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Opinion

Tedra Cobb is unprofessional

Letters to the editor

To the editor: It’s crucial for a congressional representative to uphold a certain level of dignity and professionalism. We want the members of our government to show their best sides, to try and maintain the aura of respect our nation so rightfully deserves. Unfortunately, it seems like ...

A new Saranac Lake hero

Letters to the editor

To the editor: All Saranac Lakers should be proud to have Frannie Newman as one of us. Her valedictory speech was among the most heartfelt and courageous statements I’ve ever witnessed.  Frannie told us that she has endured years of slights and insults from her classmates, teachers ...

Stefanik backs a lying president

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Elise Stefanik continues to carry Donald Trump’s water, pandering to the local police by saying that the police are being treated unfairly. She forgets the countless Black men who were shot and killed by unmerciful bad police. There are many good policemen, but the “BAD ...

Trump is an aberration from US history

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Over the past weekend I watched the multi-series PBS show on the Roosevelts. Teddy, Eleanor and FDR each accomplished such extraordinary things during their lives that helped the neediest and the nation as a whole, that few could ever match. None of them was perfect. Each ...

Elect a rep who really supports the military

Letters to the editor

To the editor I read the letter in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise recently praising Stefanik for her support of the military. The very fact of her support for our draft-dodger president should give the writer pause. The members of our military past, present and future are our heroes. ...

Two summer superfoods: beets and chard

Columns

Once upon a time, beets were lonely outcasts, humble and reviled. Swiss chard was unknown. But times have changed. Today, these two veggies are considered superfoods. The number of beet and chard dishes on restaurant menus keeps rising. Chard and beet greens are botanical cousins — and ...

Continue to question your behavior

Columns

I find I can dig in deep when I'm trying to prove a point to my children. I can hold on to what I believe to be true (from stupid things like a coaster prevents water rings on a table to more serious infractions like name-calling is never a good option.) I've been guilty of both and other ...

Statue-tory madness

Guest Commentary

It is way past time to call a halt to the de-statue-ing of America. Over the past couple months, while most of us were preoccupied with lost jobs, a killer virus and a terrible case of police abuse of power, we have somehow stumbled into the middle of a raging stream of nihilistic destruction. ...

Challenges can help protect Moody Pond

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Generations have enjoyed Moody Pond. Did you or your children learn to bike around Moody Pond? Did you or a loved one ever use walks around Moody Pond to recover from illness or injury? Do you enjoy fishing? Do you roller ski around the pond? Do you walk your dog or like to ...

Petition to Saranac Lake Central School District

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We recognize that this year has been full of challenges and, as a district, you have worked tirelessly to overcome those challenges. As families with children in the district, as well as community members, we appreciate your tremendous support of our students during this ...

Saranac Lake valedictorian shared a needed message

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Francine Newman, Saranac Lake High School’s valedictorian, is to be congratulated at her bravery in facing head-on the racism she experienced in growing up here. By openly sharing her feelings, demonstrating the corrosive effects she and her sibling endured, hopefully ...

No shame in putting economic issues before social

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Something that always bothers me is when some of my fellow “liberal-progressive” Democrats try to SHAME me because the economic and financial issues mean more to me than do the social, cultural, identity politics and cultural wars issues. I do care a lot about the ...

IIHS recommends having safeguards for automated driving systems

Columns

Most new cars today have some partially automated systems that assist the driver in a variety of ways, but these systems still need the driver to be involved at all times. “Unfortunately, the more sophisticated and reliable automation becomes, the more difficult it is for drivers to stay ...

Nation keeps working for equal rights

Editorials

Independence Day should not be celebrated without recognizing that for much of our history as a nation, many of our fellow Americans have wondered what there was for them to celebrate. For nearly a century after our nation’s independence, millions of African Americans remained enslaved. ...

Fireworks warning

Editorials

Fireworks are part of the Fourth of July. They are more available than ever in most areas. And this year, for obvious reasons, even some people who did not buy and set off their own pyrotechnics in the past may be tempted to use them to blow off some steam. So long as no one blows off a ...

‘Will Rogers Hospital is closing; 140 workers told of jobs lost’

Columns

Lucky for our readers and for local history archives, it was reporter Evelyn Outcalt who covered the story. Evelyn was the best of the best in our old newsroom when the Enterprise was located at 76 Main St. We were all pounding out stories on our now-vintage typewriters: Remingtons, Royals ...

All the way with JFK, part 3: When three’s not a charm

Columns

James F. Krueger, petty officer first class, first-class conman, and our putative leader, called us together. “OK,” he said, ‘here’s how we’ll approach it.” “It” was the world’s largest folks march in Nijmegen, Holland. “We” were the self-anointed Navy Long ...

Love and cousins

Columns

“The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.” — W. Somerset Maugham - Before antibiotics, one of the most powerful medicines against tuberculosis was love. Happy patients tended to be more successful in overcoming the disease, so health care ...