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Don’t damage waterfront vision

March 10, 2014 In 1907, with the village of Saranac Lake still on the ascent as the premier cure center in North America, a few local businessmen had the foresight to commission a study from the renowned Olmsted... more »»

The Cult of True Womanhood

March 8, 2014 A Protestant revival movement, the Second Great Awakening (SGA), began in the 1790s in this country and lasted until approximately 1850. more »»

Preservationists may have a point

March 7, 2014 There’s no question that the much-debated resort and second-home development around Mount Morris could be a good thing for Tupper Lake — if it’s done righ. more »»

Wrong about court decision

March 5, 2014 In Peter Bauer’s Guest Commentary in the Daily Enterprise on Feb. more »»

Thank you, Madam Secretary

March 4, 2014 Any recognition of influential and famous American women should include Frances Perkins and rank her close to the top of such a list. more »»

Monkey makes Olympic star turn

March 3, 2014 My daughter’s stuffed monkey needs an agent. Not like an “Entourage,” Ari Gold type of agent, but someone like Mikaela Shiffrin’s people. George says he could see himself on a Wheaties box. more »»

Ice fishing time

March 1, 2014 Ice fishing is fun. It is probably one of the few outdoor, unorganized group sport. more »»

For Cuomo, rail trail makes sense

February 28, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has demonstrated an appreciation for both the natural wonders of the Adirondack Park and for the economic potential of increased tourism in the region. more »»

Political parties — love ’em or hate ’em, they’re a necessary mechanism

February 26, 2014 In the North County of New York state, there appears to be a common conviction regardless of political affiliation or ideology. It is a belief that we don’t have to succumb to partisanship. more »»

Yes, we need rail service to Lake Placid

February 25, 2014 We clearly need to rethink intercity trains in this country, but services like Amtrak’s are drained of capital trying to maintain old, no longer needed or used routes. more »»

Contentious impasse on rail vs. trail

February 25, 2014 Thank you, Jim McCulley of Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates, for revealing important information about the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and their operations on the 120-mile, state-owned... more »»

The college 2025 conundrum

February 24, 2014 If someone asked you to forecast what “college” will look like in the year 2025, how would you respond? That’s the key question for an international group of corporate and higher and secondary... more »»

Realizing the promise of TRiO ...

February 22, 2014 On the last Saturday of February, communities across America will once again commemorate National TRiO Day, which dates back to a resolution passed by Congress almost 30 years ago. more »»

Snowmobilers getting fewer

February 21, 2014 As a strong railroad enthusiast who has been following this debate at a distance, I have to admit to being discouraged at some of the statements from the trail people that have been, at least in my... more »»

Train robbery in the Adirondacks

February 20, 2014 Recent published revelations about the poor financial health of the Adirondack Scenic Railway, despite significant government subsidies to the organization, are startling, baffling and disappointing... more »»

Are Common Core, standardized testing here to stay?

February 19, 2014 Assemblywoman Janet Duprey stated in her opening remarks at a recent forum on the Common Core and standardized testing, held at SUNY Plattsburgh (paraphrased): You might as well get used to it; the... more »»

‘... the rest of the story’

February 18, 2014 The recent Guest Commentary critical of the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society and its finances was a deliberate attempt by Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates and writer Jim McCulley to... more »»

Promises broken

February 17, 2014 Historians James and Lois Horton note that while the enlistment of slaves was generally accepted in the North, Southern states were opposed to this policy. more »»

Taking sides for freedom

February 15, 2014 Black Americans have a long and distinguished history of military service. more »»

Is the proposed hotel on Lake Flower a step in the wrong direction?

February 14, 2014 Over the past few years, several promising new developments have taken place in Saranac Lake that have been largely non-controversial. more »»



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