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Silver’s conviction should spur reform

December 3, 2015 If now is not the time for the New York state legislature and governor to raise their own ethical standards, we cannot imagine when it would be. more »»

Think of the less fortunate this month

December 2, 2015 It can be easy during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to overlook the fact that for the less fortunate among us, there will be no holiday from need. more »»

Candidates must step it up on health care

November 30, 2015 Health Republic of New York, the largest cooperative created under the Affordable Care Act, shut down suddenly Monday, requiring 200,000 patients to seek new insurance and forcing doctors and... more »»

Do your Christmas shopping locally

November 27, 2015 We know we say this every year around this time, but it’s important and is worth repeating. Small Business Saturday is tomorrow. more »»

Thanks for making this such a great place

November 25, 2015 What are we thankful for this Thanksgiving? A few things spring to min. more »»

Injured rugger should withdraw suit

November 23, 2015 We feel terrible for how badly Dan Nelson of Long Island got hurt in a Can-Am Rugby Tournament match last year. There can be little doubt that the severe head injury made his life more difficult. more »»

Be careful raising minimum wage

November 21, 2015 At the end of 2015, the minimum wage for New York state is scheduled to go from $8 to $9 per hour, and from $5 to $7.50 for tipped workers. But Gov. more »»

If daily fantasy sports betting is banned, what about lottery?

November 20, 2015 Last week brought just the latest reminder that we live in New York state, the land of “do as I say, not as I d. more »»

Stand up for refugees, and American values

November 19, 2015 It’s been painful and depressing to hear some Americans respond to Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris with calls for the U.S. to reject refugees from war-ravaged Syri. more »»

Monitor children’s media time

November 18, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concer. more »»

Mountains and valleys

November 14, 2015 Mountains of cheers to the Tupper Lake boys cross country team for winning the Section X, Class D Championship last week at the L.P. Quinn Elementary School. more »»

A parking plan for Placid

November 12, 2015 The question of whether Lake Placid needs more parking spaces on Main Street is not up for debate. more »»

Thank a veteran

November 11, 2015 As we celebrate Veterans Day today, it’s important to remember what we’re honoring. more »»

Happy holidays? Not necessarily

November 9, 2015 When the clock struck midnight — 12 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 — shutting the door on Halloween, someone flipped on the Christmas switch. more »»

How about a walking circuit of Saranac Lake?

November 6, 2015 Saranac Lake village officials want to build a 12-foot-wide trail along Lake Flower, but the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation turned down their funding request last mont. more »»

Federal monopoly on cellphone robocalls

November 5, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy causes. more »»

A sour note to an otherwise sweet holiday

November 4, 2015 Halloween was a joy, watching the young children dressed up and trick-or-treating downtown and in local neighborhoods. They were so excited to show off their costumes and get treats. more »»

Please vote Tuesday

November 2, 2015 Our democratic system is a great form of government if it works as it was intended, but like anything living, it needs food and water. more »»

Mary Farley for state Supreme Court

October 31, 2015 We usually don’t endorse candidates in local elections. We figure that in these small communities, readers often know the candidates well and don’t need help from us in making up their minds. more »»

Parent or not, do your part to keep kids safe

October 30, 2015 Youngsters decked out as everything from princesses to zombies will be ringing doorbells throughout our area today and tomorrow, primed to yell “trick or treat” when someone opens the door. more »»



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