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Guest Commentary

Without vaccination, dangers remain

In June, more than nine out of 10 Americans COVID-19 deaths were unvaccinated. People are still dying in our country at rate of almost 90,000 per year. Get vaccinated at your local pharmacy. Even if you don’t die from COVID, you may lose your sense of taste and smell. That is life changing. ...

Change Ironmate date, river name

An obvious Ironman solution is to offer use of the Lake Placid venue for this race on the new Juneteenth holiday come summer solstice, June 18 to 22, 2022. This would advantage this semi-low season holiday and likely give Ironman better weather than thundery July — plus the longer daylight ...

‘Woke’ people are not the problem

A recent Adirondack Daily Enterprise guest commentary, “We cannot delicately handle history” (July 17, 2021) pushes back against “woke” people. “Woke,” per Wikipedia, is a term “originating in the United States, that originally referred to awareness about racial prejudice and ...

We cannot delicately handle history

It has now been somewhat over a year (but seems like much longer) that our country has been gripped by the most recent round of fury, protests and counter-protests regarding minority rights and grievances. In the course of that time, we’ve witnessed statue toppling, occasional ...

A shame too great

In 1883, Sir John Macdonald (1815-1891), Canada’s first prime minister, addressed the House of Commons outlining his plan for a residential school system that would educate Indigenous children. Macdonald stated that when these children are schooled on reservations “the child lives with his ...

Return of concerts music to our ears

It’s summer in the Adirondacks! The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is happy to be performing a full concert season this year as we have for the past 104 years. In addition to maintaining beloved traditions — like Sunday Symphony concerts held at the lovely Lake Placid Center for the Arts ...