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A time to come together

November 6, 2015 Democracy works. It isn’t always pretty, but it affords citizens the opportunity to fully argue a point, after which, hopefully, the majority rules and benefits accrue. more »»

Train, rail bikes essential to shops

November 5, 2015 In response to Mr. Banks’ recent claims in a Guest Commentary, I would like to answer one of them. I am the manager of Eco Living in downtown Saranac Lake. more »»

‘Merchants of Doubt’

November 5, 2015 I just finished reading “Merchants of Doubt,” a book about how a handful of supposedly civic-minded people used diversion, red herrings and false “facts” to stave off anti-smoking, anti-acid-rain an... more »»

From New York Newspapers

November 5, 2015 The Poughkeepsie Journal on Congress avoiding a government shutdown and the challenges still remaining - Nov. 4 - For Congress, this is as good as it gets. more »»

Free stuff can be a bad buy

November 3, 2015 Free college! That’s what the Democratic candidates were offering in their presidential debate. more »»

Who wrote the campaign script?

November 3, 2015 It first hit me on a Tuesday morning in March at a Washington presidential forum sponsored by the International Association of Fire Fighters. more »»

War, sacrifice and America’s veterans

November 2, 2015 While we can all rejoice this Veterans Day that the steady flow of U.S. more »»

Go the distance with rail trails

October 30, 2015 After five years of public debate, the Adirondacks are on the verge of seeing a new rail trail that should prove to be an important tourist draw and a recreational opportunity in keeping with the... more »»

Playing monopoly with tourist trains and rail bikes

October 29, 2015 As New York state nears a decision on the best use of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, let’s review the option. more »»

Other New York editorials

October 29, 2015 The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on Uber in upstate New York Oct. 21 This is not your parent’s taxi cab company. more »»

The restaurant business — full disclosure

October 26, 2015 A recent, excellent article by Jason Hammel, in conjunction with the annual restaurant discount “rite of passage” in the local newspaper, inspired an “a-ha” moment and the impetus for these musings. more »»

Keep the tracks for the sake of the past, present and future

October 24, 2015 I write concerning recent comments in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise regarding the Rail Explorers business’ success and the destruction of the historic Adirondack railroa. more »»

What happened to Jeb Bush? Too much money

October 23, 2015 Jeb Bush has dropped into single digits in the polls — and that’s just among Republicans in his home state of Florid. more »»

Series raised concerns about college

October 22, 2015 I read with interest the series on concerns regarding leadership at North Country Community College. The college is central to our little village in so many ways. more »»

Saranac Lake, the right place to raise a family

October 21, 2015 Now that the buzz has quieted to a hum, the summer visitors are gone and so is the shock of the news that Saranac Lake could possibly lose its beloved Eat ’n’ Meet Grill and Larder, I would like to... more »»

Rail biking with good buddies

October 19, 2015 If you want to gauge who your true friends are, come up with a ridiculous idea for an adventure that requires five hours of driving (one way) to visit an attraction for 90 minutes, and then see how... more »»

Fire alarms save lives

October 14, 2015 Smoke detectors, integrated fire alarm systems and fire sprinkler systems can make the difference between life and death. more »»

Disease, death, slavery and ‘King Cotton’

October 12, 2015 One could make a compelling argument that the most significant event in world history to date has been the invasion and conquest of the Americas by Europeans, beginning with the first voyage of... more »»

Gold, God and glory

October 10, 2015 The words typically associated with the New World voyages of Christopher Columbus are “discovery” and “exploration. more »»

Gibsons nail bluegrass awards’ family theme

October 9, 2015 What began as a trip to see the Gibson Brothers host the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 26th annual Awards Show on Oct. more »»

 
 

 

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