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Guest Commentary

Amendment needed to repurpose closed prisons in forest preserve

There are now three decommissioned state correctional facilities on forest preserve lands. Two are within the Adirondack Park and one is outside of the park on forest preserve lands in Saratoga County. The three closed prisons are Camp Gabriels Correctional Facility in the town of Brighton, ...

Anti-trans bigotry must end

In regard to the article “Parent’s anti-trans comments spark backlash” appearing in the May 18, 2024 issue of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, I am pleased the Saranac Lake Central School District and the board of education is following up on this issue. To be fair, Mr. Wilson did post ...

Keep the momentum going for our kids

The successful passage of the Saranac Lake Central School District budget — including all proposals — and the re-election of every incumbent on the board is something our community should be proud of. I am. Strong, cohesive leadership by administrators, teachers, coaches, staff and the ...

What unites us is more than what divides us

As of today, May 21, 2024, hostages kidnapped by Hamas will have been in captivity for 227 days. I mourn the loss of life and suffering from the war, as well as for the notion that peace and a two-state solution now seem so far away. There appears no visible path to peace. Events in the Middle ...

A toxic quest for power

In a chilling article, Tom Nichols, professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College, outlines how Donald Trump would use the military in a second presidential term. Nichols reports that Trump’s grudge against senior military officers began in 2017 when they “smothered” his demand to kill ...

Stefanik’s politically-motivated antisemitism fight

In recent public statements, Rep. Elise Stefanik condemned university heads and criticized President Joe Biden’s decisions regarding U.S. foreign policy on Israel, claiming antisemitism. To anyone who has followed Stefanik’s support of Trump and other MAGA figures, the irony is astounding. ...