Levity overcoming gravity


One of my last columns was a response to people who complained about this year’s Winter Carnival having so many fewer activities. Briefly stated, my reply was Tough Nougs. But a detailed three-part reply is as follows: 1. They should be grateful for what we had, because it happened only ...

NY needs to provide education but stay within a budget


In 2017-18, New York spent $24,040 per pupil to educate its children. To put this another way, the cost of the education each New York student received equals a 2020 Nissan Altima from state government. The choices our state government makes regarding education spending, however, essentially ...

Analysis: NATO faces conundrum as it mulls pullout from Afghanistan


ISLAMABAD — After 20 years of military engagement and billions of dollars spent, NATO and the United States still grapple with the same, seemingly intractable conundrum — how to withdraw troops from Afghanistan without abandoning the country to even more mayhem. An accelerated U.S. ...

Marketing departments?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: On Saturday, Feb. 20, the National Hockey League will host two outdoor games in Lake Tahoe. They are building the rink and all other necessary structures just for these games. The nearest NHL teams are Las Vegas and LA, both about 450 miles from the site. I am sure the views ...

Ice Palace thanks

Letters to the editor

To the editor: This year I was again privileged to be able to supervise the building of our Ice Palace. As usual, there are many people and organizations to thank for making it possible. To start at the beginning, this year the weather was not with us when we needed it. Prior to ...

Looking at the Tops-Price Chopper merger


Grocery stores matter a great deal, and when they make changes, people pay close attention. They are our food sources, and shifts in store locations, prices and offerings can make huge differences in people’s household budgets, health and happiness. The merger of two of this area’s major ...