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Pleased with house vote

I deeply thank our Congressman Bill Owens for signing on to the House resolution 688 which calls for President Obama to pledge our country’s fair share to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization or GAVI.

Non-profits do their part

“Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?”

Editorial misleading

The Valley News Editorial “Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?” implies that not for profits don’t create jobs; paralyze economic development; serve hobbyists and insular groups (many of which represent seasonal residents;) don’t serve the poor; and create towns “preserved in amber” (aka playgrounds for the rich).

EMS needed

Recently one of our community members had a serious heart attack.

A terrible mistake | Turning Back the Pages

One Hundred Years Ago – October, 1914

Breakdown tax relief received

A breakdown of the tax relief each non-profit receives would be educational for citizens and local governments in the North Country.

Ski center good for EMS

It is a commonly voiced myth that Gore Mt. Ski Center prejudices the Johnsburg Emergency Squad’s ability to serve the residents of Johnsburg and that the taxpayer is paying for, “all those skiers and city folk who get ambulance service for nothin’.”

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Off to the woods | Notes from the North Woods

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” Henry David Thoreau

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Dam Nation movie | Conservation Conversations

A few months ago I wrote about the impact that dams have on fish migration.

Let's assure the melee on Whitehall football field does not happen elsewhere

To assure good sportsmanship and appropriate conduct at school sports competitions, coaches should rein in their emotions and set a good example — and school administrators should be on site monitoring the games.

Optimism: A gift not to be wasted | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I worry at times about using this column too often to complain about a variety of topics that, to me, seems to have our country going in the wrong direction.

Thanks for generosity

The cast and crew of the Witherbee’s Open Mic wish to extend a hearty thank you to all that participated in our DVD event to benefit the Harry Chapin Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

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NY21 Editorial Board Meeting: Aaron Woolf (Democratic Party)

Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf meets with our editorial board as the race for New York's 21st Congressional District enters the final stretch.

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NY21 Editorial Board Meeting: Elise Stefanik (Republican Party)

Republican candidate Elise Stefanik talks shop with our editorial board as the race for New York's 21st Congressional District enters the final stretch.

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NY21 Editorial Board Meeting: Matt Funiciello (Green Party)

Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello opens up to our editorial board as the race for New York's 21st Congressional District enters the final stretch.

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