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Birds are in crisis around the world. Here’s how you can help

North Americans share an amazing diversity of birds. More than 1,000 species can be found in the U.S. alone. They come in an astonishing variety of colors, shapes, sizes and behaviors. You could live a lifetime and never see every variety of bird that it’s possible to see in our state, or ...

What’s Seasonal Affective Disorder?

In addition to being the stunningly beautiful home to the Adirondack Mountains, our area is also renowned for the eternal winters, the ambient cold and the pervasive darkness. These environmental stressors can contribute to a syndrome of low energy and depression during the winter months, and ...

Ride on

The first taste of freedom comes with the ability to ride a bike. As a child, you can suddenly control your own speed and destination. If you are lucky, you can ride beyond the distance of your parents’ immediate reach — maybe around the block or over a path. In middle school, a bicycle ...

Pretend Ice Palace builder

Every year I get all the emails from the Ice Palace Workers-Local 101 (IPW). I requested to be on the list to help build a palace. I always intend to make this be the year to put on my winter gear and make some Carnival magic. The emails encourage everyone to come together and be part of ...

What did they eat? The Roman Triad

The three staples of Roman cuisine were grains (the chief of which was barley, along with millet, spelt and wheat), olive oil and wine. This was supplemented with seasonal vegetables, fruit (figs, dates, grapes, apples, pears, plums, cherries and peaches), legumes like lentils and chickpeas, ...

IIHS calls for safe system approach to speeding

The most recent annual tally of carnage on our roads is sobering: an estimated 43,000 people killed in 2021. That’s more than the year before, which was more than the year before that. Fatal crashes jumped during the pandemic, but we have been trending in the wrong direction for several ...