Opinion

Equifax execs abused customers’ trust

Editorials

Financial service companies assure us they will handle the confidential information they often demand from us responsibly and securely. As many Americans have learned from data breaches in the past, those are promises not always kept. Now Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency, has made ...

Immigrants: Puritan to Mexican

Guest Commentary

FDR got in trouble with the Daughters of the American Revolution when he gave an address to them beginning with the salutation: “Fellow immigrants …” The fine ladies were not amused. Some of their ancestors had come over on the Mayflower, and that factoid made them believe that they (and ...

Newcomers to the North Country?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I must have missed the influx of diehard Southern rebels who recently moved into the Adirondacks, but there is no mistaking their displays of the “Stars and Bars” from porch roofs and pickup trucks. What these newcomers don’t seem to realize is how many Adirondack men ...

Admission omission

Columns

This time of year is popularly known as “Back to School.” But to me it’s always “Not Back to School.” In fall 1965, after a college freshman year that could generously called “abysmal,” I found myself all dressed down with everywhere to go. Essentially, I was too immature to be ...

Hurricane blasted U.S. Virgin Islands

Editorials

Texans and Floridians hurt by hurricanes Harvey and Irma are on the minds of millions of their neighbors throughout the United States. But what about our other fellow Americans in the U.S. Virgin Islands? If anything, devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the USVI is worse that what is ...

Foundation helps Northern Lights add free programs

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On behalf of the board and staff of the Northern Lights School, I would like to thank the Adirondack Foundation and its donors for its Generous Acts grant award. We are very happy to be able to use these funds to run two programs free of charge to our wider community. We ...

Nickel prophets are a dime a dozen

Columns

“Be still and know that I am God.” — Psalms 46:10 It’s an admonition some of us struggle to obey. Indeed, some of God’s self-appointed spokespersons seem to find it especially difficult. Thus, before the first raindrop fell, the first palm tree bowed, or the first transformer ...

A hilarious and elementary lesson on the burdens of progressivism

Columns

WASHINGTON — Life is exhausting — and daily choices are unbearably burdensome — for some Americans who are so comfortably situated that they have the time and means to make themselves morally uncomfortable. They think constantly about what they believe are the global ripples, and hence ...

Sweet, spicy, hot autumn beverages

Columns

Autumn is the season when leaves turn bright colors, then fall to carpet the ground. It is when geese fly south in grand formation. It is time for apples, pungent greens, sweet winter squash and pumpkin. Autumn is the season we bring back warm comfort foods designed to keep away the chill. It ...

Deposit could reduce plastic bag disposal

Editorials

Society needs to reduce its reliance on throwaway plastic bags. They aren’t biodegradable. Instead, they break down into small pieces and enter the environment, where they can absorb chemicals and be injected into living organisms such as fish. “One single plastic bag can form billions ...

Area can shelter storm victims, make tents

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m of the opinion that the Adirondacks could provide both immediate aid and a long-term product for evacuees of the recent and future natural disasters. 1. Vacant North Country prisons would make suitable short-term housing for displaced people. Lyon Mountain, Camp ...

Cornell U. has long history of protecting fisheries

Columns

In my last column, I wrote about the impacts of acid rain — the result of burning fossil fuels — on Adirondack lakes and streams. But, did you know that Cornell University has been a leader in efforts to safeguard natural fisheries within the Adirondacks and to protect them from the ...

Harvey aid conditions

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To Rep. Elise Stefanik: Dear Rep. Stefanik: You should vote against funds for Harvey relief unless all of the following preconditions occur: 1. Sen. Ted Cruz votes against such relief — otherwise he is a hypocrite. 2. Money is also allocated to Puerto Rico. 3. ...

$2,000+ raised for Harvey relief

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing to personally thank the generous people of Saranac Lake who gave to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of the Salvation Army. Thanks to your generosity we raised over $2,000 on Friday afternoon. I also want to thank the organizations who gave us space and helped ...

Kudos for flower arrangements

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Since I don’t do computers or email, I am writing you instead. I want to give a huge compliment to the Village Improvement Society for the flower arrangements throughout the village. I also want to compliment the businesses for their flower arrangements, which includes ...

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Web Poll results, Sept. 4-11

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Does New York state need more forest rangers in the Adirondacks? --- These polls are not scientific, and their results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Save Sabattis Adventure Camp

Columns

All of the other troops think that Blackfoot is the worst campsite at Sabattis Adventure Camp. That’s because it’s the farthest walk to the center of camp. Troop 77 knows that Blackfoot is the best campsite at Sabattis. We’ve been camping at that campsite every summer for years, far ...

Thanks to carousel

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Campbell family would like to give a big thank-you to Jennifer Hunt at the Adirondack Carousel for helping us plan and execute a fantastic 70th birthday party at the Carousel. Our village is so lucky to have such a great facility, which provides fun for all ages. Cheers to ...

Thanks for helping students

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Lake Placid Back Pack Program would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid, the American Legion Post 326 and all the individuals and businesses that donated money and school supplies to help less fortunate families be prepared for the upcoming school year. We ...

Hobofest’s helping hands

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The ninth annual Hobofest was a success due to the support of many helping hands. We’d like to thank our official sponsor, Little Italy Restaurant and Pizzeria, and all our other sponsors: Adirondack Health, Adworkshop, Best Western Saranac Lake, Cape Air, Coakley High ...