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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 »»

Army should cut gear before soldiers

July 17, 2015 “I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

Ignore partisanship for the sake of peace

July 16, 2015 Among the proudest, most important traditions in Congress is that when the issue is peace or war, lawmakers put partisan considerations aside for the good of the natio. more »»

Another setback for SAFE Act

July 15, 2015 Information recently released from the New York State Police shows relatively few assault weapon owners have complied with the state Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act’s deadline for... more »»

NY needs fewer school districts, somehow

July 13, 2015 There is no question that New York’s tax cap, which the state renewed through 2020 on June 25, has helped slow the growth of property taxe. more »»

Questions about prison staff discipline

July 11, 2015 We have some unanswered questions about how and why the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision decided to relieve 12 people of their duties at Clinton Correctional Facility,... more »»

U.S. should hold Greece to obligations

July 9, 2015 Some mechanism will be found to avoid collapse of Greece’s economy, though it appears to be teetering on the brink. more »»



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