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Opinion

Bill Branson, take a hike

Columns

 Bill Branson has again misleadingly claimed that rail is better than trail for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor (“Correcting the rail-trail record,” Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Jan. 7), asserting that pro-trail arguments are based on “incorrect facts and bad logic.” Let’s ...

Reminder for senior citizens

Letters to the editor

To the editor: For residents 65 years of age and older, the deadline to renew your senior citizens exemption is Monday, March 2. At least one owner must be 65 years of age (or turning 65 before Dec. 31, 2020). Eligibility is based on income reported to the IRS and New York state in 2018 ...

Don’t limit reminders to fix sidewalk

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Rebuttal to Patti Littlefield comments in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise of Jan. 2: 1. We did not throw papers or call people names. 2. Freedom of speech allows the public to address issues, whether the board likes the issues or not. 3. Yes, five minutes used to be ...

Thanks to generous people

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Thank you Mr. Mike’s and the volunteer workers for putting on a nice Christmas dinner for us all. I have been going to Mr. Mike’s for years. They all did a good job. My two friends and I had a wonderful time. It is so wonderful to be with people. We all had a good time. ...

The Sea Cook, part II

Columns

“Men are born with various manias: from my earliest childhood it was mine to make a plaything of imaginary series of events; and as soon as I was able to write, I became a good friend to the paper-makers.” — RLS Robert Louis Stevenson loved to write. He was only age 6 when he got the ...

Magazines are becoming fine art

Columns

In “Ghostbusters,” Harold Ramis’ Egon says, “Print is dead,” as Annie Potts’ secretary character flips through a People magazine. That film came out in 1984, long before the internet, smartphones and E-readers were common amenities. While I don’t necessarily agree with Egon, I ...

The winter market: Kohlrabi

Columns

This is the first year we've had a farmers market through the winter in Saranac Lake. I love it! I wondered what vegetables would be available through the winter. The market still has squash, Brussels sprouts, a variety of root veggies (like carrots, turnips, beets). There are also greens ...

Winter stargazing from the Adirondack Sky Center

Columns

Living in the Adirondacks and being able to look at a darkened sky filled with glimmers of planets and stars is something I never take for granted. I admit my view of the sky is more mystical than practical, though I can identify some common constellations. My family makes time for a full moon ...

Have you checked your smoke detectors?

Editorials

New Year’s Day 2020 is in the books and, hopefully, a fond memory for you. You may have enjoyed a day off work, perhaps a celebration the night before, and maybe some college football on the big day itself. Forget to do anything? Hint: Checked your smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors ...

Tale of urban crises, by an Adirondack author

Columns

Joe Connelly’s novel “Bringing Out the Dead” grew from his years as an emergency medical services medic in New York City. Connelly, who now lives in North Creek, tells his story through the eyes of Frank Pierce, whose narration includes documentary-style descriptions of the ...

When did caring about the planet become a liberal idea?

Columns

There is a disconnect in our community between the call to climate action and the commitment to doing it. More people than ever want to put a stop to climate change. Our local governments and establishments all acknowledge the existence of climate change, but when it comes to ADDRESSING this ...

Today is last day to comment on rail-trail plan

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Jan. 8 is officially the last day to comment on the state’s unit management plan for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. Send comments to John Schmid at adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov. Comments on the pros and cons of the trail vs. rail restoration are mostly what-ifs, ...

A day in the life of Ice Palace workers

Columns

Are you considering becoming a new volunteer at the Ice Palace but wonder what it entails? Here is a snapshot of a “typical” day. Lots of factors can affect this, as the job flow is fluid given the number of volunteers, seasoned workers, weather and equipment failure, to name a few. ...

Correcting the rail-trail record

Columns

My concerns result from the Guest Commentary in the Dec. 20, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise that presented arguments in favor of rail removal between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. The commentary relied on incorrect facts and bad logic. I am compelled to correct the record. First, the ...

News or promotion?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I have a simple question: Don’t you have enough money to take your own pictures of Rep. Elise Stefanik? Why does the Adirondack Daily Enterprise continually publish Rep. Stefanik’s own promotional photos in its news columns? This happens all the time, both in the paper ...

Peace on earth

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Peace on earth, good will toward men. Well, yes … but first, let’s watch our president destabilize the Middle East and invite retaliatory attack. I guess everyone has forgotten about the nonexistent “weapons of mass destruction” that President George W. Bush used ...

Poll results, Dec. 30-Jan. 5

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Is the Tupper Lake town board right to limit public comments to the beginning and end of meetings, with a 3-minute time limit? --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

More mountains

Editorials

MOUNTAIN — to figure skating legend Scott Hamilton launching a new skating event in Lake Placid that will raise money for Adirondack Health’s Merrill Center for Oncology in Saranac Lake, as well as for his own nonprofit foundation, Scott Hamilton CARES, which funds cancer research. The ...

We don’t want another war

Columns

About 18 years ago, in late September of 2001, I wrote a column about watching local teens at a Street Jam as they did skateboard tricks on a ramp in the middle of downtown Glens Falls. I marveled at how brave they were, spinning off their boards and falling and rolling over on the road, and ...

Math problems?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Republican Dan Stec, who is now the 114th District assemblyman, is one of three candidates that have announced they are running for the 45th Senate seat, now held by Betty Little, who will retire at the end of 2020. In a Dec. 31, 2019, Adirondack Daily Enterprise article, ...