Opinion

What were Tennessee leaders thinking?

Editorials

What on earth possessed Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to back declaring each July 13 as “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day” in his state? A satisfactory answer to that probably is not on the horizon. Lee faced controversy earlier this summer in saying he had no problem in signing a proclamation ...

High Peaks problems

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The new parking restrictions in Keene Valley are a step in the wrong direction for the start of a new unit management plan by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Over the past decade or so, the popularity of the High Peaks has greatly increased, and not much ...

Mad, again

Columns

Last week I wrote about our latest national disaster — Mad magazine going out of business. OK, so as far as disasters go, it can’t match the Hindenburg. Then again, since almost no one today knows about the Hindenburg, much less would care about it if they did, the death of Mad is ...

Omar is completely assimilated

Columns

Beto O’Rourke, the losing Texas senator candidate who bootstrapped his way into becoming a losing presidential candidate, had a message for refugees who had come to America: Your new country is a hellhole. The former congressman told a roundtable of refugees and immigrants in Nashville, ...

Be a wise news reader

Editorials

“We don’t read the paper.” “There’s too much bad news.” “I read the news online.” Those who aren’t in the news industry may not see these statements as a problem, but it’s actually a big part of why there are so many misinformed or uninformed people out there. And sometimes ...

Monterey, part II

Columns

“We came back from France to our cottage in East Oakland. Stopping at the farm in Indiana, my mother invited her youngest sister, Nellie, to come with us to California, which was very pleasant for me. We began a friendship then that grew closer and closer as the years passed. Dear ...

Watch out for falling rocks

Columns

WASHINGTON — Don’t breathe a word, but President Trump is up to something. His insulting, too-dumb-to-fail comments about four freshmen female members of Congress has the civilized world’s trousers in a twist, and it’s not a pretty sight. The president tweeted that the four ...

Drug price gouging: an American story

Columns

To be American is a wonderful thing most of the time. There are moments, however, when it is downright humiliating. Can you imagine a more pitiful scene than a busload of Americans traveling 815 miles from Minneapolis to a Walmart in London, Ontario, Canada, to buy insulin at a 10th — a ...

Tomato sandwiches are the joy of summer

Columns

It’s summer, and fresh, locally grown tomatoes are plentiful at farmers’ markets and farm stands. We use them in salads. We cook with them. But they truly shine in the tomato sandwich. Tomatoes are incredibly good for you. They contain lycopene, an antioxidant that is known for ...

We’ll miss Baldwin’s commentary

Editorials

It was with a heavy heart last week that we learned of the death of one of our most active Facebook commenters, Daniel Baldwin. That sentence may sound strange, but in 2019, engaging with our readers on social media sometimes helps us better understand a story, get tips on leads to follow ...

Climbers need Route 73 parking, too

Columns

Recreational use in the Adirondack Forest Preserve has been increasing at a noticeable rate for the last several years. Most notably, hiker traffic has exploded in the High Peaks Wilderness and gone beyond the current carrying capacity of many trails and parking areas. This explosion in hiker ...

Don’t tolerate racism from Trump

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Enough is enough. President Trump’s latest and blatantly racist rant against four citizens of the United States House of Representatives is at best reprehensible and beyond what any American should tolerate from a neighbor, friend, family member, elected official and ...

Poll results, July 8-15

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Should the town and village of Tupper Lake consolidate in any way? Yes, dissolve the village ¯ Yes, make the village coterminous with the town ¯ Yes, share more services ¯ No ¯ Undecided This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions ...

Cartoon terribly misrepresented Democrats

Letters to the editor

To the editor: A week or so ago I wrote my reaction to a post that depicted Democrats as anti-police, anti-flag, anti-American. This upset me because it depicts, in the minds of those who agree with that viewpoint, horrible individuals who uphold lawlessness. NOT TRUE! Democrats want our ...

To defeat Trump, Democrats should nominate Bennet

Columns

WASHINGTON — With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40% of his 10 Senate years the government has been run on “continuing resolutions.” Congress passes these in order to spare itself the torture of performing its primary ...

Let’s ride bikes

Columns

If you’re over 60 and reading this article you most likely rode your bicycle all over town when you were a kid. Other than walking, it was your only way to get around — parents didn’t drive their children everywhere back then. However, times have changed, and we need to get back to when ...

What would we do in a future without newspapers?

Columns

The Vindy announced its death about a week before Jeffrey Epstein was arrested. Though the timing was only a coincidence, the juxtaposition speaks volumes about the state of American journalism. Epstein, as you likely know, is the billionaire money manager who was taken into custody ...