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Opinion

DOT, ASR let corridor crumble

Columns

It’s been said that it is hard to imagine a worse or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. The current management of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor is proof of this remark. Anyone that has ...

SUNY Plattsburgh professor tells a rich story 

Columns

Expect political pundits to mention Thomas More, who was executed in 1535 in London, as they comment on the impeachment hearings in Washington. As the famous and the obscure swear to tell the truth in our nation’s capital, the man who was beheaded for treason and canonized by the Roman ...

Elated to be elected as North Elba supervisor

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To the residents of North Elba: Please accept my sincere thanks to all of you who took part in campaign efforts, voted in the recent North Elba Town Council and supervisor races, and/or helped out in the electoral process in some manner. From my perspective it was truly ...

A Maori dance disrespected

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The article printed (Nov. 2), “Ego tripping ... and falling,” encourages the misguided assessment that a group of hikers doing the haka at a trailhead is the “ultimate show of ego and bravado.” Not only is this a highly problematic choice of action; its description ...

Learn about SL Area Chamber of Commerce

Letters to the editor

To the editor: My business, the Small Fortune Studio, has been in downtown Saranac Lake for the past 25 years. During most of that time I have been a member of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. This chamber, as many others across the United States, provides valuable services ...

An excellent customer service program

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a longtime member of the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, we recently took advantage of a program being offered. Patrick Murphy, director of the chamber, reached out to us to see if we would be interested in a presentation focusing on customer service skills. Since the ...

North Elba is a wonderful community — if we can keep it

Columns

Thank you to all who supported, in ways large and small, my campaign for North Elba town supervisor. Special thanks to Cathy LaMare, to my family, to the friends and volunteers who went above and beyond, and of course to the 318 voters who put their trust in me. Your time, belief and ...

Poll results, Nov. 4-11

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll How well prepared are you for winter, in terms of clothing, home, garden, etc.? - These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Enforcement meant to correct unsafe driving habits

Columns

Have you heard people say, “They write tickets only to get revenue”? This is an incorrect perception by many drivers, as the purpose behind enforcement (tickets, if you prefer) is to change bad driving habits that we all have. Speeding is a good example — I have said many times ...

DEC leads way on managing High Peaks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I was pleased to read the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s support for the Department of Environmental Conservation’s new High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group as it begins its work to promote sustainable use of Adirondack resources. Rather than too little too ...

Committee had better get cracking — but not just them

Editorials

We hope Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner, Basil Seggos, don’t expect Adirondackers to be impressed that they just appointed a task force to tackle issues caused by an explosion of hiker numbers in the High Peaks region — too many for existing ...

Reports from the Saranac Lake police blotter (November 1942)

Columns

The following abbreviated reports happen to have been written 77 years ago. Hopefully you, dear readers, have already noticed a few photos of the handsome, professional men — Saranac Lake’s finest — who were serving our community as pictured in the Saranac Lake Police Protective ...

A time to remember veterans of all wars

Editorials

With the passing of time, new generations of Americans have to be reminded of the personal sacrifices their forefathers made in the armed services, whether those soldiers served stateside or abroad, and whether they survived or made the ultimate sacrifice — dying for their ...

I miss the old Veterans Days

Columns

I surely do miss the old Veterans Days. The pre-2016 ones. Back in the day when Americans agreed on what a hero is. Back when, say, a man who flew 23 missions over enemy territory and was shot down, captured, clubbed, bayoneted, denied medical care, horribly tortured to exact a phony ...

Growing pains: height issues in children

Columns

Parents have been hitting new heights with their questions about what to do when their child is concerned about being too tall or too short. Well let me size up those questions and provide some information on the topic of growing pains. - What determines your growing pace - Everyone grows ...

Stefanik seems to be saying lying is freedom of speech

Columns

Twitter recently banned political ads. But what it really did was rid itself of lying politicians. That is the real problem facing social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. So Twitter got out of the business. Good for them. Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, said at the time ...

Obama makes a wise point

Editorials

It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former ...

Please fill out sewer survey

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The town of St. Armand is working on obtaining state and federal funding for much-needed improvement projects to our municipal sewer system. Funding assistance is critical in order to make these projects affordable for our community and maintain reasonable sewer user rates. ...

Many thanks for campaign support

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear friends and voters: Thank you for your support and your votes, which secured my reelection to the Franklin County legislature representing the towns of Franklin and Harrietstown. Thank you for giving me the chance to serve you for three more years as your legislator. ...

No more nonfiction accepted for book sale

Columns

The library has changed which items are acceptable donations for its book sale. Nonfiction books will no longer be accepted. We welcome adult, young adult and children’s fiction, music CDs and unabridged audio books on CD and DVD. Adirondack books are also acceptable. All donations must be ...