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No stupid questions

Time to hit the books and refresh on the basics. As I read through some of my old favorite textbooks, preparing to teach again, I thought of previous teachers. Some favorites come to mind. Mrs. Wilde, my first-grade teacher who cemented my love for reading and for learning. A scattering of ...

Planning your farmers market menu

In the summer, I plan my menu around what is available at the farmers market or farm stand. At last week’s farmers market, I purchased chevre, which will be good on bread for breakfast or lunch, with either the tomatoes or sweet Japanese turnips I also bought, as well as feta cheese, ...

Route 11 project will improve pedestrian safety

The Pedestrian Safety Action Plan is designed to improve pedestrian safety in the village of Malone. The $3.3 million project, along U.S. Route 11 from the airport and Walmart on the west to the fairgrounds (Andrus Street) on the east, will create ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant ...

Seeking approval for new hotel

The proposed new Ampersand Hotel on the site of the old Ampersand Hotel destroyed by fire on the night of Sept. 23, 1907, didn’t need approval from the town, the state, zoning boards or the APA. Nope, in 1922, seeking approval only from the Chamber of Commerce and the community to build ...

The roots of all evil

One late night in the summer of my 20th year, strictly on a whim, I dug out my high school yearbook and started skimming through it. When I came to my senior picture, I sensed something was different about me then. But what was it? I looked, and looked some more, and then it dawned on me — ...

Change Ironmate date, river name

An obvious Ironman solution is to offer use of the Lake Placid venue for this race on the new Juneteenth holiday come summer solstice, June 18 to 22, 2022. This would advantage this semi-low season holiday and likely give Ironman better weather than thundery July — plus the longer daylight ...