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Opinion

A magical place where you can find (almost) anything

Columns

What if I told you there was a place where you can go to get books, movies, music, newspapers, magazines and sometimes even video games — seemingly infinite pieces of media, culture and entertainment at your disposal — and it’s all free (sorta)? You’d probably be like, “Psh, yeah ...

Let’s go nuts for the holidays

Columns

It’s December. Wintertime evokes visions of sitting by a hearth cracking nuts, which are now at their peak of freshness, and widely available. Popular holiday songs mention “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” — a custom that few Americans know. But walnuts and almonds are our most ...

The Joy of Giving Party

Columns

It can be challenging to find ways to nip the holiday focus on commercialism. We survive Black Friday, attend Small Business Saturday, and search through the Cyber Monday deals. If we are careful, it’s easy to get caught in the drama of wanting the most popular “must-have” items. To ...

RLS in Davos

Columns

Robert Louis Stevenson stepped back onto British soil when he stepped off the steamship City of Chester in the port of Liverpool on Aug. 17, 1880. At 29, he was to be seen descending the gangplank triumphant from his quest in the American West. Fourteen years and some months later, on Dec. 3, ...

Bogus claims cloud rail-trail debate

Columns

Dear Gov. Cuomo: New York state has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to prop up Adirondack Scenic Railroad operations along the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor — for example, recently providing $791,000 for ASR’s new maintenance facility in north Utica. However, ASR President Bill ...

Don’t try to fool voters

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In her Nov. 22 “weekly update,” Rep. Elise Stefanik presented a summary of impeachment hearings in the House Intelligence Committee, where she is a member. She mentioned comments by Ambassador Gordon Sondland, appointed to the European Union by President Trump. She ...

How SL might get a cinema

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Fifteen years ago, our community established a nonprofit, two screen movie house — the Tropic. Quickly it grew to a four-screen multiplex with extensive concessions, lounge, art gallery and digital projection screens. We show international films, Hollywood and art cinema, ...

Bake sale thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On Nov. 27, 2019 the Winter Carnival Court held its annual Thanksgiving pie sale. Profits from this sale are used to purchase the outfits and other necessities for the court. We are pleased to report that this year’s pie sale was a resounding success, raising over $1,500! ...

It’s crystal clear what Trump was doing

Letters to the editor

To the editor: There is a strange malady infecting Trump supporters in this country. The disease seems to disrupt one’s ability to read and interpret the English language. I downloaded the text of the raw script of the Ukraine call from Fox News and read it in a few minutes. The ...

A winter haven

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We will soon be having snow. Senior citizens living alone will have to start worrying about winter woes. I worry about them living alone. Why not think about going to Will Rogers for the winter? No worries about having to drive on bad roads. Everything is done for you: ...

Seniors thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Lake Placid Seniors would like to thank everyome who supported our 50/50 raffle on Election Day. And a special thanks to Leah Draper, who donated her share back to our senior club. Cheryl Strack, president Lake Placid Seniors Lake Placid

Let’s honor Americans who deserve honoring

Editorials

We Americans have torn down a lot of statues during the past few years. You know the type: Memorials to military and civil leaders of the Confederate States of America. Perhaps it’s time to switch gears and erect a few new statues. Give credit to the people and public officials of ...

Thank you very much

Letters to the editor

To the Editor: Thank you (very much) for what you donate to Sandra Windrel, then she brings it out to our Amish community. May God bless you! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. With love, Dan and Katie Miller North Lawrence, New York

The man who dared to dream

Columns

BOOK REVIEW: The Man Who Dared to Dream: The Story of Julian Reiss, Who Had the Faith to Make Things Happen, by Bob Welch Reviewed by Richard Frost During their car trip north in 1947, Julian Reiss (1899-1959) told his daughter Patti (now Patty Brooks) a story about a baby bear who visited ...

Snoopy’s here, so it must be the holidays

Editorials

The holidays are upon us, and everywhere there are signs of the season. Some are obvious, like lights, decorations and music. Others are less obvious and you have to look for them. One of our favorite signs of the season appears on Page A2 of today’s Enterprise. It's the little “Shopping ...

A challenge on climate change

Letters to the editor

To the Editor: On Dec. 6, I participated in a climate strike in Plattsburgh sponsored by the Sunrise Movement, a group of young people organized to fight climate change. Many of the youngsters appeared to be students but there were some young parents with infants in backpacks and ...

Driver acceptance crucial to new technology

Columns

Remember when anti-lock brakes first were available on automobiles? Those of you that do just might remember that we had a hard time changing our old habits of “pumping” the brakes. We didn’t have the confidence that just stomping on the brakes and letting the computer prevent the wheels ...

A model legislator

Columns

Betty Little should be the model for everyone who ever runs for elected office. She announced this week she will retire at the end of 2020, when her current term ends. Here in the North Country and in the Capitol, she is respected by members of both parties. She will be missed, but we ...

Yup, the Dems finally got him: Trump, that is

Letters to the editor

To the Editor: Yup, those dogged Democrats finally got him, Trump, that is. He'll be impeached and then run out of town and hung, whoops! I mean four more years. Then, oh slam, Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg is replaced by an ax murderer and Joe Biden gives Ukraine six hours to fire a ...