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Opinion

The evolution of enlightenment

Columns

In modest increments, more Americans have embraced the truth of evolution through natural selection over the past several decades. A Gallup poll in January 1982 showed that 9% of Americans concluded humans evolved with no assistance from an intelligent agent. The survey also reported that ...

Giving thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I wanted to send out my heartfelt thanks to all the paid drivers and volunteers of the Paul Smiths-Gabriels, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake fire departments who responded to a fire at my home last week. I’m also sending out appreciation to all my friends, family and ...

Griff’s alternative Christmas playlist

Columns

Thanksgiving may have originated from a dinner between Pilgrims and Native Americans, and maybe there was a turkey somewhere in the mix, but in recent history, it’s turned into the day where you ask, “Can we listen to Christmas music yet?” As soon as the calendar hits that last ...

Being thankful is important in good times and bad times

Columns

It has been a challenging couple of months. I sometimes feel that if I’m given one more obstacle or ball to juggle, everything is going to just crash down around me. The reason that I’m writing this is in spite of the obstacles I’ve been given, I have also been given the opportunity to ...

Pasta is great for leftovers

Columns

The guests have gone. The big day is over. You’re left with lots of food. Many say that leftovers are the best part of the holiday. But even if you love turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce and gravy, they get boring after a while. It is fun to find creative ways to use what is left ...

Thanksgiving thoughts

Editorials

What are we thankful for this Thanksgiving? A few things spring to mind: ¯ We’re thankful to live here, in the Tri-Lakes communities of the Adirondacks, small towns filled with our kind of people and surrounded by natural beauty. There’s no place we’d rather be. ¯ We’re glad ...

Abuse of power

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a village taxpayer who’s had numerous dealings with the Saranac Lake village administration, both as a homeowner and a prospective business owner, I echo the sentiments expressed by Stephen McAuley and Dan Reilly in their recent opinion pieces. In my experience, some ...

Stefanik is trying to defend the indefensible

Letters to the editor

To the editor: It has become very clear that the evidence that Trump attempted to trade U.S. assistance for dirt on a political rival is overwhelming. This was not normal negotiations between two countries. This was, you must do this for ME personally to get what you want. That is just ...

Poems exploring grief

Columns

This collection of poems explores loss, guilt and grief. In many of the poems the narrator reflects on the loss of an ex-girlfriend to suicide. Glimpses of the relationship, the woman, the struggles are interspersed with the awful fact of her death and its aftermath for the narrator. Pope ...

I am a never Trumper

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Just an quick explanation to my pro-Trump friends and neighbors: I am not seeing abuses of power because I am a never Trumper ... I am a never Trumper because I am seeing abuses of power! Mark Lienau Saranac Lake

Chamber helped in the nick of time

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Northern Current Organizing Committee wishes to express its gratitude to the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for providing critical support on short notice. In the buildup to the committee’s first year running the music festival, we learned that although our ...

Shop local, support our communities

Letters to the editor

To the editor: During the holiday season, Americans across the country have a unique opportunity to strengthen their local economies, support their communities, and get great services and products by “shopping small” — patronizing small businesses in their own communities. The ...

Rising cost of diabetes

Columns

A week ago Thursday was World Diabetes Day. It didn’t get much, if any, play in the media, so you probably didn’t notice. To raise awareness of the growing health threat of diabetes, the United Nations designated Nov. 14 as World Diabetes Day. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) ...

Stopping on crosswalks is illegal

Columns

Note the picture of the green car in the left lane on Main Street (U.S. Route 11) in the village of Malone. This eastbound car is waiting for the red light at Harrison Place, but is right on the crosswalk. This driver is in violation of Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1202(a)1d, which states: ...

Let’s calm down and live with each other

Editorials

We know these are tense times, politically, but instead of diving into the hysteria, we wish more people would take a deep breath, keep calm and carry on. Or better yet, do this: Stop, listen (or read), learn, make an informed decision, and then act on it. Decades in the newspaper ...

Breaking news — that’s been ‘broke’ before

Columns

(All of these excerpts are from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.) July 22, 1996 RAY BROOK — “An inspection team is on the way to the Federal Correctional Institution [formerly the 1980 Olympic Village for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games held in Lake Placid] here to look into security ...

Development Board didn’t give special treatment

Letters to the editor

To the editor: This is in response to the article (Guest Commentary) in the Enterprise of Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, regarding whether the Development Board provided any special treatment for Mayor Rabideau’s subdivision on Fox Run. The short answer is no. We provided the same care and ...

Russian Roulette

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear Trump supporters of the North Country: This is way bigger than partisanship. It’s bigger than “fake” media. It is bigger than gun laws and abortion rights and judges. It’s bigger than illegal immigration and a wall. To those of you who voted for President ...

Choose Cobb over Stefanik

Letters to the editor

To the editor: What a despicable show by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik at the impeachment hearings. She didnt even know the rules of order. What an embarrassment to the North Country. Vote Tedra Cobb. Ray Murray Saranac Lake