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Opinion

Overpriced and underregulated: the dark side of generic drugs

Columns

The attorneys general of 44 states have filed a lawsuit alleging that 20 major pharmaceutical companies conspired to manipulate and inflate the prices of at least 100 generic drugs in this country. The lawsuit states an investigative report found that between July 2013 and July 2014, more ...

‘Across the Plains,’ part II

Columns

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1879—“We reached Chicago in the evening. I was turned out of the cars, bundled into an omnibus, and driven off through the streets to the station of another railroad.” Changing trains was almost a daily routine for Robert Louis Stevenson and hundreds of his fellow ...

Father’s Day activities

Columns

My husband and I have long come to terms with the fact that most of our hard-earned funds go directly toward our children. The money pit is not our house, though lately the house has decided to compete for our available funds. Both offspring and house do offer us a certain level of comfort, ...

Cheers to brewing up new business

Editorials

The Ray Brook Brewhouse opened last week, further bubbling up the booming craft brewing options in the Tri-Lakes area. Joining the hops masters at Tupper Lake’s Raquette River Brewing and Big Tupper Brewing, Saranac Lake’s Blue Line Brewery, and Lake Placid’s Pub & Brewery, Big ...

Memoir paints a vivid picture

Columns

By any measure, Nell Painter was successful. She had a Princeton professorship in her chosen field, history; several acclaimed books; and she was voted into the leadership role in a highly respected organization of historians. As she stepped into retirement, still very active in her ...

Thanks for help with Saranac Lake After Prom Party

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On the evening of May 11, after the Saranac Lake Prom, and into the wee hours of the morning on May 12, nearly 150 students from Saranac Lake high school attended the Saranac Lake After Prom Party. There were games, a hypnotist show, lots of food and prizes ...

Poll results, June 3-10

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Seven of the state Adirondack Park Agency’s eight appointed board seats are about to be up for appointment. What outcome would you prefer?Make the board more focused on environment ¯ Make the board more focused on economy ¯ Balance the board evenly ¯ Let ...

History is a critical part of our DNA

Columns

The D-Day anniversary last week reminded us of a time when everything was at stake — not just for our country but for the entire world — and how good triumphed over evil. It was also a reminder of how quickly those lessons can be forgotten, if they were learned at all, at the highest ...

Are Republicans happier than Dems because they have fewer choices?

Columns

Have you ever stopped in the middle of the cereal aisle and stared blankly at the hundreds of brands to choose from? If you felt a sense of irritation set in while looking over the seemingly endless array of options, then you know what psychologist Barry Schwartz is talking about in his ...

Phone addicts are the most dangerous threat on the road

Columns

Phone Addicts are glued to their phones, so they’re more distracted, more dangerous, and more likely to cause a crash than even drunk drivers. They pick up their phones four times more than the average driver, use their phone six times longer than the general population, and are on the road ...

A nation not made by flimsy people

Columns

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Concord Hymn” WASHINGTON — After the morning bloodshed on Lexington green, ...

‘Free store’ at transfer station is a great idea

Editorials

The town of Lake George is trying something new to reuse what is not so new. It would be a good idea for the Tri-Lakes area, too. Lake George is starting a “free store” at its dump — OK, its garbage transfer station and recycling center — where people can leave items they need to get ...

Big news — The Enterprise, April 1938

Columns

Page two was a special page in The Enterprise back then with headlines at the top of the page declaring News of Adirondack Communities – Bloomingdale, Loon Lake, Wilmington, Paul Smith’s, Vermontville, Ray Brook, Newman [at one time the Uihlein farm area], Lake Placid, Lake Clear, ...

Adirondack Pickleball gives thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Adirondack Pickleball’s 2018-19 season is about to close. We would like to say “thank you” to the three local venues that provide space for us to play. Thank you to Bill Borzilleri for arranging time and gym space on Thursday evening at Lake Placid Elementary. ...

Abortion bans devalue women

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Women’s rights and healthcare are under siege in the U.S. Fortunately, in New York the passage of the Reproductive Health Act ensures that women in NY have access to a full range of reproductive healthcare services now and in the future. Passage of Roe v Wade in 1973 ...

Democrats, don’t try to impeach Trump. Please

Columns

Many pundits have this unfortunate habit of framing what they want as what the American people want. I’ve been guilty of this at times. After all, what is more gratifying than the idea that the American masses are marching behind your band? Similarly, some left-leaning writers are ...

Unholy rollers

Columns

It happened by sheer fluke. One night a bunch of us were sitting around, shootin’ the breeze, trying to think of something to do, when Kookie spoke up. “How about bowling?” she said. “How about it?” I said. “Wanna give it a try?” she said. We all looked from one to ...

American Legion thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On Friday, May 31 the American Legion Auxiliary Post 326 had a spaghetti dinner and 50/50 raffle to benefit our programs. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support us and bought 50/50 tickets. We would especially like to thank the Olympic Training Center, Jack ...

D-Day’s ‘forgotten’ woman

Columns

Observances of the 75th anniversary of D-Day are properly focusing on the troops and the architect of Operation Overlord, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who freed Europe from Hitler and his Nazi hordes. One person — a woman — has not received the credit she deserves for her efforts with the ...