Web Poll results, Dec. 26 – Jan. 1


This week’s Web Poll: Are you OK with the Federal Communications Commission dismantling net neutrality rules? --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Our sore president


During his winning campaign to capture the White House, Democrat Barack Obama was harshly critical of the White House record of his predecessor George W. Bush. But once in office, Obama — like nearly all presidents before him — heeded the sage advice of a great chief executive also from ...

The problem is clear: power and fear of it


A few weeks ago, the entertainment industry formed a special panel, the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. If you have to ask why, you have not been paying attention during the past six months or so. Chaired by law professor Anita Hill, the ...


Neutron stars and a new era in astronomy


Today’s was the latest dawn of the winter with the sun’s edge appearing over the flat horizon in Tupper Lake at 7:33:34 a.m. Tomorrow, sunrise will be a second earlier. By Jan. 5, it will 10 seconds earlier. Slowly, dawn will creep earlier and earlier until June 14 to 16, when it will ...

This “Penny Postcard” — that was the cost of the stamp — of the Hotel Saranac was mailed in Saranac Lake on Dec. 7, 1938, at 5 p.m. The message in part reads, “This new hotel stands where the high school used to be.”

The SLPD blotter from 1937-1938


It is amazing how entries in the Saranac Lake Police Department blotter fit with this photo of the Hotel Saranac — keeping in mind this item written at 10:55 p.m., Dec. 31, 1937, New Year’s Eve by Officer Matt Jones: “Found two doors to Hotel Saranac Barber shop unlocked. Reported to ...

A young girl rides a bike on the Virginia Creeper Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia. (Photo provided — Richard Smith)

2018 resolutions for Gov. Cuomo


Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done much to promote the tourist economy of the Adirondacks. In furtherance of his good work, we urge the governor to adopt the following new year’s resolutions and, in so doing, make the Adirondack Park an even better place to live and visit. - 1. Adirondack Rail ...

Reasons rails with trail is not possible

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In the debate over the best use of the Adirondack travel corridor from Remsen to Lake Placid, railroad advocates have repeatedly stated that we can have both a tourist train and a recreational trail. In reality, both the attempt at a parallel trail between Lake Placid and ...

State should reduce health insurance taxes


The most expensive cost per month to most working New Yorkers isn’t their home or even their groceries — it’s ever-escalating health care premiums. A recent WalletHub study ranked New York 46th in the country for cost of health care, though the state ranked ninth in access to care and ...

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New year’s resolutions


With the new year upon us, parents have asked me to help them with New Year’s resolutions for their children. Let me offer a few suggestions to ring in the new year. Infants should resolve to sleep on their backs, which helps to prevent sudden unexpected infant death. And they should keep ...

Plenty of good news this year, too


Many probably would agree that 2017 was a rough year. Reading the 2017 Year in Review section inside today’s Enterprise reflects a great deal of tragedy for our small communities. Yet the support of family, friends and neighbors has helped lighten the load. At the same time, there were a ...

A Norman Rockwell dream come true


It didn’t seem like it’d happen, but it did. What happened, you ask? The Old Adirondack Winter Cold Snap, that’s what. How long it’ll last is anyone’s guess, but it has for the past few days and (at least according to the weather wizards) it still has a ways to go. It ...

Denise Sheaks Burke, center, poses with her daughter Taylor and son Austin.
(Photo provided — Denise Sheaks Burke)

Ready to lose a limb


How can I begin to express how I feel about losing a limb? I have had months to process that I will be losing my right foot in a below-the-knee amputation on Jan. 9. How does one wrap their head around that? This journey, like most crisis we all face in life, comes with loss, change and new ...

U.S. government should provide living-wage jobs

Letters to the editor

To the editor: My boyhood hero, Robert Kennedy, used to say that “Jobs are better than welfare.” As a liberal-progressive Democrat, I agree. But I would add that having a job that pays a good and living wage that is well above the federal government’s “official poverty line” is the ...

Dems should dial back racial bargaining


The election of Doug Jones in Alabama delivered much joy to Democrats, and they rightly heralded the huge African-American turnout, without which Jones would not have won. But Democrats should have stopped there. Some of their prominent voices went further with the theme that black voters did ...

Audit on military spending warranted


Perhaps the Pentagon’s decision to launch a comprehensive audit demanded for years by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is progress. We’ll believe it when we see it. If history is any guide, the Defense Department will spend too much on an audit that covers up massive misspending, then will ...

Sport the dog poses with his entourage for photographer T. Edmund Krumholz on Baker’s veranda in March 1888. From right are Robert Louis Stevenson, Mrs. RLS, Lloyd Osbourne, a local maid (name unknown) and Valentine Roche, Swiss maid for the Stevensons. (The author’s mother, Margaret, was away.)

The hunter’s companion


George Berkeley was a local innkeeper in 1887. (No connection to Berkeley Square or the vanished hotel.) He was also a fan and friend of the illustrious resident author with the already famous initials RLS. “On the Character of Dogs” is one title in the extensive list of Stevenson ...

FIFA trial exposes bribes culture; World Cup, Olympic cases loom


GENEVA — The verdict is in: FIFA is not going to move past a sweeping bribery investigation into international soccer so easily. A former FIFA vice president for South America and the Brazilian head of the 2014 World Cup organizing committee were found guilty of racketeering charges in a ...

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(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

New Year luck


The passing of one year and the birth of a new one is cause for revelry and reflection. The traditions that accompany this rite of passage depend on our culture, ethnicity, religion and economic stature. How we choose to celebrate and commemorate is very individual. Whether you participate ...