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Editorials

Vaccine priorities

Once a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes available, demand for it will be enormous. Plainly, there will not be enough to go around, probably for several months. Thoughtful plans will be needed to set priorities for the limited amounts of vaccine that will be available at first. Federal officials ...

Campaign signs have served their purpose

There are still many votes left to be counted, but there are none left to be cast. Therefore, the season when people try to sway each other toward their preferred candidates has passed. And as the leaves fall from the trees, so must campaign signs drop away from roadsides and yards. The ...

99.9% census claim isn’t credible

Census Bureau officials’ claim the agency was able to collect information from 99.9% of the households in America strains credibility. It would during normal times, not to mention the middle of a deadly epidemic. If officials in several states, cities and organizations are right, the ...

Look for election results online, not in Wednesday print edition

Normally with an election, Enterprise readers can expect to pick up the next day’s paper and find out who won. This time will be different. Wednesday’s print edition will not have any election results. Check the Enterprise website, though, because there we will post whatever results are ...

Straw Poll results, Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

This week’s Straw Poll: How anxious have you been about this election? --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

You have to be pretty evil to attack hospitals

At least the Russian and Iranian operatives attempting to influence public opinion in advance of the election have ideological goals. Not so with a more dangerous class of hackers — freelancers willing to kill for money. Federal officials warned last week of a new wave of online extortion ...

Scary time

It’s Halloween, on a Saturday. It’s the night of a Blue Moon — the second full moon in a month. It’s the night when we set our clocks back an hour for the end of Daylight Savings Time. There’s the pandemic, which is surging in its second wave after already killing a quarter-million ...

Voting is vital

Leaders of both major political parties agree on one thing: The presidential election Tuesday is among the most important in American history. Its outcome will shape our government, economy, even our society for many years to come. Your life and that of your children and grandchildren will be ...

Next time, have early voting in Tri-Lakes

When early voting made its debut in New York state last year, there was some discussion about how many early polling sites Franklin and Essex counties should have. The new option wasn’t expected to be all that popular, and the county boards of elections weren’t sure about security details, ...

Census is worth Congress’ attention

By March or April, it was clear the 2020 Census would be much more of a guessing game than in decennial population counts. COVID-19 has seen to that. Our whole society has been disrupted in multiple ways. Responding to census questionnaires has been the last thing on the minds of millions of ...

Straw Poll results, Oct. 19-26

This week’s Straw Poll: Whom do you prefer for the state 114th Assembly District seat that includes Essex County? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Election meddling pits us against each other

If last week’s announcement that Russian and Iranian operatives are using technology once again to influence U.S. politics came as a surprise, you clearly have not been paying attention. That makes you preferred prey, by the way. We were warned in advance of the 2016 election of how the ...

Confronting racist symbols is hard but necessary

We are happy to see that on Thursday the Tupper Lake Town Council passed a resolution announcing that not only does it oppose racism, but it also discourages citizens from spreading racism by displaying racist symbols. Municipal government can’t require that racist symbols be removed, and ...

The bigger test is beyond Election Day

The upcoming election is a major crossroads for this nation. The two paths before us are perhaps more widely divergent than at any time in recent memory. And the number of political campaign signs we’ve seen while driving around the North Country is more than we ever remember seeing ...

Loads of letters

You might not know this if the Enterprise is the only newspaper you read, but there are papers all over this nation that don’t get many letters to the editor. Whether it’s due to politeness or apathy or disconnectedness, that’s a form of social distancing that does no good for ...

Straw Poll results, Oct. 5-12

This week’s Straw Poll: Is New York state’s new Cliffside Mountain Coaster at Mount Van Hoevenberg a good investment? --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Elections may not feel peaceful, but they are

Election time — for some, it’s game time. They embrace the crackling energy and the confrontation between candidates vying for leadership. For others, it is draining, depressing and scary to see our country divided, seemingly torn apart into rival factions. They can’t wait for the ...

Do the census right

Knowing how many people live where in the United States is more than a matter of satisfying curiosity or writing books on demographics and geography. The census conducted every decade has enormous ramifications. How $1.5 trillion in federal funding is doled out to localities and states, ...

Good to see openness on police changes

Government transparency and public participation are increasingly underway in the village of Saranac Lake’s implementation of police reforms Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered for all police departments. Progressive activists have spoken out strongly about the village’s hiring of Lexipol, a ...

Straw Poll results, Sept. 28 to Oct. 5

This week’s Straw Poll: Whom do you support for representative of New York’s 21st Congressional District? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.