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Toxic e-cigarettes are alarmingly popular

January 8, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking. more »»

Improvements needed in new state education commissioner

January 7, 2015 The New York State Board of Regents faces a critical decision in the coming months as it chooses the next state education commissioner. John King Jr. more »»

Frack timing

January 5, 2015 We’re glad Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has banned hydraulic fracturing in New York state. We think the risks outweigh the benefits. Clean water is the public’s most valuable resource. more »»

Congress, resolve to balance budgets

January 3, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Unneeded military gear

January 2, 2015 When he warned Americans about what has come to be called the “military-industrial complex” in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower left out a vital component — politicians. more »»

Time of giving isn’t over

January 2, 2015 Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. Now that the new year has begun, we are getting back into our “normal” frames of min. more »»

Top online local news of 2014

December 31, 2014 People read news differently online than in print. With a hard-copy newspaper, it’s more common to read it comprehensively, taking in as much as the reader wants. more »»

WIC should allow mothers to buy potatoes

December 26, 2014 If you are a low-income woman planning to pay for all or part of your groceries with vouchers from the federal WIC program, feel free to load up the cart with any fruits and vegetables you like. more »»

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 24, 2014 (Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun newspaper, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. more »»

Continue Christmas spirit of giving

December 22, 2014 We live among some of the most compassionate, generous people we know. Especially during the Christmas season, people here open our hearts and our wallets to those in need. more »»

Mountains & Valleys

December 20, 2014 MOUNTAIN — This mountain is for “The Mountain,” as they call it in Tupper Lake: Big Tupper Ski Area and the Adirondack Club and Resort, the development on and around it that’s slated to add up to 65... more »»

Principal owes an explanation

December 19, 2014 Many people have asked us why Petrova Elementary School Principal Chad McCarthy suddenly gave less than two weeks’ notice, telling the Saranac Lake school board he’ll resign at Christmas break. more »»

Federal government should open up

December 18, 2014 With all the worry over a “government shutdown” predominating news from Capitol Hill last week, one failure by Congress passed almost unnoticed. more »»

Heed McCain on immorality of torture

December 17, 2014 Many voices have chimed in during the past week in regard to the release of the U.S. more »»

Replica guns deserve national discussion

December 15, 2014 No matter what you think about the Second Amendment to the Constitution, a new debate about gun control is needed in America — about “toy” guns that look so real they sometimes cause needless deaths... more »»

Shop locally rather than online

December 13, 2014 As Christmas draws nearer, many of us cast nervous looks at our shopping lists and wonder how we will get it all don. more »»

Bad police work teaches a sad lesson

December 11, 2014 It is difficult to watch the video of the July 17 arrest and death of 43-year-old Eric Garner without being stunned and horrified. more »»

Governor’s Santa act needs some work

December 10, 2014 Christmas comes early with Santa Cuomo. more »»

Mountains & Valleys

December 6, 2014 MOUNTAIN — Tupper Lake has some big plans, and therefore some big fundraisers. To help the community volunteer-run Big Tupper Ski Area stay open, the Snow Ball gala is Dec. 1. more »»

Governor’s weather plan is overkill

December 5, 2014 In the wake of the historic 7-foot snowfall in Buffalo last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has criticized the federally funded National Weather Service for not doing enough to predict the damaging storm. more »»



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