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Lessons from the Lehigh Gorge

June 11, 2015 I’ve enjoyed bicycling and backpacking in my native Pennsylvania since I was a Boy Scout in the 1950s and early 1960s. more »»

From New York Newspapers

June 11, 2015 The Ithaca Journal on the Dannemora prison break and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s priorities, June 9: Add prison breaks to the list of floods, blizzards and fires that New York Gov. more »»

Rails-to-trails thoughts

June 10, 2015 I am writing this from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where I have done a lot of researching and hiking on rail trails throughout our region for a story that I had recently published. more »»

Shorter road ahead for driverless cars

June 10, 2015 Friends keep orating that driverless cars are something in the far-ahead future. Apparently, they’re not. That future is near. Exhibit A is Google’s decision to get into the auto insurance busines. more »»

A day in the life of Saranac Lake

June 9, 2015 It was Saturday in the village — a bright and sunny day in June (although it was in the 40s when I woke up). more »»

From New York Newspapers

June 9, 2015 The New York Times on airport security, June 3: - The performance of airport security screeners on a recent investigation by undercover agents was appallin. more »»

Is ISIS coming to Damascus?

June 8, 2015 Who rises if Assad falls? That question, which has bedeviled U.S. more »»

It’s past due

June 6, 2015 The Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan amendment process has been in committee for over six months now and past the deadline for the promised proposals, and still, you would... more »»

Rail trails enhance quality of life

June 5, 2015 In anticipation that plans may soon be announced by New York state regarding the best use of the 90-mile rail corridor between Lake Placid and Old Forge, I’d like to comment on a rail-to-trail... more »»

The great wage slowdown

June 4, 2015 There have been — and continue to be — at least two monumental shifts in the American economy over the past 35 years. The first is the outsourcing of production overseas, especially manufacturing. more »»

School swayed voters

June 3, 2015 The taxpayers in the Lake Placid Central School District should be concerned by the tactics of the school board and administration. more »»

Obama’s community college plan has the right idea

June 3, 2015 Earlier this year, President Barack Obama introduced a plan “to make community college as free and universal as high school. more »»

Deep grief for mother’s loss

June 2, 2015 I recently lost my mother on March 20. I miss her very much. The loss is still painful and deep. And I am surrounded by the material things she left behind: pennies, clothes, words and memories. more »»

Failing U.S. pipelines

June 2, 2015 Last week an underground pipeline ruptured in Santa Barbara, California, spewing about 105,000 gallons of oil. A 9-mile slick coated birds, killed sealife and blackened pristine beaches. more »»

Not your father’s Republican Party

June 1, 2015 Let us stipulate that Republicans have consistently been a lot more orderly than the Democrats. more »»

Jeb Bush gives America the Iraq War reckoning we’ve needed

May 30, 2015 Poor Jeb Bush. Really. You have to feel a little sorry for him. More than half a decade after his older brother stepped away from the White House, leaving the U.S. more »»

From New York Newspapers

May 30, 2015 The Wall Street Journal on the U.S. rejecting China’s sea claims, May 22: The U.S. more »»

The anti-NSA bumper sticker

May 28, 2015 If the National Security Agency’s bulk-data program expires, the coroner should conclude that it was “Death by Bumper Sticke. more »»

How war has changed since WWI

May 28, 2015 Over the past year, I’ve been reading books inspired by the centenary of World War I, a war with horrific casualties painful to contemplate. more »»

From New York Newspapers

May 28, 2015 The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on the New York state Senate passing bill to allow dogs at restaurants with outside seating, May 23: “Love me, love my do. more »»



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