Family still loves Eagle Island

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Re: Aug. 24, “Repairing Eagle Island’s Wings” I had been reading, with great interest, the articles on children’s camps. On page 1 there was a great picture of Eagle Island, along with a nice article. In the picture are many volunteers and family of Henry Graves Jr. ...


Paul Smith’s College: 1946-1966-2017


As you read this column today, September 2, the beautiful campus at Paul Smith’s College will be crowded with freshman and returning students and, by happenstance, my office is suddenly crowded with information about the college. First, there is a phone call from Bob Jones of Lake Placid ...

“Keene Lake” at the base of Spruce Hill in Keene, reappeared for several days after Tropical Storm Irene ripped through the area in 2011.
(Provided photo — Joe Hackett)

Destructive forces of nature

Adirondack Gadabout (outdoors), by Joe Hackett

After witnessing the incredible power and natural force of heavy rains, blizzards, floods and electrical storms, I can empathize with residents of Texas and other southern states who have recently weathered the great damage natural events can deliver in the blink of an eye. Tropical ...

Many helped American Legion Post 447

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The American Legion Post 447 has just completed its very successful annual fundraising drive for 2017. The winners of our raffle are as follows: first prize, Arnold Malm; second prize, Mike Boon; third prize, John Warchol; and fourth prize, Dick Martin. Donations were ...

Old wounds still fester


Charlottesville has become a touchstone for Americans. We no longer need to recount what happened in this Virginia college town on Aug. 12. People know. It uncorked a lot of stuff that had been quietly brewing in this nation for a long time — ugly stuff, but which has to be dealt with ...

On — and off — the waterfront


Although I was a lousy Boy Scout, I loved Camp Bedford. And how could I not? It offered every activity a 100-percent American boy could possibly enjoy. We played with fire, knives and hatchets, had archery, heard ghost stories and drank unlimited glasses of Kool-Aid at lunch and dinner. We ...

Enduring legacy of a punitive peace


The current controversy over the removal of statues of Confederate leaders in Southern cities highlights once again the ongoing legacy of the punitive peace that the victorious North imposed on the Southern Confederacy during Reconstruction. Winston Churchill, the great British statesman, ...

History review for our president

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The president responded to the tragic event in Charlottesville, Virginia, emphatically stating both sides were to blame. That justifies those openly promoting racial superiority views versus those who oppose such doctrine. When people choose to exercise their First Amendment ...

Gooley Club Vice President Donald MacElroy gives a tour of one of the hunting camp’s still-furnished bunkhouses Friday in what is now the Essex Chain Primitive Area between Newcomb and Indian Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Preserve Gooley Club buildings? Probably not


The Gooley Club is one of more than 20 groups of hunters who used to lease from the Finch, Pruyn timber company. They kept that lease up after The Nature Conservancy bought the land in 2007, but they had to vacate their rustic buildings between Newcomb and Indian Lake after New York state ...

Watermelon salad
(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)



“When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat.” — Mark Twain Labor Day signals the end of summer for most of us in the North Country. As August comes to an end, we have seen night temperatures in the 30s and day temps barely reaching the low 70s. the threat of frost is ...

Micromotors unload antibiotics before dissolving in the stomach’s acid. They have been tested successfully in mice and may someday help deliver drugs to humans with fewer side effects than current methods.
(Image provided)

Advances in drug delivery


For a long time, our advances in human health and ever-increasing life expectancy have come from both improved health practices (such as washing hands) and from creating new drugs to help combat diseases. Of course, there are many diseases which we have still been unable to tame with ...

A monarch on milkweed
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Raising a monarch from an egg


A few years ago, after seeing the film “Flight of the Butterflies” at The Wild Center, my daughter started our own monarch habitat. It has been a slow process. Mother Nature has a plan for everything and we discovered that there is nothing simple about a monarch. We planted milkweed ...

Enterprise hurt a good summer camp

Letters to the editor

To the editor: While decrying the criticism of the media as disseminating “fake news,” I must observe that the hatchet job you and intern Hatton did on the local, upstanding enterprise Camp Regis-Applejack comes close. As a friend and neighbor of this wonderful children’s camp for ...

U.S. must be steady, ready with N. Korea


North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un seems to be determined to keep U.S., South Korean and Japanese leaders off balance. It is a very dangerous game. For several days, it had seemed to some that Kim had at least paused in his saber rattling via missile launches. U.S. Secretary of State Rex ...

Nasty column about Princess Diana

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m appalled at the truly mean, ugly column you chose to run about Diana. There is so much ugliness in the world; how about putting an inspirational column in the paper? She was just a young girl when she married a much older Prince Charles. Finding herself in a very ...

Acid rain still impacting Adirondack Lakes, forest


In a recent newsletter from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, she mentioned visiting the facilities of the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation to discuss strategies for measuring and combating acid rain in the Adirondacks. Although acid rain remains an important topic of study and discussion, the ...

Stop making excuses for antifa thuggery


One of the least safe places to be in Berkeley, California, is in the vicinity of someone holding a “No Hate” sign. So-called anti-fascist, or antifa, activists bearing shields emblazoned with those words assaulted any of the handful of beleaguered Trump supporters they could get their ...

High school activities bring communities together

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It teaches important life ...

Cycle Adirondacks Is Saranac Lake

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Our helmets off to Saranac Lake for beautifully showcasing the very definition of “community” as people from 30 different states and provinces pedaled into town last week for Cycle Adirondacks 2017. At is core, Cycle Adirondacks is about bringing people together, and we ...