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Opinion

Overthrow of the bankers

Columns

Friends of Robert Louis Stevenson found the town of Hyères on the French Riviera to be a more accessible destination than Davos in the Alps so they went there more readily to see him, most notably Henley, Colvin, Baxter, and cousin Bob. Space was at a minimum in the doll’s house of a chalet, ...

Nursing homes need extra protection

Editorials

Elderly people with underlying medical conditions are the most at risk of dying from COVID-19. They also are the men and women most likely to be residents of nursing homes. Experience during the past couple of weeks has demonstrated that outbreaks in nursing homes can serve as beach heads ...

Cancel rent in the North Country

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The coronavirus has hit New York hard, and the Adirondacks aren’t immune to the effects of this pandemic. Anyone in need of aid — whether its grocery delivery, help covering your bills or help navigating social services — can fill out the mutual aid form at ...

Pay gap still isn’t closed

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Laws already on the books, both in New York state and nationally, mandate that Equal Pay Day for all women should be Dec. 31. But it’s not. In 2020, the average woman works until March 31 to earn what the average white man earned the previous year. Equal pay laws ...

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is here

Letters to the editor

To the editor: To whom it may concern: During this unprecedented time for every American, I forward this letter, regarding older adults who reside in long-term-care facilities. I am requesting that this letter to the editor be published in your upcoming issue. The New York State Long ...

Convert Westport school building

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Re: pending health concerns: Seems to me that instead of wasting bus fuel and drivers’ time and efforts to deliver school food, the lake view campus be converted into a medical intake center for those coming down with the so-called Chinese flu. The gym alone could ...

Check out this webinar

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The other day I received an email from Dr. Michael Greger. I get weekly emails from him on various topics. One email is short blog articles and the other is five-minute video lectures on various topics. Well, the other day I received from him a 57-minute lecture he did 10 ...

Great team at Citizen Advocates

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear team Citizen Advocates, families and friends: Since we wrote last week, our whole team has been doing all the necessary and vital work to continue preparations for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases regionally. It is with great spirit that you do the heavy lifting, ...

Poems of wry gratitude

Columns

When I taste honey — as I sometimes do, as I have beekeeping friends who generously pass it on — it’s not necessarily the sweetness I taste first but the traces of the bees’ explorations, the spring flowers of Vermont hills, or the goldenrod of Adirondack roadsides. So do these poems ...

How do you relax during a pandemic?

Columns

Over the last two weeks, I’ve forgotten more than once that we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. There are little moments of life that still feel untouched, even as we find ourselves out of work, stuck at home, and trying to adjust to the constant stream of updates and grim news from ...

Difficult choices

Columns

Documented cases of COVID-19 have now exceeded 140,000 in the U.S. The likely number of infections is far greater, given our failure in ramping up testing. Over 2,400 have died in the U.S. (Numbers from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of Monday afternoon.) We read every day ...

Straw Poll results, March 23-30

Editorials

This week’s Straw Poll: Should the state of New York buy and reopen Big Tupper Ski Area? - This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

The child who would/could be king

Columns

Adjectives that could best describe the mood Americans find themselves: angry, frustrated, alarmed, helpless, enraged, etc. Adjectives that could also describe the one person responsible for this state of affairs: childish, impetuous, vindictive, egomaniacal, bullying, selfish, hypocritical, ...

Ramp up the testing capacity

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The COVID-19 crisis includes many sub-tier crises. The sub-crisis with the greatest impact on our immediate future is the need to increase our test kit production and processing capacity. It was recently reported that over 70% of all cases are transmitted by people who ...

Tupper town still refuses to fix sidewalk

Letters to the editor

To the editor: This will be our last letter as long as this virus is around, but Mrs. Littlefield we are not going away until this sidewalk is repaired. The last reports in the newspapers, there were a number of items that were not true. For instance, Mr. Shaw’s sidewalk is not ...

Submit sermons

Editorials

Churches and synagogues are closed by state order amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but we want to help local pastors, rabbis, priests and other ministers address their congregations — and not just them, but the entire congregated readership of this newspaper. In this time of quarantine — the ...

The coronavirus and our ‘wartime president’

Columns

I have, until now, strongly resisted the temptation to comment on the political aspects of the coronavirus pandemic and the role played in this spreading crisis by our commander-in-chief, President Trump. Some would say this is not the time to “play politics.” I disagree. It is a time, I ...

Gov. Cuomo’s power grab — take action

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Dear neighbor: Are you aware that Gov. Cuomo included the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act as part of a 30-day budget amendment titled Article 23? This amendment is to the Transportation, Economic Development and Environmental Conservation ...

Not unwelcoming, just practical

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m writing in response to the letter accusing the locals of being unwelcoming to travelers and second-home owners from high risk areas. The fact is that we have ALL been asked to stay in place and limit contact with people. I have been MANDATED not to work, with no idea ...

Sinfonietta will decide on summer season by June 1

Letters to the editor

To the editor: We recognize that this is a period of concern and uncertainty about what the next few months will bring. As this situation evolves, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta will place the health and well-being of its audiences and performing musicians at the forefront of any decisions ...