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Release the state aid runs, governor

February 12, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo probably isn’t receiving much fan mail from school board members and superintendents. It’s school budget season, but the governor has local officials planning in the dark. Gov. more »»

Teacher numbers down, but administrators?

February 11, 2015 New York state lawmakers should take a look at the growing number of non-teaching professionals in public schools. more »»

Restart Moreland?

February 9, 2015 We’re glad to see Gov. more »»

Great choices for king and queen

February 7, 2015 All hail Linda Jackson and Steve Racette, queen and king of the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival! Once again, these are great choices, in keeping with the tradition of conferring this community’s... more »»

Hot time in the (c)old town tonight

February 6, 2015 Tonight begins the best time of the year for Saranac Lakers. Winter Carnival used to be a break for Saranac Lakers from a long, cold, cabin-fever-inducing winter. more »»

Dragging problems out in the open

February 5, 2015 Sunmount, the Tupper Lake-based state service that houses people with developmental disabilities, has been a stressful workplace for years, but it’s been getting worse latel. more »»

Join us at ’80 games’ 35th anniversary

February 4, 2015 With plans underway to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, residents and visitors have ample time to mark it on the calendar. more »»

Never again

February 2, 2015 Seventy years ago last week, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Social media can be a genuine connection with Congress

January 31, 2015 We know many of you are sick of reading about politicians and seeing their pictures in newspapers like this one. For some of you, government and politics are just boring, perhaps even irrelevant. more »»

Expand juvenile justice system to 16- and 17-year-olds?

January 30, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing legislation to have 16- and 17-year-olds treated as juveniles. It sounds good in theory, but there are important questions to answer before the law is changed. more »»

A chance to improve state government

January 29, 2015 Good, and better: Sheldon Silver will step down as state Assembly speaker, and the Assembly Democrats who initially rallied behind him are, beyond looking for a new leader, looking at reforms... more »»

Government gives people’s data to firms

January 28, 2015 Even as President Barack Obama was using his State of the Union speech to recommend stronger cybersecurity for Americans, his administration was engaged in perhaps the most massive exchange of... more »»

Cuomo tax relief plan only treats symptoms

January 26, 2015 It’s good that Gov. Andrew Cuomo can see that something needs to be done about New York’s high tax burden. more »»

Take tarnished Silver off the table

January 24, 2015 Bombshell news that federal agents had arrested Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the state’s most powerful politicians for the last two decades, didn’t break until shortly before our press... more »»

Now county should retract editorial

January 23, 2015 Denton Publications’ six weekly newspapers in northeastern New York ran a editorial on Christmas Eve that the company later regretted — so much so that the owner walked it back in a column on Jan. . more »»

Police officers died defending newspaper

January 21, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper. more »»

New Dewey ski lodge is well deserved

January 17, 2015 Do you know there are more than 50 kids aged 6 to 12 in the Dewey Mountain Youth Ski League, plus 23 “Li’l Shufflers” aged 3 to 5, plus 30 members of the Saranac Lake High School cross-country ski... more »»

Who’s a worthy monarch?

January 16, 2015 Six days remain to nominate someone for king and queen of this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, to be crowned at the 10-day festival’s opening on Feb. 6. The deadline is Jan. 22. more »»

It’s all happening

January 15, 2015 There was an undercurrent before, but seeing Garry Trudeau’s button makes it really feel like the dawning of the age of Winter Carnival. more »»

Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

January 14, 2015 Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteerism. more »»

 
 
 

 

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