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Police killings are alarming and wrong

September 4, 2015 Many in law enforcement feel under siege because of public protests in which violence directed at them is encouraged. more »»

Reasons to take action against climate change

September 3, 2015 Wildfires are torching thousands of acres, and drought is causing lakes and rivers and crops to dry up. more »»

World War I monument is overdue

September 2, 2015 Frank Buckles is smiling. And, reunited in the hereafter with his fellow doughboys, he may well be telling them, “See, fellas!?I told you they wouldn’t forget us!” Let’s hope Mr. more »»

Another reason to stop bullying

August 31, 2015 As a new school year begins this week, there is new reason to remind ourselves of the dangers of bullying. more »»

Judge takes Paul Smith’s alumni seriously

August 29, 2015 We’re glad Judge John Ellis is giving thoughtful consideration to a request by a group of Paul Smith’s College alumni to be party to his court decision on whether to let the school change its name... more »»

Deficit is down — ­to ‘just’ $426 billion

August 28, 2015 Get out those “Mission Accomplished” banners! Uncork the champagne! Deficit spending by the federal government this year will be at the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s administration! Som... more »»

Is LaGuardia a top priority for NY state?

August 27, 2015 The Empire State has many problems, but officials have recently focused their efforts on a multibillion-dollar fix for an airport coming off a record yea. more »»

Child poverty is a problem

August 26, 2015 Newly released numbers from the 2015 Kids Count Data Book compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation should have New Yorkers scrambling for solutions. more »»

Playing with fire

August 24, 2015 Hanging a Confederate flag on the outside of your house, as a Saranac Lake couple did recently, is like playing with matches and gasolin. more »»

Transgender transition

August 22, 2015 We conclude our three-part “LGBT in the Park” series on today’s “North Country Living” section cover with the story of a transgender Saranac Lake resident who has made a differenc. more »»

Judge must decide what ‘forever’ means

August 19, 2015 It’s good to see that Judge John Ellis is taking his decision on the Paul Smith’s College name change seriously. more »»

Bear safety tips

August 17, 2015 For many people in this nation, the only way to see a real, live bear is to visit the zoo. For people in the Adirondacks, though, bears can turn up in our backyards or on a stroll in the woods. more »»

Leaders for our times

August 15, 2015 Today’s “North Country Living” feature story on page B1 is the second in a series we’re calling “LGBT in the Park. more »»

Will EPA punish itself the way it would someone else?

August 13, 2015 A coal company guilty of releasing 3 million gallons of mine wastewater into a river would be in deep trouble with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Nations encourage big-game hunting

August 12, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kin. more »»

Paying for careless behavior

August 7, 2015 Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty to first-degree promotion of prison contraband, a Class D felony, and fourth-degree criminal facilitation, a Class A misdemeano. more »»

Mountains and valleys

August 5, 2015 Mountains of excitement for Lake Placid to be the host of next year’s Bassmaster Challenge. more »»

Rotary Foundation there to help volunteer groups

July 31, 2015 There are many volunteer groups that do great things in the Saranac Lake area and some might not know that there is a function set up that can help with tax exemption. more »»

Obama’s high speed internet plan leaves out rural residents

July 30, 2015 As so often is the case with federal initiatives to improve Americans’ lives, one announced by President Barack Obama recently holds no promise for Americans in rural areas. more »»

Response to fire was admirable

July 29, 2015 When there is a major fire, as there was at 2519 Main St. in Lake Placid last weekend — the busiest weekend of the year — our local fire departments hit the ground running. more »»



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