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Happy about hotel

July 29, 2013 Our first impression of a new, five-story hotel planned for the Lake Flower shoreline is a good one. more »»

Look for locals at Ironman

July 27, 2013 As we said in yesterday’s editorial, Lake Placid’s Ironman Triathlon is a particularly good one for spectators, what with its start at Mirror Lake, finish at the Olympic Speedskating Oval and the... more »»

Ironman start change is for the best

July 26, 2013 The mass swim start — the image of all those swimmers waiting in Mirror Lake and then exploding into the water at once, turning the placid surface into a roiling whitewater — has riveted viewers... more »»

College should explore options for Welcome Center

July 25, 2013 Is the location of North Country Community College’s Welcome Center the best for visibility, access and safety? While we support a Welcome Center very much, there are other alternatives that might b... more »»

Missing, imprisoned soldiers deserve better

July 24, 2013 Beside and just below the American flag at many places in our area can be seen the black and white POW/MIA banner. more »»

Don’t seriously plan for soldiers in Syria

July 22, 2013 Presidents are right to insist the Pentagon prepare contingency plans to meet any eventuality, no matter how remote the possibility they may be used. more »»

Welcome to the Challenge

July 20, 2013 The Adirondack Challenge this weekend will be good for Adirondack communities, especially the small Hamilton County town of Indian Lake, where residents are excited and ready to host. more »»

Runaway tuition should be reined in

July 19, 2013 A compromise has been reached on the student loan interest rate, according to the Associated Press. more »»

National debt is a bigger problem than student debt

July 18, 2013 Predictions of looming disaster for millions of college students have some of them convinced the sky is falling over federal student loan rates. It is not. more »»

Share the Fresh Air

July 17, 2013 For 136 years, the Fresh Aid Fund has been an important builder of cultural bridges: between urban and rural America, between racial and ethnic groups, and between upstate and downstate New York. more »»

Weather eases strong opinions

July 15, 2013 Summer — especially a stretch of glorious weather in the heart of the season — is a hard time to write editorials. more »»

As it nears halfway point, cinema-saving campaign needs a boost

July 13, 2013 No matter how rural the North Country is, people should be able to see new movies on the big screen up here. more »»

Flooded Fort Plain needs disaster aid

July 12, 2013 Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not sound too optimistic recently about the federal government providing aid for Mohawk Valley communities — including Fort Plain — recently devastated by flooding. more »»

Beach move is worth a closer look

July 11, 2013 With kids out of school and temps in the 80s, this is the time of year when swimming at a local beach becomes part of a local family’s daily routine. It’s especially so in this muggy summer. more »»

Inspectors general need to be on the job

July 10, 2013 Among the true heroes of public service are men and women serving in government inspector generals’ offices. They root out waste and wrongdoing, bringing it to taxpayers’ attention. more »»

Stay out of Syria’s civil war

July 8, 2013 Members of Congress of both parties are right to balk at President Barack Obama’s request for money to arm rebels fighting the Syrian regime. more »»

Tuesday concert series does it right

July 6, 2013 Mid’s Park in downtown Lake Placid will be jam-packed Tuesday evening as 1990s favorite Rusted Root plays a free concert, starting at 7 o’clock. more »»

Important aid shouldn’t be misused

July 5, 2013 Would you donate to a charity that supports people’s outings to strip clubs and casinos? How about a charity that pays for people’s tobacco and alcohol purchases? Those types of expenses currently... more »»

Revolution born of hope, not desperation

July 4, 2013 Among the grumbling and grievances that led up to the American Revolution, an idea grew that the colonies, instead of just demanding justice and respect as loyal British subjects, should go it alon. more »»

Politicians make sure they win gambling industry jackpot

July 3, 2013 It was revealed last week that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders quietly deleted a proposed ban on accepting campaign contributions from casino operator. more »»



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