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Village manager quits Aug. 4

That headline fits this ancient quote: “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” so said French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr back in the 1800s. The headline, copied from the Aug. 4, 1949 edition of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, was not much different from 2022, when ...

Makin’ the grade

A couple Fridays ago, the Winter Carnival Committee held a drawing for their fabulous raffle. And when I say fabulous, I mean fabulous, since the prize was a complete set of Garry Trudeau Winter Carnival buttons. And against overwhelming odds and by sheer fluke, I was the winner. The odds ...

Swanston Cottage

“Blows the wind today, and the sun and the rain are flying — “Blows the wind on the moors, today and now “Where about the graves of the martyrs the whaups are crying, “‘My heart remembers how!’ “Gray, recumbent tombs of the dead in desert places, “Standing ...

Pollen seasons getting longer, more extreme

This is a wonderful time of year for most people. Days are warmer. Evenings are longer. And the trees and flowers are growing again. But for those who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever and sometimes simply called allergies, this time of year can be ...

Minding our own business

Springtime isn’t just about joyously singing the Sound of Music songbook while twirling in fields overlooking mountains — better known as student portrait sessions. ‘Tis the season birds mate, spring flowers bloom and allergies flourish. It’s the season to rechristen the porch Christmas ...