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Smart vs. not-so-smart growth

October 1, 2015 In his recent letter favoring extension of the tourist train from Old Forge to Lake Placid, Keith Gorgas claimed that “one of the key components of Smart Growth is the revitalization of existing... more »»

Biking is next big thing for Adirondacks

September 30, 2015 A news story appeared recently in the New York Times about the new rail bike operation between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear. more »»

Questions for Gov. Cuomo about Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor

September 29, 2015 The state departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation will soon decide the fate of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. more »»

Students are victims of censorship

September 28, 2015 The 2015-16 academic year has opened with a predictable collection of demands for banning certain views, often involving sexual or racial matters. more »»

A quick lesson in political language

September 28, 2015 In 1958, Democrat George Wallace, running as a candidate for governor of Alabama and racially moderate enough to be endorsed by the NAACP, was swamped by a strident white supremacist whose campaign... more »»

Political alignments changing?

September 24, 2015 As the 2016 presidential selection process proceeds, there is increasing evidence that the political patterns we have grown used to, that we have come to consider permanent, might be suddenly... more »»

The ‘Me’ Generation

September 22, 2015 The most recent Republican presidential debate from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library brought to mind one of my favorite anecdotes. After President Franklin D. more »»

Francis’ fact-free flamboyance

September 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Pope Francis embodies sanctity but comes trailing clouds of sanctimony. more »»

From New York Newspapers

September 22, 2015 The Rome Daily Sentinel on Uber and drunken driving, Sept. 12 - It makes sense. more »»

Walk for suicide’s survivors

September 21, 2015 Recently I was visiting with Barb (Rand) Ryan, an extremely strong and inspirational woman. Truth be known, I wish I had never met he. more »»

Campaign cash vs. Hudson River

September 18, 2015 Environmental groups and Democratic legislators are pressuring New York Gov. more »»

Le P’tit Train du Nord — yet another successful rail trail

September 17, 2015 This rail trail starts about 30 miles north of Montreal and runs for 120 miles north and west with the Mont Tremblant resort area approximately midway along this route. more »»

For the college unconditionally

September 16, 2015 Many people are aware of the controversial name change the Paul Smith’s College community has been discussing, the proposal to change the name of the college to Joan Weill-Paul Smith’s College. more »»

Loyal player must speak out for sake of the team

September 15, 2015 Voicing my opinion about the name change proposal at Paul Smith’s College is not easy for me or for other faculty members who share my concern. more »»

Something smells rotten

September 15, 2015 In a line from the play “Hamlet,” an officer of the palace guard says, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” after the ghost of the dead king appears, walking over the palace walls. more »»

The game-changer pope

September 14, 2015 In his 50-plus years as a priest, Jorge Mario Bergoglio — Pope Francis — has never shied away from controversy that emanates from his commitment to the poor, marginalized and forgotten people of his... more »»

Touch a Truck brought kids and their heroes together

September 10, 2015 From 85 feet above my hometown, I got a chance to experience just a small fraction of what it’s like to be a firefighter from the safety of the local department’s ladder truck. more »»

Blue skies for solar panels

September 10, 2015 When I think about the state of our environment, I’ll admit I can become pretty discouraged. Human thirst for energy is growing at a record pace, as is its impact on ourselves and the world around us. more »»

Saranac Lake was welcoming

September 9, 2015 Impossible as it seems, it’s now been 50-and-a-half years since I graduated from Saranac Lake High School ... 50-and-a-half years dominated by faraway places, varied experiences, multi-hued culture. more »»

‘Religious liberty’ looks a lot like intolerance from here

September 8, 2015 “To me,” she said in a statement, “this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God’s word. It is a matter of religious liberty. more »»

 
 

 

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