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Child poverty is a problem

August 26, 2015 Newly released numbers from the 2015 Kids Count Data Book compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation should have New Yorkers scrambling for solutions. more »»

Playing with fire

August 24, 2015 Hanging a Confederate flag on the outside of your house, as a Saranac Lake couple did recently, is like playing with matches and gasolin. more »»

Transgender transition

August 22, 2015 We conclude our three-part “LGBT in the Park” series on today’s “North Country Living” section cover with the story of a transgender Saranac Lake resident who has made a differenc. more »»

Judge must decide what ‘forever’ means

August 19, 2015 It’s good to see that Judge John Ellis is taking his decision on the Paul Smith’s College name change seriously. more »»

Bear safety tips

August 17, 2015 For many people in this nation, the only way to see a real, live bear is to visit the zoo. For people in the Adirondacks, though, bears can turn up in our backyards or on a stroll in the woods. more »»

Leaders for our times

August 15, 2015 Today’s “North Country Living” feature story on page B1 is the second in a series we’re calling “LGBT in the Park. more »»

Will EPA punish itself the way it would someone else?

August 13, 2015 A coal company guilty of releasing 3 million gallons of mine wastewater into a river would be in deep trouble with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Nations encourage big-game hunting

August 12, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kin. more »»

Paying for careless behavior

August 7, 2015 Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty to first-degree promotion of prison contraband, a Class D felony, and fourth-degree criminal facilitation, a Class A misdemeano. more »»

Mountains and valleys

August 5, 2015 Mountains of excitement for Lake Placid to be the host of next year’s Bassmaster Challenge. more »»

Rotary Foundation there to help volunteer groups

July 31, 2015 There are many volunteer groups that do great things in the Saranac Lake area and some might not know that there is a function set up that can help with tax exemption. more »»

Obama’s high speed internet plan leaves out rural residents

July 30, 2015 As so often is the case with federal initiatives to improve Americans’ lives, one announced by President Barack Obama recently holds no promise for Americans in rural areas. more »»

Response to fire was admirable

July 29, 2015 When there is a major fire, as there was at 2519 Main St. in Lake Placid last weekend — the busiest weekend of the year — our local fire departments hit the ground running. more »»

No good reason to single out fast food

July 27, 2015 It is likely that soon, thousands of fast-food restaurant workers in New York will have a personal understanding of the warning, “Be careful what you wish for. You may get it. more »»

Welcome to Ironman. We go way back

July 25, 2015 There are 2,806 names on the official list of participants in Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon. All but about 30 of those are visitors, and we wish them a hearty welcome to our area. more »»

2017 Ironman 70.3 world championships belong in Lake Placid

July 23, 2015 It’s a rallying cry like we haven’t heard in a long time, and we’re confident the Olympic Region is up to the challenge. more »»

Trump is a chump

July 22, 2015 It is unlikely Donald Trump remembers what he was doing on Oct. 26, 1967. He was a student at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance, not having to worry about being drafted for the Vietnam War. more »»

VA accountability

July 22, 2015 In Washington, the penalty for shoddy work and sometimes criminal actions too often is more money. And remember, behind the Beltway, they keep the books in 10- to 12-digit numbers. more »»

Promenade is pricey and underwhelming

July 20, 2015 We’re with Allie Pelletieri on the “promenade.” It’s unnecessary, and it’s too expensive. The village of Saranac Lake has many better things on which to spend $2 million in grant money. more »»

College’s conscience warns of a mistake

July 18, 2015 We think Paul Smith’s College officials need to back away from their plan to rename the school and include Joan Weill in exchange for $20 million from her. more »»



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