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Editorials

Juneteenth takeaways

Yesterday, our nation celebrated Juneteenth — a federal holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people via an order issued by Union Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865. This order proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in the state of Texas. For many, this holiday ...

Straw Poll, June 10-17

This week’s Straw Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a phone scam? — This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

’Tis the season for farmers markets

June is a big month for local farmers markets. Most markets are either opening for the season or moving outdoors again. One might think that because this region has a short peak growing season, there might not be much to buy at local farmers markets right now. That’s simply not true. ...

An underwhelming short-term rental law in Wilmington

After more than a year of debate, Wilmington’s town council on Tuesday adopted an underwhelming slate of tweaks to its 2021 law regulating short-term vacation rentals. These changes are welcome, but fall short of doing much of anything to manage the impact of existing STRs on residents’ ...

Straw Poll, June 3-10

This week’s Straw Poll: Did you experience bullying while in school? — This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

SLCSD must address anti-LGBTQIA-plus bias

Five local teens participated in a community discussion on gender bias at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Monday, sharing deeply personal stories of harassment, bullying and physical attacks they and their peers have faced at school. The school district’s response so far leaves a lot to be ...