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Regarding the loss of our child, Jessie Renee Yasenchok Call

October 9, 2014 Until now I have been unable to respond to the column on March 31 entitled “Demonic possession” (by Managing Editor Peter Crowley). more »»

Marina opponents propose to limit local access, harm the environment

October 8, 2014 A group calling itself the Friends of Lower Saranac will be out in force to oppose the Saranac Lake Marina improvement project at tonight’s public hearing. more »»

The public’s dilemma

October 7, 2014 On Wednesday there will be a public hearing on the proposed Lower Saranac Lake marina. more »»

Time for action on failing schools

October 6, 2014 Just how bad is it? In her excellent recent book, “The Smartest Kids in the World,” Amanda Ripley cites scores from the Program for International Student Assessment: In 2009, the U.S. more »»

Hallelujah! Jesus is a liberal

October 4, 2014 Most people assume that America is a Christian nation because most Americans profess to be Christian, but is it really? Can people truly be Christian when they deliberately ignore the teachings of... more »»

Misconceptions about wasted votes

October 3, 2014 As we move closer to the November election, there is increasing speculation on the impact third-party candidates such as Howie Hawkins (Green Party gubernatorial candidate, New York state) and Matt... more »»

VIS weighs in on Lake Flower hotel

October 2, 2014 As we observe the fast-moving steps by the local boards toward a final decision on a special zoning district for a large new resort hotel 30 feet from Lake Flower, the Village Improvement Society of... more »»

Scots’ vote made waves

September 29, 2014 Last week, the voters of Scotland, in a heavy turnout and from age 16 up, decided not to disunite what has been arguably one of the most successful and beneficial nations over the last 307 years, th... more »»

High stakes in Kansas

September 29, 2014 SHAWNEE, Kan. — Tacked to the wall of Greg Orman’s campaign office is a print of a John Steuart Curry painting, “Tragic Prelude,” that hangs in the capitol in Topeka. more »»

Why solve a problem the way we started it?

September 27, 2014 The Islamic State is an indirect product of the United States, in that our invasion of Iraq created a power vacuum that drew furious Muslims from all over the world. more »»

Time for an independent financial study of Lake Flower resort

September 27, 2014 The sole remaining argument in favor of abandoning our zoning law and comprehensive waterfront development plan to permit the construction of the Lake Flower Resort and Spa is financia. more »»

Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?

September 27, 2014 On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deplo. more »»

Favoritism for college students

September 26, 2014 It shouldn’t be this way, but the well-to-do tend to dominate public conversations in this country. more »»

Like panic on a sinking ship

September 25, 2014 In small towns, such as ours, local politics and government are frought with fears — fears that often pass for legitimate: Someone refrains from speaking his mind and criticizing a village project... more »»

Feeding a rail-trail addiction

September 24, 2014 My wife Rachel and I have been getting to know portions of our country up close and personal. more »»

A great recreational opportunity

September 23, 2014 We’ve been following with keen interest the debate in the Adirondacks over the 90-mile rail corridor connecting Lake Placid and Old Forge. more »»

What about transgender equality?

September 22, 2014 Dear Governor Cuomo: I am writing to you, as a transgender woman residing in the Adirondack North Country, to thank you for finally supporting our demand for equality in New York state. On Aug. more »»

Is Matt Funiciello a 9/11 ‘Truther’?

September 20, 2014 Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello has confirmed that he believes that the truth about the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001 has been concealed from the public, despite numerous investigations and... more »»

The Lake Flower hotel: cash cow or albatross?

September 19, 2014 While there are a variety of reasons why people are opposed to the Lake Flower hotel, those in favor of the project always cite economics: It will increase tax revenues and be good for business, the... more »»

Rail trails boost property values

September 18, 2014 Some years ago, I was invited to Saranac Lake to speak to public officials and business people about establishing a rail-with-trail along the underutilized corridor that bisects your towns. more »»



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