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Editorials

This is the Enterprise’s 125th year of serving the local community, and its 93rd as a daily. How has a small cluster of villages and hamlets, the largest of which is home to just 5,200 people (that would be Saranac Lake, according to last year’s U.S. Census Bureau estimate), support a DAILY ...

Work zone workers may not be what you think

Columns

You can’t drive very far between April and October in the North Country and not encounter a highway work zone. The window for doing road work is relatively short. But work zones mean delays, and drivers don’t like delays. In work zones, the most pressing thing is the safety of the workers ...

Arguments over electability are an annoying diversion

Columns

Our subject today is a word. It seems to be the word of the moment, at least on the political left. One can hardly read an opinion page or watch cable news without confronting this tiresome term, this irksome idiom. For the love of heaven, people, please stop saying ...

Support 20-somethings; build apartments

Editorials

If you want your local community to succeed long term, the best thing you can do is to make it a good place for people in their 20s to live. Every small town in America, pretty much, worries about losing its children. Many high school graduates leave town and never come back. At that age, ...

How about politics in 1949?

Columns

The last two weeks has had this space filled with local sports stories, mostly baseball. But there was plenty of action in other fields, as witnessed by the stories in the August 1949 Enterprises, retrieved from the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. This headline in the ...

Ingenuity inspires

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I love touring by bicycle. My old Cannondale puts me within reach of the people along the way. I’ll never forget the first time I bicycled down the Baja Peninsula back in the ’80s. The Federal Republic had built three or four new El Presidente hotels strategically placed ...

Heading off concussion concerns

Columns

Parents of children playing contact sports have been heading me off at the pass asking me if they need to worry after their child has had a concussion. - What is a concussion? - A concussion is a temporary loss of brain function due to a direct injury to the head and a shifting of the ...

Bring back Lake Placid neighborhoods

Editorials

Whether it’s a moratorium on new short-term vacation rentals in residental zones, a flat-out ban on these types of uses in residential zones, a restriction to only let full-time residents have short-term rentals in residential zones — or another solution that may work — the village of ...

Latham man’s obituary sends strong message on smoking

Letters to the editor

To the editor: “If you’re a smoker — quit now.” These words ring out loud and clear in a powerful obituary written by Geoffrey Turner, a Latham man who passed away earlier this year. Instead of reflecting on his personal or career accomplishments, Turner used his obituary to send ...

Grateful for landowners who support public access

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Some of the best outdoor adventures rely on the right mix of public and private lands. On Sept. 15, Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Maine Forest Service will host a Landowner Appreciation and Clean Up Day. The board and staff of the Northern ...

Much activity at the Saranac Lake library

Columns

Watercolors and alcohol inks by the artists of Cosmic Studios will continue to be on display in the Cantwell Room through Oct. 26. The exhibit will be open during the Third Thursday Art Walk on Sept. 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. --- Great Comedy The 1934 movie “The Thin Man,” starring ...

Hong Kong’s summer of heroic dissent

Columns

The masked men who recently tossed firebombs at Jimmy Lai’s home targeted one of this city’s foremost democracy advocates. Lai, a 71-year-old media billionaire, calls this summer’s ongoing protest “a martyrdom movement” and “a last-straw movement.” It has an intensity and dynamic ...

The Promised Land’s broken promise

Columns

From the time I was hatched, I knew what Mount Pisgah was. It was My Home Town’s local ski slope. What else could it be? Well, as I was to learn, long after my hatching, it was a lot more. In the Old Testament, Mount Pisgah was the peak from which Moses got to see the Promised Land. And ...

Let’s not wait for a tragedy to unite us

Editorials

On Wednesday as we listened to people recall Sept. 11, 2001, we were reminded of how the purpose of terrorism is not primarily to kill people but to paralyze their spirit. That can be accomplished by sowing fear, and also by sowing division. We remembered how Americans defeated the 9/11 ...

The old Pacific capital, part II

Columns

When Robert Louis Stevenson wasn’t playing chess with Jules Simoneau at the latter’s restaurant, or exploring on foot the Monterey peninsula, a storehouse of material for future writing, the skinny, Scottish, convalescing author could hang out at the large two-story dwelling of the Senorita ...

Join Global Climate Strike Sept. 20

Columns

I am noticing a startling trend among people now a days. This trend is apathy towards climate change. When I talk with individuals about this issue, they often express concern but do not go beyond this action. Simply, people care about climate change, but not enough to help stop it. And I ...

Thanks to community for Carousel-A-Thon success

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Adirondack Carousel is delighted to announce that our seventh annual Carousel-A-Thon was an enormous success. First and foremost, we would like to extend a huge thank-you to Jim Williams, Ethan Gawal and 93.3 “The Mix.” Without them, the success of this event would ...

Watch for motorcyclists

Columns

A few years ago I was in Ticonderoga for a meeting, having scheduled it to be able to stay and go to my child’s track meet. (This was the first and only year my child ran track. Perhaps he knew that I would probably never attempt to go to another track meet.) I approached a roundabout and ...

September skillet suppers: sausage and veggies

Columns

The calendar may not say autumn quite yet, but the air is crisp, nights are cold and a few leaves are showing hints of red. We’re definitely heading into fall. It’s a busy time of harvest for those who have gardens. The season calls for cozy, comforting meals that are also fast, easy and ...

A new day of infamy

Editorials

(Editor’s note: This editorial was originally published in the Enterprise on Sept. 11, 2001. Then-Features Editor Bruce Young wrote it on deadline that morning, with input from other staff members, as news of the attacks unfolded and as other staff members scrambled to get it into the paper. ...