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Guest Commentary

Working together in challenging times

In these deeply polarized times, the future of our country depends on Americans believing change is possible and that their participation matters. We at Adirondack Foundation believe in the power of local, rural communities to help shape America’s future. In my two-plus decades of leading ...

An opportunity before the village board

A majority of the village of Saranac Lake board of trustees has made clear that 33 Petrova Ave. is the preferred location for a new emergency services facility. Whether we all agree that enough has been done to look at other options, at this point I encourage everyone to work together to make ...

Accessible wildland trails at Adirondack Land Trust preserves

Outdoor recreation is the primary draw for visitors to the Adirondacks and the reason why many of us choose to live here. Currently you can find many hundreds of miles of hiking trail within an hour’s drive of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. But you’d have to drive nearly an hour to find a ...

Pride does not happen in a vaccuum

Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance wishes to thank everyone who attended, participated and most importantly volunteered their time and services to make our third annual Tri-Lakes Pride such a success! Without your support, our community would be just another sleepy Adirondack North ...

Benedict Arnold: The traitor who roused a nation, Part II

Within weeks of arriving in Philadelphia in June 1778, the 36-year-old Benedict Arnold (a widower) met 18-year-old Peggy Shippen, described as one of the most beautiful women in the city. Less than a year later they were married. Peggy was from a prominent Philadelphia family. Her father, ...