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May 16, 2014 Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their tax dollars. more »»

Praise the Lord and pass the ammo

May 14, 2014 In February of this year, Georgia became the ninth state to permit individuals to bring weapons into churches. more »»

When do you block Facebook ranters?

May 13, 2014 Recently I “blocked” an old childhood acquaintance from Facebook. It was a sad moment, the severing of a meaningful thread that stretched back decades. more »»

Campus rape victims should dial 911

May 12, 2014 If a 19-year-old high-school dropout raped by her ex-boyfriend wants justice, she calls the police. The same should apply to a 19-year-old college freshman similarly attacked by another studen. more »»

Extremist Islam is scared of little girls

May 12, 2014 There was a method to this madness. more »»

GOP primary voters seem to want candidates who can win

May 9, 2014 Results of Tuesday’s primaries, particularly the victory of state House Speaker Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s Republican Senate primary, are being hailed — or decried — as a victory for the... more »»

More people want rails and trails

May 8, 2014 There is a way to have both a scenic railroad AND a system of trails that could attract tourists to the Adirondacks, whether they want to hike, bike, snowmobile or simply see the beauty of the regio... more »»

Let’s get it right

May 7, 2014 On Sunday my wife and I took a walk around much of Lake Flower, the centerpiece of our village. more »»

On hotel, pros far outweigh cons

May 6, 2014 It’s interesting that most of the public commentary on the proposed Lake Flower hotel project has been negativ. more »»

World problems

May 5, 2014 In the beginning, humans were kind of like our animal friends, but as we learned and evolved, we didn’t need to gather and store food to survive. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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