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Supreme Court acts blind to bribery

July 21, 2016 Has the U.S. Supreme Court ever heard of bribery? We aren’t sure the eight remaining justices on the court know much about how government works after reading the court’s decision in McDonnell v. more »»

Don’t encourage the dangerous few who would kill police

July 20, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing — except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

Yes, email mess taints Hillary Clinton, but ...

July 16, 2016 Hillary Clinton and her supporters continue to cheer over FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend she be charged with crimes related to her illegal use of private email servers while... more »»

Dallas police chief makes a good point

July 14, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solv. more »»

Don’t leave people in dark on abductor

July 13, 2016 As soon as authorities announced the disappearance of 24-year-old Rachael Mattice on June 23 in Wells, a hamlet in the southern Adirondacks, people immediately stepped up to support the search for... more »»

All or nothing for Zika, president says

July 11, 2016 A bill to help battle the Zika virus and some of its victims has been passed by the House of Representatives. President Barack Obama says he will veto it if it reaches his desk. more »»

The courage to trust

July 9, 2016 The vengeful, sniper-style shooting of police officers in Dallas Thursday night — killing five and injuring seven — was an atrocity that people across the country are rightfully mourning. more »»

New drug law is a reasoned approach

July 8, 2016 We have told stories of people in our area for whom prescription drugs were a well-intentioned pathway into the spider’s web of addiction. Addiction to prescription drugs is hard to overcome. more »»

Stop shooting illegal fireworks

July 7, 2016 New York state and most of its counties relaxed regulations last year for “sparkling devices,” sparklers and those tubes that shoot out sparks — just those and none othe. more »»

Police save the day

July 6, 2016 Saranac Lake village and state police did a fantastic job of handling a high-stakes standoff with a despondent man on the Fourth of July. Nationwide, police have been under a microscope lately. more »»

Hope guided our nation from the start

July 4, 2016 Among the grumbling and grievances that led up to the American Revolution, an idea grew that the colonists shouldn’t just demand respect, as British subjects — rather, that they should go it alone... more »»

Mountains & Valleys

July 2, 2016 MOUNTAINS of congratulations to the Hotel Saranac and its owners, the Roedel family, for being accepted into Hilton Worldwide’s select Curio collection of unique, independent hotels. more »»

Non-voters disappoint

July 1, 2016 It’s sad how few Lake Placid residents voted in Tuesday’s referendum on whether to keep the village court. more »»

State finally pays for indigents’ legal defense

June 30, 2016 After more than 50 years, New York state has finally realized it made a mistake in how the state complies with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1963 decision in Gideon v. Wainwrigh. more »»

In the dark and rain, but in good hands

June 29, 2016 Not only did the power go out amid thunderstorms Tuesday in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, along with many phone land lines, but cellphone and wireless internet service was spotty and slow. more »»

Resort rezoning process must be solid

June 27, 2016 When the Saranac Lake Village Board of Trustees meets this evening, we hope it takes a hard, scrutinizing look at the process of rezoning land for a resort hotel on Lake Flowe. more »»

New York doesn’t have enough moose to hunt

June 25, 2016 On Wednesday we wrote about “Mountains” of the recent state legislature session, from an Adirondack point of view. On Thursday we wrote about a “Valley”; today we discuss another one. more »»

Free Camp Gabriels

June 24, 2016 Yesterday, we expressed gratitude at what the New York state legislature did right for the Adirondacks as its session wrapped up late last week. more »»

State legislature’s Adirondack Mountains

June 23, 2016 New York state’s legislature did a mixed job of serving the interests of the Adirondack people as it wrapped up its session late last week. more »»

Lawmakers still resist major ethics reform

June 22, 2016 The legislative session is over, and barely any ethics reforms passed, just as they didn’t pass in the budget process. more »»

 
 

 

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