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Editorials

Lack of transparency still hurts Catholics

A variety of potentially divisive issues, ranging from immigration to gun control, were being discussed by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops during a national meeting in Baltimore last week. Dealing with the elephant in the room ought to be at the top of their agenda. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, who ...

Poll results, Nov. 11-18

This week’s Web Poll: We asked this two weeks ago, and now we’ll ask it again after televised House hearings have begun: Should President Donald Trump be impeached? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Vapers don’t deserve dangerous additives

Use of tobacco in all forms can be hazardous to one’s health. That is a fact, not open to dispute. Yet cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and smokeless tobacco are legal for sale in all 50 states, with some restrictions. That is a puzzle to many who wonder why federal laws intended to safeguard ...

As Trump’s advocate, Stefanik steps into limelight

The House of Representatives’ inquiry into whether to impeach President Donald Trump is a crucial moment for this country. It’s not a “circus,” or something to ignore. Whether you think it’s warranted or whether you think Democrats are just trying to overturn the 2016 election ...

Poll results, Nov. 4-11

This week’s Web Poll How well prepared are you for winter, in terms of clothing, home, garden, etc.? - These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Committee had better get cracking — but not just them

We hope Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner, Basil Seggos, don’t expect Adirondackers to be impressed that they just appointed a task force to tackle issues caused by an explosion of hiker numbers in the High Peaks region — too many for existing ...

A time to remember veterans of all wars

With the passing of time, new generations of Americans have to be reminded of the personal sacrifices their forefathers made in the armed services, whether those soldiers served stateside or abroad, and whether they survived or made the ultimate sacrifice — dying for their ...

Obama makes a wise point

It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former ...

People have chosen their local leaders

Wednesday after the election seems to come very suddenly. Neighborhood lawn signs start coming down quickly. Winners begin planning. Those defeated wonder what went wrong — and all candidates give thanks to those who supported them. All that work that led to Tuesday’s vote — as well as ...

Thanks, power line workers

We got a new emergency radio scanner in the newsroom a few months ago, to replace a broken one. We asked our resident radio ace, pressman Jesse Phelan, to program the local public service channels back into it, and he added one we hadn’t had in there before — National Grid. Boy, was that ...

Poll results, Oct. 28 to Nov. 4

This week’s Web Poll: Should President Donald Trump be impeached?- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Early voting worth it as long as it’s secure

Early voting’s New York's debut ended Sunday. It lasted nine days, and next year it’s expected to be three times that long. Is it worthwhile? That was our web poll question this past week. For us, as for many readers, that question gave much food for thought. We absolutely agree ...

A strong crop of candidates

The Enterprise is not endorsing candidates for Tuesday’s election, but we feel the need to comment on the overall caliber of local government candidates this year. We think it’s very strong. The Franklin County legislature District 7 race is a good example. Resident of the towns of ...

A great weekend for hometown pride

We had the privilege of attending a couple of events this weekend that brought out the community spirit of, first, Lake Placid and then Saranac Lake. The Lake Placid Hall of Fame induction dinner is always a big deal. The Conference Center dining room was packed with people there to ...

Poll results, Oct. 21-28

This week’s Web Poll: Is early voting worthwhile? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Hold onto the real River Walk plan

It looks like some very good plans for the Saranac Lake River Walk are being swept downstream. Village board members say they’re abandoning, with regret, their preferred option of having the River Walk go along a renovated former Dew Drop Inn and is considering other, much less interesting ...

Watch North Elba supervisor candidate forum on Facebook

It’s a big year for local elections, and the biggest of all, in the Tri-Lakes area, is in the town of North Elba, which includes the village of Lake Placid, part of the village of Saranac Lake and the hamlet of Ray Brook. Of course, the other local races are also very important to the ...

Poll results, Oct 14-21

This week’s Web Poll: Which candidate do you prefer for North Elba town supervisor? - These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Health programs should avoid opioid drugs when possible

Encouraging people in pain to use opioids for relief if there are effective alternatives is, in a word, insane. Yet the federal government does just that, according to two U.S. senators from states hit hard by the drug abuse epidemic. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Jeanne ...

‘Fake news’ seminar can build confidence

We need news and information, but it’s good to take it in with a healthy bit of skepticism. How much is healthy? Doubt too much, and you refuse to see the world as it is, which could lead you to cynicism or conspiracy theories. But if you’re too blindly trusting, you can get duped. If ...