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Broadband access tops the list of existential issues facing the North Country. more

Apr 26, 2017 6:00 AM Editorials

Nothing is forever, and those who think it will last forever should take a long look at the history of this country and world. more

Apr 26, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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Local government has always been this governor’s foil. more

Apr 19, 2017 6:00 AM Editorials

Is every major news story worthy of being beaten into the ground by over dramatization? more

Apr 19, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) has taken a lot of heat this winter for her refusal to hold town hall events. more

Apr 12, 2017 6:00 AM Editorials 2 Comments

Current events continue to define a very unique time in the history of our nation. more

Apr 12, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve spent the past month reporting on the state’s direct care industry. more

Apr 5, 2017 3:00 PM Editorials

I really hate to be pessimistic. I also want to avoid being politically slanted, especially today when we see far too much of that in society and our temperament to wound a little too tight. more

Apr 5, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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It’s time to talk about taxis. more

Mar 29, 2017 6:00 AM Editorials

Some days it’s hard to be optimistic and positive about the future. Current events around the world and here at home cause us to wonder what the future holds. more

Mar 29, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

What is it about March snow storms that create such havoc? more

Mar 22, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Earlier this week the country celebrated Freedom of Information Day. more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 PM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It’s Sunshine Week, the annual celebration designed to shine a light on the importance of a free press, transparency and open government. more

Mar 15, 2017 7:30 AM Editorials

We’d like to draw your attention this week to a somewhat taboo issue  — but shouldn’t be. more

Mar 8, 2017 6:00 AM Editorials

For those of you who may not remember was a 1966 hit comedy film based on the novel The Off-Islander. more

Mar 8, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Kudos to Mr. Dan Alexander for his column published in the Feb. 11 edition. more

Mar 4, 2017 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor

From our very beginning we’ve always worked under the premise that we were more than just a traditional newspaper. more

Mar 1, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) is back from East Asia, touching down at just the right moment to survey the scorched national landscape left after a week of town halls. more

Mar 1, 2017 6:00 AM Editorials

Nearly a year after the announcement of $10 million in state revitalization funds, the city of Plattsburgh has formally rolled out their tentative plans for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. more

Feb 22, 2017 6:00 AM Editorials

We read and hear way too much these days about the media, from trust and bias concerns to outright news fabrication. more

Feb 22, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 2 Comments

Nothing is forever, and those who think it will last forever should take a long look at the history of this country and world. more

Apr 26, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Is every major news story worthy of being beaten into the ground by over dramatization? more

Apr 19, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

Current events continue to define a very unique time in the history of our nation. more

Apr 12, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I really hate to be pessimistic. I also want to avoid being politically slanted, especially today when we see far too much of that in society and our temperament to wound a little too tight. more

Apr 5, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Some days it’s hard to be optimistic and positive about the future. Current events around the world and here at home cause us to wonder what the future holds. more

Mar 29, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

What is it about March snow storms that create such havoc? more

Mar 22, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Earlier this week the country celebrated Freedom of Information Day. more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 PM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

For those of you who may not remember was a 1966 hit comedy film based on the novel The Off-Islander. more

Mar 8, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

From our very beginning we’ve always worked under the premise that we were more than just a traditional newspaper. more

Mar 1, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We read and hear way too much these days about the media, from trust and bias concerns to outright news fabrication. more

Feb 22, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 2 Comments

Trust. Now there’s a word worth its weight in gold. more

Feb 15, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

The Superbowl has truly become The Event the vast majority of us looks forward to each year as it brings the nation and even many parts of the world to a standstill. more

Feb 8, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I had the privilege last week to attend Governor Cuomo’s meeting in Plattsburgh, one of many meetings he is holding around the state, stumping for support of his 2017 budget proposal. more

Feb 1, 2017 7:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Yes, football is on my mind as I write today on Championship Sunday as four NFL teams battle for the chance to represent their conference in the Superbowl. more

Jan 25, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Those who choose to commit terror have been around since the beginning of time. more

Jan 18, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve heard it before but it continues to be relevant today, “A house divided against itself can not stand”. more

Jan 11, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A friend of mine sent me an interesting speculative piece on upcoming technology changes that could alter how we conduct our lives. more

Jan 4, 2017 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I can’t help but wonder if the fast pace of a wireless society these days, where we are overloaded with too much information, much of which is over glorified, lends to how quickly the years seem to slip by. more

Dec 28, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Those who choose to commit acts have no respect for themselves, our laws and certainly no respect for life itself. We must get to the root of the issues that cause these frequent events and seek solutions for the good of all. more

Dec 16, 2016 12:00 PM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Sooner or later we all need a helping hand and no local organization does more to assist our local non-profit support agencies than the United Way. more

Dec 7, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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