Opinion

Climbers need Route 73 parking, too

Columns

Recreational use in the Adirondack Forest Preserve has been increasing at a noticeable rate for the last several years. Most notably, hiker traffic has exploded in the High Peaks Wilderness and gone beyond the current carrying capacity of many trails and parking areas. This explosion in hiker ...

Don’t tolerate racism from Trump

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Enough is enough. President Trump’s latest and blatantly racist rant against four citizens of the United States House of Representatives is at best reprehensible and beyond what any American should tolerate from a neighbor, friend, family member, elected official and ...

Poll results, July 8-15

Editorials

This week’s Web Poll: Should the town and village of Tupper Lake consolidate in any way? Yes, dissolve the village ¯ Yes, make the village coterminous with the town ¯ Yes, share more services ¯ No ¯ Undecided This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions ...

Cartoon terribly misrepresented Democrats

Letters to the editor

To the editor: A week or so ago I wrote my reaction to a post that depicted Democrats as anti-police, anti-flag, anti-American. This upset me because it depicts, in the minds of those who agree with that viewpoint, horrible individuals who uphold lawlessness. NOT TRUE! Democrats want our ...

To defeat Trump, Democrats should nominate Bennet

Columns

WASHINGTON — With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40% of his 10 Senate years the government has been run on “continuing resolutions.” Congress passes these in order to spare itself the torture of performing its primary ...

Let’s ride bikes

Columns

If you’re over 60 and reading this article you most likely rode your bicycle all over town when you were a kid. Other than walking, it was your only way to get around — parents didn’t drive their children everywhere back then. However, times have changed, and we need to get back to when ...

What would we do in a future without newspapers?

Columns

The Vindy announced its death about a week before Jeffrey Epstein was arrested. Though the timing was only a coincidence, the juxtaposition speaks volumes about the state of American journalism. Epstein, as you likely know, is the billionaire money manager who was taken into custody ...

Middle-Class Joe cashes in

Columns

The American middle class just got a lot richer. Joe Biden, who invariably and tiresomely refers to himself as “Middle-Class Joe,” made $15 million the first two years after the end of the Obama administration. This hardly qualifies as a rounding error in the portfolio of any ...

Honor, history and Melville Dewey

Editorials

The argument, “Don’t erase history” doesn’t work in this case, because there’s a difference between history and honors. Melville Dewey cannot help but figure heavily into the recorded history of the American Library Association, which he helped found in 1876 and then served as ...

Easy access from Lake Placid

Columns

Lake Placid is loaded with scenic destinations, but not all of them have to take all day to reach. These select destinations are perfect for those not wishing to do much hiking at all. Or maybe it’s a hot, humid day and the air condition of the car has its charm. The following ...

Death on McComb Street

Columns

(SLPD Blotter-July 1939) --- 3:15 a. m., 7-3-39 — “Fire alarm rang 25 (B’way & Prospect Ave.). Investigated by Higgins and Brown. Fire at 14 McComb St. Started on back porch, second floor, Johnny Martin’s apartment. Johnny claims that he and his mother, Virginia Martin went ...

Praise for stores dropping e-cigarette, vaping products

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We often overlook the important role that businesses and companies play in influencing change in our communities. The North Country Healthy Heart Network wishes to recognize two companies — Kinney Drugs and CVS — for taking the bold step to ban the sale of e-cigarettes ...

The U.S. women are winners, not victims

Columns

The women of the U.S. national soccer team are famous for being extraordinary athletes, repeat world champions — and plaintiffs. The team’s lawsuit alleging pay discrimination against the U.S. Soccer Federation has done much to define its identity. A nearly perfect run through the World ...

Rushing through bills leads to sloppy laws

Editorials

Anyone who has a few hours to kill should really take the time to see how much the state Assembly got done on the final two days of its 2019 legislative session. The video is available on the Assembly’s website. Plan for more than 30 hours of viewing time, though, for just those two days ...

Sad about Mad

Columns

This week when Mad Magazine announced it had stopped publishing, I wasn’t surprised. It was bound to happen in a society like ours — post-literate, if not il-literate. So while I wasn’t surprised, I was sad. And why wouldn’t I be, since Mad was one of the major influences of my ...

For Mark Coleman of Ampersound, music is more than just music

Columns

What odds would you give for a brick-and-mortar music store to survive for more than a year in a city today? How about in an isolated Adirondack town of 5,000 people?  Saranac Lake’s Mark Coleman opened his music shop in 1989. Saranac Lake is more than just another town; it is a ...