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Opinion

Short-term rental rules have problems

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We are Tom and Emily Rath, our family lives full time at 15 Maple St., Lake Placid. We have a lovely little cottage on our property that we rent to visiting guests. We’ve had hundreds of five-star reviews from those same travelers and have never had a complaint from our ...

Enterprise helps keep Senior Outlook going

Letters to the editor

To the editor: This is written in response to a recent editorial published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise titled “Dark clouds hang over Senior Outlook.” It is true that we work hard at providing information, companionship and activities for our seniors. We are truly blessed that ...

Stefanik serves her true constituents well

Letters to the editor

To the editor: You have to give Elise Stefanik credit for being loyal to her constituents. Her TRUE constituents, that is. The ones who chose her, who imported her into our district and who pay for her dishonest campaign ads: right-wing billionaires, vulture capitalists, Big Pharma and Big ...

France again

Columns

“We now leave Davos for good, I trust, Dr. Reudi giving me leave to live in France.” — RLS to his mother, April 1882 Robert Louis Stevenson had no problem about putting Davos, Switzerland, in his rear view forever, even though he may have saved his life by going there. The same ...

Forgetting ourselves

Editorials

To everyone out there who has had someone forget a birthday or anniversary — we’re with you. We’re also with those who have done the forgetting. The Enterprise forgot its own birthday/anniversary Friday, and not just any birthday — 125 years since the first issue was published on Feb. ...

Tough lesson for ‘America’s Team’

Columns

Forty years ago right here in Lake Placid, a group of United States Olympians achieved a feat that probably the entire world at the time would have deemed impossible. That, of course, was the “Miracle On Ice” hockey victory at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Some say the Americans’ 4-3 win ...

Public speaking, 4-H style

Columns

4-H is the youth development program of the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. It’s almost certainly the most highly recognized of all Cooperative Extension programs and, without question, one of the leading youth organizations in the United States and Canada. In fact, 4-H is the ...

The Orion molecular cloud complex

Columns

On Feb. 17, Edward Guinan of Villanova University, who has been closely watching Betelgeuse, reported that it has stopped the dimming I described in my column of Feb.1. It is remarkably dimmer, 36% below normal, than any of us have ever seen. Astronomers now expect the giant start to slowly ...

Placid-us or HEIN-ous?

Columns

Commentary on reporter Elizabeth Izzo’s “Officials set third public hearing on short-term rental regs,” Feb. 13, and the planned hearing on Feb. 25 at the Conference Center: Short-term accommodations in residential properties, competing with commercial hostelries, cause both benefits ...

On short-term rentals

Letters to the editor

To the editor: With regard to the forthcoming short-term rental restrictions, a few thoughts. Half of the houses in Lake Placid are second homes. Probably it can be safely assumed that many of these are the most expensive homes in the area, which certainly represents a lot of tax revenue ...

Sidewalk issue in Tupper Lake

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Following is Barbara Close’s address to the Tupper Lake town board on Feb. 13: It has been over two years since we first asked you about repairing the sidewalk across from Sunmount. At that time you told us there was no money in the budget. That was 2017. In 2018 you ...

Reward offered for murdered beagle

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am grief stricken that my beloved 12-year-old beagle Demon, whom I last saw alive on Jan. 7 in the Santanoni Preserve, is presumably dead. The Newcomb town supervisor, Robin DeLoria, assured me in mid January that “everyone in town” knew about my lost beagle. When ...

‘Miracle’ team

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In 1980 I watched the USA hockey team beat the Russians in the “Miracle on Ice” game on our living room TV in Central New York. I can remember the pure jubilation and pride that win invoked. Today I am living in Lake Placid and on the 40th anniversary of that miracle ...

Trump didn’t know who the Miracle on Ice team was

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I want to thank your paper for the informative article on Feb. 22 regarding Mr. Trump and his interactions with the 1980 Miracle on Ice team. Far from resembling anything but a paid appearance by this team (I know it’s the 40th anniversary, but still), your article painted ...

Poll results, Feb. 17-24

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Have you done your taxes yet? - These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Here’s hoping digital census goes well

Editorials

The once-a-decade collection of information about Americans may well go down in history as the first digital Census. Let us hope it also is not recorded as an electronic fiasco. Officials at the U.S. Census Bureau will be utilizing tons of state-of-the-art technology in gathering information ...

Malignant narcissist?

Columns

Erich Fromm, a Holocaust survivor who became a well-known psychologist, wanted to understand something. He, his family, and his people suffered unthinkably at the hands of Hitler. Fromm looked around at Stalin, Mao, Franco and Mussolini. He wondered, “How does a human being become such ...

An open letter to Rep. Elise Stefanik

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I write this with great sadness, and deep fear for our nation. I have been a Republican my entire adult life, and have never before felt so embarrassed and angry at my party’s leadership. I spent three decades of my career as a judge, standing for the rule of law as a ...

Enough

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Last spring, Elise Stefanik, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, stated about Russian election interference: “It was stunning to read how systemic it was in the Mueller report. This wasn’t just Facebook ads, this wasn’t just disinformation campaigns; this was ...