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Opinion

A history lesson … the vacant lot next to me

Columns

I purchased 117 Broadway back in November 1981. Next door was Bob Agnew’s building, which housed his business, Standard Tire and Supply, on the right side of the property. If you stand on the property, you can still see the remains of the building’s foundation. And on the left side of that ...

Taking a stand against bad behavior on rugby weekend

Letters to the editor

To the editor: By the time you receive this letter, rugby weekend will be over. I just need to share some disturbing incidents. I am not sure that they are related, but in view of the violence in El Paso and Dayton this weekend, we all need a heads-up. A friend on Facebook shared the ...

Adirondack Health care was great

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I recently, on July 23, entered the Adirondack Health center to have a knee replaced. I would like to tell you about the wonderfully positive experience I encountered during my brief stay This experience actually started about a month prior to surgery. The hospital held a ...

Fatality drop tied to enforcement

Columns

Most of you have never heard of Kankakee, Illinois — I hadn’t. But I did after reading an article in the Kankakee Daily Journal in which Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey reported that there had been nine fatal accidents last year, compared with 19 the year before. That’s quite a ...

Summer hate wave

Columns

Racism and hatred of the other is as American as the Fourth of July, baseball and apple pie. Nathan Bedford Forrest Day is observed every July 13 (his birthday) in Tennessee, and there is a bust of the Confederate general in the state Capitol building. Forrest (1821-1877) was in command of ...

Golf thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On July 29, the USLA Scholarship Fund, which awards annual scholarships to deserving Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake High School seniors held its first annual golf tournament fundraiser at the Saranac Inn Golf Club. An enthusiastic group of golfers competed for prizes in ...

Stefanik’s false protestations

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Rep. Stefanik’s nervous answer, quoted in the Enterprise today (Wednesday), “I don’t believe he’s a racist,” in reaction to the twitterer-in-chief’s latest bigoted salvo, is as believable as the existence of the tooth fairy. Evidently her party leader’s ...

Finding solitude on a misty mountain

Columns

Most people, including myself, typically climb mountains for the views. But with an ever-increasing crush of hikers entering the Adirondacks, perhaps the best way to get some solitude is to climb a mountain on a weekday in the rain. A couple weeks ago, colleagues and I were heading to ...

Training for second moon landing

Columns

My personal editor, Brittany Proulx, makes my column look good every week. She is a digital guru reducing this historic edition of the Enterprise to column size. Nothing changes much — look at the headline prompted by President Nixon’s Vice President Spiro Agnew. He resigned after ...

Coroner invites investigation

Columns

A Ways and Means public hearing was held on July 29 in Elizabethtown with regard to the proposed law that will govern coroners in Essex County. This was the third hearing. Progress is being made. The process is not neat or pretty. I have attended and spoken at all of the hearings and will ...

A front-page connection

Letters to the editor

To the editor: When I saw the front page of the Aug. 1 issue of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, I was a bit surprised. The article on the upper left concerned the reopening of Eagle Island as a children’s summer camp. The article on the upper right dealt with the circulation of items at ...

Stefanik defends Trump

Columns

Elise Stefanik has publicly stated that she does not believe Donald Trump is a racist. After voting not to condemn his comments telling four women-of-color members of Congress to “go back where you came from,” she has come out in support of a presidential administration that is routinely ...

Foie gras should be illegal

Letters to the editor

To the editor: According to the ASPCA, during weeks of force-feeding ducks and geese to produce the gourmet delicacy foie gras (fatty livers), “the bird’s liver becomes so enlarged that, according to the documentation of veterinarians, the animals must experience unspeakable pain and ...

Cape Air mag highlights Saranac Lake

Letters to the editor

To the editor: There is a wonderful article about Saranac Lake in the summer edition of Cape Air’s magazine titled “The Rebirth of a Once Renowned Retreat.” To quote the author Suzanne Rowan Kellaher, “It could be said that the most beautiful thing about Saranac Lake is how easy it ...

Deer Pond Loop rolls along

Columns

Deer Pond Loop is a trail for hiking, running, mountain biking and skiing. Yes, I know, it’s July and I said skiing. Leave that thought for later in the year. Maybe you will want to clip this out of the paper, and hang it on your fridge next to your 4-year-old’s finger painting, and ...

Moose hour is over

Editorials

Moose sightings are rare in New York state. Many year-round Adirondack residents have never seen one, and even those who have often won’t miss the opportunity to see another. Then throw in thousands of visitors and part-time residents in peak tourism season, and you have a massive number of ...

Dog spelled backward is God

Columns

When I first heard the word “anthropomorphism,” I began to understand all sorts of things that had previously eluded me. It’s from the Greek words “anthropos” (human being) and “morphe” (form), and it means giving human characteristics to non-human beings and objects. For ...

Good job, Saranac Lake

Columns

In regard to your editorial, “Good work on DRI” I would like to congratulate Saranac Lake, its citizens and mayor for setting such a wonderful example of how the Downtown Revitalization Initiative should be used for community benefit. At the end of your editorial, you also captivated ...

The natural gas pipeline sham

Columns

How much public necessity goes into a “certificate of public convenience and necessity” authorizing the construction of a natural gas pipeline? Let’s take a look. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in 2017, granted National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation a certificate of public ...