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Lawmakers still resist major ethics reform

June 22, 2016 The legislative session is over, and barely any ethics reforms passed, just as they didn’t pass in the budget process. more »»

Six months for rape?

June 20, 2016 That doesn’t happen here, many local residents may have thought after hearing of the slap on the wrist former Stanford University athlete Brock Turner received from a California judge. Mr. more »»

GOP late to the party on spending oversight

June 18, 2016 Members of the state Assembly’s Republican minority are calling for more oversight of big spending packages like the Buffalo Billion. more »»

Communities work to keep kids off drugs

June 17, 2016 Hindsight is 20-20. That’s the saying. more »»

Local vigil to honor, mourn Orlando victims

June 16, 2016 While the nation tries to comprehend why a man with an assault rifle took the lives of 50 people and injured more than 50 more inside a gay nightclub in Orlando, we’re also looking for ways to... more »»

Are TSA changes making us any safer?

June 13, 2016 Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the... more »»

Fighting back ISIS forces

June 11, 2016 In their three major theaters of war, Islamic State terrorists appear to have been knocked back on their heels. That undoubtedly is good news, but it comes with a worrisome qualification. more »»

IS uses human shields

June 10, 2016 Islamic State terrorists being pushed out of the critical Iraqi city of Fallujah have slowed the advance of Iraqi troops with a tactic that is shameful but effective — use of human shields. more »»

Ride-sharing services are here to stay

June 9, 2016 Uber, the app-based ride-hailing service, would like the state legislature to approve regulations that would allow it to operate throughout New York. more »»

Reporter transition smooth so far

June 8, 2016 By now, many of you have noticed that we have a new reporter in the house. more »»

Yes, modernize New York’s alcohol laws

June 6, 2016 We often disagree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but we also give credit where it is due. more »»

Bystanders can help save kids from danger

June 4, 2016 A national news story that had many people talking during the past few days was about a tragedy at the Cincinnati Zoo. more »»

Arming Libya is risky

June 3, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States. more »»

The right way to get rid of household hazardous waste

June 2, 2016 If you have old automotive fluids, fertilizer, oil-based paint, herbicide, pesticide or other hazardous waste in your basement or garage, you can’t just dump it outdoors. more »»

Don’t let FRIENDS fade away

June 1, 2016 The annual Spring Carnival & Bazaar this Saturday, June 4, is an ideal time to meet members of FRIENDS, Lake Placid Elementary School’s parent-teacher organization, and learn how you can get... more »»

Day of the dead

May 30, 2016 This is our day of the dead in the United States of America. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was started specifically to commemorate Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. more »»

Keep anti-Zika spending reasonable

May 28, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions later. more »»

Unjust staff errors at federal prisons

May 27, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired, but freeing those who have paid their dues in... more »»

Cherish Canada’s friendship with U.S.

May 27, 2016 A formation of nine foreign warplanes making low passes over Washington, D.C., normally would be cause for enormous alarm. But not the other day. more »»

Mountains & Valleys

May 26, 2016 MOUNTAIN to the Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble’s concert Sunday afternoon in the First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake. more »»



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