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Editorials

Justice delayed, justice denied

It is an embarrassment to the state of New York that corrupt ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is getting another extension on beginning his prison sentence — and another chance to reduce its length, currently set at seven years. Amazingly, it’s already been five years since Silver was ...

Poll results, Jan. 13-20

This week’s Web Poll: Which configuration, proposed by a private traffic study, would you prefer for the intersection of Lake Flower Avenue, River Street and Brandy Brook Avenue in Saranac Lake? Mostly as is • T-intersection, adding stop sign from River Street • Roundabout • ...

Necessary but painful job in Lake Placid

We were glad to hear Lake Placid village Mayor Craig Randall tell the Lake Placid Business Association this week that people will, in fact, get to speak publicly at a public information session about the looming Main Street overhaul.  It was a change from the week before, when the mayor and ...

World dynamics are about more than Trump

If you doubt that too many Americans have become preoccupied with President Donald Trump, either favorably or unfavorably, consider a news report this week. It involved Russian computer hackers and Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company. “A cybersecurity company says Russian military ...

Nominate a Tri-Lakes Volunteer of the Year

Hundreds of functions in the North Country depend on volunteerism. People are fed and clothed, the ill and injured are cared for, fires are extinguished, artists’ work is promoted, libraries are maintained, events are planned and the natural environment is curated by volunteers. In March, ...

Don’t be a chicken; give blood

Among the good reasons for getting a flu shot is to keep yourself healthy enough to be there for the folks who need you this time of year. That is true in a larger sense when it comes to those in need of donated blood — and there are many more than we may think. According to blood banks, ...