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Opinion

Social Emotional Learning is a priority at St. Bernard’s this year

Columns

Due to the sudden shutdown in March, almost six months passed before children returned to school. Let’s keep in mind the critical socio-emotional supports that schools provide. Some children experience high levels of strife at home. Some are in families struggling with illness. Some parents ...

Lens craft

Columns

Even as a little kid, I couldn’t relate to formal ceremonies. And it didn’t matter what they were: religious, civic, school, Cub Scouts — you name it, I couldn’t relate to it. In all fairness, my alienation was probably due less to the ceremonies themselves than to my universal ...

ADK members, vote no to club giving you less of a voice

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I write regarding the proposed changes to the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) bylaws. Members have recently received ballots in order to vote for or against these new bylaws. I am a member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter. As a lawyer, I represented, for over 30 years, the ...

Radical?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Are you content with the amount of money you earn? Do you enjoy paying for your health insurance and deductible? Are you satisfied with your experience at the Department of Motor Vehicles and Adirondack Park Agency? Do you enjoy paying your student loans? Do you feel like ...

Pete Tanzini, Will o’ the Wisp — Part 2

Columns

Last week, local historian Phil “Bunk” Griffin introduced the tale of Pete Tanzini, one of Saranac Lake’s notorious rum runners. What follows is the second part of this story. --- As prohibition continued and bootlegging took hold in the North Country, organized gangs soon demanded ...

The Scribners series of 12 essays

Columns

Living on a farm in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state, on the outskirts of a backwoods hamlet, in the house of an Adirondack guide and his family that overlooked a river that reminded her of Scotland, was the new normal for Margaret Stevenson, age 58, formerly of 17 Heriot Row in the ...

New Adirondack Pregnancy Center

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I am writing in support of the Adirondack Pregnancy Center that is opening in Saranac Lake. I am a female businesswoman from a town in upstate New York who often vacations in the Adirondacks. I have seen firsthand what these centers provide for the community. Several ...

Tedra Cobb is someone we can trust

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In these days of election choices, it is hard to know just whom we can trust. Do we follow political loyalties or listen to TV pundits or see how many lawn signs are for each candidate? How do we decide whom to vote for? Hopefully, we educate ourselves about the actual ...

Thank you from Farm 2 Fork Organizing Committee

Letters to the editor

To the editor: The Farm 2 Fork Organizing Committee would like to thank the community of Saranac Lake for continuing to show its support for our small farmers and businesses in the area during this unprecedented time. This year’s Farm 2 Fork event raised $430 for AdkAction’s local food ...

United Way needs your support

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Whenever we have been faced with challenges and opportunities as a community, the United Way of the Adirondack Region has stepped up to help. The type of help that is offered runs the gamut from giving kids a safe place to go after school to critical medical transportation ...

‘Great Camps’ book made greater

Columns

When I first moved back to the Adirondacks, my wife and I attended a three-day workshop on great camps at Sagamore Institute on Raquette Lake. We were immediately hooked on both the history and the architectural aspects. Over time, and with the help of such groups as Adirondack Architectural ...

Education isn’t enough; permits needed for High Peaks Wilderness

Columns

Saturday’s editorial “Permit? No, do these things for the High Peaks” makes some excellent points, particularly regarding enforcement and trail maintenance. However, I believe it misses the mark regarding education and parking. As a longtime wilderness educator active at the local, ...

People in mental health crisis need help

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Daniel Prude died during an arrest on March 30. He was in a mental health crisis (possibly drug-induced, but the cause is not the issue). He had been evaluated and released from an emergency room the previous day after a possible suicide attempt. Where was the 72-hour ...

Betrayal

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I’m picturing Trump supporters turning to Fox News and believing the network will do damage control now that the Trump interview statements recorded by Bob Woodward have been released (footnote 1). As always, Fox will attack others in twisted ways to deflect from the ...

National party control

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In 2016, the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee BOTH failed the country in the presidential election. We, the people, were completely fed up with business as usual in Washington. A large and widely dispersed cross-section of voters felt ...

No doubt Cobb is best

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In 1972, I proudly wore my “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for McGovern” button because I was among the voters who knew that McGovern’s opponent, Richard M. Nixon, was not good for this country. Even though Nixon won by a landslide, I remained resolute. Of course, it was ...

How can local leaders support Trump and Stefanik?

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Recently dozens of elected officials of towns and villages were listed in an ad as supporters of Ms. Elise Stefanik. How can local leaders turn their backs on local property taxpayers? While the House of Representatives passed a bill in May to distribute desperately ...

Straw Poll results, Sept. 8-14

Editorials

Are you willing to compromise on what you think is right for the United States, to help heal the nation’s political divide? 757 votes: Yes: 196, 26% No: 514, 68% Undecided: 47, 6% ——— This week’s Straw Poll: Should fans to be allowed in the stands at NFL football ...

My humble opinion

Columns

With all the tragic unrest stemming from interactions between law enforcement and individual citizens, between differing ideologies and political factions, and between protesters (peaceful and violent) over racial conflicts and inequalities, I’m saddened to conclude there is little chance of ...

Arsonist who will extinguish the flames

Columns

In an interesting turn of events, the Republican Party has chosen to approach the November election without a policy platform. Although these documents historically have been of minor interest to voters in their entirety, they have contained statements of positions on specific issues that ...