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Daniel E. Alexander

As another summer draws to an end and the days grow shorter, we try to squeeze in those summer time activities before the season changes and before we know it, we’ll find ourselves anxiously awaiting summer 2017... more »

Aug 24, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

State legislators are primed to receive a 47 percent pay raise this fall. more »

Aug 24, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

The word is spreading that Democratic Party officials are reportedly bracing for the possibility that another batch of damaging or embarrassing internal emails will be surfacing before the November election. more »

Aug 19, 2016 3:46 PM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

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He should do the right thing and sign it. As someone who as positioned the state to be a progressive powerhouse, it seems like the next logical step. more »

Aug 19, 2016 12:28 PM Editorials

To what end do we, as voters, value the endorsements candidates receive or give? more »

Aug 10, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Ibtihaj Muhammad made history at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio as the first U.S. athlete to wear a hijab. more »

Aug 9, 2016 9:30 PM Editorials 1 Comments

The 168th Essex County Fair rolls into Westport on Aug. 10 more »

Aug 3, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

Now that we’ve put the two political party conventions behind us, we’ll get set for the onslaught of political bashing that comes with every election cycle. more »

Aug 3, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Lohr McKinstry, Kim Dedam and Elizabeth Izzo hired; DeMola and Lobdell promoted more »

Jul 27, 2016 10:00 AM The Sun

I recall many years ago as a young boy questioning my father as he watched the political conventions on TV. more »

Jul 27, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

An email leak has added a gigantic blast of fresh oxygen to the whole Bernie-was-shafted argument. more »

Jul 27, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials 2 Comments

In what has become a new summer tradition, a cavalcade of government officials descended on Indian Lake in the central Adirondacks this weekend for the 2016 Adirondack Challenge, the weekend-long state-sponsored event designed to promote tourism. more »

Jul 20, 2016 3:53 PM Editorials 1 Comments

Enough already with the senseless shootings and assassinations of innocent law enforcement officers. more »

Jul 20, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We generally try to stay out of the affairs of our neighbor to the east. more »

Jul 13, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials 2 Comments

Last week was a rough one for many of our citizens. On going issues between Black Lives Matter and law enforcement were underscored by two incidents; one in Louisiana and the other in Minnesota where two black men were shot by police officers. more »

Jul 13, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Some days when you read the newspaper, watch the evening news or just watch people and the way they act you just have to shake your head and wonder where we are going as a people and what do we value? more »

Jul 6, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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As the Trump vs. Clinton battle royale for the White House enters the summer stretch, it can be easy to overlook what the current administration is doing. more »

Jul 6, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

Over the last few years as our nation celebrates its independence in July, we’ve joined with other free community newspaper publishing companies to celebrate the services provided to over 50 million homes around the country. more »

Jun 29, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

The Essex County Board of Supervisors have ended the most recent round of discussions on Frontier Town by declining to authorize a study of the buildings that once constituted the former theme park. more »

Jun 29, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

Wouldn’t you assume we send smart people to Washington to solve problems? more »

Jun 22, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

As another summer draws to an end and the days grow shorter, we try to squeeze in those summer time activities before the season changes and before we know it, we’ll find ourselves anxiously awaiting summer 2017... more »

Aug 24, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The word is spreading that Democratic Party officials are reportedly bracing for the possibility that another batch of damaging or embarrassing internal emails will be surfacing before the November election. more »

Aug 19, 2016 3:46 PM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

To what end do we, as voters, value the endorsements candidates receive or give? more »

Aug 10, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Now that we’ve put the two political party conventions behind us, we’ll get set for the onslaught of political bashing that comes with every election cycle. more »

Aug 3, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I recall many years ago as a young boy questioning my father as he watched the political conventions on TV. more »

Jul 27, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

Enough already with the senseless shootings and assassinations of innocent law enforcement officers. more »

Jul 20, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week was a rough one for many of our citizens. On going issues between Black Lives Matter and law enforcement were underscored by two incidents; one in Louisiana and the other in Minnesota where two black men were shot by police officers. more »

Jul 13, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Some days when you read the newspaper, watch the evening news or just watch people and the way they act you just have to shake your head and wonder where we are going as a people and what do we value? more »

Jul 6, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Over the last few years as our nation celebrates its independence in July, we’ve joined with other free community newspaper publishing companies to celebrate the services provided to over 50 million homes around the country. more »

Jun 29, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

Wouldn’t you assume we send smart people to Washington to solve problems? more »

Jun 22, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

It’s Sunday afternoon and once again we are shocked at the senseless death of 49 people and another 53 seriously injured who were going about their lives in Orlando when a lone terrorist, who had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, opened fire. more »

Jun 15, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Is America really all that angry or are we just feeling frustrated over hearing lots of talk and seeing very little action? more »

Jun 8, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We have seen the enemy, and sadly it is us! Welcome to the tricky world of Ransom Ware. more »

Jun 1, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In a short two week span President Obama has enacted two new laws without any representation from we the people. more »

May 25, 2016 2:30 PM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

I think we can all agree that America is in a period of sharp and rapid change. The real question: is this change for the good or change for the sake of change? more »

May 18, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the world in which we live today, opinions are no longer left at the water cooler, corner bar or on the front porch. more »

May 11, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

April has been a good month for our family-owned publishing firm. more »

May 4, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week’s column where I suggested that Sanders and Trump might continue their fights to reform the political process by running together on an independent ticket, should their highly popular campaigns be shutdown by the two parties... more »

Apr 27, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Never happen, you say? Seems like that’s a phrase we’ve all used a lot in this election race. more »

Apr 19, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 2 Comments

Augmented Reality; Now there’s a phrase I never thought would become part of my everyday vocabulary, but for the last few weeks it has perhaps been my most used phrase. more »

Apr 12, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

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