The long and short of it


I grew up in the Stone Age of Research. It was before you could look up anything on your laptop whilst sittin’ in an uber-hip cafe, sippin’ your decaf macchiato with hints of sugar-free caramel and soy milk, researching was a lengthy, tedious and too-often fruitless process. Because your ...

Who are you wearing?


“Never tell anyone outside the family what you’re thinking again.” — Don Corleone to Sonny Corleone. Man, oh manicotti … if I was held to that golden rule of mobdom, I’d be sleeping with the fishes. Not that I necessarily have a big mouth. I do, but that’s not what this piece ...

WCSC is thankful for local support

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Members of the Women’s College Scholarship Club would like to thank our community for their amazing support in our mission to “award scholarships that empower local students to achieve their educational goals.” On Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m., club members will be ...

More than 2,200 shoebox gifts collected

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Thank you to all the individuals, groups and churches that participated in assembling shoebox gifts for children around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child. The High Peaks Church drop-off location sent 2,252 shoeboxes to Plattsburgh on Nov. 20, 2023, on their journey ...

Gardening indoors during the winter


The idea of taking plants from the wild and bringing them indoors seems to fly in the face of all things natural. But starting somewhere around 1,000 BC, plants and small trees were being used as ornamental features in homes in several ancient civilizations. - A brief history - We ...