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Opinion

Hours not to reason why

Columns

Monday marked the second official work session of The Brothers of the Bush Executive Design and Fabrication Committee. TBotBEDaFC consists of Brothers Russ Defonce and Bruce Young. I’m of course there, but only in an advisory capacity — those guys do all the actual work. We ...

Plastic doesn’t go away so easily

Editorials

Clearly, the developed world needs to do more about how we dispose of our trash. Just as obviously, the United States, often cited as the chief villain in that regard, is far from alone. For years, much of the plastic waste disposed of by prosperous countries — even much of that officials ...

Winter radishes at the winter market

Columns

There are three kinds of radishes at our winter farmers’ market at the Hotel Saranac: watermelon, Daikon and black. Winter radishes are much larger in size than their cousins that herald spring. These root crops are harvested in late fall and can be stored through the winter. Juniper ...

The Sea Cook, part IV

Columns

Thomas Stevenson, famous lighthouse builder and father of Robert Louis Stevenson, liked dogs. He was religious in a Presbyterian sense but believed, contrary to church doctrine, that dogs had souls, too, and when he made his rounds about town in Edinburgh, Scotland, he would fill his pockets ...

Take a walk on the wild side; it’s dangerous, but you might like it

Columns

Back in the 1950s, certain groups condemned Elvis Presley and the Beatles for being too sexual and promoting delinquency among youth. “Jailhouse Rock,” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” were seen as the Devil’s music. Flash forward and people started pointing their fingers at bands and ...

Justice delayed, justice denied

Editorials

It is an embarrassment to the state of New York that corrupt ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is getting another extension on beginning his prison sentence — and another chance to reduce its length, currently set at seven years. Amazingly, it’s already been five years since Silver was ...

Stefanik’s ticket to the show

Columns

While he may not know how to pronounce her last name, President Donald Trump understands that U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik will support him through thick and thin. Stefanik was slow to embrace Trump when he began his presidential bid for the 2016 election. She kept him at arm’s ...

Mae Julia Palumbo

Guest Commentary

Mae Julia Palumbo, 94, of Lake Placid passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid. Mrs. Palumbo was born May 1, 1925, in Plattsburgh. She is the daughter of Joseph and Julia (Lesperance) Cartier. Calling hours will be held on Monday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 2 ...

St. Armand seeks volunteers for various tasks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The St. Armand town board is seeking volunteers from our community. We are establishing several new committees to assist us with specific targets. We are encouraging interested individuals to consider joining the following panels: ¯ Highway Garage Task Force: We are ...

Thankful for Stefanik

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am thankful that we have someone here in the North Country politics like Elise Stefanik, who has fought so hard to keep and modernize Fort Drum and improve the lives of our brave soldiers. My son is in the Army, so this has extra meaning. She is “green” as far as ...

Lake Placid keeps Mirror Lake clear for ice skating

Columns

This is a year for ice and with that comes an automatic stop at the Lake Placid ice track on Mirror Lake. Though there are plenty of skating opportunities around the Adirondacks, one reassuring aspect of skating on Mirror Lake is that the North Elba Park District graciously keeps it clear of ...

Poems of atmosphere

Columns

Sackets Harbor native Natalli Amato has written a collection of poems, many of which harken back to childhood and adolescent times spent at play in the outside world in the Adirondack settings she called home. The poems are mostly descriptions of these experiences — rich in the sounds ...

Please help the United Way

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I have the privilege of serving on the annual United Way campaign team. The team helps to spread the news about the great work that the United Way and its 40 partner agencies provide to our community each and every day. They touch the lives of 80,000 people right here in ...

Poll results, Jan. 13-20

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Which configuration, proposed by a private traffic study, would you prefer for the intersection of Lake Flower Avenue, River Street and Brandy Brook Avenue in Saranac Lake? Mostly as is • T-intersection, adding stop sign from River Street • Roundabout • ...

Proper use of 4-way flashers revisited

Columns

A regular reader of these traffic safety articles recently contacted me to ask about the use of the four-way hazard lights on vehicles when driving in snow and/or fog. His gripe was that a driver he was following was driving with his/her hazard lights flashing — since these lights are quite ...

Sensible idea, a roundabout

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We read with interest the recent article addressing the possible makeover of the “Lake Flower Intersection,” which is comprised of River Street, Brandy Brook and Lake Flower avenues. We agree, a change is needed, especially with the addition of the Saranac Waterfront ...

Necessary but painful job in Lake Placid

Editorials

We were glad to hear Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall tell the Lake Placid Business Association this week that people will, in fact, get to speak publicly at a public information session about the looming Main Street overhaul.  It was a change from the week before, when the mayor and ...

Saving Camp Topridge (The Enterprise, October 1983)

Columns

We covered the news of the big earthquake (5.2 on the Richter scale) in the Adirondack region in this space last week. But there was plenty of other local news. Here are excerpts from a page 1 story by Carol Bruce about the famous camp originally owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post … ...

Firefighters saved home from destruction

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On Sunday, Jan. 12, I came home at noon and opened the front door to my house. I was immediately faced with an impenetrable wall of smoke. I quickly went next door to my neighbor’s house and called 911, which dispatched the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department to my ...