Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?
September 27, 2014 On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deplo. more »»
Like panic on a sinking ship
September 25, 2014 In small towns, such as ours, local politics and government are frought with fears — fears that often pass for legitimate: Someone refrains from speaking his mind and criticizing a village project... more »»
A great recreational opportunity
September 23, 2014 We’ve been following with keen interest the debate in the Adirondacks over the 90-mile rail corridor connecting Lake Placid and Old Forge. more »»
What about transgender equality?
September 22, 2014 Dear Governor Cuomo: I am writing to you, as a transgender woman residing in the Adirondack North Country, to thank you for finally supporting our demand for equality in New York state. On Aug. more »»
Is Matt Funiciello a 9/11 ‘Truther’?
September 20, 2014 Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello has confirmed that he believes that the truth about the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001 has been concealed from the public, despite numerous investigations and... more »»
The Lake Flower hotel: cash cow or albatross?
September 19, 2014 While there are a variety of reasons why people are opposed to the Lake Flower hotel, those in favor of the project always cite economics: It will increase tax revenues and be good for business, the... more »»
Rail trails boost property values
September 18, 2014 Some years ago, I was invited to Saranac Lake to speak to public officials and business people about establishing a rail-with-trail along the underutilized corridor that bisects your towns. more »»
Why isn’t common sense common anymore?
September 17, 2014 I remember, as a young girl, sitting at our kitchen table with a bunch of men about to take a gun safety test. My father owned a sporting goods store and was also a gun instructor. more »»
Drought and the future of food
September 17, 2014 The almond harvest is almost complete in California, where a drought that may rank as the harshest in 500 years is pushing the price of one of the world’s favorite snacks to record levels. more »»
The People’s Climate March
September 13, 2014 On Sunday, Sept. 7, a new documentary on the climate action movement was screened across the country. If you missed it, you can view it at watchdisruption.com. more »»
September 10, 2014 The two Amish girls abducted in Oswegatchie is a close-to-home reminder of the missing and abducted children problem in this country. more »»
Ageism — a new low for train advocates
September 9, 2014 I’m old enough that nothing should surprise me, but I was shocked to read the Sept. 4 Adirondack Daily Enterprise Guest Commentary written by David Lubic of Inwood, West Virginia. Mr. more »»
Say no to Lake Flower hotel
September 8, 2014 Since I was out of state, I missed the August village meeting concerning the hotel projects, particularly the Lake Flower structure. more »»
September 3, 2014 In spite of unprecedented support by the residents and the village of Saranac Lake, over the course of the summer, construction on the SkatePark has fallen behind schedul. more »»
Gen. Sherman at Atlanta, 150 years ago today
September 2, 2014 The man dressed in Union blue and general stars sits on his big horse. As he sits there, the silhouette of Atlanta emerges from the darkness. His horse’s ear flaps in annoyance at a buzzing fly. more »»