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State should charge for rescue operations | Editorial

We’ve all heard the warnings from state environmental personnel and local search and rescue officials: Be prepared when entering the backcountry or potentially face dire consequences that could turn an enjoyable trek into a life or death experience.

Hopelessness or opportunity of a lifetime? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Life is never easy. That statement is true for all of us, even those who seem to live gifted lives. Everyday life is full of challenges and difficult to understand, frustrating events.

Dirty laundry | Editorial

A schism within the hospitality industry has spilled out into the public with the decision by a group of traditional hoteliers to urge Essex County lawmakers to regulate vacation rental units.

Vote or face the consequences? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

President Obama recently floated the idea of making it a mandatory requirement for United States citizens to vote in elections, while speaking to a civic group in Cleveland.

The NCAA itself is the real problem | Editorial

You don’t have to be a New Yorker—or necessarily a sports fan—to have heard of the NCAA’s levying of penalties on Syracuse University men’s football and basketball programs two weeks ago.

Freedom of Information Day | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Earlier this week the country celebrated Freedom of Information Day. This week is also celebrated as Sunshine Week.

How do we keep our children safe online? | Editorial

There has been a lot in the news over the past couple weeks about the dangers of the internet, especially for younger individuals.

The American entrepenurial spirit | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It seems each day we wake up to some strange news story that causes us to shake our heads in wonder and amazement. Some positive and others, well not so.

School buildings should be more accessible | Editorial

Small communities throughout the North Country have one commonality — their center of community is anchored by a stately, often historic school facility where a bedrock of learning has long been fused with the laughter of children.

Still not so affordable health care | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last year I stated the hand writing has been on the wall for some time. That our great fears are coming to pass and no one is taking the proper steps to fix what is clearly a bad and ill conceived law.

Medical marijuana is here to stay | Editorial

Medical marijuana is here to stay in New York, and Plattsburgh is stepping up to the plate in a big way to grab that brass ring for the benefit of the entire North Country.Medical marijuana is here to stay in New York, and Plattsburgh is stepping up to the plate in a big way to grab that brass ring for the benefit of the entire North Country.

Securing our homeland | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

For years America used the conventional air waves of the Soviet block broadcasting Radio Free Europe and on the Island of Cuba with Radio Free Cuba.

North Country needs to think regionally with event planning | Editorial

You can’t beat Adirondack life during the summer —

Who loves to hear from the IRS? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Unless you can tell it’s a check inside the envelope, a letter from the IRS strikes fear in most Americans.

How to jumpstart local main streets? | Editorial

Tectonic shifts are reshaping the North Country’s economic landscape. So why do our downtowns continue to look so shabby?

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