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Franklin County Legislature needs code of ethics update

August 25, 2014 Over a year ago, the Office of State Comptroller issued a scathing audit of Franklin County’s financial condition (“Franklin County Fiscal Stress”). more »»

Safety of intersection should be priority when reviewing hotel project

August 23, 2014 Many residents of the village and many dedicated and committed participants and contributors to village life have expressed genuine concerns about the proposed Lake Flower hotel. more »»

People, spare that tree

August 22, 2014 With our collective attention set on improving visibility for the Adirondack Carousel and deciding the fate of trees in a treasured Village park, why are folks so quick to recommend tree removal as ... more »»

Traveling on the rails helps you see the country a different way

August 21, 2014 I just read Keith Gorgas’s piece about his experience leading an America By Rail group around New England, from the Aug. more »»

Skate park dream becomes a reality

August 19, 2014 It is said that “good things come to those who wait.” If that is true, the Saranac Lake SkatePark will be great. Though it has taken a long time, it has not been an idle proces. more »»

It’s your travel corridor

August 18, 2014 On July 19-21, a group of railfans traveled to our region and rode the rails of the state-owned Lake Placid-Remsen Transportation Corridor in their little “motorcars,” also known as “rail cars” or... more »»

America by rail tour

August 16, 2014 Last October, I had the privilege of driving a bus tour around New England for America By Rail, the country’s largest purveyor of rail tours. more »»

America’s uninformed electorate heads for the polls

August 15, 2014 William Buckley, the revered conservative icon of decades past, once suggested New York City would be better served if their election process was replaced by a random drawing of names from the... more »»

What have we learned about environmental relationships?

August 14, 2014 Let’s assess and evaluate how well the goals of a liberalizing general education have been accomplished through conventional instruction. more »»

Who cares what ideology drives the high-speed train?

August 12, 2014 In Texas, a private company wants to build a bullet train joining Dallas and Houston. more »»

Who owns the future?

August 11, 2014 At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously wrote that our world may be at the “end of history” where “Western liberal democracy” becomes “the final form of human government. more »»

Obama’s breezy words for post-9/11 torture

August 11, 2014 “... but we tortured some folks.” —President Barack Obama, Aug. more »»

Selling to ‘minimalists’ is surprisingly easy

August 9, 2014 It matters not whether you are sizing up, sizing down or sizing sideways. Merchants have products to help you on your way to the life you think you want. Before L. more »»

Railroad could be Ad’k centerpiece

August 7, 2014 On July 19, 20 and 21, New England Rail Excursions had the privilege of conducting a motorcar trip on the track that the Adirondack Scenic Railroad leases from the state of New Yor. more »»

Keep rail in the Tri-Lakes

August 6, 2014 The recent announcement of the impending unit management plan review for the rail corridor is welcome news, as it will provide a sensible review of competing plans. more »»

Wilhelm stokes the flames

August 5, 2014 With the assassination of Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, European sympathies lay with Austria and against the Serbian radicals. more »»

The Great War? Blame the kaiser

August 4, 2014 On the faded blue French telegram form: “War formally declared; staff can do work; you may prefer be here at this time.” Austria-Hungary had begun bombarding Belgrade. more »»

Lessons from the Erie Canalway Trail

August 2, 2014 As the state considers the best use of our Remsen-Lake Placid rail corridor, there are lessons to be learned from a new economic impact study of the Erie Canalway Trail, which runs across the state... more »»

It won’t be the same without Moose

August 1, 2014 You can count on a few things when you attend the Can-Am Rugby Tournament at Saranac Lake each summe. more »»

No way to run a railroad

August 1, 2014 The Adirondack Scenic Railroad has long argued that the state should allow it to operate its tourist train along the full length of the 120-mile, state-owned Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corrido. more »»



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