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Opinion

When DIY healthcare supplies are the new normal

Columns

I can sew, but I’ve yet to make one of the protective masks for healthcare workers. I want to help, but I’m not sure I will get to the stage where I’m mass producing masks for other people. I selfishly made a few to use so we could take care of my mother. I am in awe of the people that ...

We’re here to inform and support

Editorials

We are grateful for the hard-working local businesses that are supported by our community and are struggling during these times with the COVID-19 virus. We will try whatever we can to help them stay viable and in business. It is important that our local businesses succeed — to us as a ...

How about some sports news? (Enterprise, Feb. 10, 1967)

Columns

First, a little bit more about the accompanying Saranac Lake High School hockey photo. Our son Keefe, in the back row, went on to play with some great teams in the 1970s at Plattsburgh State. Keefe and his buddy Tom Jennings took a semester off in their junior year at college and went to ...

The trail option is blatantly obvious

Columns

I know to many this is not the most important consideration of the time, but it certainly adds to the preference of the trail over restoring rail service on the Thendara-to-Lake Placid travel corridor. Open, outdoor activity vs. mass transportation seating on trains? The current plan for ...

‘The Trump Slump’

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Donald Trump the plump chump Called the coronavirus a hoax? The Trump Depression is here! Joe Biden for president, folks. The stock markets crashed, Because the GOP choked. Building a wall won’t help. It’s Trump’s fault you’re ...

Coronavirus: staying home advice for parents and children

Columns

With the coronavirus pandemic here, parents have been keeping their distance while sending me questions about how stressful social distancing their children from other children can be for families who are now spending so much time together confined to their living space. Let me see if I can ...

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Editorials

Even though media are considered essential functions, exempt from New York’s stay-home order, like most businesses we at the Enterprise are doing some things differently to adapt amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of our staff members are working from home, including most editors and all ...

Recall — total or otherwise

Columns

A while back, Diane Griffin and I were chatting on the phone. And as might be expected, after the usual exchange of pleasantries, the talk turned to our usual topic — The Good Old Days. Specifically, I’d mentioned that little hole in the wall on the first floor of Petrova school where ...

Will Rogers

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Will Rogers said, “Things ain’t like they used to be — and they never were.” Andy Rawdon Potsdam

Shared paradise

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I have read the Essex County notice to weekend homeowners. It disturbed me. Our area is blessed with plenty of open space to shelter in. Our summer residents provide valuable support and income to our community. Any downstaters who wish to come back are welcomed. The ...

Poor substitute for leadership

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Re: “Stefanik wants China to pay for coronavirus damage”: This sad and pathetic excuse for leadership is even more disturbed than making Mexicans “pay for the wall.” Considering that Trump waited two months to take COVID seriously, maybe he should pay us. Or better ...

Social Darwinists

Letters to the editor

To the editor: With the rise of the far-right and radical right, we not only have been experiencing the growth of “survival of the fittest” social Darwinist ideology in today’s national Republican Party, featuring their desire not only to cut and reduce spending on all of the federal ...

Choosing between business, survival

Columns

The problems are real, the concerns understandable, but the timing could not have been worse. Rep. Elise Stefanik, state Sen. Elizabeth Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec have engaged in a series off conference calls in recent days to address economic concerns around the region. With an ...

Cheers to our Volunteer of the Year

Editorials

Aleacia Landon has only lived in Saranac Lake for three-and-a-half years, but she has done more good work for the community than most people have in a lifetime. Shortly after moving here, she took over as director of the Saranac Lake Youth Center. While the youth center has temporarily gone ...

Happy once

Columns

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson had settled into their seemingly misplaced rental Swiss chalet on the French Riviera in March 1883. At 32, the invalid Scottish author would soon witness his first novel, “Treasure Island,” show off its staying power by going from a serial in Young Folks ...

Don’t be so unwelcoming

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I was saddened to see the response of some of our elected officials to second homeowners coming up here to escape the horrific conditions in New York City. These people pay taxes up here that you are only too happy to collect. They support many of our local institutions ...

Vietnam, coronavirus and Elise Stefanik

Letters to the editor

To the editor: U.S. military deaths during Vietnam often exceeded 500 per month. A very difficult time. There was some great but also some terrible leadership, slow decision-making and many strategic mistakes. The challenges of war became evident. Today, the coronavirus killed New ...

Stop air travel

Letters to the editor

To the editor: As a former journalist for the media in the New York metropolitan area, I have certainly seen my share of tragedy and triumph. It is no exaggeration to say that we are currently experiencing an unprecedented tragedy — one that requires unprecedented sacrifices. I would ...