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Editorials

We’re here to inform and support

We are grateful for the hard-working local businesses that are supported by our community and are struggling during these times with the COVID-19 virus. We will try whatever we can to help them stay viable and in business. It is important that our local businesses succeed — to us as a ...

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Even though media are considered essential functions, exempt from New York’s stay-home order, like most businesses we at the Enterprise are doing some things differently to adapt amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of our staff members are working from home, including most editors and all ...

Cheers to our Volunteer of the Year

Aleacia Landon has only lived in Saranac Lake for three-and-a-half years, but she has done more good work for the community than most people have in a lifetime. Shortly after moving here, she took over as director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center. While the youth center has temporarily gone ...

Listen to the doctors and hang tight

When you’re sick and the doctor says you need to rest, you need to heed that advice. If you wake up one morning in the middle of that period and feel fine, and antsy to get back to work, you need someone — maybe a parent, child, spouse, partner or friend — to set you straight and tell ...

Straw Poll results, March 16-23

This week’s Web Poll: How much longer do you think the coronavirus lockdown will last?- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Space Force? What about inner space?

At President Donald Trump’s urging, the United States is adding a sixth branch — the “Space Force” — to our armed forces, in order to defend the vast region beyond our amosphere. Perhaps we should be thinking of inner space, instead. Throughout the nation, public health officials ...

Support local businesses

Restrictions are coming swiftly to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we try to wrap our minds around the ramifications of its effect on our families and community, we see a change in people. The surreal comparison of then and now makes us appreciate how fortunate we are. With ...

Stay informed with your local newspapers

With new developments regarding the coronavirus pandemic being announced throughout the day, every day — locally, statewide, nationally and globally — reporters and editors at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News have been working diligently to keep our readers informed in a ...

Lent for everyone

COVID-19 has made this one heck of a Lent. The 40-day period leading up to Easter is a time when many Christians focus on doing without. Some give up things they enjoy. Some fast, which can range from forgoing meals frequently to just skipping meat on Fridays. Some devote extra time to ...

Poll results, March 9 to 15

This week’s Web Poll: Which theme do you prefer for the 2021 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival? - These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Not every headline needs to be ‘gathering gloom’

Headlines can be tough to write sometimes. It’s especially hard when an editor has to write a big page 1 headline that overarches multiple articles on the same topic — such as coronavirus. The one we came up with for Saturday was “gathering gloom.” The word “gathering” was very ...

Good deals for conservation

Two important conservation-recreation programs are included in a deal reached between President Donald Trump and senators of both major parties. One is reinvigorating the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The other is augmenting federal funding to clear a backlog of maintenance work at national ...

Local news needed more than ever; help us provide it

The need for news is all the greater as coronavirus spreads throughout our state, nation and planet. And not just news of how it’s affecting the world, but how it’s affecting your home community. Is that event you wanted to go to canceled, and if not, what do health officials recommend ...

Hold vape companies accountable

Big tobacco lied for many years about the adverse health effects associated with its product. We know that. It has been proven in court through billions of dollars in settlements by some companies. The same goes for some in the drug industry, who knew even as they were reaping windfall ...

Schools should be ready for sick days

COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has brought everyday life in large areas of China to a near standstill. Schools and factories are closed. The same goes for many other businesses, including retail outlets. As the virus has spread, other areas have been affected similarly, ...

Poll results, March 2-9

This week’s Web Poll: Should the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba adopt short-term rental regulations as proposed? - These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

No need to rush, or to give governor more power

New York’s lawmakers did the right thing in approving $40 million to help the state confront the possible threat posed by the coronavirus. They did so in the worst way possible. The legislation came with an expansion of the governor’s powers in a time of emergency, despite the fact ...

You can’t vote if you aren’t registered

New York’s presidential primary election is April 28, and the deadline to register is April 3 — less than four weeks away. The last day to update your address on your voter registration is April 8. If you’re not registered, not sure or you’ve moved recently, don’t put it off until ...

You can’t get a shot for COVID-19, but you can for flu

Other than avoiding people who may have been traveling internationally, there is not much you can do to avoid catching COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that has been in the headlines. There is something you can do to avoid coming down with common influenza, however: Get a flu shot. Doing ...

Don’t push criminal justice reforms through with budget

Unless the state is suddenly willing to attach money to help local police departments and prosecutors meet its criminal justice reform guidelines, changes to the system should be removed from the state budget process. The reason is simple: The law was written and passed last year as part of ...