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Baptists build for growing congregation

August 21, 2015 It’s a good problem to have. The Saranac Lake Baptist Church is bursting at the seams with people each Sunday, especially children and young people. more »»

NCCC should offer training in the trades

August 14, 2015 I returned home this week from a vacation in western Canada, visiting my wife’s family as well as my brother who lives in a small town in the Rockies in British Columbia. more »»

Blues in a supposed tourist town

July 24, 2015 Much has been said about how things are looking up economically in Saranac Lake, but it isn’t happening yet for John “Mad Dog” Marino. more »»

Near death, conception and prison — at the same time

July 10, 2015 Rick Gombas thought he was dying, and he happened to be within sight of the place where his parents met, fell in love and merged their genes to form him. It was a full-circle sort of feeling. more »»

Lilo was a vibrant local character

July 3, 2015 Lilo Levine would never cooperate with me on the story I wanted to write. more »»

John Lincoln loves rolling around Saranac Lake

June 19, 2015 It’s hard not to notice John Lincoln. He has no legs, yet he gets all over town and beyond in an electronic wheelchair. more »»

OTB manager has yet to make it to Saratoga

June 12, 2015 Dave Bombard has been in the horse racing business for 20 years, working his way up from toilet scrubber to manager, but he’s never been to a real horse race. more »»

Rejoicing for a ‘Requiem’

June 1, 2015 My God. I’m not sure how to describe the Saranac Lake High School performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem” Sunday evening at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. more »»

Couple’s life intertwined with restaurant they’re renovating

May 29, 2015 Every renovation is a saga. I know. more »»

Skateboarders young and old are stoked

May 22, 2015 I was taking a coffee break in the sun last week, down on the River Walk behind the Left Bank Cafe, and I couldn’t help but peer over a construction fence to check out the sculpted masses of dirt an... more »»

Judgment calls

April 8, 2015 Pinned amid a clutter of papers on the bulletin board next to my desk are a couple of quotes that, I hope, serve as guardrails as I careen down the road of writing editorials. more »»

Bluegrass Jam pleased a largely local crowd

October 27, 2014 LAKE PLACID — It was a tight, enthusiastic and largely local audience at Saturday’s Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam. more »»

Why solve a problem the way we started it?

September 27, 2014 The Islamic State is an indirect product of the United States, in that our invasion of Iraq created a power vacuum that drew furious Muslims from all over the world. more »»

Missing another newsroom mother

July 28, 2014 The Enterprise has had two newsroom mothers, as far as I know. I was lucky enough to be friends with both Bea Drutz and Randy Lewis, but Randy was the one I knew better because I worked with her. more »»

Demonic possession

March 31, 2014 I found a syringe on the sidewalk the week before last, on my daily walk home from work on the Margaret Street hill in Saranac Lake. It was half-buried in the snow. I picked it up and looked at it. more »»

Loving sports that puzzle others

December 23, 2013 For most Americans, biathlon, luge and bobsled are just plain weird. And if you mention nordic combined or skeleton in casual conversation, you’ll probably have some explaining to d. more »»

Let the economy set the minimum wage

January 24, 2013 Low-pay workers have waited long enough for the minimum wage to go up — nine years — and $7.25 an hour just isn’t reasonable given today’s much higher costs of rent, food, gas, et. more »»

House concerts: part of music’s changing economy

June 9, 2012 Several of the bands I’ve interviewed in recent years have brought up house concerts as one of their means of income, but I’d never really been to one until recently. more »»

A suggestion for the minimum wage

May 4, 2012 A minimum wage increase has vanished from the state Legislature’s agenda, thanks to Dean Skelos. more »»

The kind of economic development that’s hard to measure

March 5, 2012 SARANAC LAKE — It occurred to me on the first Saturday of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, while I was taking my two daughters on a tour of the Ice Palac. more »»



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