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Opinion

Huge deer starvation

Columns

Maybe climate change in the Adirondacks can best be tested by the time the ice goes out of the lakes. The Conservation Department, reporting on the deer starving, claimed 1939 was, “the most severe winter in several years.” But in any year, “The Ice Guessing Contest” was a fun event. ...

Rural schools deserve better

Editorials

State lawmakers have a responsibility to understand the unique challenges facing our schools in places like the Adirondack Park and to adjust the state’s approach to supporting rural schools. The Tupper Lake Central School District is cutting 17 to 20 jobs in the coming school year as it ...

Why we may remember April Fool’s Day, 2024, forever

Guest Commentary

On April 1—the same day that seven international aid workers with celebrity chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen were killed by the Israeli military—the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria was obliterated by a bomb dropped from an Israeli F-35 fighter jet (supplied by the U.S.), ...

New York: Help us before it’s too late

Guest Commentary

Two years ago, when I was 15, four of my friends attempted suicide. They were of various socioeconomic statuses, of different genders and sexualities, from different schools and family structures, and yet they all felt their only option was to take their own lives. That was the year I lost the ...

D is for …

Columns

I have been a compulsive talker. To some, it might be my greatest asset; to others, my biggest flaw. Value judgments aside, it’s fair to say the Amazon Queen’s bestowing upon me the nickname Jabber Jaw is perfectly justified. Certainly, I’m almost never at a loss for words. In fact, ...

Thank you, Saranac Lake

Guest Commentary

Thank you, people of Saranac Lake, for allowing me to serve as your trustee on the Saranac Lake Village Board for the past eight years. I will always appreciate having worked for you, doing my very best day-in and day-out. Fall down a few times? Yes, I did. I am human. I am sorry for those ...