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Lessons from the Swamp Rabbit Trail

January 16, 2015 For the past 30 years, a rail-to-trail movement has been sweeping the country. more »»

Marina will have a small impact on fishery in Ampersand Bay

January 15, 2015 I read Rich Preall’s Guest Commentary on Jan. more »»

The pot calling the kettle black

January 14, 2015 I appreciate the opportunity to respond to ARTA directors concerning recent commentary appearing in this colum. more »»

Set differences aside to focus on improving education

January 13, 2015 A few weeks ago, New York State Education Commissioner John King surprised many state residents with the announcement that he will be stepping down from this post. There is no doubt that Dr. more »»

The crisis of free speech

January 13, 2015 The message of the Paris terrorists couldn’t have been clearer. They didn’t target the instruments of state power, the military or the polic. more »»

Congress can delegate authority, but not responsibility

January 12, 2015 Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is that refreshing, if too rare, Washington type: a workhorse rather than a show horse. more »»

Marina plan would have a major impact on fish

January 9, 2015 To the Harrietstown Planning Board: I object to the recent vote changes by board Chairman Dean Baker and member Peter Wilson to downgrade the SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act) impact o... more »»

How gas drillers lost New York

January 8, 2015 After a long and open public debate, the American oil and gas industry, accustomed to getting its way, is having a hard time accepting the recent decision to ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing... more »»

Obamacare comes to Harvard

January 8, 2015 Obamacare has come to Harvard, and the faculty is in a state of shock and dismay. more »»

The rich and their anti-vaccine quacks

January 7, 2015 California parents are refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners at twice the rate of seven years ago. So the Los Angeles Times reports. more »»

Confronting history on two wheels

January 6, 2015 For good reason, the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor that runs through the Adirondack Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. more »»

Why won’t we discuss education?

January 5, 2015 Over the past year-and-a-half I have had the privilege of publishing in this newspaper Guest Commentaries that dealt with issues about public education, many that contained potentially controversial... more »»

Mario Cuomo’s Adirondack legacy

January 3, 2015 Mario Cuomo, who governed New York from 1983 through 1994 and who died on Jan. 1, made little impression on the Adirondacks, or so it would appear from the surface of thing. more »»

Police misconduct: prosecutors, juries and the law

January 2, 2015 The recent killings of two black men in separate incidents by white police officers (and grand juries declining to indict either of the officers) have put race relations and the criminal justice... more »»

America interrupted

December 30, 2014 In the film, “Girl Interrupted,” Winona Ryder plays an 18-year-old who enters a mental institution for what is diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. more »»

Behold, the magic kingdom of dynamic scoring

December 30, 2014 While most citizens were distracted by the holidays, the enlarged Republican majority in Congress was laying golden pavers for its magical kingdom — a fabulous place where taxes are cut, military... more »»

Jeb Bush’s hurdles

December 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — In 1968, a singularly traumatic year — assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam — Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential... more »»

Inglorious hackers

December 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp donned in a diaper, sporting a chia mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on earth, while... more »»

Rethinking immigration

December 27, 2014 The story of the immigrant is the story of America. My great grandfather arrived from Sweden speaking no English, settling in Jamestown, New York among people who shared his culture. more »»

Rethinking immigration

December 27, 2014 The story of the immigrant is the story of America. My great grandfather arrived from Sweden speaking no English, settling in Jamestown, New York among people who shared his culture. more »»

 
 
 

 

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