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Guest Commentary

Stefanik’s politically-motivated antisemitism fight

In recent public statements, Rep. Elise Stefanik condemned university heads and criticized President Joe Biden’s decisions regarding U.S. foreign policy on Israel, claiming antisemitism. To anyone who has followed Stefanik’s support of Trump and other MAGA figures, the irony is astounding. ...

Improvements to athletic facilities would be step in the right direction

When my husband and I decided to start a family, like many families, we prioritized moving into areas with higher-rated schools. Our first home was in an extremely rural area, where schools suffered because of overall population and community/state support within that area. After doing our ...

The Stefanik legal complaints: Campaign fundraising on steroids

“There you go again!” — Ronald Reagan to President Jimmy Carter during a 1980 debate. That memorable phrase came to mind upon learning that Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) recently submitted yet another complaint to a legal oversight body regarding the conduct of justices and prosecutors ...

Where your water comes from

If you ask people where Lake Placid gets its drinking water, most would answer Lake Placid lake. While this is correct, it is only part of the story. Until the late ’90s, water was pumped out of the lake, treated with chlorine and sent out to its water customers. By the year 2000, the ...

A turf field Q-and-A

By now, voters in the Saranac Lake Central School District are starting to hear about two significant propositions that will be on the ballot on May 21. If approved, they would allow the district to install a turf field, lights, scoreboard, bleachers and press box at the high school. I’ve ...

Film review: ‘Foragers’

Who decides how land is used? That’s the question at the heart of so many conversations in the Adirondacks around housing, zoning, water rights, indigeneity and what it means to be “forever wild.” It’s also the question at the heart of “Foragers” (2022) by Berlin-based artist ...