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Opinion

Where do we go from here?

Columns

I’ve been wondering for a while if it is too late to love thy neighbor? Have we truly reached the point where we can’t even agree on what is right or wrong? Is it all about the payback? Social media has never been a factual place to receive news, so please bear with my thought process. ...

12 days of Saranac Lake-mas … day 12

Columns

On the 12th day of Saranac Lake-mas, Historic Saranac Lake gave to you ... the uniform of the Saranac Lake Pioneers Drum and Bugle Corps! This handsome fringed jacket comes with a matching pair of fringed trousers. In 1959, a letter to the editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise thanked the ...

Time for a truth amendment

Letters to the editor

To the editor: If this a government of, by and for the people, then it’s time we demand, under penalty of criminal perjury, that every one of our public servants from the president on down swear a solemn and legally binding oath to always tell us the verifiable truth when ...

Open letter to Elise Stefanik

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To Rep. Elise Stefanik: We are writing to express our profound concern regarding your activities to overturn the will of the people in the recent November election. There seems to be no moral line that you won’t cross in your support of President Trump. Instead ...

Stefanik backs a domestic terrorist, Trump

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Elise Stefanik has always stood with Trump. She supports him when he calls our troops “losers and suckers.” Stefanik stands with Trump trying to take away health care for 22 million Americans during the pandemic. Stefanik stands with Trump when he puts kids in cages. ...

Concerned citizen from NY-21

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear Rep. Elise Stefanik and the other 146 Republicans who voted to overturn the election: What did the blood feel like when it touched your hands? It must have sent a puzzling signal to your brain. Did you deny that your allegiance to debunked fictions played a part? Did ...

Good editorial

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! for an editorial (“Swift justice needed to save America,” Jan. 8) that didn’t back away from the hard truths that so many Donald Trump supporters wish to ignore. You write so well. It’s factual, conversational, authentic, organized. And so timely ...

Message to Elise Stefanik

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear Rep. Stefanik: I am glad you are safe and relieved that you are sad about what happened in Washington Wednesday. However, you cannot absolve yourself of a part in the violence, especially when you addressed Congress moments after the insurrection was quelled, continuing ...

The last straw

Letters to the editor

To the editor: At the 11th hour, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell and even Lindsay Graham finally spoke the truth. Courts found no proof of election fraud and Biden won the election fair and square. Why would they do that, after spending four weeks playing along with Donald Trump and Rudy ...

Begin the year with … The Staff of Life

Columns

January is National Wheat Bread Month. As winter blasts through our region, baking bread will warm up your home as well as your soul. Bread, bagels, crackers, cakes, cookies, muffins, pizza and pasta are just some of the foods made with wheat. Bread is our oldest processed food and has been ...

Doesn’t she see the irony?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Rep. Stefanik tells of her ordeal at the Capitol, prefacing it by saying she was about to speak in favor of objecting to certifying the election for president and vice president, when the violent mob incited by her mentor President Trump broke into the chamber. Doesn’t she ...

Support for standardized vehicle and traffic laws

Columns

In early December, I proposed in my weekly article on Vehicle and Traffic Law and traffic safety that we should consider standardizing vehicle and traffic laws nationwide. In that article I described numerous traffic laws that differed from state to state and asked how drivers could possibly be ...

In Gitmo we trust

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Hypothetically, if any political leader, terrorist, leader of al-Qaeda (“the Base,” in Arabic), ISIL, the Black Hand or a reincarnated Osama bin Laden incited and sent hundreds of his followers into an American embassy, the White House or the national Capitol building for ...

Doublespeak

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Wow — Rep. Elise Stefanik said she signed on to overturn a free and fair election because she wanted to protect our democracy. Can’t get any more Orwellian than that. To top that off, her senior advisor Alex DeGrasse is reported in the Jan. 7 Enterprise as tweeting ...

Words have consequences

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Shame on you, Rep. Stefanik. You do not deserve the honor to represent New York’s 21st Congressional District. The violence that you condemn, which occurred on Jan. 6 in the Capitol, was a direct result of you and your House Republican colleagues’ planned objection to ...

Observations

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Land, school and village taxes are an unbearable burden on Saranac Lakers. Making Saranac Lake a town would toss village taxes. Free Saranac Lake from the triple tax threat! Sorry to see NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery close. It’s an important part of the arts area near the ...

12 days of Saranac Lake-mas … day 11

Columns

On the 11th day of Saranac Lake-mas, Historic Saranac Lake gave to you ... the “penny piper of Saranac,” Robert Louis Stevenson (at right)! Stevenson spent the winter of 1887-8 in the Baker Cottage overlooking the Saranac River under Dr. E.L. Trudeau’s care. He began work on “The ...

Hoping for better

Editorials

On Friday we said Donald Trump should not only be removed from office, but also jailed and prosecuted for inciting a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol. But what about the dozens of members of Congress, including the North Country’s own Rep. Elise Stefanik, who sacrificed principles and integrity ...

Local sports in February 1947

Columns

The Enterprise of Feb. 4, 1947, obviously looked different than it does today … different advertisements, different local sports stories and photos decidedly different — hardly ever a local photo. I won’t bore you with the details, but even 10 years later it was a long process to ...

Sign language for babies and toddlers

Columns

Baby sign language is a way to communicate with infants before they can express their needs verbally. In fact, it has long been observed that children can be taught to use their hands to talk long before they are able to speak, such as when they wave bye-bye. Baby sign language also offers a ...