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Science series is changing location

February 6, 2014 The free, eight-week science program, “Amazement 101 — Life, the Universe, and Everything!” that started on Ja. more »»

Fight against tobacco underfunded

February 5, 2014 5.6 million children alive today will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless smoking rates drop, says the latest surgeon general’s report. more »»

What’s in our water? Nobody knows

February 4, 2014 The new year launched with 7,500-gallons of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) pouring into West Virginia’s Elk River from a ruptured storage tank last inspected in 1999, leaving 300,000 Americans... more »»

Railroad’s auditors question its viability

February 3, 2014 Over the past several years, I have written a number of letters questioning the ridership, viability and taxpayer support of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and its parent, the Adirondack Railroad... more »»

Who is paying for preservationists’ appeal? You are

February 1, 2014 In 2010, in a letter to the editor, we wrote that what is noteworthy about the behavior of the preservation lobbyists is their callous disregard of the welfare and wishes of the residents of the... more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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