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Guest Commentary

Gracious, unmerciful nature

As of Sept. 6, approximately 44% of the lower 48 states was experiencing drought conditions, in some areas “extreme” and “exceptional” drought. The American Farm Bureau Federation reports crop yields this year could be down by as much as a third compared with last year. According to ...

Review: Seagle’s Sondheim show stacks up to Broadway

For much of my life I’ve been told about the Seagle Music Festival and its unique cultural influence on this area. So it was with a definite “yes” that I said I would go with a friend on Sunday, Sept. 4 at the unusual time of 4 p.m. to view “Happily Ever After: The Music of Stephen ...

STRs contribute to Wilmington’s economy

Two guest commentaries titled “Wilmington deserves clarity,” Part 1 and 2, written by Wilmington town board member Tim Follos, were published on Aug. 24 and Sept. 1 in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. These commentaries continue what seems to be a coordinated anti-business campaign arguing ...

Populism debate misses context

During the last month or so I have seen numerous commentaries and letters in the Enterprise concerning “populism.” Folks are arguing about what it means and how it works and who benefits from it. Every political movement has its adherents and detractors, but the fuss here is about an ...

Wilmington politics: Transparent as mud

We disapprove of the methods used to fill a briefly vacant Wilmington Town Council seat. After a series of maneuvers that show a lack of respect for Wilmington’s voters and for the democratic process itself, a person was appointed to the seat in a hurried and contrived way. The speed ...

It’s time to see movies in person again

One of the greatest things about Lake Placid is that it is truly not only a real New York town, but it is truly an authentic American town where the arts and going to the movies matter. Small town movie theaters, playhouses, and the arts are the linchpins of towns like Lake Placid across ...