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Albany, stop pillaging school budgets

January 25, 2016 One way New York state lawmakers can help our local school districts is to end what’s called the Gap Elimination Adjustment. more »»

Living and dying with each other

January 23, 2016 Things got tense at times during Wednesday night’s public discussion of a bill that would add New York to the list of states that allow aid-in-dying, otherwise known as physician-assisted suicide o... more »»

Justice Center has much to prove

January 22, 2016 The Justice Center, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo established in 2012 to investigate abuse of people with developmental disabilities and others in state care, doesn’t seem to be working very well. more »»

Lake Placid gets an A for holiday plan B

January 21, 2016 With the lack of snow and ice, the community of Lake Placid came together during the holiday season in a way we haven’t seen for a long time. more »»

Lawmakers resist ethics reform

January 20, 2016 Do New York state lawmakers not understand that their constituents are demanding to be able to trust them? Many do, but their leaders either do not get it or have something to hid. more »»

Mountains & Valleys of Cuomo’s agenda

January 18, 2016 New York’s current governor, Andrew Cuomo, is not a typical party-line guy, and we are not a party-line editorial boar. more »»

Not the right way to raise minimum wage

January 16, 2016 We’re not in favor of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to raise the minimum wage to $15 statewide by 2021. For a 40-hour-a-week job, that’s $31,200, more than many college-educated professionals make no. more »»

Could prisoners be educated without taxpayer expense?

January 15, 2016 Here in New York’s northern reaches, people tend to have a knee-jerk reaction in favor of prisons as major employers — and so they are. more »»

Government must secure the power grid

January 14, 2016 What if you flipped the switch some evening and the lights did not come on? Worse, what if the temperature outside was below zero and the boiler would not work? It happens. more »»

Round up homeless people at 31 degrees?

January 13, 2016 We’re disappointed in Gov. more »»


January 11, 2016 MOUNTAIN to a Texas couple for trying to buy and revive the Dew Drop Inn building on Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake, and to Ed Dukett for being willing to sell the long-vacant former restaurant... more »»

Children’s Games are great all around

January 9, 2016 We’re thrilled for local young student-athletes leaving this weekend for Austria to participate in the International Children’s Game. more »»

Congress should secure Social Security

January 8, 2016 Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations. more »»

Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

January 7, 2016 Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteeris. more »»

New to the news team

January 6, 2016 You may have noticed new bylines on our pages lately. more »»

The spirit is alive

December 31, 2015 While there is no ice on Lake Flower, at least not yet, there is still plenty of work to be done in preparing for 2016 Winter Carnival, which will take place Feb. 5 to 1. more »»

Keep on giving

December 28, 2015 Another Christmas is history. Once again our compassionate neighbors have worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors. more »»

New Common Core could restore trust

December 26, 2015 The Common Core Learning Standards will have a second chance to win over the people of New York. For the sake of current and future students statewide, Gov. more »»

Celebrate safely

December 24, 2015 It is that time of year when holiday parties pile up one after the other over the course of a couple of weeks — and many of them are held after dark and feature alcoholic beverages. more »»

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 24, 2015 (Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun newspaper, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. more »»



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