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Opinion

Thanks for ANCA coverage

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We at the Adirondack North Country Association are grateful for the Enterprise’s coverage of our recent grant award from the Northern Border Regional Commission to fund the new Center for Businesses in Transition. We are excited to put the $248,364 to work retaining small ...

Don’t make Weller Pond motorless

Columns

In a recent press release covered by the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Protect the Adirondacks has called for a flotilla of canoes to attend a protest calling for banning motorboats from Weller Pond and Little Weller Pond. Weller Pond is at the far end of the Saranac chain of lakes, beginning ...

The Hudson River

Letters to the editor

To the editor: From humble beginnings of little more than an alpine pond, Lake Tear of the Clouds on Marcy’s perch, Shatemuc cuts through the Empire State from the tallest of the tall, tall peaks toward the city that never sleeps, from mountain height to the sea, a river we owe our ...

Web Poll results, July 23-30

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Do you shop for used items, and if so, what’s your preferred method? I only buy new items, Yard-garage sales, Stores (thrift shops, e.g.), Classified ads, Facebook selling sites, Other websites, Undecided --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent ...

Democracy helps protect the non-rich

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We all know that money buys political influence. The more money, the more influence … usually in favor of those who have all that money, i.e., a small minority of the population. The problem for capitalism, though, is democracy. Democracy is set up so that the majority of ...

Trumped out

Columns

WASHINGTON — Two distinct realities coexist in the nation’s capital with the approximate compatibility of oil and water. There’s the reality of 4.1 percent economic growth, full employment, a declining trade deficit, and some wage growth. And then there’s Michael ...

Cranberry Lake Art Show returns

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We’re working hard here in Cranberry Lake to create good reasons for our neighbors across the region to visit. The art show has been a great draw, and this year it will be even MORE interesting and fun. The third annual Cranberry Lake Art Show will again feature the work ...

GOP congressional candidates on their own

Columns

It’s a safe bet that when President Donald J. Trump was a younger man, he never read “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s American classic about a young child’s awakening to racial prejudice in a sleepy little town in the pre-civil rights South. The admirable Atticus Finch teaches ...

Forum or festival, it’s good film fun

Editorials

The Lake Placid Film Forum has kept up a good level of quality in recent years, with a variety of good, interesting, thought-provoking movies. Moving the festival from June to October, starting this year, makes sense to us. When the weather is nice and warm, it’s a hard sell to have people ...

3.5 minutes …

Letters to the editor

To the editor: ... at the Adirondack Carousel, where you can watch transformations among children of all ages. Now in its seventh season, the carousel features 24 animals. All are residents of the Adirondack Park, each hand-carved and painted by local artisans, and every animal named by ...

Center line rumble strips now five years old

Columns

Center line rumble strips were first installed on state highways in Franklin County five years ago this summer. The first highways to get them were state Route 37 between Fort Covington and Hogansburg, and state Route 30 between Tupper Lake and the Hamilton County line, in 2013. Now a ...

Ocasio-Cortez could learn a thing or two about socialism from Trump

Columns

WASHINGTON — For three months in 1917, Leon Trotsky lived in the Bronx, just south of the congressional district where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently defeated a 10-term incumbent in a Democratic primary. Because she calls herself a democratic socialist, the word “socialism” is ...

Hospital golf tourney honors Niederbuhl

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On behalf of the entire Niederbuhl family and golf teammates of Arthur J. Niederbuhl, we would like to thank CEO Sylvia Getman and the entire staff of Adirondack Medical Center for honoring Mr. Niederbuhl at the recent golf tournament. It was a surprise and honor to see a ...

Will the trend of low birth rates be reversed?

Columns

Sometimes a society’s values change sharply with almost no one noticing, much less anticipating the consequences. In 1968, according to a Gallup survey, 70 percent of American adults said that a family of three or more children was “ideal” — about the same number as Gallup surveys ...

College, community are poised to improve

Editorials

One thing North Country Community College President Steve Tyrell said Wednesday seemed to us like a particularly good point. In an interview following his announcement that he’ll step down in June 2019, he talked about the conflicts he’s faced this way: “The best thing that’s ...

Raising the minimum wage

Columns

Today we will again be mining the depths of the Julia Frank scrapbooks from the 1970s when Julia was a summer intern at the Enterprise and later at the Lake Placid News. The following excerpts are from the Enterprise of July 1970: Julia wrote: “People looking for jobs in the Tri-Lakes ...

We know what milk is

Editorials

Surely the Food and Drug Administration has something better to do than launch a crackdown on producers of soy, almond and similar beverages labeled as “milk.” Apparently not. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is telling reporters that his agency may begin enforcing a federal regulation ...

ARTA is trying to mislead you

Columns

The rails are quiet, but yet the hatred and deception continue ... In a column from Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates’ Dick Beamish once again touting the usual talking points against the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and the restoration of service on the north end of the rail line, the ...