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Taking sides for freedom

February 15, 2014 Black Americans have a long and distinguished history of military service. more »»

Is the proposed hotel on Lake Flower a step in the wrong direction?

February 14, 2014 Over the past few years, several promising new developments have taken place in Saranac Lake that have been largely non-controversial. more »»

Lawsuit has merit

February 13, 2014 Recent opinion pieces by supporters of the Adirondack Club and Resort project have done their best to blur the reality of the current legal action by Protect the Adirondacks, the Sierra Club and... more »»

ARTA hits the repeat button

February 12, 2014 Nineteen times. Nineteen letters and columns from the same writer on the same topic in the same paper. It’s like living a print version of the movie “Groundhog Day. more »»

Staying out of other people’s wars

February 11, 2014 “If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives,” said Sen. Richard Durbin, “a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both.” Sen. more »»

Science series is changing location

February 6, 2014 The free, eight-week science program, “Amazement 101 — Life, the Universe, and Everything!” that started on Ja. more »»

Fight against tobacco underfunded

February 5, 2014 5.6 million children alive today will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless smoking rates drop, says the latest surgeon general’s report. more »»

What’s in our water? Nobody knows

February 4, 2014 The new year launched with 7,500-gallons of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) pouring into West Virginia’s Elk River from a ruptured storage tank last inspected in 1999, leaving 300,000 Americans... more »»

Railroad’s auditors question its viability

February 3, 2014 Over the past several years, I have written a number of letters questioning the ridership, viability and taxpayer support of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and its parent, the Adirondack Railroad... more »»

Who is paying for preservationists’ appeal? You are

February 1, 2014 In 2010, in a letter to the editor, we wrote that what is noteworthy about the behavior of the preservation lobbyists is their callous disregard of the welfare and wishes of the residents of the... more »»

DEC commissioner strikes a chord

January 30, 2014 Words of wisdom can be found in the latest issue of the Conservationist magazine, published bimonthly by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. more »»

Hoping scar becomes a gift

January 27, 2014 I guess the most frequent question that has been asked about the death of Capt. more »»

PTSD: the demons within

January 25, 2014 Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, in addition to any other wounds, often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). more »»

Marriage matters, in France and Texas

January 24, 2014 There is a difference between being married and not being married. more »»

Something’s missing in rail/trail debate

January 23, 2014 Is it just us, or is there something missing from the discussion of rails and trails? Why is the discussion of trails limited to one rail bed (of many within the Park) rather than exploring the... more »»

Doubts over Common Core

January 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical clou... more »»

5 years with Obama, as Mother Goose might tell it

January 20, 2014 Hickory dickory dock, We have a president named Barack. A shining star at the Dems’ convention, However, one thing I have to mention. more »»

Political stars of the North Country

January 18, 2014 For a region lacking obvious advantages — wealth, population, long-established institutions — the North Country has produced some impressive politicians, among them Silas Wright (1795-1847), William... more »»

The leakers: Snowden and Gates

January 17, 2014 As a journalist who leans instinctively toward public disclosure and open debate, I’ve perched precariously on the fence when it comes to the fate of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. more »»

Liberals, let the states do it

January 17, 2014 In the beginning, Massachusetts opened the gates to same-sex marriage and universal health coverage. California started to liberalize drug laws by legalizing medical marijuan. more »»



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