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150 years since battle of Wilderness

May 5, 2014 It is July 4, 1863. more »»

Seize moment for better ed reform

May 3, 2014 Dear concerned citizens: Each public display of protest against the current movement to standardize education reveals nuggets of a potential commitment to systemic change in our public schools,... more »»

Water, sewer projects are good for economy and environment

May 2, 2014 The central principle of the Adirondack Park is the balance of environmental protection and economic opportunity. Protected wild lands can co-exist with human communitie. more »»

Another bloated BOCES budget

May 2, 2014 On Tuesday, April 29, the Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education had before it a resolution to approve the tentative 2014-15 administrative budget of the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton Boar... more »»

Why should taxpayers pave Amell Lane?

May 1, 2014 I am writing this letter to express my concerns and opinions on the constant discusion of paving Amell Lan. more »»

Thomas Piketty wants income equality — and the hell with growth

April 30, 2014 French economist Thomas Piketty’s book “Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century” has been inspiring a lot of comment and controversy. The English translation published last month zipped to No. more »»

Finally, sex crimes on Capitol agenda

April 29, 2014 Well, well, well. more »»

On treating Putin as pariah

April 28, 2014 “Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world ... and effectively making it a pariah state. more »»

The adolescent president

April 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the... more »»

Why not Jeb? Also, why?

April 26, 2014 As the 2016 presidential campaign starts to gather steam, prominent Republican names are rushing to the fore. One is that of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, son of former President George H.W. more »»

The Tom Steyer veto

April 26, 2014 In their wisdom, our Founding Fathers created a system of checks and balances and competing influences among the president and Congress, the states and the federal government, and billionaire libera... more »»

Paul’s spirit will stay on Scarface

April 25, 2014 We would like to thank the community of Saranac Lake for taking the time today to honour ANZAC Day and the significance that it holds to Australians and New Zealanders, and in particular our Defence... more »»

‘The Grapes of Wrath’ resonates 75 years later

April 24, 2014 It was an angry book. Much of the response was angry, too. Some towns banned it, some towns burned it. Every town talked about it. more »»

Some more likely to be crime victims

April 23, 2014 Not every resident of the United States has an equal chance of being a crime victim. more »»

The climate change speech President Obama must make

April 22, 2014 The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report reads like a science fiction writer’s vision of apocalyps. more »»

The backward dancing man

April 21, 2014 In the 1970s, when I was teaching myself how to draw and hoping to develop an artful voice, I was also reading the great anthropologist and writer Loren Eisele. more »»

Failing to reach our potential

April 18, 2014 With the future of the Lake Placid-to-Old Forge recreation trail hanging in apparent limbo, I feel compelled to comment on the failure of our public officials to seize on one of the greatest... more »»

Franklin wrestled with religion

April 17, 2014 Benjamin Franklin has been described as being deceptively simple but in reality a man of enormous complexity. more »»

Being led astray

April 16, 2014 Tony Goodwin’s Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates letter in the Enterprise of April 5 contains some troubling statements. They’re troubling because they lead people astray. more »»

System thinking in education

April 15, 2014 In the midst of another standardized testing cycle, here is something to think about. I taught the sixth grade at the Congdon Campus School at SUNY Potsdam in 1956. more »»



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