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Guest Commentary

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 ...

Vets supporting vets

Thanks to the generous donations Homeward Bound Adirondacks has received, it is able to expand its services to reach more veterans in the North Country community. With the help of charitable donors across the community, on June 1 Homeward Bound Adirondacks purchased 105 acres of ...

DEC snowmobile plan was illegal

Marc Gerstman, former New York State Department of Environmental Conservation executive deputy commissioner from 2011-16, is today a respected environmental attorney. He is entitled to his opinion (“Court got it wrong,” June 21 Enterprise) that, somehow coerced by “misguided zealots,” ...

Misunderstanding education issues

The “Editorial” page of the June 18 issue of the Press-Republican contains a statement entitled “How American K-12 education has become a cultural contradiction,” authored by George Will. It features limited insight into how this contradiction occurred, but he makes clear his ...