‘My Good Health,’ Part IV


The timing of the death of Thomas Stevenson would have everything to do with the fate of his only child, Robert Louis Stevenson, whom he did not even recognize when the latter showed up next to his death bed at the family residence on Heriot Row in Edinburgh, Scotland. On May 8, 1887, ...



You wanna know what burns my bagels? It’s hearing someone mention a controversial event they didn’t know about, and then say in self-righteous indignation: “Why didn’t they teach me that in school?” This is a popular post on Facebook, almost as popular as fetal sonograms, unfocused ...

Will this year be different?


At this time last year, how Americans chose to celebrate Thanksgiving shifted the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic for the rest of 2020. Two weeks after Thanksgiving, Franklin County hit 100 active cases, the highest number the county had ever seen at one time. A nursing home in the ...

Shop small this Saturday

Guest Commentary

While upstate New York has felt the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, the public health crisis confirmed the critical role that small businesses play in our daily lives. Neighborhood restaurants, entertainment venues, mom and pop shops in Main Street, locally-owned service companies and any ...

Vaccination stats should be reported

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I read with some dismay, but no real surprise, that the coronavirus pandemic continues unabated here in Franklin and Essex counties (“Local COVID cases rising ahead of holiday season,” Enterprise, Nov. 20). I commend the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for reporting these ...

‘Sworn to Silence’ isn’t enjoyable, but should be read


How far should a defense lawyer go in protecting his client? This is the question posed by Jim Tracy, author of “Sworn to Silence: The Truth Behind Robert Garrow and the Missing Bodies Case.” Tracy was an 8-year-old boy living in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, where he still ...