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A diploma geared for work-ready students

April 4, 2014 In every high school’s graduating class, there is a population of students who want to join the workforce rather than to spend more time in school. more »»

More secrecy, this time on staff flights

April 3, 2014 Nearly 400 airplane flights, taken for personal reasons by Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Justice Department officials, were not included in government reports on use of aircraft. more »»

A Grace-ful new name for a mountain

April 2, 2014 “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet, lovely girl that she was, was young and full of wishful thinking. more »»

To really lower property taxes, you have to raise state taxes

March 29, 2014 New York leaders have been buried in budget negotiations lately, trying to pass the state’s 2014-15 spending plan by the April 1 deadline. more »»

Olympic spirit meets community spirit

March 28, 2014 We had a blast at the post-Olympic parades and pep rallies in Lake Placid March 16 and Saranac Lake Wednesday. more »»

Scaffold Law should be an easy decision

March 27, 2014 The state Legislature has come under fire in recent years for its varying forms of illegal and unsavory behavior. more »»

Help reduce number of unwanted animals

March 24, 2014 Spring is coming, and with it comes an overabundance of newly born kittens and puppies overflowing our animal shelters. more »»

Realistic steps to fair, sustainable school funding

March 22, 2014 It is long past the time for New York to have a realistic conversation over equitable school funding. more »»

Obama’s presidency notable for its lack of transparency

March 21, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurre. more »»

Court shouldn’t hide pension information

March 20, 2014 New York state taxpayers spend billions each year on pensions for workers on public payrolls. They need and deserve plenty of public accountability for that. more »»

Good reading, and not ‘Just for Kids’

March 19, 2014 Today with discussion of changes in our schools, from cutbacks to Common Core, there is something that will help educate students at no cost to taxpayers. more »»

Saranac Lakers, please vote tomorrow

March 17, 2014 Saranac Lake’s village election snuck up on some of us this time around. In case you didn’t know, it’s tomorrow. Please, if you live in the village and are eligible to vote, do s. more »»

Vote for your favorites

March 15, 2014 If you haven’t filled out a ballot for Best of the Mountains Readers’ Choice Awards, then hurry and vote for your favorite businesses by the deadline of Tuesday, April 1. more »»

Shovel, then play

March 14, 2014 Enormous thanks are owed to our area’s highway and public works crews, the men and women who work hard to plow the roads and sidewalks so we all can get out of the house safely on days like Wednesda... more »»

Newest state land purchase is gratuitous

March 13, 2014 On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is in the process of buying 14 far-flung tracts of former Finch, Pruyn timberland from The Nature Conservancy, totaling 8,451 acres. more »»

Post meeting materials online

March 10, 2014 More than two years after New York state required groups subject to the Open Meetings Law to post meeting material on their websites, many government agencies in the Tri-Lakes area have not yet... more »»

With parades, the devil’s in the details

March 8, 2014 Welcome-home parades for local Olympians are hard to organize. The Olympics aren’t the end of the World Cup season for many sports, and then there are world and national championships. more »»

Women’s nordic combined should be in the Olympics

March 7, 2014 The International Olympic Committee waited too long to make women’s ski jumping an Olympic sport, but at long last it became one this February at the Sochi games. more »»

Buck up and face the voters, Aaron Woolf

March 6, 2014 The long, befuddling silence of Aaron Woolf is a setback for North Country Democrats, erasing some of their gains of the last five years. more »»

New Navy ship is appropriately named

March 5, 2014 Amid the shock and horror of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, a group of ordinary Americans became heroes by sacrificing their own lives to save others. more »»

 
 

 

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