ...

The heart, soul and bravery of Will and Bella

Columns

The best of our reporters, our editors, our writers — all of those journalists who serve our communities — bring a brutal honesty to their craft. That doesn’t sound good, but it is imperative to accurately tell the stories of our community. But I fear there are few among us who ...

Shepherd’s pie makes good use of Thanksgiving leftovers

Columns

The big feast is over. And you’re left with tons of food: lots of turkey, bowls of mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables. The perfect Black Friday meal to make with these ingredients is Shepherd’s Pie. Leftover turkey, day-old mashed potatoes and gravy combine with veggies to make an easy, ...

Thanksgiving thoughts

Editorials

What are we thankful for this Thanksgiving? A few things spring to mind: ¯ We’re thankful to live here, in the Tri-Lakes communities of the Adirondacks, small towns filled with our kind of people and surrounded by natural beauty. There’s no place we’d rather be. ¯ We’re glad ...

Wild turkeys face an uncertain future

Columns

The wild turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, is one of only two domesticated birds native to North America. The Muscovy duck is the other. Five sub-species make up the entire North American population. The most abundant is the eastern wild turkey — sub-species silvestris, meaning forest — ...

An official thank-you

Letters to the editor

To the editor: “You’re disgusting! You should be ashamed of yourself!” Imagine heading to work and routinely enduring comments like those as part of your job. A few weeks ago, while scouting a Friday night football game, those comments were hurled from the stands toward the officials ...

Democrats, listen to Bustos and keep Pelosi

Columns

Nancy Pelosi will probably return as speaker of the House and should. A proven master at running the legislature, she’s plug-and-play ready and able to steer Democrats through these chaotic times. That Pelosi is a woman is not why she should be speaker. That she is relatively old, at 78, ...

Web Poll results, Nov. 12-19

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Are you traveling for the November and/or December holidays? Yes, No, Undecided --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Judges must do evictions properly

Columns

If you are one of the many tenants in Tupper Lake who has been evicted, and all you received in the mail, from the town or village court, was a small claims form instructing you to report to court, you have been unlawfully evicted from your home and have the right to file a complaint with the ...

Trump raises the stakes with CNN

Columns

Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building. CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president. Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. ...

Recognizing young leaders

Editorials

Do you know anyone under 30 years of age who shows initiative in serving others in one of our local communities? You might know someone right off the bat who has been taking up the charge by volunteering, leading a group or doing a valuable service at school, church, civic organization, ...

Countermeasures for poor driver behavior

Columns

As a driver, don’t you wish you had the ability to communicate with other drivers? For instance, if someone is tailgating you, don’t you wish you had a variable message sign in your rear window that might say “Too close — back off!” But we don’t, and communication with other drivers ...

Michelle Obama tells her truth

Columns

So now Michelle Obama finally tells her truth. There has always been about her a sense that she did, indeed, have a truth of her own and that it was, if not at odds with the one her husband expressed with high-flown eloquence, more real and more rooted, as befits a girl from the South Side ...

A declared presidential candidate who believes in what he has lived

Columns

WASHINGTON — The world’s oldest political party has developed an aversion to discretion. The Democratic Party is manacled to an over-caffeinated base that believes that deft government can deliver parity of status to everyone while micromanaging the economy’s health care sector, ...

Great job, runners and coaches

Editorials

Snow ended the season suddenly for the Saranac Lake High School’s boys cross country team. The Federation meet in Wappingers Falls this weekend was canceled due to a snowstorm, denying the Class C state champions a chance to test their mettle against the biggest schools in the state — ...

Helping your child cope with violence in the news

Columns

All the violence children see on the news is stressing out their parents. Whether it be a shooting or a natural disaster, parents want some insight into what to say to their children. Let me see if I can help. The average child in this country will witness 200,000 violent acts on television ...