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DEC commissioner strikes a chord

January 30, 2014 Words of wisdom can be found in the latest issue of the Conservationist magazine, published bimonthly by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. more »»

Hoping scar becomes a gift

January 27, 2014 I guess the most frequent question that has been asked about the death of Capt. more »»

PTSD: the demons within

January 25, 2014 Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, in addition to any other wounds, often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). more »»

Marriage matters, in France and Texas

January 24, 2014 There is a difference between being married and not being married. more »»

Something’s missing in rail/trail debate

January 23, 2014 Is it just us, or is there something missing from the discussion of rails and trails? Why is the discussion of trails limited to one rail bed (of many within the Park) rather than exploring the... more »»

Doubts over Common Core

January 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical clou... more »»

5 years with Obama, as Mother Goose might tell it

January 20, 2014 Hickory dickory dock, We have a president named Barack. A shining star at the Dems’ convention, However, one thing I have to mention. more »»

Political stars of the North Country

January 18, 2014 For a region lacking obvious advantages — wealth, population, long-established institutions — the North Country has produced some impressive politicians, among them Silas Wright (1795-1847), William... more »»

The leakers: Snowden and Gates

January 17, 2014 As a journalist who leans instinctively toward public disclosure and open debate, I’ve perched precariously on the fence when it comes to the fate of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. more »»

Liberals, let the states do it

January 17, 2014 In the beginning, Massachusetts opened the gates to same-sex marriage and universal health coverage. California started to liberalize drug laws by legalizing medical marijuan. more »»

A blank check for war on Iran

January 16, 2014 As we approach the centennial of World War I, we will read much of the blunders that produced that tragedy of Western civilization. more »»

Governor, push for transgender rights

January 15, 2014 Last week, Gov. Cuomo delivered his 2014 State of the State address in Albany. more »»

West Virginia chemical spill: a predictable water crisis

January 14, 2014 On Jan. 9, I was one of 300,000 West Virginians who learned their water had been contaminated by a chemical leak 2 miles upstream from the state’s largest drinking-water intake. more »»

Gun nuts target one of their own

January 13, 2014 Here is what he said: “All constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.” It would seem to be a self-evident truth. more »»

Free science shows at Pendragon

January 10, 2014 You are invited to take a wild ride through nature and human history four times every week (7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in January and February. more »»

The truth about the poll

January 9, 2014 We read Peter Bauer’s comments about a recent poll in which more than 60 percent of the respondents supported the Adirondack Club and Resort project and only 15 percent opposed it. Mr. more »»

Liberalism by gesture

January 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — The era of Gesture Liberalism is at hand. It may be more amusing than consequential. more »»

Resort would be horrible for Tupper

January 8, 2014 Three hundred people do not make a survey. For all we know, ADK Works questioned 300 known supporters. That’s how special-interest groups operate. They skew the numbers in their favor. more »»

Need an appropriate Common Core

January 7, 2014 After reading and rereading two letters addressed to “colleagues” from New York Education Commissioner King — one dated Oct. 24, 2013, and the other Dec. more »»

DOT should seek truth on rail corridor

January 6, 2014 Passionate debate at times leads to emotion that can become the story and overshadow the important points and counterpoints that need to be considere. more »»



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