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Editorials

Poll results, Feb. 3-10

This week’s Web Poll: Have you ever had your skis or snowboard stolen? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Three days left to suggest a top volunteer

It’s worth reminding readers that this Wednesday is the deadline to nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year. In March, as usual, the Enterprise and Lake Placid News will honor a particularly service-oriented local resident as the Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year, and as usual, we need ...

On parade day, many thanks

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival doesn’t happen by magic. It requires a massive amount of work — largely by volunteers, who do it to ensure all their neighbors have a wonderful time during this 10-day festival. It also requires work by professionals, which is especially noticeable this ...

Dark clouds hang over Senior Outlook

With many elderly people living in rural area, it is difficult to stay informed and find out ways to be engaged. With our long winters, loneliness can affect many who live alone, sometimes not having contact with another person for days or longer. Thankfully, we have senior centers that are ...

Why not check laws with law enforcement first?

Doesn’t it make sense that lawmakers, before they pass any new law, should have to seriously consult with the professionals who will have to uphold and enforce it? We think so. Of course, legislators won’t always do what police and prosecutors want — nor should they. But doesn’t the ...

Poll results, Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

This week’s Web Poll: How many Winter Carnival events do you plan to attend? -- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Come on down to the Job Fair

You’re not alone if you are having difficulty finding potential employees. That is why the Adirondack Daily Enterprise is hosting its fifth annual Job Fair on March 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at North Country College’s Sparks Athletic Complex. We want to help area businesses, agencies and ...

All hail Joe and Nancy

Nancy Howard Heath and Joe Szwed are excellent choices for the king and queen of this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. They continue the great tradition of this community crowning its unsung heroes — and in so doing, encouraging others to do the same kind of quiet service of ...

Celebrate being alive at Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival was launched in 1897 by the Pontiac Club, which was established to promote healthy outdoor sports and games in the spirit of the village’s fresh-air cure for tuberculosis. TB was a disease that largely affected young people, so many of these survivors were ...

The best time of year for Saranac Lakers

Tomorrow begins the best time of the year for Saranac Lakers. Winter Carnival has long provided a fun break from a long, cabin-fever-inducing winter. If you haven’t been here for Carnival in a while, come this year. Bring a friend. Bring two. Coronation launches the Carnival at 7:30 p.m. ...

Remember playing in the snow?

At what age do kids stop wanting to play in the snow? Sure, they go back to it from time to time. There are moments when the most aloof teenager and stodgy grown-up revert to their 5-year-old selves — maybe to throw a snowball, sled down a hill or sink into the powder on skis, a snowboard or ...

Poll results, Jan. 21-27

This week’s Web Poll: Have you been following the presidential impeachment trial in the Senate? -- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Spreading the news

Content sharing between local news media has expanded again, and that’s great news for you, the audience of readers, listeners and watchers. To a degree, it’s old news here in the North Country, where five daily newspapers — Watertown Daily Times, Malone Telegram, Post-Star of Glens ...

Plastic doesn’t go away so easily

Clearly, the developed world needs to do more about how we dispose of our trash. Just as obviously, the United States, often cited as the chief villain in that regard, is far from alone. For years, much of the plastic waste disposed of by prosperous countries — even much of that officials ...

Justice delayed, justice denied

It is an embarrassment to the state of New York that corrupt ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is getting another extension on beginning his prison sentence — and another chance to reduce its length, currently set at seven years. Amazingly, it’s already been five years since Silver was ...

Poll results, Jan. 13-20

This week’s Web Poll: Which configuration, proposed by a private traffic study, would you prefer for the intersection of Lake Flower Avenue, River Street and Brandy Brook Avenue in Saranac Lake? Mostly as is • T-intersection, adding stop sign from River Street • Roundabout • ...

Necessary but painful job in Lake Placid

We were glad to hear Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall tell the Lake Placid Business Association this week that people will, in fact, get to speak publicly at a public information session about the looming Main Street overhaul.  It was a change from the week before, when the mayor and ...

World dynamics are about more than Trump

If you doubt that too many Americans have become preoccupied with President Donald Trump, either favorably or unfavorably, consider a news report this week. It involved Russian computer hackers and Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company. “A cybersecurity company says Russian military ...

Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteerism. People are fed and clothed, the ill and injured are cared for, fires are extinguished, artists’ work is promoted, libraries are maintained, events are planned and the natural environment is curated by volunteers. In March, ...

Don’t be a chicken; give blood

Among the good reasons for getting a flu shot is to keep yourself healthy enough to be there for the folks who need you this time of year. That is true in a larger sense when it comes to those in need of donated blood — and there are many more than we may think. According to blood banks, ...