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Opinion

Take on social media, but not for Trump

Editorials

Think whatever you want about the fairness of Twitter banning Donald Trump from its platform, but reasonable people should quash this notion that Twitter’s decision somehow is a violation of the First Amendment. Instead, reasonable people — which hopefully still includes a few lawmakers ...

Won’t normal life be wonderful?

Columns

Howard Riley doesn’t have a column this week, but he did submit this cartoon, originally published in Enterprise on Aug. 18, 1945, courtesy of Marlene Hyde.

Fightin’ the fever

Columns

I was a hipster of 11 when I heard my first jazz song. It was “Fever” by Peggy Lee — her signature song — which had just been released. The only verse that stuck I my mind is: Everybody’s got the fever. That is something we all know. Fever isn’t such a new ...

If we ever have Vice Presidents’ Day, make it Nixon’s birthday

Columns

As birth month to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan, February exhibits the least number of days and greatest number of great presidents. This correlation of presidential preeminence and birthdate makes one wonder what William Henry Harrison (born Feb. 9) might have achieved ...

‘Pathological liar’?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In a recent letter to the editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, and an even more recent one to the editor of Sun Community News, the writer had the temerity to describe President Trump as a “pathological liar” who fooled voters into “believing he was Superman” ...

Say no to Dollar General in Wilmington

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To the Wilmington town board and those approving building permits: Please say no to the proposed Dollar General business in Wilmington. There is no need for it — there are already budget-friendly stores in nearby Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and AuSable Forks. Part of the ...

‘The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter’s Tale’

Columns

“I was walking one night in the verandah of a small house in which I lived, outside the hamlet of Saranac. It was winter; the night was very dark; the air extraordinary clear and cold, and sweet with the purity of forests. From a good way below, the river was to be heard contending with ice ...

Washington’s farewell address

Columns

On the occasion of George Washington’s birthday, Gillian Brockell published in the Washington Post and on social media a useful and timely commentary regarding the importance of our first president’s farewell address. “The nation’s first president was the only one not to have ...

Community can brighten darkness of death

Columns

Hello friends, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer When we think about and face death, there is a lot that comes up, and often we feel we have nowhere to turn, no support to lean on. By perceiving death in a different way, we ...

Including deer habitat management as part of a forest management plan 

Columns

In early fall, deer’s bodies begin converting large amounts of the food that they consume into stored fat and the deer start to put on weight. This occurs regardless of the quality of the nutrition that’s available, but in years when mast trees, such as oaks or beech, have produced an ...

Better times coming

Columns

At the national fatality rate, we would have eight people dead in the village alone. Our country has reached the half-million-victim milestone, almost 100 times the population of Saranac Lake! Fortunately, national and New York state COVID deaths per day continue to decrease. At the ...

Complicit

Letters to the editor

To the editor: A new Lancet medical study on Thursday has accused the Trump administration of causing 461,000 unnecessary deaths in a year. The report from the British medical journal, founded in 1823, titled “Public policy and health in the Trump era,” was carried out by 33 ...

Goal getter

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Great public servants are those who are skillful in reading human emotions and are able to lead people in accomplishing goals. Art Devlin has the experience, intelligence and moral grounding necessary to guide Lake Placid into a healthy and vibrant future. I have known ...

Cultured meat is virus-safe

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Democrats should include federal funding for cultured-meat research in their coronavirus relief bill. For readers who aren’t aware, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughter. Since animals are removed from the process, the risk of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19 ...

Straw Poll, Feb. 15-22

Editorials

This week’s Straw Poll: So far, all things considered, how would you grade Gov. Andrew Cuomo on guiding New York through the coronavirus pandemic? A ¯ B ¯ C ¯ D ¯ F - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to ...

Don’t forget teachers

Columns

Do you remember back in the day when the world first shut down? To jar your memory, it will be a year this March. If you are a parent or caregiver with children in the home, do you remember wondering how in the world you were going to juggle kids, teach school and earn a living? Do you remember ...

Roger Catania shows care and respect

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I read Elizabeth Izzo’s article about retiring school superintendent Roger Catania with great interest. I have known Roger for over 50 years. I have had many conversations with him about education and his experiences over the years, from the time when we would drive in ...

Disappointing

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Your story Friday, Feb. 19, regarding the retirement of Dr. Roger Catania as Lake Placid Central School superintendent of schools needed better editorial judgment. The insertion of a gratuitous, irrelevant and gossipy paragraph about a former school administration should ...

Partners in hiker info network

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The temporary closure of the High Peaks Information Center, operated by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) at Heart Lake, does indeed highlight the importance of providing good information to incoming hikers, as Zack Floss pointed out in his Feb. 17 column. Thousands of ...

Art Devlin for mayor

Letters to the editor

To the editor: An audit of the village of Lake Placid was performed by the Office of the State Comptroller and was released in December of 2010. The audit period was for the period of July 1, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2009. Here are some of the comptroller’s written comments. ...