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Opinion

ON THE SCENE: Tatum ready for ORDA board term

Columns

Four of the five people recently added to the state Olympic Regional Development Authority board are women reflecting a dramatic increase in their presence as ORDA is in the midst of a significant state-funded upgrade to their facilities in preparation for the 2023 Winter World University ...

PUBLISHER’S DESK: Putting a newspaper career to bed

Columns

COVID-19 delayed a lot of plans. For me, it was delaying retirement by four months so we could adjust to the new normal and move forward. After 47 years at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News, my last day will be Friday, Aug. 14. The timing is good, because this is a time ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 87 years ago

Columns

Human fly at Wanda “Daredevil” Roland attracted a large group Monday evening as he scaled the brick wall of the Wanda apartment building. Several faked slips by the human fly provoked many “Ohs” and “Ahs” from the crowd who watched his climb with necks craned heavenward. He also ...

Justice for all

Editorials

It shouldn’t be that hard. When a person goes above and beyond the call of duty to do admirable work, that person should be rewarded, at least with praise if not anything else. And when a person screws up and does something wrong, that person should face appropriate consequences. That is ...

Time for US to support cultured meat research

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With coronavirus sweeping the globe, now is the time for Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer to support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. Besides ...

Gratitude in crisis

Guest Commentary

Over three weeks ago on a Monday morning, I brought my 18-year-old grandson in to the Adirondack Medical Center Saranac Lake emergency room. He had a fever of 102.4, sweats, dizziness, shortness of breath and weakness. His condition worsened by the hour, and I was not sure what was happening ...

ON THE SCENE: Blues at Timbuctoo to go virtual this year

Columns

In the decades leading up to the Civil War, few abolitionists treated Blacks as equals in their acts and deeds. John and Mary Brown did. As Richard Henry Dana, author of “Two Years Before the Mast,” noted in his diary and letters, that when visiting and staying with the Browns at their ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 80 years ago

Columns

US aid to Britain Approximately 250 persons attended the meeting Friday night at the high school called by the Lake Placid branch of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies to hear the leaders explain the purpose of the organization. Harold Weston, of St. Huberts, Essex County ...

AUSABLE WATER WISE: Best to stop fly fishing during hot days

Columns

Many anglers know that when trout streams get too warm, the fishing can go south quickly. Fish either aren’t feeding or are seemingly nowhere to be found. Trout are stressed in these hot temperatures. In our northern climate, the air temperatures can range from 45 to 90 in a single day, as ...

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Making connections with elephants

Columns

My friend Carol Scofield, of Lake Placid, and I always dreamed about spending time at an elephant sanctuary. We talked about going to Africa at one point, but we never pursued it further. We sent money to elephant organizations instead. Last year I got the call and discovered Carol was ...

Let’s be careful; COVID is here

Editorials

We love to travel and get together with friends — especially in summer. After six months of winter hibernation when we hardly see our neighbors, the warm summer sun compels us to get out, get about and socialize. But right now, sadly, is a time when it’s usually best to resist that ...

Rotary Club clarifies bus shelter cost

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you for the recent article about the Rotary Club of Lake Placid Bus Shelter Project. We are excited about the possibility of this project because it will meet an immediate need and directly benefit our community. We would like to clarify that the price you mentioned ...

Is it safe to get cancer screenings?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a result of COVID-19, many people had to put off their cancer screening. This means thousands of people may not catch cancer early, when it is easier to treat or when it could even be prevented. The Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Northeastern NY encourages anyone who has ...

On wearing masks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: After reading about the women in Ogdensburg who were protesting wearing a mask, I wanted to make a comparison. You have a right not to wear sunscreen when you go to the beach and risk getting skin cancer, and it will have no effect on the rest of us, so it is your choice. ...

We all love our teenage tunes best

Guest Commentary

Bob Seidenstein’s July 24 column in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, “Schlock and roll,” brings to mind the way every generation grows up thinking “their” music — i.e., the pop music of their adolescence — is the only thing worth listening to. When Don McLean sings “the day the ...

Want to return to normal? Wear a mask

Editorials

It is good news that schools in the North Country should be able to open in September with at least some form of in-person learning. Now, the hard work begins. School districts have until July 31 to submit reopening plans to the state Education Department. There is much yet to be determined ...

ON THE SCENE: Art Barn adapts to reopen safely

Columns

The Corscaden Art Barn in Keene has become a cherished venue for seeing and acquiring art, connecting artists with each other and patrons, and launching new careers. Like the artists whose work they showcase, COVID-19 has resulted in some severe challenges that they are seeking to ...