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Affordable Care Act?

June 15, 2015 Health insurance is going to cost a lot more for many Americans. more »»

Elia could succeed where King failed

June 13, 2015 Don’t expect a retreat from the Common Core State Standards under MaryEllen Elia, New York’s recently named state education commissioner. more »»

Airport screening is an expensive failure

June 11, 2015 Most of us who have traveled by air over the past 13 years have experienced the inconvenience of dealing with Transportation Security Administration screenings, random searches and regulations. more »»

Village should think more about ad strategy

June 10, 2015 Should a village use taxpayer money to advertise and promote the community at annual events? This is an issue that the Saranac Lake Village Board of Trustees discussed recently. more »»

Town needs to step up for animal care

June 8, 2015 Many local people were shocked and angry when a Tupper Lake couple was arrested two weeks ago. more »»

Mountains & Valleys

June 6, 2015 VALLEY — to diseases people can get from black-legged ticks, which are becoming more prevalent in the Adirondack Park. more »»

Mountains & Valleys

June 5, 2015 MOUNTAIN — Signing golf great Greg Norman on as a partner and a home lot buyer gives the Adirondack Club and Resort national attention, but it’s more important than that. more »»

Adults, don’t help teenagers get drunk

June 4, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of high schoolers — graduates and otherwise — will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

More weapons for Iraq combatants?

June 4, 2015 U.S. officials should rethink how military assets are being used in the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama said Monday. more »»

Rankings have value if kept in perspective

June 3, 2015 State test data is by no means the final word on school quality, but it is worth knowing. more »»

Congress needs courage to agree on road, bridge funding

May 30, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Bill would help stop FOIL foot-dragging

May 28, 2015 The state Senate can strike a blow for open government by approving Senate Bill 1531, sponsored by Sens. John DeFrancisco and Michael Ranzenhofer. more »»

Wall doesn’t have them all

May 27, 2015 A couple of readers told us we may need to add to our list of local men who died in the Vietnam War. We’re definitely open to tha. more »»

Veterans risk lives for the rest of us

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Our Vietnam Wall of Faces is complete

May 23, 2015 A photo has been posted online for the last of eight local soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. Now when people raise a salute, prayer or other tribute to Lance Cpl. more »»

Blame everyone and no one for hectic election

May 21, 2015 Voting yesterday at Saranac Lake High School was a bit of a mess, but school district staff members and volunteer poll workers toughed it out and prevailed at the end of a long day. more »»

Two terms enough for legislative leaders

May 20, 2015 We think the recent arrest of another New York state politician shows how term limits for leadership roles could be helpful in limiting corruption. State Sen. more »»

Inviting nonwhite people to the Adirondacks

May 16, 2015 Last weekend’s John Brown Day celebration of Brother Yusuf Burgess nudged us toward writing about a question that’s been kicking around in our heads for years: People move to the Adirondacks from al... more »»

Best to use public email for public roles

May 15, 2015 An April essay by Saranac Lake native Adam Federman prompted our senior staff writer, Chris Knight, to report Wednesday about local elected leaders using their personal email accounts for public as... more »»

Online tests must wait on broadband

May 14, 2015 Among complaints many educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»



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