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Say no to Lake Flower hotel

September 8, 2014 Since I was out of state, I missed the August village meeting concerning the hotel projects, particularly the Lake Flower structure. more »»

Younger people prefer trains to cars

September 4, 2014 To some, the debate about whether to turn the Adirondack Scenic Railroad into a trail or to restore it to full operation may seem a fight in a sandbox. more »»

SkatePark delay

September 3, 2014 In spite of unprecedented support by the residents and the village of Saranac Lake, over the course of the summer, construction on the SkatePark has fallen behind schedul. more »»

Gen. Sherman at Atlanta, 150 years ago today

September 2, 2014 The man dressed in Union blue and general stars sits on his big horse. As he sits there, the silhouette of Atlanta emerges from the darkness. His horse’s ear flaps in annoyance at a buzzing fly. more »»

Yes to Lake Flower Spa & Resort

September 1, 2014 The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is governed by a mission to serve as a catalyst for business and community development in the Greater Saranac Lake Area. more »»

90-mile rail trail is best option

August 30, 2014 New York state’s announcement that it will review the management plan for an underused rail line through the Adirondacks is very welcome. more »»

The ‘Spiral of Silence’

August 30, 2014 With folks yapping all day on social media — Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the rest — how can there be such a thing as a “spiral of silence” online? Easy. more »»

The heart of the matter

August 29, 2014 Last weekend in beautiful Lake Placid (host city of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games), I attended my first USA Luge Association board meeting as a newly minted volunteer independent board... more »»

Unions are still relevant

August 28, 2014 Labor Day should commemorate the names of Terence V. more »»

The right way or the highway

August 27, 2014 The proposed Lake Flower hotel development has several good things going for it. The project would consolidate three existing motel properties into one “spa and resort. more »»

Franklin County Legislature needs code of ethics update

August 25, 2014 Over a year ago, the Office of State Comptroller issued a scathing audit of Franklin County’s financial condition (“Franklin County Fiscal Stress”). more »»

Safety of intersection should be priority when reviewing hotel project

August 23, 2014 Many residents of the village and many dedicated and committed participants and contributors to village life have expressed genuine concerns about the proposed Lake Flower hotel. more »»

People, spare that tree

August 22, 2014 With our collective attention set on improving visibility for the Adirondack Carousel and deciding the fate of trees in a treasured Village park, why are folks so quick to recommend tree removal as ... more »»

Traveling on the rails helps you see the country a different way

August 21, 2014 I just read Keith Gorgas’s piece about his experience leading an America By Rail group around New England, from the Aug. more »»

Skate park dream becomes a reality

August 19, 2014 It is said that “good things come to those who wait.” If that is true, the Saranac Lake SkatePark will be great. Though it has taken a long time, it has not been an idle proces. more »»

It’s your travel corridor

August 18, 2014 On July 19-21, a group of railfans traveled to our region and rode the rails of the state-owned Lake Placid-Remsen Transportation Corridor in their little “motorcars,” also known as “rail cars” or... more »»

America by rail tour

August 16, 2014 Last October, I had the privilege of driving a bus tour around New England for America By Rail, the country’s largest purveyor of rail tours. more »»

America’s uninformed electorate heads for the polls

August 15, 2014 William Buckley, the revered conservative icon of decades past, once suggested New York City would be better served if their election process was replaced by a random drawing of names from the... more »»

What have we learned about environmental relationships?

August 14, 2014 Let’s assess and evaluate how well the goals of a liberalizing general education have been accomplished through conventional instruction. more »»

Who cares what ideology drives the high-speed train?

August 12, 2014 In Texas, a private company wants to build a bullet train joining Dallas and Houston. more »»



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