Times have changed
March 12, 2015 I’ve worked in the tourist excursion industry for 35-plus years. What I’m about to tell you is not a guess. It’s cold, hard facts. The world outside most rural areas is moving at breakneck speed. more »»
Author fought injustice
March 11, 2015 Born in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of 11 children of Congregationalist minister and professor of theology Lyman Beecher and his first wife, who died when Harriet was 5 years old, and his... more »»
An American ‘must-read’
March 10, 2015 This April marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, and no discussion of this conflict is complete without an understanding of Harriet Beecher Stowe (March is Women’s History Month)... more »»
Who are we — what is our identity?
March 7, 2015 We are a two-time Olympic village in the heart of the beautiful Adirondacks. We continue to be a destination for international, World Cup, collegiate and other sporting activities. more »»
Revised direction for education
March 6, 2015 The heart of education is what is contained in the curriculum, how teaching and learning are managed, and how we assess and evaluate the products of learning. more »»
More than one way to build a hotel
March 5, 2015 Dear Mayor Rabideau and Saranac Lake village trustees: As you make your decision whether to approve the Lake Flower hotel Planned Unit Development District, I ask you please to consider the... more »»
Rushing a not-so-great project
March 4, 2015 Hard to stand by and not comment on the hotel proposal. I do not believe people oppose growth and development for Saranac Lake; we just differ on the type of development being considered. more »»
Central Park in reverse
March 3, 2015 Some say the new Lake Flower Spa and Resort should be located somewhere else, that it’s too big, too ugly, creating overcapacity, creating congestion, too many people! Wo. more »»
March 2, 2015 In response to Feb. 9 Guest Commentary, “Waterboarding,” by George J. Bryjak: I thought I was looking at Wikipedia or reading a term paper on waterboardin. more »»
Salting to excess — at what cost?
February 28, 2015 We have all seen the salt trucks barreling down the road, spraying the black pavement with salt crystals when nothing is falling from the sky and the temperatures are plummeting. more »»
Happy 35th anniversary, Lake Placid
February 26, 2015 Friday night, Feb. 13, 35 years to the day since Lake Placid hosted the Opening Ceremony of the 13th Olympic Winter Games, the flame in the torch tower cauldron was reignited. more »»
A trail to better life, health
February 25, 2015 New York has an opportunity to create a multi-use trail through the Adirondacks that would be a wonderful addition to the constellation of upstate multi-use trails, including the Erie Canalway Trail... more »»
TRiO at 50: Will Congress support it?
February 24, 2015 The TRiO Student Support Services program at Paul Smith’s College will recognize National TRiO Day again this year with two celebrations: one on campus and one off campus. more »»
Time to speak up against hotel plan
February 21, 2015 Many residents of this region try to follow the progress and public opinion regarding the proposed Lake Flower hotel via a proposed PUDD (Planned Unit Development District) proffered by the... more »»
Imagine a park instead of a hotel
February 20, 2015 “The thing the ’60s did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibilit. more »»
Is two too many?
February 19, 2015 The vision of the Roedel Companies was to restore a community center for the people of Saranac Lake when it agreed to purchase and begin refurbishing the Hotel Saranac in 2013. more »»