Opinion

Harrietstown officials are doing a fine job

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As the old saying goes. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It fits this year’s electon in Harrietstown. Change may be good when necessary, but with the current mix of Republican and Democrats on the town board, it seems to be working fine. Shared services with ...

Vote Nov. 7 for Hamm and DeMars in town of Franklin

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing to give my support for Don Hamm for councilman and Jacques DeMars for highway superintendent for the town of Franklin. Councilman Hamm has served the town as councilman for eight years. Throughout his term, Don has provided guidance, expertise and a steady ...

More expensive by the dozen

Columns

“Caveat emptor” is a Latin term that means “let the buyer beware.” It started as a legal term, from an English court ruling in 1603. Basically, what it means is it’s up to the buyer to either ask the right questions about the product or have it covered by guarantee before buying ...

Letter deadline is noon Friday

Editorials

You have less than a day left if you want to submit an election-related letter to the editor for the Enterprise to publish before voters go to the polls Tuesday. Our deadline will be noon Friday. We held out on setting a deadline because we thought we didn’t need to. We have been ...

The train station in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, is seen after being renovated.(Photo provided by Carl Knoch) [Editor's note: An earlier caption incorrectly said the tracks here have been turned into a trail. In fact, this station is served by both a trail and a train. The Enterprise editor wrote the erroneous caption based on a misunderstanding that the author's essay implied.]

Rail trails foster historic preservation

Columns

A recent statement by Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League of New York State, merits a response. Mr. DiLorenzo claimed that converting the 34 miles of rail line connecting the Tri-Lakes into an incomparable recreational trail and tourist destination would somehow “threaten ...

Jay needs new town board members

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In the town of Jay, two incumbent council members are facing opposition from three highly qualified and great candidates. One of them is Bob Segall, and I encourage all town of Jay residents to vote for Bob Segall and one of the other challengers! It’s time for a new ...

Voters for Change hasn’t endorsed

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing in response to Mr. Steve Farmer’s letter, which appeared in Tuesday’s Adirondack Daily Enterprise regarding Adirondack Voters for Change. Since coming together approximately 14 years ago, AVFC has always been active in encouraging local people to come forward ...

Don’t wait until it snows to see if that winter gear still fits.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Shop ski and skate swaps and grab a Ski and Ride Passport

Columns

I’m not one of those mothers that has everything prepared in advance. My family really pulls things together when we have a time limit. I use that first hint of snow to finish all the yard work. I host a dinner party to get the house vacuumed. I also need a ski swap deadline to make sure ...

Cinnamon apple muffins 
(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Apples and cinnamon: a wonderful pair

Columns

Days are short. Nights are long and chilly. Leaves are falling. Geese are flying. It’s time for apples! And the spice you need to season all those apples you pick at a local orchard is cinnamon! Once prized and rare, today cinnamon is one of the more common spices. Native to India, the ...

Come to ‘Pick a Prize & Adirondack Social’

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Women’s Civic Chamber is hosting a fun evening Saturday, Nov. 4. In the spirit of a good, old-fashioned auction, where you choose what you want to win, we are throwing a “Pick a Prize & Adirondack Social” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Elks Lodge. There ...

Notice, then stop domestic violence

Editorials

STOP, and think how we can help prevent domestic violence. Abuse and control can take many forms, but awareness of emotional, economic, sexual and physical abuse is the first step to stopping it. Did you know that more than 1 in 3 women (35.6 percent) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5 percent) ...

Cover railroad tracks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The old railroad problem will just not go away. It is a true dilemma. Darned if you do, darned if you don’t. However, there is an old Indian proverb that must not be forgotten: Never destroy infrastructure. With that in mind, I would like to add another tablespoon of ...

No apology for crashing into garage

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On Saturday, Oct. 28 at approximately 11:59 p.m., a red Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with five people on board swerved off the road doing what was reported as over 90 mph and crashed into my husband’s snowmobile trailer and then went airborne and crashed into our garage. It ...

Change isn’t needed in Harrietstown

Letters to the editor

To the editor: When you have excellence, don’t change! A group called “Voters for Change” creates a forum, sets all the rules and then wonders why tried and true candidatures who have been doing a great job don’t show up to participate in a stacked deck. Perhaps if a nonpartisan ...

Glad to support Jordanna Mallach

Letters to the editor

To the editor: It is with pleasure that I write this letter in support of Jordanna Mallach for Harrietstown Council. Jordanna is a hardworking and dedicated community member with a strong history of service. She is a decorated veteran who served in the United States Army and is currently ...

Vote no to constitutional convention

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Nov. 7 is rapidly approaching, and everyone is urged to exercise their right and duty as a citizen and vote. An issue (Proposition 1) will appear on the back of your ballot in this election asking whether or not to allow a convention to rewrite our state’s constitution. ...

Starter

Web Poll results, Oct. 23-30

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Do you have a problem with the Saratoga and North Creek Railway storing other companies’ empty old tanker cars on unused tracks it owns in the Adirondacks? --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have ...

New JFK documents don’t matter; real question is why he was killed

Columns

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” — John F. Kennedy Systems of power killed John F. Kennedy. In other words, the idea that JFK needed to die in order to protect ...

Misleading stats on marijuana and crashes

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Monday’s issue contained a misleading article in Safety on the Roads (by Dave Werner). He claims to have statistics indicating the negative effects of legalized marijuana and traffic safety in Colorado. The article is a good example of the selective use of ...