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VA accountability

July 22, 2015 In Washington, the penalty for shoddy work and sometimes criminal actions too often is more money. And remember, behind the Beltway, they keep the books in 10- to 12-digit numbers. more »»

Promenade is pricey and underwhelming

July 20, 2015 We’re with Allie Pelletieri on the “promenade.” It’s unnecessary, and it’s too expensive. The village of Saranac Lake has many better things on which to spend $2 million in grant money. more »»

College’s conscience warns of a mistake

July 18, 2015 We think Paul Smith’s College officials need to back away from their plan to rename the school and include Joan Weill in exchange for $20 million from her. more »»

Army should cut gear before soldiers

July 17, 2015 “I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

Ignore partisanship for the sake of peace

July 16, 2015 Among the proudest, most important traditions in Congress is that when the issue is peace or war, lawmakers put partisan considerations aside for the good of the natio. more »»

Another setback for SAFE Act

July 15, 2015 Information recently released from the New York State Police shows relatively few assault weapon owners have complied with the state Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act’s deadline for... more »»

NY needs fewer school districts, somehow

July 13, 2015 There is no question that New York’s tax cap, which the state renewed through 2020 on June 25, has helped slow the growth of property taxe. more »»

Questions about prison staff discipline

July 11, 2015 We have some unanswered questions about how and why the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision decided to relieve 12 people of their duties at Clinton Correctional Facility,... more »»

U.S. should hold Greece to obligations

July 9, 2015 Some mechanism will be found to avoid collapse of Greece’s economy, though it appears to be teetering on the brink. more »»

School bus camera bill would be good

July 8, 2015 Legislation sponsored by state Sen. more »»

Cuomo puts fast food in the fast lane

July 6, 2015 Andrew Cuomo has crowned himself Burger King of the Empire State. more »»

Hope guided our nation from the start

July 4, 2015 Among the grumbling and grievances that led up to the American Revolution, an idea grew that the colonies shouldn’t just demand respect as loyal British subjects — rather, that they should go it... more »»

Help pick a great woman for $10 bill

July 2, 2015 Who will she be? What great woman’s face will be seen regularly by virtually every American in the future — every time they reach into their wallets and purses and pull out a $10 bill? Treasury... more »»

Stefanik votes against the Adirondacks

July 1, 2015 If you moved to the Adirondacks because of the clean air and water, the Park’s new congresswoman is not your friend. Rep. more »»

It’s over for residents, but not for the state

June 29, 2015 After 22 days, the manhunt is over, and everyone is letting out a huge sigh of relief. more »»

Thanks to the North Country’s bravest

June 27, 2015 They got one of the two bad guys who have been causing so much worry up here in the last three weeks. more »»

Advice to graduates

June 26, 2015 Graduation ceremonies are today for the three Tri-Lakes public high schools; the Keene and AuSable Valley commencements are Saturday morning. more »»

Don’t blacken the Clean Air Act

June 25, 2015 The Clean Air Act of 1990 saved Adirondack woods, fish and other animals from destruction as acid rain and snow poisoned our water and soil. more »»

Froggy civics lesson falls short of the pond

June 24, 2015 Perhaps Sen. John DeFrancisco’s inability to read a calendar is the best reason he shouldn’t have been chosen to lead the state Senate. more »»

Half-marathoners are inspirational

June 22, 2015 About 1,400 people entered Sunday’s Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon. Of those, 214 finished the full 26.2-mile distance and 815 completed the 13.1-mile half-marathon. more »»



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