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Huge deer starvation

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. ...

D is for …

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, ...

My dreams for my community

Perfection. To be perfect has one clear meaning: “To be free of faults and defects; as good as possible.” Nothing in this world is perfect, including my community of Bolton Landing. My community is close-knit and we value each other and what we know we can do to help others. However, ...

Positive effects

“Hey, can I help you with that?” Even though the question isn’t directed at me, I lift my head to watch the exchange. “Do you need my help? I was pretty good at that.” The popular upperclassman repeats his offer, as he stoops down by the freshman’s desk. The freshman nods, ...