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Opinion

Pick 1 of 3 ways to vote this year

Editorials

As an American citizen, you are being asked to make one of the most important decisions of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Should you vote or not vote on Election Day? That’s really the question. It’s not about WHO you will be voting for in the local, state and federal elections, but the ...

Thanks for a great send-off at the paper

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The communities the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reaches and the individuals it engages are amazing. I discovered this when I retired. The outpouring of well wishes had taken me by surprise and left me so grateful to have had the opportunity to have met and known so many people ...

Questions about large event tourism in Lake Placid

Guest Commentary

This summer has certainly been unique. COVID-19 restrictions required cancellation of all the regularly scheduled large events as well as certain travel bans, which certainly resulted in a noticeable change in Lake Placid. This change has been viewed by many to be positive. Main Street ...

ON THE SCENE: Telling the story of Timbuctoo through dance

Columns

When Tiffany Rea-Fisher, artistic director of the Elisa Monte Dance Company, asked John Donk, manager of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts’ Gallery 46 on Main Street, to tell her something about Lake Placid that she might not know, the answer floored her. Rea-Fisher, who’s been coming to ...

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Loss for Lake Placid, gain for Texas

Columns

This fall’s relocation to Texas by Sally Urban and her husband Stan will leave a large void for the Garden Club of Lake Placid. She is a friend, an active volunteer and a talented floral arranger. To say we will miss her is putting it mildly. Sally moved permanently to Lake Placid more ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 80 years ago

Columns

Registered aliens Nine aliens in this resort registered at the Lake Placid post office on Tuesday, the first day decreed by the government for such a requirement. Although the number was small, it represented five nationalities: Japan, Spain, Germany, England and Belgium. Matthew Monahan is ...

Will COVID vaccine be rationed?

Editorials

Rationing of medical treatment is viewed by many Americans as unacceptable. Making health care decisions based on anything but need is seen as immoral. That is as it should be. But as researchers race to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the specter of rationing is being raised by ...

ON THE SCENE: Celebrating generosity in the Adirondacks

Columns

Are you having frustrations communicating via online platforms lately? If so, you’re not the only one. The Adirondack Foundation heavily promoted its scheduled Toast the Adirondacks, an online celebration of the generosity of Adirondackers over the past five months of the coronavirus ...

Cathy Moore will be missed in many ways

Editorials

I wrote a note to my boss, Publisher Cathy Moore, on her last day before retiring on Friday, Aug. 14. In the note card — featuring a fall foliage image of Mirror Lake and the beach house on Columbus Day 2015 — I said there is special place in Heaven for people like her — the VIP ...

Thoughts on being Lebanese-American

Guest Commentary

The circumstances of being Lebanese-American are not new for me. After all, I have been all my life. It has meant knowing what hummus and tabbouleh were long before those foods came in little tubs at the grocery store. It meant having a uni-brow and a mustache by my 12th birthday. And it meant ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘One plant is capable of feeding a family of 10’

Columns

It is hard to believe, but it was 20 years ago when my friend Lorie gave me her recipe for zucchini crusted pizza. I wrote it down, along with the date, and stuck it between the pages of my “Joy of Cooking” cookbook, where I came across it this morning. I used to complain bitterly in my ...

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Bill Barnes is Rotary’s new area governor

Columns

In July, Rotary Club of Lake Placid member Bill Barnes was appointed as the new area governor. In a recent interview, Bill shares his thoughts and reasons for taking on this important role. How long have you been a member of Rotary? I joined Rotary when my wife Chris and I retired here ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 70 years ago

Columns

The bachelor cometh Perhaps the Lake Placid chamber of commerce should add a “lonely hearts department” to its many and varied activities. At least an opportunity presents itself every once in a while to dabble in the matrimonial field. Latest is from a gentleman in Washington, who was ...

ON THE SCENE: Sinfonietta gets happy with maestro Malina

Columns

For the last four Sundays at 5 p.m., patrons and fans of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta have had the delightful opportunity to meet musicians from the orchestra in an informal virtual setting as they share their musicianship and information about themselves while the take a break this summer due ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Even memory jostling takes energy. It is so hot!’

Columns

I’m sorting through some old snapshots. This is about the most strenuous activity I am capable of in this heat. A certain amount of wrist action is involved in turning over the pictures, but even that action is rather languid. Looking at all of the moments caught by the camera jostles my ...

LIBRARY NEWS: Lake Placid Public Library getting a new roof

Columns

Lake Placid has been enjoying the warm sunny days of summer these past weeks. The streets are busy with families exploring what we have to offer in the Adirondacks. The Lake Placid Public Library roof construction is well underway and will continue on into late August. It sure looks great. ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 88 years ago

Columns

Boxing at arena Six bouts, headed by the 10-round go between “Wildcat” O’Connor of Scranton and Eddie Elkins of New York City make up the professional boxing card to be staged at the Olympic arena on Thursday, Aug. 18 by the Adirondack Sports Association. This is the first ...

State should not buy Whitney Park

Editorials

By all accounts, Whitney Park is a treasure — a 36,000-acre tract full of 22 connected lakes and ponds. The few human impacts — 80 miles of roads, 20 miles of trails, a logging operation, a great camp complex and a few other structures — practically melt into the vastness of its mostly ...