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Comments on rail trails

November 18, 2013 As someone who is an avid bicycle rider, cross-country skier and hiker, I want to weigh in on the discussion about the possible conversion of the existing railroad corridor to a multi-use... more »»

It’s Transgender Awareness Month

November 14, 2013 November is Transgender Awareness Month across the United States. It is a time to celebrate the diversity of gender many Americans and especially many New Yorkers shar. more »»

Trail advocates, stop the distortions

November 13, 2013 How unfortunate that once again, trail advocates resort to distortions to make their case. David Banks posted some questionable statements in another publication and was challenged. more »»

Dad and the WWII Memorial

November 12, 2013 My dad was a World War II veteran. He joined the Army soon after Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the 4th (Ivy) Division, 22nd Infantry Battalion as a combat infantryma. more »»

The Republican Bill Clinton?

November 11, 2013 Chris Christie couldn’t have been any more obvious about his 2016 intentions if he had begun his victory speech Tuesday with the words “My fellow Americans” and ended it with a balloon drop. more »»

Count me a skeptic

November 11, 2013 “Maybe the folks in Washington, D.C., should tune in their TVs right now and see how it’s done,” said the big winner of Tuesday last. more »»

Endangered species: your gut flora

November 8, 2013 With an alarming national epidemic of obesity, and a host of digestive disorders ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to gluten allergies, the collective gut is telling us that the food system, and... more »»

Since shutdown, pragmatism is in

November 8, 2013 WASHINGTON — Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost. more »»

Train advocates, stop the attacks

November 7, 2013 How unfortunate that once again, train advocates have chosen to personally attack trail advocates and news media in online responses to recent reporting on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. more »»

Beware of ARTA’s numbers

November 6, 2013 As a resident of western Pennsylvania, I offer comments to my northern neighbors based on the unique position of having owned a retail business 100 feet from a trail, and having lived and raised a... more »»

A rail trail — by popular demand

November 5, 2013 Perhaps the oddest criticism yet directed at those who want to create a recreational trail on the old Adirondack railroad line from Lake Placid to Old Forge came from Bill Branson in his Sept. more »»

Makings of a successful rail trail

November 4, 2013 So, how does one rid themselves of a pesky tourist railroad and get a successful rail trail at the same time? The makings of such are easily accomplished with minimal effort on the end of the trail... more »»

Comments prompted overreaction

November 1, 2013 I write this in response to the letters of Frank Pastizzo and Nina Scheuer: When it comes to repeat felons and all the others who are frequent flyers in the police blotter, I have no sensitivity to... more »»

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 »»



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