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Opinion

State should take over Big Tupper

Editorials

Today from noon to 4 p.m. in Tupper Lake is the Brew-Ski, a fun event that combines delicious craft beer from around the region with Tupper Lake’s fantastic James C. Frenette Sr. Recreational Trails. These town-owned, volunteer-maintained cross-country ski trails are a wonderful asset, and ...

State largesse should get spread around Adirondacks

Columns

The Cuomo administration has been pouring money into the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid, which is great for Lake Placid, the Adirondack village with the least need for help from the state. In the Adirondack Park, as elsewhere, the rich get richer, and everyone else ...

Proposed STR legislation

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am in support of the position and goals of the Lake Placid Residents for a Sustainable Community. RSC is a residents group that is concerned that our community is being seriously and irreparably damaged by the conversion of residential housing into commercial enterprises. ...

Ice Palace thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As usual this year, there is a long list of people and businesses to thank for assisting with the Ice Palace build. First, thank you to Bill Madden of Madden’s Transfer and Storage for providing a storage container to be used as our new tool container. Marty Rowley, ...

Taking your child to the movies for the first time

Columns

Parents have been asking me some moving questions recently. What is the right age to take their young child to the movies? How can that trip be a successful one? Well, let me see if I can screen out parental concerns and shed some “lights, camera and action” on this topic! - What does ...

ANALYSIS: Dems’ civility gives way to combustible conflict

Columns

WASHINGTON — Through a year of campaigning, the Democratic presidential candidates played nice, talking up party unity, disagreeing mostly politely on policy. No more. Wednesday’s debate signaled a sharp turn in the Democratic contest, with civility giving way to a combustible ...

The problem isn’t each short-term rental; it’s their numbers

Editorials

There is nothing wrong with a few rabbits. While these cute and furry herbivores are famously fast at reproducing, their numbers in the wild are tempered by natural predators and the fact that their intense breeding season doesn’t go through the winter — here in North America, at ...

Bill Branson invited to enjoy delights of biking a rail trail

Columns

Who says the rail-to-trail conversion of the travel corridor connecting the Tri-Lakes won’t give the area a big boost? Bill Branson has been saying so, over and over. He seems skeptical about rail trails everywhere, despite their proven success. Most recently, he pooh-poohed the benefits of ...

APA stories

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As can be learned by reading Wikipedia and other sources, the Adirondack Park is unique in many ways. For example, when it was established in 1885, it was the first state preserve of its type in the nation. About 52% of the land is privately owned. The Wikipedia article adds ...

Big Tupper

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Where are the North Country politicians ... the elected state senators and Assembly members from throughout the entire region, including all the local politicos? What measures are they taking to ensure their electorate gets what everyone wants? Frank Retrosi Rome, New York

At the right spot with a 10-spot

Columns

I don’t know exactly when the bug first bit me, but I do know I wasn’t yet out of single digits. Luckily, My Home Town had the perfect venue where I could indulge myself. It was the co-joined J.J. Newberry-Woolworth store on Main Street. In that sacred enclave I could lose myself ...

Don’t think the climate is changing? Go to the Adirondacks

Columns

A Baltimore grade school classmate of mine continues to doubt the science of climate change. He loves to raise the debate over the “hockeystick curve” and all the uncertainties of the science. Any data I provide on rising CO2 levels elicits a polite response accompanied by countervailing ...

Stefanik sees enemies all around her

Columns

Rep. Elise Stefanik’s recent direct mail plea for voters in the 21st Congressional District to give her money was astounding for its “us against them” tone. We’re all used to receiving political mailers in which candidates tout their accomplishments and positions on key issues ...

Could a democratic country contain virus as well as China has?

Editorials

China’s experience with the deadly new coronavirus labeled COVID-19 has “bought the world time” to plan our own strategies against the disease, the head of the World Health Organization commented a few days ago. Well, yes. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is correct ...

How comics get journalism wrong

Columns

Comic books and their Hollywood equivalents just do not understand journalism. Last week, I talked about one of my favorite films, “Ace in the Hole,” which follows an unethical writer played by Kirk Douglas who makes the news instead of reporting it and ultimately gets a man killed. ...

Winter warmups: Chili is a versatile, spicy stew

Columns

You may have heard that this was the warmest January in recorded history and that the temperature in Antarctica reached a record 67 degrees. It is true. Winters are not as cold as they used to be. We have not had 40 below for many years. But in the past few weeks, temps have dipped below zero ...

Tupper Lake Brew-Ski celebrates microbreweries

Columns

There are so many microbreweries located around the Adirondacks and more popping up every day. Though I like to visit because the beer is delicious, I really enjoy the various breweries' connections to their neighborhoods. Each place is different. Some breweries offer a larger public house and ...

Rental rule makers need to hear from workers

Editorials

Regulating short-term rental units in the Lake Placid area has drawn more people to speak up than most issues do. But the community needs to hear from a big bunch of other people who have mostly been represented secondhand. Those who have spoken up are mostly longtime residents, vacation ...

A fun read, set in Tupper Lake

Columns

For my first review in the Enterprise, I’ve chosen “Castle Games: a Rocky Romance” (CreateSpace 2016). The author is Jan Prestopnik, a retired English professor with long ties to the Adirondacks. Lucilla “Lucky” Wilta works as a waitress at a greasy spoon somewhere near Tupper ...

Fire and ice

Columns

It was almost exactly 100 years ago (in December 1920) that Robert Frost’s poem “Fire and Ice” was first published. The poem goes like this: “Some say the world will end in fire, / some say in ice. / From what I’ve tasted of desire, / I hold with those who favor fire. / But if it had ...