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Opinion

Traffic Signal Operation 101

Columns

If we drive in a populated area, like most of our villages, we cannot avoid intersections controlled by three-color traffic signals. But do you know what makes them change? Here’s a brief tutorial on their operation. Let’s start with a simple four-legged intersection, which allows green ...

Poll results, Oct. 7-14

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Whom do you prefer for Franklin County legislator from District 7 Cliff Donaldson — Lindy Ellis — Undecided -- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Ellis is smart, patient and works to build consensus

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I wish to tell you about the wonderful woman, Lindy Ellis, that I have been with for over 43 years. We met in college when she was one of only 12 women in the first class allowing women into what had been, for 100 years, an all-male engineering school. A woman who, when she ...

Garcia knows the North Country

Letters to the editor

To the editor and the citizens of the Fourth Judicial District: My name is Shane Thelen, and I am writing this letter as an endorsement of Julie Garcia for the Supreme Court of the Fourth District. I have known Julie my entire life as a resident of her hometown of Moriah and as a teacher ...

Use buses to get hikers where they want to go

Editorials

The holiday weekend is upon us: Columbus Day in the U.S. and Thanksgiving in Canada. It’s one of the busiest weekends of the year for hiking in the Adirondacks — and that’s saying something, because hiking has been exploding in popularity here. Many people didn’t expect last weekend ...

Tarzanian trip to Tomany’s dismantled fire tower

Columns

Corenne and I have this unique quest to climb all the fire tower peaks in the Adirondacks, even if the fire tower has been removed. This unusual vision brought us to the Arietta region of Hamilton County on a trek that would gain us the summit of Tomany Mountain, with an added adventure of ...

‘Fire levels dorm at Paul Smith’s College’

Columns

That was the 72-point bold headline on the Enterprise dated April 21, 1967 — a mere 52 years ago. We were not big on bylines back then (i.e., by William J. McLaughlin), and there was no byline on this story, but I can spot Bill’s prose and poetry a mile away. The Enterprise also ...

Doty would be excellent North Elba supervisor

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a condo owner and frequent visitor to Lake Placid for many weeks at a time over the past seven years, the upcoming election for North Elba town supervisor has been on my mind. Not being a full-time resident, I would not presume to offer opinions about local issues that I ...

Ellis does a great job

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing to emphatically support Lindy Ellis for reelection to county legislature. I have been fortunate to work with Lindy on community projects and I am always reminded of how strong her work ethic and determination is to accomplish worthwhile endeavors that are ...

‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ fair thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Tri-Lakes Community Alliance for Addiction Prevention sponsored a “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Health and Wellness Fair on Sept. 14, at the North Country Community College Sparks Athletic Complex. The fair was organized to provide information on addiction ...

Thanks to Carpenter Foundation

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Saranac Lake Free Library wishes to acknowledge the continued support and generosity of the Francis L. Carpenter Foundation of Saranac Lake. The recent grant provided by the Francis L. Carpenter Foundation will make it possible for the library to continue to meet its ...

Mountains & Valleys

Editorials

MOUNTAIN — to the 17 remaining graduates of the Saranac Lake High School Class of 1949 celebrating their 70th anniversary with a reunion here in late September. That must have been so much fun, to meet again after all those years. Way to keep it going. MOUNTAIN — to Lake Placid resident ...

Vintage photos donated to Adirondack Research Room

Columns

Curator Michele Tucker reports that former resident Don Moreau recently donated an album of early High Peaks photographs. Many are of Saranac Lake in the 1920s. “The photographs were mailed from Edmond, Oklahoma,” reports Tucker. “It’s wonderful when people are aware of the value of ...

Response to Adirondack Council’s position on ATVs

Columns

In the Oct. 8, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise article, “Council sues over ATV trail through state land in western Adirondacks,” Adirondack Council Executive Director Willie Janeway is quoted: “ATVs have their place in this park on private lands, farms, construction sites and logging ...

Response to Adirondack Council’s position on ATVs

Guest Commentary

In the Oct. 8, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise article, “Council sues over ATV trail through state land in western Adirondacks,” Adirondack Council Executive Director Willie Janeway is quoted: “ATVs have their place in this park on private lands, farms, construction sites and logging ...

In for a groszy, in for a zloty

Columns

Until fairly recently, I’d been a letter writer my whole life. When I say “my whole life,” that’s not an exaggeration. In grade school I had pen pals, and as soon as I learned to print, I wrote thank-you notes. Granted, the thank-you notes were written under both duress and my ...

Driver license change shouldn’t enable non-citizen voting

Editorials

One can make a case for allowing undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license. Allowing those who aren’t citizens to vote is another matter. If Democrats in the state Legislature want to assuage some of the concerns about the new law allowing undocumented immigrants to get New York ...

RLS in Oakland

Columns

“I shall be married early in May and then go to the mountains, a very withered bridegroom.” — RLS to J.W. Ferrier, April 1880 - “Bloody Jack” was Robert Louis Stevenson’s personification of his sometimes life-threatening lung hemorrhaging condition. It was presumed to be ...

Good memories of Joe Pete Wilson Sr.

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I first met Joe Pete Wilson at a gathering of cross country ski area operators in the fall of 1976. We soon be became fast friends. Fast-forward four years to my wedding reception. When the music started playing for the bride and groom’s first dance, I was busy chattering ...

Donaldson earned trust

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m writing in support of Cliff Donaldson, candidate for our county legislature. Cliff is a good husband, a good father, a good public servant and a good man. I’ve known Cliff since 1976. Back then, Cliff was a teacher. He moved into public service and spent 13 ...