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Planting seeds for a career in journalism

Thinking about my career path, I wondered, “How did I end up working in a newsroom in Saranac Lake?” To help answer that question, I made a list of the opportunities I had at Tupper Lake High School (class of 1987) and SUNY Fredonia (class of 1991) that influenced my career. And I’ve ...

Something wrong?

Like most people with ears, I’m a big fan of Hank Williams. As I was listening to him the other day, one of his more obscure songs came on that I hadn’t heard in a while and it got me thinking about where we live. The song is called “Everything’s Okay,” and while it’s meant to be ...

Digital detox

“We believe in the power of living a simpler life with fewer distractions. One of the biggest distractions in our lives today is our phone.” — Siggi’s Yogurt Grand prize! Ten winners! Ten thousand dollars for giving up your smartphone for a month! Enter to win in the Siggi’s ...

Showing solidarity with Ukraine through food

It’s February. The weather has been unseasonably warm. Yesterday marked the day we honor our past presidents, especially George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Saturday, Feb. 24, marks the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Many Ukrainians have sought shelter in other ...