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It’s time for school boards to lead

November 19, 2014 In spite of the limitations that mandates prescribe, local school boards can significantly direct the internal workings of their schools to the extent they have acquired the necessary insights to do... more »»

State favoritism toward trains?

November 18, 2014 Should the old Adirondack rail corridor be converted to a year-round, multi-use recreation trail? Should it be rehabilitated for an extended tourist train? Or should we split the difference and buil... more »»

Water is a human right in Detroit, Ireland, Iraq everywhere

November 17, 2014 Last summer, Iraq’s Yazidi people fled to the desert to escape religious persecution. Trapped atop Mount Sinjar, the refugees started dying of thirst. more »»

From New York Newspapers

November 17, 2014 The Post-Standard of Syracuse on the return of Fort Drum soldiers from Afghanistan Nov. more »»

Lake Flower PUDD needs serious work

November 15, 2014 There are many concerns Saranac Lake village residents and taxpayers have about the Lake Flower hotel project, the proposed planned unit development district (PUDD) law and the process that has been... more »»

PUDD violates community standards

November 14, 2014 The planned unit development district process is being used by our village board as a way to circumvent community standards, as embodied in our zoning and other plans designed to protect and enhance... more »»

A model of experiential education

November 13, 2014 On the first early dark Wednesday evening of autumn, while Main Street, Saranac Lake was closed and quiet, down in the hollow by the Saranac River, soft light shone out of the windows at the Left... more »»

ARTA should compromise

November 12, 2014 I’d like to ask Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates to work with the state by agreeing to what the Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Transportation have put forth as... more »»

Why do they stay?

November 11, 2014 NFL players accused of domestic violence have focused the nation’s attention on this problem found across all social classes, racial/ethnic and religious groups. more »»

We can disagree and still be friends

November 10, 2014 I read Janie Bevilacqua’s letter earlier this week and was moved to respond. I consider Janie both a friend and a colleague. I go to her for my haircuts and appreciate her talent and care. more »»

Lincoln re-elected 150 years ago today

November 8, 2014 Dusk gathers around the marble city. A tall figure in habitual black, with a stovepipe hat on his head and a worn shawl draped around his shoulders, leaves the front door of the White Hous. more »»

DOT proposals should be game changer

November 7, 2014 Anyone following the reports on the New York State Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Conservation unit management plan hearings this past week in Utica and Old Forge shoul... more »»

A palace in a packbasket

November 6, 2014 After vacationing for years in Upper Jay, my wife Margaret and I moved to Saranac Lake four years ag. more »»

Don’t get railroaded

November 5, 2014 The New York State Department of Transportation presently is conducting what it calls “public comment sessions” on the rail trail that a great many North Country residents want built on the... more »»

Railroad is in horrible shape

November 4, 2014 On Sept. 4, my sister and I started our grand adventure, the Kuper Memorial Challenge. more »»

Good discussion on road salt

November 3, 2014 The dilemma is clear: Residents and visitors to the Adirondack Park rely on safe roads in winter, yet de-icing methods have caused a steady increase in sodium and chloride in the Park’s sensitive... more »»

Changing the flood map — some answers to the questions

November 1, 2014 I am compelled to respond to the recent Guest Commentary by Alan Brown regarding the application by the Saranac Lake village for a Letter of Map Revision for Lake Flower from the Federal Emergency... more »»

‘Democracy’s Baker’ rises above

October 30, 2014 It helps to do some homework before voters cast their vote for their representatives. more »»

Many reasons to keep rails around

October 28, 2014 “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. more »»

School ranking is shallow

October 27, 2014 If Consumer Reports were to issue its findings on the performance of automobiles as a score obtained from a standardized test, or whether owners have become prepared for their future by buying a... more »»



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