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Opinion

Stefanik must go

Letters to the editor

To the editor: District 21 needs a congressional representative who works for us in Washington and tries to get some of the money our state pays into the federal budget back. Elise Stefanik is more loyal to Rand Paul, who brags about depriving New York state of its fair share in federal ...

Trump is a traitor

Letters to the editor

To the editor: During the past three-and-a-half years I have become convinced of one truth: Donald Trump is guilty of treason! I do not believe that any president is immune from a charge of treason. His actions as president have corrupted the administrative branch, led some in Congress ...

As NBA returns, so must an NBA writer in early hot spot

Columns

NEW ROCHELLE — I couldn’t wait to watch basketball in March. The schedule in New York was as good as I could remember in my years covering the NBA for The Associated Press. Superstars Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden would be here. So would the NBA champion Toronto ...

Congress must help local, state government soon

Editorials

Debate over a new coronavirus relief package continues in Congress and at the White House. Disagreements are both legitimate and political, but one thing ought to be obvious to all involved: Millions of Americans will be in very real financial trouble if a deal is not achieved ...

Fresh Air School

Columns

As autumn approaches, schools are thinking about ways to keep students safe by maximizing time outdoors. The concept of outside instruction is not new. Leading up to World War II, open-air schools were built in the United States and Europe to protect children from tuberculosis. Even in ...

Let’s be careful

Editorials

We love to travel and get together with friends — especially in summer. After six months of winter hibernation when we hardly see our neighbors, the warm summer sun compels us to get out, get about and socialize. But right now, sadly, is a time when it’s usually best to resist that ...

4-H brings Franklin County Fair to the farm

Columns

I’ve heard it said that "You can’t call yourself a local until you’ve been to the Franklin County Fair." It’s the area’s longest-running tradition and one of the oldest county fairs in New York state. Unfortunately, there won’t be a Franklin County Fair this year. In fact, there ...

Common Ground Garden — a special community place

Columns

There is something magical about growing your own food. Knowing where your food comes from, watching daily progress as vegetables draw their nourishment from the soil and the rain, paying attention to the flowers as they turn to the fruit of the plant, the leaves spread their wings, lettuce ...

Reopening Trusted Travelers

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Rep. Elise Stefanik blamed Gov. Andrew Cuomo for causing the shutdown of Trusted Travelers programs to New York state residents in her weekly update of July 24. These programs were closed on Feb. 5 by acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad F. Wolf. The closure of these ...

Reflections on the Portland news

Letters to the editor

To the editor: I used to live in Portland, Oregon. I have great concern for the undertakings on their streets, and were I living there today, I well might be standing with the moms and grandmas who are defying the stormtroopers in camouflage, armed with lethal weapons and tear gas. I’ve ...

Straw Poll results, July 20-27

Editorials

This week’s Straw Poll: Should bars be required to serve meals? --- This poll is not scientific, and its results represent only the opinions of Internet users who have chosen to participate.

Shared responsibility for search and rescue

Columns

Last Tuesday, if you were hiking in the High Peaks, you may have noticed quite a bit of helicopter traffic around Mt. Colden. If you were curious, you may have done some searching online the next day to see if you could figure out what happened. It only took a few seconds to come across this ...

We all love our teenage tunes best

Columns

Bob Seidenstein’s July 24 column, “Schlock and roll,” brings to mind the way every generation grows up thinking “their” music — i.e., the pop music of their adolescence — is the only thing worth listening to. When Don McLean sings “the day the music died” in his 1971 hit ...

Library helps grandparents, grandkids

Letters to the editor

To the editor: No carousel, no Wild Center, no dancing to live music on the Berkeley Green, no children’s corner at Saranac Lake Free Library. What is a 3-year old to do? Go online to the library’s pickup service, and ask the library’s dedicated staff to find the perfect book ...

Cobb is the better choice for Congress

Letters to the editor

To the editor: This year’s race in New York’s 21st Congressional District presents voters with a stark comparison. The challenger, Tedra Cobb, has lived in the district since attending SUNY; she married and raised a family here. She created her own independent business, and she works ...

Silence is a form of acceptance

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Congressman Ted Yoho recently called a co-worker, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a sexist epithet in front of the media. In any normal organization he would have been instantly terminated for workplace harassment, unprofessional executive conduct and defamation. ...

Is it safe to get cancer screenings?

Letters to the editor

  To the editor: As a result of COVID-19, many people had to put off their cancer screening. This means thousands of people may not catch cancer early, when it is easier to treat or when it could even be prevented. The Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Northeastern NY encourages anyone ...

More a 1960s liberal than a 2020 progressive

Letters to the editor

To the editor: In his book, “Bias,” former CBS news reporter Bernard Goldberg claims that there is a “liberal bias” in the national news media. He writes, “The bias I’m talking about, by the way, isn’t so much POLITICAL bias of the Democratic-versus-Republican sort. ... For ...

Putin’s puppet

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Vladimir Putin’s puppet Donald Trump is a political dead man walking. Nov. 3 is the scheduled date of Trump the traitor’s political execution, which will be watched live on TV by hundreds of millions of happy people, both here at home and around the world.  Don’t ...

Adirondack Diary

Adirondack Diary

July 19 --- Heard Franklin County EMS call at 2:45 a.m. about one-car accident on Webster Street Road in Malone. Ejection and possible DOA. Called for backup. Plattsburgh Press-Republican later reported that two died and two flown to Burlington in serious condition. --- July ...