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Sunmount’s communications problem

November 20, 2014 In a period of less than six weeks in October and November, two Sunmount residents slipped out of windows of their state-sponsored residences and went on walkabouts in Tupper Lake. more »»

VA makes it simple: Serve veterans

November 19, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them — make things simpler. more »»


November 17, 2014 Economist Jonathan Gruber, who helped write the Affordable Care Act — known by most as Obamacare — has admitted Americans were deceived about the measure. more »»

Wilmington as Park’s mountain bike capital

November 15, 2014 Like many other people, we believe Wilmington can and should become the Adirondack Park’s mountain biking hub. more »»

Voters generous with school tech money

November 14, 2014 Maybe people are just drawn to shiny new gadgets. Maybe they’re also susceptible to a “buy now, pay later” sales pitch. Or maybe the idea that New York is overtaxed isn’t all that widely hel. more »»

VA accountability seems to have begun

November 13, 2014 Earlier this year, a major, disgraceful scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs made headlines. more »»

Glad to see another face on the wall

November 12, 2014 Amid Veterans Day celebrations Tuesday, we decided to check in on something we wrote about on Memorial Day, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall of Faces. more »»

Tops deal is good for Saranac Lake

November 10, 2014 A group of business people from Rochester has made a $2 million investment in the center of Saranac Lake, and that’s worth cheerin. more »»

Challenges/opportunities for Stefanik

November 8, 2014 Five years ago, the North Country broke almost a century-and-a-half of Republican dominance by sending a Democrat, Bill Owens of Plattsburgh, to the House of Representatives. more »»

Secret Service left White House unsafe

November 7, 2014 A recently reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»

Don’t let campaign signs linger

November 5, 2014 Both winners and losers in the election today should waste no time in pulling up stakes. No, not moving — though some losers may feel tempted to do that. more »»

Read up and vote

November 3, 2014 One of the reasons many people don’t vote is that they don’t read. Therefore, they don’t know enough about elections and candidates to feel qualified to vote. more »»

Sound advice

November 1, 2014 Performers offered tips to the state Olympic Regional Development Authority on how to successfully continue the Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam. more »»

Funiciello would help break Congress’ pattern

October 31, 2014 We believe the main reason Congress is historically ineffective these days is that the Republican-Democratic power struggle is, increasingly, a proxy war between prominent people and corporations. more »»

Let’s not borrow $2B for school technology

October 30, 2014 On Nov. 4, New York voters will have the opportunity to vote up or down Proposal 3, also known as the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014. We encourage them to vote against it. more »»

Yes to digital bills, Brighton raffles

October 29, 2014 Make sure to turn over your ballot this coming Tuesday, Election Day. On the back, you’ll find three questions — four if you live in the town of Brighton. more »»

CDC stumbled in Ebola leadership

October 27, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

Politics came first in Ebola ‘czar’ choice

October 25, 2014 President Barack Obama has appointed a political hack to lead the fight against Ebola. more »»

Attack hit home

October 24, 2014 North Country residents were united with their neighbors to the north Wednesday as we heard about the terrible events unfolding on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. more »»

Henry’s Woods is still a great place

October 23, 2014 A dog-on-dog attack we reported on recently shouldn’t dissuade you from visiting Henry’s Woods, with or without a canine companion. Such incidents are extremely rare. more »»



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