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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 »»

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 »»



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