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Saranac Lake was welcoming

September 9, 2015 Impossible as it seems, it’s now been 50-and-a-half years since I graduated from Saranac Lake High School ... 50-and-a-half years dominated by faraway places, varied experiences, multi-hued culture. more »»

‘Religious liberty’ looks a lot like intolerance from here

September 8, 2015 “To me,” she said in a statement, “this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God’s word. It is a matter of religious liberty. more »»

Lamenting Mitt

September 8, 2015 You’re Mitt Romney, and today you have to be upset with yourself. more »»

Do cops’ lives matter to Obama?

September 7, 2015 Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops. more »»

Why don’t we try staying home?

September 4, 2015 Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world. more »»

From New York Newspapers

September 4, 2015 The Post-Standard of Syracuse on DWI offenses, Aug. 26 - If there’s anything harder than losing your child, it might be forgiving the man who took her away from yo. more »»

Stop the Junkyard Express

September 3, 2015 A railroad company that three years ago won permission to haul stone from a former mine at the base of the High Peaks has changed course and come up with a breathtakingly bad idea for use of that... more »»

Listening useless if ‘decision is final’

September 2, 2015 Sunday afternoon, I attended the first of the Paul Smith’s College town hall “listening session. more »»

Mourning is universal

September 1, 2015 The world-famous physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking is quoted as saying, “We are an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. more »»

The GOP field that failed

August 31, 2015 The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. more »»

Affirming a right to die

August 31, 2015 SAN DIEGO — Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. more »»

From New York Newspapers

August 31, 2015 The Watertown Daily Times on growing local economies, Aug. 20: - A state agency recently confirmed what most people in Northern New York already know: The local economy is moving in reverse. more »»

Jimmy Carter’s peace

August 28, 2015 When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well. more »»

The odd politics of fighting wildfires

August 28, 2015 As wildfires plague much of the American West, one must ask, Who is paying to put them out? The answer is largely the American taxpayer. more »»

Depot museum could be complementary

August 27, 2015 “We already have a history museum in Saranac Lake and don’t need another!” That argument has sounded in response to my recent commentary (“A centennial opportunity to tell the Saranac Lake story”)... more »»

A scenic trap for workers

August 26, 2015 fter finishing the Ohio University grad school program for English literature in May of 2015 (thesis pending), I embarked on an art project, one I anticipate will take two or three years to complet. more »»

Other ways for college to survive

August 25, 2015 Tuesday morning (Aug. 18) I joined about 20 Paul Smith’s College alumni and friends at the court hearing in Malone. We were there to show support against the name change. more »»

College students learn in Russia

August 24, 2015 The greatest strength of experiential learning is not simply the “doing” part but the fact that the doing is happening in a particular place. more »»

What a rail trail means to the Tri-Lakes

August 21, 2015 Prior to my retirement earlier this year from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, I was in a position to visit more than 100 rail trails between Maryland and Maine. more »»

19th-century man in 21st-century world

August 20, 2015 During my annual visit to the Adirondacks, I happened to see the Aug. 11 issue of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. With amazement, I read the letter from Gene Falvo. more »»



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