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Editorials

Post pandemic? Not yet.

New mask mandates at village, town and county offices are an inconvenient, yet necessary, reminder that the pandemic is not over and that COVID-19 still poses a threat to public health. It’s no secret that the best way to combat the virus is to get as many eligible people vaccinated as ...

Building fields of dreams

Congratulations to the Saranac Lake Surge, this year’s champions of the Empire Professional Baseball League, who defeated the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds 3-0 during the final game of a best of five series at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park last week. And congratulations to the Tupper Lake ...

Straw Poll, August 9-15

This week’s Straw Poll: http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/poll/governor-resignation/ — This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Hochul brings new atmosphere

New York state Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was a road warrior — especially last summer, during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, and during the state’s phased reopening. Hochul was in the Adirondacks just a few weeks ago for a visit to the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake. Today, ...

State drops ball with guidelines

The decision by the state Health Department to issue no COVID-19 school reopening guidelines is exactly what many have wanted and, at the same time, a stunning dereliction of the Health Department’s duty. There are many people across the state who have wanted the state to take a step ...

COVID-19 still a problem

We figured we could celebrate when the nation reached the goal of having at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine in 70% of American adults. But let’s hold off on the celebration party for now. We have reached that 70% goal, about a month after President Joe Biden’s hopeful target of July ...