×

Opinion

Beating a broken drum

Columns

Over the past few months Donald Trump’s tweets, speeches and behavior have reached new heights (depths?) in arrogance, egomania and lying that mandate an end to his perilous presidency in 2020 — or sooner. In a July 4 address, Trump gave the nation some apparently unknown facts about ...

Snowmobile trails caught up in court battle

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Years of planning by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency came to a halt on July 3 of this year. The two agencies had been planning to construct over 27 miles of community connector trails, primarily for snowmobilers to use. ...

Poll results, Sept. 23-30

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Should permits and fees be required to park at trailheads and/or to hike in the busier areas of the Adirondack wilderness? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Regents ask same questions as parents

Editorials

If members of New York’s Board of Regents have questions about the state’s annual English language arts and math tests, why shouldn’t parents? It’s a good question, because one has to seriously doubt the usefulness of the tests after listening to members of the Board of Regents ...

What if I brake hard for a deer?

Columns

In Franklin County there are deer, and every year deer get hit and injured or killed. Meanwhile, numerous vehicles are damaged. Often drivers crash into trees, guide rails, ditches or other vehicles in a futile effort to avoid hitting the deer. The above is the prologue. What this article is ...

‘Climate change and reality.’ Really?

Columns

Keith Gorgas’ guidance for young climate activists (“Climate change and reality,” Adiorndack Daily Enterprise Guest Commentary, Sept. 23) is, “First of all, we must look at the whole picture,” and examine how complex some environmental issues are. “Secondly, we must act locally in ...

Living in strange times

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m 67 years old, and I have lived through a lot of personal and political crises — not much surprises me anymore. But in the past few weeks, I have been reflecting that the times we now live in are indeed very strange. Three observations increasingly appall me the ...

Lindy Ellis for county legislator

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m writing to support Lindy Ellis for Franklin County legislator. I’ve known her for many years now as a neighbor and as a county and village activist, and she has always amazed me with her energy, positive attitude and clarity of thought. If you are looking for someone ...

First responders deserve support

Editorials

It’s been a rough few months for tragic accidents. It’s been one of those times when terrible things happen in quick succession, and there isn’t really any common thread to connect them. Some deaths and injury accidents have been on the roads; others have been in the water. Many have been ...

Car crashes kill two troopers—father and son

Columns

The irony of lives unfolding can leave us at a loss for words. A few years ago while talking to my late, good friend, New York State Police Investigator Doug Muldoon, I happened to mention covering the story for the Enterprise about the death of Trooper Charles Perkins in a car crash. It ...

Watching the sun rise on Owls Head

Columns

When the alarm went off at 3 a.m. I thought, “I don’t want to get up yet.” When it went off at 3:07 I thought, “Man, I really don’t want to get up yet.” But when it went off at 3:14 a.m. I thought, “If I don’t get up and shut off the alarm, Audrey is going to kill ...

Play it safe when paddling during the fall

Columns

The waters are still open and the air is getting crisp, but that doesn’t mean put away your boat. Autumn has been in the air for a while and you can smell the changing of the seasons. It is the perfect opportunity to dust the pollen off the kayaks and get out at least one more ...

Stefanik sticks by her man

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Predictably in her role as a member of the House committee investigating the whistleblower report of presidential abuse of power in seeking the help of a foreign leader to undermine his Democrat rival, Vice President Biden, Stefanik “sticks by her man” by avoiding ...

Garcia held in highest regard

Letters to the editor

To the editor: My name is Robert C. Dedrick, a former teacher and coach for three decades, and most recently the supervisor for the town of Ticonderoga. I am writing this letter to express my opinion on a candidate that is running for Supreme Court justice for the Fourth Judicial District ...

Lindy Ellis deserves to be reelected

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Lindy Ellis is superbly qualified for reelection as our representative to the Franklin County Board of Legislators. She is knowledgeable and issue-focussed. This is refreshing in the presence of a national scene which is highy politicized. I especially appreciate her ...

Rudy Giuliani’s harebrained scheme

Columns

Where’s John Kelly when you need him? President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, cast aside like so many of Trump’s advisers, irked the president with his efforts to bring some discipline to him and his operation. But if there’s one thing that’s obvious from the Ukraine controversy, ...

Spitting up: gastroesophageal reflux

Columns

Parents have been bringing up lots of questions about their babies who tend to spit up a lot. This week, let me try to keep down their concerns and provide some information on this “spitting up” topic we call infant heartburn or reflux. - Spit up specifics - Now, all babies will ...

Moving primaries would cost voters worthy candidates

Editorials

The state Legislature should reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call to consolidate presidential, state, local and congressional primaries on April 28. State officials already threw local politics into upheaval earlier this year by consolidating the primaries into June, compared to the previous ...

A serpentine tale

Columns

It’s obvious that writing, in any meaningful sense, is dying out. Likewise, the art of conversation is headed in the same direction — both doomed to the same fate as the carrier pigeon, woolly mammoth and great auk. Since our primary mode of communication is the cellphone, and its ...