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Guest Commentary

Court got it wrong

As part of the executive team at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (executive deputy commissioner, 2011-16), Commissioner Martens and I strove to listen to communities, businesses and responsible environmentalists across the state. As a former advocate for small ...

Still time to do it right

“Use and misuse of the travel corridor through the Adirondacks.” That’s the subject of a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo from Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates, the nonprofit that’s been working for many years to establish a 90-mile recreational trail through the Adirondack Park from ...

A father like no other

As children, it’s safe to say that we all share a time in our lives when we overlooked or took for granted, the experiences afforded to us by our parents. Those of us who were fortunate enough to be raised in a healthy, caring environment tend to be more susceptible to this. My sister ...

Do not wait too long for hospice

Father’s Day was just here. I did not get to spend it with my father. I wished I could have. My father died on Oct. 30 of last year. I miss him dearly, as does everyone in our family, especially Mom, his wife of nearly 68 years. His friends miss him, too. Nevertheless, I cannot bring him ...

Alcohol abuse and sexual assault and misconduct are closely connected

Sexual assault and alcohol are closely connected. A person who has consumed alcohol often finds their ability to think clearly and logically is impaired. Individuals become confused and incapacitated, and perpetrators take advantage of this. In addition, alcohol use causes poor judgment ...

Happy Pride Month

June is LGBT Pride Month, a time when LGBTQI+ community members, family, friends and advocates acknowledge and celebrate the gift of diversity that is unique to each of us. Many municipalities host “Pride parades” where LGBTQI+ community members outwardly profess their ability to live ...