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Saranac Lake, the right place to raise a family

October 21, 2015 Now that the buzz has quieted to a hum, the summer visitors are gone and so is the shock of the news that Saranac Lake could possibly lose its beloved Eat ’n’ Meet Grill and Larder, I would like to... more »»

Rail biking with good buddies

October 19, 2015 If you want to gauge who your true friends are, come up with a ridiculous idea for an adventure that requires five hours of driving (one way) to visit an attraction for 90 minutes, and then see how... more »»

Fire alarms save lives

October 14, 2015 Smoke detectors, integrated fire alarm systems and fire sprinkler systems can make the difference between life and death. more »»

Disease, death, slavery and ‘King Cotton’

October 12, 2015 One could make a compelling argument that the most significant event in world history to date has been the invasion and conquest of the Americas by Europeans, beginning with the first voyage of... more »»

Gold, God and glory

October 10, 2015 The words typically associated with the New World voyages of Christopher Columbus are “discovery” and “exploration. more »»

Gibsons nail bluegrass awards’ family theme

October 9, 2015 What began as a trip to see the Gibson Brothers host the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 26th annual Awards Show on Oct. more »»

Loving, losing and being loved

October 8, 2015 Dedicated to my Mom, Dad and brother Harry --- Because of my experiences in this dark year, I have been pondering the existence and meaning of love. more »»

Finding our place in the universe

October 6, 2015 BALTIMORE — Twinkling stars are pretty but, for astronomers, problematic. more »»

Spreading the ugly truth

October 6, 2015 Political Washington just got a welcome dose of refreshing candor. more »»

From New York Newspapers

October 5, 2015 The New York Times on the world’s attempt to eradicate malaria, Sept. 29: - Malaria will kill about 438,000 people this year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. more »»

No moose, no peace

October 3, 2015 Captain Ahab had Moby Dick. Wile E. Coyote had the Road Runner. And Elmer Fudd had that wascally wabbit. My quarry for 25 years has been a moose. Not one in particular, just ANY moose. more »»

From New York Newspapers

October 3, 2015 The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiatives to better assimilate non-violent criminals back into society, Sep. more »»

Smart vs. not-so-smart growth

October 1, 2015 In his recent letter favoring extension of the tourist train from Old Forge to Lake Placid, Keith Gorgas claimed that “one of the key components of Smart Growth is the revitalization of existing... more »»

Biking is next big thing for Adirondacks

September 30, 2015 A news story appeared recently in the New York Times about the new rail bike operation between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear. more »»

Questions for Gov. Cuomo about Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor

September 29, 2015 The state departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation will soon decide the fate of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. more »»

Students are victims of censorship

September 28, 2015 The 2015-16 academic year has opened with a predictable collection of demands for banning certain views, often involving sexual or racial matters. more »»

A quick lesson in political language

September 28, 2015 In 1958, Democrat George Wallace, running as a candidate for governor of Alabama and racially moderate enough to be endorsed by the NAACP, was swamped by a strident white supremacist whose campaign... more »»

Political alignments changing?

September 24, 2015 As the 2016 presidential selection process proceeds, there is increasing evidence that the political patterns we have grown used to, that we have come to consider permanent, might be suddenly... more »»

The ‘Me’ Generation

September 22, 2015 The most recent Republican presidential debate from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library brought to mind one of my favorite anecdotes. After President Franklin D. more »»

Francis’ fact-free flamboyance

September 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Pope Francis embodies sanctity but comes trailing clouds of sanctimony. more »»



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