Opinion

Web Poll results, April 30 to May 7

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Should people convicted of domestic violence lose the right to have guns? --- Yes, no, undecided This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Thanks, DOT, for handling Route 30 well

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a lifelong resident of Long Lake (66 years), I would like to thank the New York State Department of Transportation and the Hamilton County Highway Department for being able to cooperate so that a dangerous condition on Route 30 can be repaired without disrupting our lives ...

Character does matter

Columns

With news that Sen. John McCain’s last book, “The Restless Wave” — the seventh he has written with his friend and former speechwriter Mark Salter — is about to come out, I thought of the man I covered and traveled with and grew to both like and respect enormously. On election ...

The Post-Star of Glens Falls on Gov. Cuomo’s slush fund, May 5

Columns

New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to pick the pockets of hard-working taxpayers. That’s you. We suspect this does not surprise you, but it is the insidious way the state does it that should inflame your sensibilities and get you screaming at your legislators to stop the ...

Colleges, fans must help if amateur sports are to survive

Editorials

During her time as U.S. secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice had to navigate the quagmire that is Washington, D.C. One wonders whether she found the world of college basketball to be even more of a swamp. Rice headed a commission formed to recommend solutions to rampant corruption in NCAA ...

Faiths of our fathers

Columns

Most people take it for granted the founding fathers were Christians and, therefore, this country was established exclusively on Christian values. Historian David Holmes states most of the founders were Protestants and the majority were raised in one of three faiths: Anglicanism (the Church of ...

Vehicle inspections important part of traffic safety

Columns

It’s a foggy night and you meet an oncoming vehicle with only one headlight — is it really a car with one headlight, or might it be a motorcycle? If it’s a motorcycle, not a problem, but if it’s a one-headlight car, you don’t know which light is out and therefore, which side of the ...

Saranac Lake police blotter, March-April 1930

Columns

The dog complaints have been part of village history forever ... dog stories are in the news today just as they were in 1930 ... just as they were in the 1960’s when I was village Mayor… USVP Hubert Humphrey once told me that dogs running loose were a problem when he was Mayor of ...

Labor Gap: One small business owner sees Labor Gap differently

Columns

I’ve heard a fair bit of positive response to the Enterprise’s Labor Gap series on a widespread worker shortage, but only one person has told me he thought we were off the mark. He was very civil and thoughtful about it, and his perspective is important to hear. Back in March, after ...

Join ladies golf league

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Ladies League of Craig Wood Golf Club is looking for all women who are interested in playing golf. We play every Monday and Friday mornings. To just participate in our league you do not need a membership to Craig Wood; you just need to be a dues-paying member and cover the ...

Listen to those who stutter

Letters to the editor

To the editor: National Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7. Did you know more than 3 million Americans stutter? That’s more than the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, and Washington, D.C., combined. One percent of your readers stutter, and up to 5 percent of ...

Bill Cosby faces justice

Editorials

Last week’s conviction of entertainer Bill Cosby on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman was a milestone, in a way. Some people considered Cosby the funniest man they ever heard deliver a monologue. For years, millions of Americans viewed him as a model for fatherhood. And many black ...

It’s OK to hate the Corporate State

Columns

Why do corporations hate and abuse the U.S. Constitution? Why do they keep trying to alter or abolish the protections the Founders and subsequent legislators enacted? Most Americans believe that our Constitution is sacred and express truly patriotic sentiments about democratic self-governance ...

Between rock and a good place

Columns

With rare exceptions, the only music I listen to, or even care to listen to, is rock and R&B from the mid-’50s to mid-’70s. This is due to imprinting at its finest, and I remember the moment perfectly. It was fall 1958, I was 11 years old and in seventh grade. Ah ...

Military isn’t fixing sex abuse problem

Editorials

Many victims of sexual assault or harassment do not come forward because they are afraid of retaliation. One might suppose that if any employer could protect them, it would be the U.S. military. Sadly, no. This has been a publicly known disgrace in the military for years now, but it isn’t ...

APA travel corridor amendment is a bad idea. Here’s why

Columns

Let me state this up front: Alternative 1, keeping the 1996 definition of travel corridors, is the best choice for now. The Adirondack Park Agency’s preferred choice, Alternative 6, will create more problems than it solves, and the reasons given to support it don’t add up. While the ...

I shall not return

Columns

“Well, it’s to make or break; and there’s the end on’t.” — RLS, Manasquan, N.J. --- When Robert Louis Stevenson left Saranac Lake in the spring of 1888, he was with his mother, his stepson and their servant from Switzerland, Valentine. They had left most of their belongings at ...