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Catholic summit shows church in transition

October 1, 2016 Fifty-plus years after Vatican II, my Roman Catholic church is still struggling to put into practice that momentous council’s proposals about engaging with the world. more »»

Lacrosse for dummies

August 4, 2016 Most people around here probably discovered lacrosse at a much younger age than I did. When I was growing up in Alabama, the sport was almost unheard-of (although it’s growing there now). more »»

Gilles Miron didn’t know he wasn’t a U.S. citizen

July 22, 2016 The story came out last Friday as we left the Clinton County Courthouse in Plattsburgh, where my wife and a couple dozen other people were sworn in as U.S. citizen. more »»

Pokemon players on the prowl

July 15, 2016 In our news meeting this Monday, when I asked for story ideas, reporter Antonio Olivero said, “This may sound silly, but should we do something on this new Pokemon Go?” None of us had played the... more »»

Film Forum is good again; spread the word

June 15, 2016 The Lake Placid Film Forum had the goods to stage something of a comeback this year, but attendance was disappointing, officials said Monday. more »»

Scout gives veterans a lift

May 30, 2016 One of my summer jobs in college was as a cemetery worker in Plattsburgh. I used to say it was the best job I’d ever had. more »»

Hymns of a promised land

May 18, 2016 “Procession of the Pines” was where it really hooked me. Up to that point, the “Adirondack Folk Opera” had been excellent, and the people who filled the vast St. more »»

Unsung workers for the middle class

April 22, 2016 Middle school music teachers don’t get in the newspaper or on the radio as often as their high school counterparts. more »»

Job well done

March 19, 2016 Once again, Saranac Lake’s nexus of music, theater, education and down-to-earth realism stunned me Thursday nigh. more »»

Harmony is hard

December 30, 2015 For as long as I can remember, my grandma sang in the choir at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. It was one of her greatest joys. If it was up to her, they would have rehearsed three nights a wee. more »»

Retired doctor on a mission to talk about death

December 18, 2015 Dr. George Cook, in his retirement, has gone from a physician to an evangelist about the need for people to plan how they want to leave this life, and to tell someone about it. more »»

Let them eat cake; let them all eat cake

November 28, 2015 Remember junior high dances? In my day, the fashion at these soirees tended toward jean jackets, flipped-up collars and rugby shirts emblazoned with the Coca-Cola log. more »»

Ear to the hive

November 7, 2015 I used to have this dream of being a roving music journalist, living out of a van and seeking out interesting music, music scenes and personalities in small towns all over North America. more »»

Being there

October 16, 2015 What’s the difference between seeing a person who’s important to you in person and taking in the appearance through television, the Internet, radio or newspapers? How much does that difference... more »»

Sharrow-ing experience, but worthwhile

October 2, 2015 When I became editor 11 years ago, my wife and I bought a house two-and-a-half blocks from the Enterprise office, and I commuted to and from work on foot. It took about five minutes each way. more »»

Quick healer came of age in sanatorium

September 25, 2015 Maybe it’s because Betsy Pond was such an active teenager. Maybe it’s that her paticular infection had never encountered the drugs before. Maybe it was God’s answer to her prayers. more »»

The Gibson storyteller’s story

September 11, 2015 Andy Flynn is deep into researching his authorized biography of the Gibson Brothers, the premier bluegrass band of northern New York and one of the most popular nationwide. more »»

TB never caught Frank Casier

August 29, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Frank Casier checked himself out of the New York State Hospital in Ray Brook for the last time 70 years ago, officially uncured of tuberculosis. more »»

Baptists build for growing congregation

August 21, 2015 It’s a good problem to have. The Saranac Lake Baptist Church is bursting at the seams with people each Sunday, especially children and young people. more »»

NCCC should offer training in the trades

August 14, 2015 I returned home this week from a vacation in western Canada, visiting my wife’s family as well as my brother who lives in a small town in the Rockies in British Columbia. more »»



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