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Alternative assessments

October 29, 2013 A change in the way we assess, evaluate, record and report what learners have experienced, and the evaluations of what has actually been learned is absolutely required for any real improvement in th... more »»

Leadership lapse

October 28, 2013 Mayor Paul Maroun’s comments, as reported by Shaun Kittle on Oct. 24, deserve a response. more »»

ARTA seeks a true compromise

October 23, 2013 James Pierson’s commentary of Oct. more »»

Next Legislature must do better

October 22, 2013 I just finished reading the entire Office of State Comptroller audit of Franklin County’s finances. more »»

Ups and downs of ‘Go Digital’

October 21, 2013 Since the Adirondack North Country Association started the campaign “Go Digital or Go Dark,” we at the Palace Theatre have experienced many ups and downs. more »»

Some thoughts on GOP nightmare

October 19, 2013 From my provincial cheap-seats perch as a small-town public radio reporter and occasional newspaper and book writer, I’ve watched American politics for what (weirdly enough) amounts to about a... more »»

Dog shooter broke the law

October 18, 2013 First and foremost, I am appalled by the state of New York and its lack of protection and its ignorance toward the value of companion animals, mainly our pets. more »»

Problem gambling: gender, treatment and the state

October 17, 2013 According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, nearly 3 million individuals in the United States (including just over 300,000 New Yorkers) are “pathological gamblers,” with another 4 million... more »»

Gambling: casinos and slot machines

October 16, 2013 Gambling is a cultural universal. There are no historical periods or societies in which the wagering of money or other valuables on the outcome of some event or sport was absent. more »»

Is red state America seceding?

October 15, 2013 In the last decade of the 20th century, as the Soviet Empire disintegrated, so, too, did that prison house of nations, the USSR. more »»

The Obamacare rollout train wreck

October 14, 2013 Nancy Pelosi infamously said that we had to pass Obamacare to find out what’s in it. more »»

Your community, your newspaper

October 12, 2013 As newspaper executives struggle over whether the news should be digital first, tablet first, SMS first or print first, readers know exactly what they want their local newspaper to be — community... more »»

Franklin County finances look dire

October 11, 2013 A report on Franklin County’s fiscal stress was released by the Office of the state Comptroller on Oct. 4. This was referenced, but only briefly, in the Enterprise’s Oct. more »»

Ripping up tracks would take decades

October 10, 2013 Local governments in the Tri-Lakes area seem to be in a big hurry to pull up the tracks on the Adirondack railroad corridor to make way for a brand-new trackless recreational corridor, judging by... more »»

A way to keep rails, develop trails

October 9, 2013 I previously expressed an opinion for cooperation between the polarized parties concerning the Adirondack travel corridor debate. more »»

Calling for the death of the ‘newspapers are dead’ rumor

October 8, 2013 I know of newspapers that kept their communities informed about clean water and shelter during terrible storms and disaster. more »»

Show the importance of a good story

October 7, 2013 I learned about the importance of telling a good story — something your publications try to do each and every day — from a Tennessean who was a dear friend of mine. more »»

Facts yes, name-calling no

October 4, 2013 In his Sept. more »»

Climate change linked to violence

October 3, 2013 We live in an environment surrounded with the vulnerability of negative impacts. There is so much hype about the term “climate change” since it has had measurable impacts on humans and our planet. more »»

Climate change must be confronted

October 2, 2013 I am writing to express my thoughts about our country’s national security policy as it pertains to the issue of global climate change. more »»



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