×

Opinion

Jay Rand right man for the job

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Twenty-five years ago I made a conscious decision to find some way to live here. I rented a home in Jay, got a part-time job at Whiteface as a ski instructor teaching kids on the weekends and began the weekly commute up the Northway from Albany. I worked at the DEC then, ...

Elise, why support assault weapons?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I just don’t get Elise Stefanik’s support of assault weapons. It seems to me to be common sense that people don’t need those kinds of guns. What are they used for? Not hunting game. Not for target practice. They were made for use in wars. That’s it. So why doesn't ...

Headlights: Perhaps the second best safety device

Columns

If you are a faithful reader of these weekly articles on Vehicle and Traffic Law and traffic safety, you know my position on using headlights. Briefly, unless you conscientiously turn on your full headlights (not parking lights) every time you move your vehicle, then ALWAYS buy a car with ...

A strong crop of candidates

Editorials

The Enterprise is not endorsing candidates for Tuesday’s election, but we feel the need to comment on the overall caliber of local government candidates this year. We think it’s very strong. The Franklin County legislature District 7 race is a good example. Resident of the towns of ...

Ego tripping … and falling

Columns

RAY BROOK — “Today is all about ego.” That’s according to a shoeless man at the junction of the Haystack and McKenzie mountain trails. This was a warning, not a celebration of ego. It was mid-day during the third annual 6er Relay, and the man, Mark Boyce, had just descended ...

‘Two killed in quarry blast accident’ (1974)

Columns

That was the horrible headline in the July 31, 1974, Enterprise, 45 years ago. A dynamite charge ignited accidentally, creating a giant explosion that killed two workers, whose bodies were buried under tons of rocks and not recovered until hours later. What follows are excerpts from an ...

Doty doesn’t get it

Letters to the editor

To the editor: What should we do about short-term rentals? Well, in the past two years we’ve witnessed well-attended meetings full of disgruntled residents, numerous newspaper and magazine articles about the topic as well as letters to the editor in which local voters beg town ...

Exploring Jay Rand’s ‘experience’

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Recently I came across an ad Jay Rand’s campaign is running, boasting about his “experience.” I believe a discussion of Mr. Rand’s experience is warranted. Jay Rand has served on the town council for 32 years. The lack of affordable housing in our community has ...

A good deal?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I have been reading with interest the letters to the editor in support of Ms. Ellis and Mr. Donaldson, the candidates for Franklin County legislator. I have found that I agree with much of what has been said about both of them. I don’t know Ms. Ellis, but she seems to ...

Donaldson is experienced

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Election Day again ... new hopes, new dreams and, in reality, the same old story. I will vote for Cliff Donaldson as he is experienced and knowledgeable. If you run into him on the street, he always has time to talk with you, whether it is election time or not. He knows you ...

Tackling acne mythbusting: What is fact versus fiction?

Columns

Recently I’ve come face to face with teenagers eager to ask me what is fact and fiction about their developing acne. Well let me see if I can break out with some accurate information about some common acne myths. - The first myth: Chocolate or fried foods cause acne - One common ...

Clippedtoemania

Columns

You want to know what bugs the bejammers out of me? It’s people my age (73 on Jan. 13 — Pendelton Large, if you would) whining about aging. I mean, what do they want? NOT to age? Because, let’s face it, bubbeleh, there’s only one way that can happen naturally. And if it hasn’t ...

Ellis for Franklin County legislator

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m writing to voice my support of Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. As director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center, I’ve worked with Lindy on various projects and issues, including improving pedestrian safety at the Church Street/Woodruff Street intersection. She ...

Donaldson was remarkable as county legislator

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a former Franklin County legislator from District 7, I have never lost interest in the workings of county government and the activities of those who have served there since my departure. That is why I support Cliff Donaldson in his effort to return to the county ...

Donaldson will fight for south end of county

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I was the chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee for 13 years and a Democratic state committeeman for eitght years. During all that time, I was a volunteer for former county Legislator Cliff Donaldson campaigns, and in fact it was Cliff who urged me to become a ...

Lake Placid business owners for Rand

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To the residents of Lake Placid/North Elba: As Lake Placid-North Elba business owners, we are pleased to support Jay Rand for North Elba supervisor. Jay Rand will be there to listen to our concerns, advocate for our businesses and always be fair-minded when dealing with ...

Rand understands Lake Placid

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing in support of Jay Rand’s candidacy for supervisor of the town of North Elba. I grew up with Jay in the Hillcrest Avenue neighborhood of Lake Placid. This neighborhood no longer exists due to the proliferation of mini-hotels on the Hillcrest strip and the ...

Rand is a proven leader

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing asking for your support on Election Day for Jay Rand for North Elba supervisor. He has proven excellence in everything he has ever done. Jay is an extremely effective communicator. He will listen to your needs regardless of party affiliation and follow ...

Emily Kilburn Politi for town council

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Politics and bars do not go well together; everyone knows that. However, as the owner of the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, I know that there have been many times exceptions are made and unwritten rules ignored altogether. This is one of those times. I am writing today in ...

Veterans Day in Saranac Lake

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Veteran’s Day observance in Saranac Lake will be held on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Harrietstown Town Hall. There will be a speaker, music and, NEW this year ... there will be refreshments after the ceremony in the downstairs foyer of the town hall. (There will not be a ...