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Guest Commentary

The Yankees, the Mets and climate change

Take a moment and place yourself in the Fall of 1989. Your Yankees are finishing the first of what will become four consecutive losing seasons. Next year, the owner will get suspended from the team, banned from baseball, and it will be a tough stretch as a fan of the Bronx ...

History denied is future lost

To provide work for unemployed writers during the 1930s Great Depression, the Library of Congress created the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP). One of the FWP’s most interesting endeavors was “Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States.” Writers interviewed more than ...

Pride returns to Plattsburgh Saturday

Adirondack North Country Pride returns to Plattsburgh on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in Trinity Park. This is the sixth annual pride event held in the Adirondack North Country celebrating diversity, inclusion and respect for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender ...

How you can help save someone’s life

Most of us have been affected by addiction, either because of someone we know (a friend or family member) or through personal experience. For some, alcohol and drug use may be a choice when attempting to manage uncomfortable feelings: While environmental and social factors may encourage use, ...

Dress rehearsal

With a population of 21.4 million, Florida had just over 36,000 COVID deaths through May of this year. Taiwan, with 23.8 million residents, had 124 such fatalities. What accounts for this staggering difference? Michele Gelfand, professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, states ...

Know the signs to prevent suicide

In 2019, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report for 2019, 47,511 Americans died by suicide in that same year. The same report indicates that there were ...