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Day of the dead

May 30, 2016 This is our day of the dead in the United States of America. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was started specifically to commemorate Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. more »»

Keep anti-Zika spending reasonable

May 28, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions later. more »»

Unjust staff errors at federal prisons

May 27, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired, but freeing those who have paid their dues in... more »»

Cherish Canada’s friendship with U.S.

May 27, 2016 A formation of nine foreign warplanes making low passes over Washington, D.C., normally would be cause for enormous alarm. But not the other day. more »»

Mountains & Valleys

May 26, 2016 MOUNTAIN to the Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble’s concert Sunday afternoon in the First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake. more »»

Dew Drop Inn deal is big in many ways

May 25, 2016 We, like most people in Saranac Lake, are thrilled about Ed Dukett selling the former Dew Drop Inn building. more »»

Silence on ethics reform is deafening

May 23, 2016 Though two former New York state leaders are trading their business suits for prison uniforms, lawmakers still do not appear to be taking corruption seriously. more »»

Debate should move beyond bitterness

May 21, 2016 You’d think $15 million worth of railroad upgrades would be a big enough spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, but the proverbial grapes have only gotten more sour among Adirondack train... more »»

Will Clinton show she fears people most?

May 20, 2016 Paul Willcott, in his intriguing “View from the Porch” column Tuesday, noted that fear serves Hillary Clinton well — it motivates her to work hard, meet high expectations and not screw up. more »»

Be smart with drug-treatment funds

May 19, 2016 The current drug addiction wave is a public crisis, and public funding for treatment is deserved. But the people’s money must be used effectively. more »»

Explore local dining at Restaurant Week

May 16, 2016 When the inaugural EAT ADK Restaurant Week debuted Friday, the menu selections showed a diversity of culinary options that is typical of the dining scene in Lake Placid. more »»

High-priced chopper shows broken system

May 14, 2016 The investigative story that led last Saturday’s Enterprise, titled “Helicopter shocker,” prompted Chuck and Helen Cairns of Ray Brook to write a letter to the editor about the LifeNet medical... more »»

Janet Duprey has done a good job

May 13, 2016 We’ll miss Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, who announced Thursday that she won’t run for re-election this fall. more »»

We’re eager to see your vacation photos

May 12, 2016 Maybe it was the split-up of Saranac Lake schools’ two-week spring break into a week in February and one in April. Maybe not, but something seems to have thrown people’s schedules off. more »»

Not finished pulling weeds in Albany

May 11, 2016 Albany hasn’t changed. Although some legislators tout ethics reforms, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara continues to dig and uncover misconduct within the state’s leadership. more »»

System worries aside, appreciate teachers

May 9, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

Neighbors need dialogue with Sunmount

May 7, 2016 We follow yesterday’s editorial with another about a local institution with a disappointing lack of transparency — the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilitie. more »»

Paul Smith’s is among institutions that should open up

May 6, 2016 Our reporters have seen a disappointing lack of transparency lately in the administrations of three major institutions we cover here in the Adirondacks. more »»

Wrong way to help ex-convicts get jobs

May 5, 2016 Some employers have good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

‘Jessie’s Law’ could save lives

May 4, 2016 Jessie Grubb fought a long battle against opioid addiction. She nearly won. more »»



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