Opinion

Carousel provides indoor activities

Columns

Every time I step into the Adirondack Carousel, I am in awe of the craftsmanship of each animal and the hand painted scenes surrounding its exterior. In addition to providing a unique experience, the carousel provides an expanded interior play area and games to idly pass the time away. With ...

Muskmelons

Columns

Sweet, juicy, orange muskmelons are now at area farm stands. They’re a delicious treat this time of year! The large, round fruit grow on trailing vines and mature in late summer or early fall. Because they’re very frost-sensitive and need a long, hot growing season they won’t be around ...

Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Editorials

Many health care professionals are urging the public — especially those who, because of age or existing health conditions may be more vulnerable to the flu — to get immunized as soon as possible. They have a very good reason for being worried. Last winter, about 80,000 Americans died of ...

Stefanik wouldn’t help with Social Security problem

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a registered Republican for over 40 years, I am extremely dismayed by the cowardice and lack of sympathy exhibited by Rep. Elise Stefanik. Back in 2016 I asked her for assistance with my problem with Social Security. At first she was all gung-ho at trying to serve me ...

Tale of slavery is haunting

Columns

“Twelve Years a Slave,” by Solomon Northup --- A little over 30 years old, in the year 1841, Solomon Northup, born a freeman in Saratoga, New York, is kidnapnapped and sold into slavery in the south. Prior to being enslaved, he is a loving father and husband and son of a former ...

Democrats should focus on the issues, not Trump

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I seem to find myself to be in the minority in today’s national Democratic Party. I disagree with the tendency of most Democrats (including political candidates for Congress and those in the news media) to constantly bash Donald Trump over his obnoxious personality and ...

Tedra Cobb will work for us

Letters to the editor

To the Editor: We are fortunate in New York’s 21st Congressional District to have a congressional candidate with truly new ideas and who has a strong record in leading and executing change. I’m speaking, of course, about Tedra Cobb. For three decades, Tedra has worked with and for ...

Web Poll results, Sept. 24 to Oct. 1

Editorials

Should New York legalize marijuana for recreational purposes? Yes, no, undecided --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Vote for Lindy

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I must admit, I am prejudiced. Lindy Ellis is my spouse. We’ve been together for over 40 years, since we met at engineering college. I think it is great that Lindy is asking for your vote to continue her service to Franklin County and, the people of Harrietstown and the ...

A teachable moment on one’s digital record

Editorials

Forget the paper trail once relied upon by investigators. As the near-continual parade of politicians, celebrities and athletes accused of misbehavior — often long ago — reminds us, it’s the electronic trail that matters these days. And, in contrast to paper documents that can be ...

Shameful

Columns

Why can’t we believe the women? Less than 10 percent of sexual harassment claims turn out to be false (see Lisak, Gardinier, Nicksa and Cote, 2010). Therefore, the odds that three accusers are lying is less than one in a thousand. The odds grow longer if there is no motivation to lie, e.g., ...

Get your rural mailbox ready for winter

Columns

If you are among the many residents in Franklin County with a rural mailbox along the side of the road, pay attention to the rest of this article, as fixing your box in the middle of the winter is not much fun. If a property owner places his or her mailbox in the highway right-of-way (ROW), ...

Reflections on America’s hearing of the century

Columns

Eighteen years in, and America just experienced the hearing of the 21st century. It certainly was a national event that will be dissected for years to come. It was a day when Brett Kavanaugh — in front of more than a hundred million viewers — sold his soul to the GOP. It was a day ...

Kavanaugh raised red flags Thursday

Editorials

The hearing to nominate Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice has been riveting to follow, with more twists and turn than driving through the Cascade lakes. Minutes after the scheduled vote to approve Kavanaugh at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, a voice of reason, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, called ...

Big turnout for Democratic dinner — The Enterprise, Oct. 29, 1973

Columns

Friends who have been around for awhile agree that “politics” used to be interesting, challenging and, most of the time, fun, but it certainly was not a dirty word as it is today. I have never used this space for politicking and never will — only observations. The first Democrat ...

Elise, we expect better from you

Columns

“Taxin’ Tedra” — ain’t that fetching? It was, after all, the opening salvo fired by Elise Stefanik, just hours after Tedra Cobb convincingly won the Democratic Primary for the 21st Congressional District. The campaign release said that Ms. Cobb voted “20 times” to increase ...

Lindy Ellis is calm and reasonable

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I first got to know Lindy Ellis when we “Canoodled” together during Winter Carnival. Although it might seem like the Canoodler marching group has nothing to do with qualifications for public office, that’s not the case. In a group like Canoodlers — where everyone has an ...