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Guest Commentary

State-by-state abortion decisions would be step in right direction

After 50 years of furor, there is little new that can be said about legalized abortion, and few minds likely to be changed. But it is worth noting just what the current moment, with its possible impending overturn of Roe v. Wade, does and doesn’t portend, from a (spoiler alert) pro-life ...

Moral duty has no price cap

According to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), approximately 3.5 million military service personnel were exposed to the toxic fumes of burn pits — sites where garbage such as human and medical waste, construction materials, munitions, plastics, jet fuel and paint were ...

Different vacation rental approach needed

The town of North Elba/village of Lake Placid will be holding open houses on May 14 and 16 to display Lake Placid/North Elba Land Use Committee findings and get feedback from residents about proposed changes to the town and village STR laws and proposed updates to the land use code. On the ...

Helping children and families flourish

In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness month, the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition and its partners will be sharing a series of articles to update the community on new initiatives, to raise awareness of resources, and most importantly, to remember the voices and lives of ...

It’s not about Roe v. Wade

The leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade is ostensibly about a woman’s right to control her own body, but it is actually about much, much more. Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion hinges on the 14th Amendment, which specifies that any right conferred ...

Trauma and finding a way forward

Have you ever noticed that our perspective changes after having a traumatic experience? It was very evident to me as I went through a recent bout of acute appendicitis, resulting in the removal of my appendix. My recuperation from major surgery has lent much time for further thought on my ...