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Editorials

Use buses to get hikers where they want to go

The holiday weekend is upon us: Columbus Day in the U.S. and Thanksgiving in Canada. It’s one of the busiest weekends of the year for hiking in the Adirondacks — and that’s saying something, because hiking has been exploding in popularity here. Many people didn’t expect last weekend ...

Mountains & Valleys

MOUNTAIN — to the 17 remaining graduates of the Saranac Lake High School Class of 1949 celebrating their 70th anniversary with a reunion here in late September. That must have been so much fun, to meet again after all those years. Way to keep it going. MOUNTAIN — to Lake Placid resident ...

Driver license change shouldn’t enable non-citizen voting

One can make a case for allowing undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license. Allowing those who aren’t citizens to vote is another matter. If Democrats in the state Legislature want to assuage some of the concerns about the new law allowing undocumented immigrants to get New York ...

Take a breath before regulating e-cigarettes

Not that we are fans of vaping, but a state Court of Appeals decision to temporarily block New York from enforcing a new prohibition on sales of flavored e-cigarettes is probably the right thing to do. The stay was granted one day before the state planned to start enforcing 90-day emergency ...

Poll results, Sept. 30 to Oct. 7

This week’s Web Poll: Should the state give a $6 million economic development grant to help the owners of the current Quality Inn in Lake Placid replace a two-story hotel building with a three-story one? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of ...

Zantac scare has us sick to our stomachs

A new public health scare has surfaced, and this one has nothing to do with e-cigarettes and vaping. Instead, it involves millions of people who take drugs to reduce the amount of acid in their digestive tracts. A very popular over-the-counter drug, Zantac, has been taken off the shelves by ...

Bad choice to lead our grant requests

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council’s new annual report notes that New York state has set certain priorities it wants regions to address in their grant proposals this year: child care, “placemaking,” environmental justice and workforce development. In recent years ...

You can block a serious illness

What is the most serious respiratory illness threat facing Americans today? If you answered “e-cigarettes,” we commend you for keeping up with current events. But that is the wrong answer. The correct one is influenza. On average, about 8% of Americans contract the flu each year, ...

Sanatorium buyers share community priorities

Trudeau Sanatorium is arguably Saranac Lake’s most important piece of property. Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau founded it in the 1880s as the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium, a place for people suffering from tuberculosis to come and be healed. It was renamed for him after his death in ...

Poll results, Sept. 23-30

This week’s Web Poll: Should permits and fees be required to park at trailheads and/or to hike in the busier areas of the Adirondack wilderness? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Regents ask same questions as parents

If members of New York’s Board of Regents have questions about the state’s annual English language arts and math tests, why shouldn’t parents? It’s a good question, because one has to seriously doubt the usefulness of the tests after listening to members of the Board of Regents ...

First responders deserve support

It’s been a rough few months for tragic accidents. It’s been one of those times when terrible things happen in quick succession, and there isn’t really any common thread to connect them. Some deaths and injury accidents have been on the roads; others have been in the water. Many have been ...

Moving primaries would cost voters worthy candidates

The state Legislature should reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call to consolidate presidential, state, local and congressional primaries on April 28. State officials already threw local politics into upheaval earlier this year by consolidating the primaries into June, compared to the previous ...

Creative message

Time is running out. If we don’t act now on stopping the damage to our planet, it is predicted we will witness disastrous results soon. But don’t despair; there is hope, and there are solutions. The movement is strong, as the youth of the world displayed this week. A local example ...

Real question is, how much climate change will we let happen?

Unfortunately, the issue of climate change has become tied up in partisan politics. Because one party says it’s a top priority, the other says it isn’t. They seem to care more about beating each other than saving everyone. Instead of treating it as a campaign topic, we should treat this ...

Coming and goings

It’s been more than a month since our news editor, Brittany Proulx, left to go work at Adirondack Health. Many readers knew Brittany well: partly because she grew up in Tupper Lake, partly because she worked in the Enterprise newsroom for roughly 15 years, and partly because she was the main ...

Glad Cuomo shifted gears on plate policy

New Yorkers will not be forced to replace their license plates once the plates are at least 10 years old, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. Cuomo’s plan would have began in the spring. In addition to a $25 replacement fee, drivers who wanted to keep their old license plate numbers ...

Common sense and common courtesy

Hooray for a federal appeals court upholding the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, otherwise known as the “Good Neighbor” portion of the Clean Air Act. President Donald Trump’s administration keeps trying to erase environmental regulations to make things easier on big corporations, ...

Taking kids’ personal info comes back to bite YouTube

Attorneys general in states throughout the country may want to take a look at a big payout from the Google YouTube online service. Google has been fined $136 million by the Federal Trade Commission over allegations it harvested personal data about children without seeking their parents’ ...

Share why you value the Enterprise

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 ...