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Opinion

House impeachment, writs of tyranny

Letters to the editor

To the editor: “Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” — Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928) Nancy Pelosi, acting in her official capacity, is using ...

Safety systems come with driver overconfidence

Columns

It’s hard to believe that car systems designed to make driving safer and easier are placing drivers in danger, but a new study by the AAA Foundation finds this is the case. Adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping-assist technologies lull drivers into letting their guard down, which puts them ...

Mountains & Valleys

Editorials

MOUNTAIN — to a fantastic First Night Saranac Lake on New Year’s Eve. Venues were packed, often having to turn people away. The performers rose to the occasion, and audiences were into it, dancing and listening to music and laughing along with comedy and kids acts. It was as good as it ...

Huge ice storm hits North Country (The Enterprise, Jan. 13, 1998)

Columns

Twenty-two years ago, on Jan. 6, 1998, an ice storm knocked out power in the North Country and large sections of Quebec, causing the deaths of thousands of cows with no power to operate the milking machines. The lead story on page 1, by Thomas Abello, carried the headline “Gov. Pataki ...

Please (at least try to) find out the facts before issuing an opinion

Columns

It was extraordinarily disappointing to me to read Peter Crowley’s editorial about a bill aiming to raise the New York state excise tax on beer over 115%. From the title of “Have a brew, support higher education” being glib, careless and misleading, Mr. Crowley is portraying my industry ...

Running to be Warren DNC delegate

Letters to the editor

To the editor: My name is Jennifer Zhang, and I am a college student and recent graduate of Potsdam High School running to represent our congressional district at the 2020 Democratic National Convention as a delegate pledged to Elizabeth Warren.  The DNC is the national convention ...

Bernie Sanders for president

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Greetings, neighbors. I am running as a 2020 convention delegate for Bernie Sanders. I support Bernie because I believe that he — and the movement he represents — is best equipped to deal with the immense social and ecological challenges facing our communities, our ...

Are unsuccessful crimes OK now?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Rep. Elise Stefanik stated, in defense of her opposition to impeachment, that “The Democrats’ case rested on the illusion of a quid pro quo: that President Trump refused to provide aid to Ukraine until the Bidens were investigated. However, this case is easily disproven ...

Three tips to make family meals a staple in your home

Columns

Parents have been hungry to ask me what they can do to insure the health and well-being of their children. My response is family meals — that’s right, family meals — so let me give you some reasons why. - Family meals are for more than food - Studies have shown that family meals ...

Have a brew, support higher education

Editorials

Just think: Every time you crack open a cold one, you could be supporting higher education in New York a little bit more. That’s the idea behind one New York City assemblyman’s bill to raise the state’s tax on beer — to double it, in fact — and to dedicate those funds to the SUNY ...

Time to petition candidates for president

Letters to the editor

To the editor: January is the month of petitioning for the presidential candidates whom we would like to see on the New York state presidential primary election ballot on April 28, 2020. Petitioning is one of the very most democratic processes that we have as Americans. Here are the things ...

Community Christmas Dinner thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Adirondack Community Church, the Christmas Dinner Committee and volunteers would once again like to thank Dave Nicola of Mr. Mike’s Pizza Restaurant for hosting the Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. Each year, members of the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake ...

Keep on truckin’

Columns

From the depths of my sleep, I snapped awake so violently Purrsia the cat leaped off the bed and retreated to the safety of the hall. “Winter Carnival!” I gasped. I looked at the clock — 0315. What had just happened? My subconscious had just given me a wake-up call, reminding ...

Walking in the street

Columns

As the winter snow began in November, Annabelle Abbadessa of Saranac Lake wrote a letter to the editor expressing concern about people walking in the middle of the roads, even when there’s a sidewalk right there. She noted that she sees this not only in winter, when sidewalks are sometimes ...

The Sea Cook, part I

Columns

William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic and editor, was about a year older than his friend Robert Louis Stevenson. As a child Henley had contracted a tubercular disease that necessitated the partial amputation of a leg. After more surgery to save the other leg, Henley was recovering in the ...

Investment in sustainable jobs must follow cut to food stamps

Columns

After nearly 20 years as a social worker trained in conflict resolution, I have learned some valuable lessons about the ways people communicate with one another. What doesn’t work so well is assuming that someone has bad intentions just because they have different opinions. For example, I ...

Short-term rental, long-term crisis

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I write in reply to the letter published in the Nov. 15 issue of this paper, “Placid has to embrace being a resort town.” I write in rebuttal as someone also quite familiar with Park City, Utah, which the author frequently referenced. Here, however, is where our ...

Two lost chainsaws

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dec. 30 — two lost chainsaws off the back of a tailgate on the Bog Road between Bloomingdale and Gabriels. If found, please contact Irfreebu@gmail.com as soon as convenient. Thanks! Brent Freeburg Gabriels

Looking forward . . .

Columns

I don’t care what all you Farmers’ Almanac loyalists say. We’re in a new decade as far as I’m concerned, and I can finally start referring to this time as “the ‘20s.” Know your onions, take a jorum of skee and let’s blouse, kid. Roaring ‘20s jokes aside, I wanna get real ...