Watching out for the crossroads


Friends with older children always advise me to watch out for the crossroads. It is now my turn to share the revelation. It’s metaphorical, of course, though I do encourage everyone to ponder both figurative and literal junctions. The only difference is when we have a specific physical ...

The good and bad of Ironman Lake Placid


We moved from Brooklyn to Upper Jay in July 2003. We bought an old farmhouse and 5 acres along the AuSable River in a spot we’d been assured had never flooded. We learned that the Ironman cycling route was past our house, and that a seemingly endless stream of cyclists would zoom by up ...

Thank you from a grateful Ironman racer

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To the wonderful Lake Placid community: I had the privilege of competing in my first full Ironman race on Sunday, July 25. While my bid to become an Ironman came up just a bit short, both my husband and I enjoyed the entire weekend, and I have already made plans to return ...

It is time for vaccination mandates

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The guest opinion in The Enterprise entitled “Without vaccination, dangers remain” by Rich Shapiro on July 24 is right on target. Everything he said about vaccinations being safe and effective is correct. He encourages vaccine holdouts to reconsider and get vaccinated. He ...

Where are our voting values?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The problem with voting is not that too many people get a chance to vote. The problem is that too many politicians like Elise Stefanik keep getting elected. It seems that in today’s Republican Party being a shameless, integrity-challenged sycophant is the only way to get ...

Using your farmers’ market bok choy


At the Farmers’ market, crisp white stalks topped by loose, dark green leaves call out to me: Bok choi or Pac choy. There are many alternate spellings... In the Orient, there are many choys (Brassica rapa var. chinesis). These are mild cabbage-type plants that don’t make a tight head the ...