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Can we really afford to not provide college courses in our prisons?

March 31, 2014 Recently, state Sen. Patty Ritchie started a petition to oppose Gov. Cuomo’s Feb. 16 proposal to provide opportunities for the incarcerated to work toward earning a college degree. more »»

To build a fire

March 29, 2014 It’s cold. March 26, and I wake to minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit. The furnace started at 5 a.m., but it takes awhile to heat the old farmhouse. The weight of five blankets holds my warmth. more »»

‘Noah’ takes Christians to the deep end of the pool

March 28, 2014 “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe, is being marketed as a kind of action-disaster movie — think “Gladiator” meets “Armageddon. more »»

Boards will resolve hotel problems

March 27, 2014 I ask that everyone keep an open mind about the proposed hotel on Lake Flower. more »»

March is LGBT Health Month

March 26, 2014 If I may be permitted to open this commentary from the announcement of New York State Empire State Pride Agenda’s website regarding March being LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) Health Month: ... more »»

Maybe put hotel somewhere else

March 25, 2014 Since moving to Saranac Lake almost two decades ago, I’ve often explored the village with my cameras, looking for interesting angles and beautiful vista. more »»

Who speaks for the voiceless?

March 24, 2014 Who speaks for Ghanson Debrosse? Before he was born, many people did. Anti-abortion groups did. Churches did. Protesters did. And lawmakers did. more »»

Yawning at anonymous posts

March 24, 2014 Beats me how new apps like “Secret” and “Whisper” are going to make big money. Presumably, that is the objective of their Silicon Valley creators. These apps combine social networking with anonymity. more »»

Help find a cure for diabetes

March 21, 2014 Hello, my name is David Swett. I grew up in Saranac Lake, and graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1969. Though much of this arrival is about my struggle with diabetes, that is not my goal. more »»

Bait and switch on education reform

March 19, 2014 In 1991, the following statement was circulated by the New York State Education Department, putting forth its position on educational reform: “The problem with education is not that the legions of... more »»

What difference does it make?

March 18, 2014 In the last stanza of “The Battle of Blenheim,” Robert Southey writes: “‘But what good came of it at last?’ Quoth little Peterkin. “‘Why, that I cannot tell,’ said he; ‘But ’twas a famous victory. more »»

ARTA argument is puzzling

March 17, 2014 An op-ed by Adirondack Recreation Trail Advocates’ Lee Keet, “Yes, we need rail service to Lake Placid,” Feb. more »»

Getting satisfaction

March 14, 2014 Every year we are subjected to lists. Forbes magazine lists the world’s wealthiest individuals. more »»

Train robberies to continue

March 13, 2014 Another spring season will soon be upon us. more »»

Size of state governments isn’t Washington’s business

March 12, 2014 We who applaud the boldness of Rep. Dave Camp’s tax reform plan need not like everything in it. The part that would repeal the deduction for state and local taxes is an abomination, to put it mildl. more »»

Hotel project too big

March 11, 2014 I am a Saranac Lake village resident and own a home on Franklin Avenu. more »»

Don’t damage waterfront vision

March 10, 2014 In 1907, with the village of Saranac Lake still on the ascent as the premier cure center in North America, a few local businessmen had the foresight to commission a study from the renowned Olmsted... more »»

The Cult of True Womanhood

March 8, 2014 A Protestant revival movement, the Second Great Awakening (SGA), began in the 1790s in this country and lasted until approximately 1850. more »»

Preservationists may have a point

March 7, 2014 There’s no question that the much-debated resort and second-home development around Mount Morris could be a good thing for Tupper Lake — if it’s done righ. more »»

Wrong about court decision

March 5, 2014 In Peter Bauer’s Guest Commentary in the Daily Enterprise on Feb. more »»

 
 

 

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