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Daniel E. Alexander

Daniel E. Alexander

There ought to be a law

There really should be a law against such behavior and such price gouging. more »

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

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Frontier Town again? Here’s an idea ...

Here we go again. Frontier Town is back on lawmaker lips. more »

Feb 10, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

New York: Welcome to the state of authoritarianism

Just weeks into the new year, 2016 is already looking more like 1984. New government regulations to monitor discussions between reporters and publicists are now in place. more »

Feb 3, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials 1 Comments

Remembering our role

Last week while struggling to find a topic for this column my wife shared a passage she found recently in a book authored by Paul Ryan, titled “How We Got Here.” more »

Feb 3, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

A tiny town with not-so-tiny problems

There is no shortage of authors whose work serves as a metaphor for local government, be they William Shakespeare, Mark Twain or Stephen King. more »

Jan 27, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

Who’s minding the store

Last month the Fiscal Times reported that the same office in the Defense Department that spent $43 million to build a luxury gas station that was slated to cost $3 million has now spent nearly $150 million of taxpayer money on private villas in Afgha more »

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

The Wishing Well

As kids we would ask mom, dad or a grand parent for a coin to throw in the wishing well. more »

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

Keeping local businesses afloat during winter is a team effort

There’s a lot to love about North Country winters — more »

Jan 20, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

Always a first time

There has to be a first time for everything. It’s not often an arm of the federal government actually listens to the public’s concerns and chooses to drop their previously announced plans. more »

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

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Trump stump reveals both sides could use lesson in free speech

He came, saw and incited. more »

Jan 13, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

Full steam ahead

As we move into the new year and have settled into the new brand, it’s time for the next phase of growth for your weekly newspaper. more »

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

Public access policy a great model

As we head into the darkest days of winter, one school district has turned on the light: Kudos to Schroon Lake Central School District for opening their doors to the public as part of their continuing education program. more »

Jan 6, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

Sun names new south bureau reporters

TICONDEROGA — Sun Community News has announced the addition of a pair of new staff writers, tasked with covering the southern Adirondacks. more »

Jan 1, 2016 6:30 AM The Sun

What lies ahead

2016 Is here already? I can’t believe how fast the years seem to fly by. more »

Dec 30, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

County should consider allocating bed tax differently

Golfing on Christmas! Can you believe it? While the full story won’t be revealed until spring, it’s likely the North Country tourism biz got a big kick in the pants from this stretch of unseasonable weather. more »

Dec 30, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Warm Wishes

This time of year we all think about others and putting a smile on the faces of those we love. Many feel even happier when they can create that smile for a perfect stranger. more »

Dec 23, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

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What makes our tiny communities so special is you

Every year is busy. This has been no exception. more »

Dec 23, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Real reform needed in Essex County

By all outward indications, the Essex County Board of Supervisors demonstrated a surgical approach to this year’s budget process. more »

Dec 16, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

What’s fair?

The United States of America was built on the basic concept of providing fair and equitable treatment for her citizens. more »

Dec 16, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Cooler heads need to prevail

Like everyone else, we’re struggling to understand this rash of violence at home and abroad. The nature of these attacks is hard to stomach and it’s difficult to understand what’s driving them. more »

Dec 9, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

There ought to be a law

There really should be a law against such behavior and such price gouging. more »

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

Remembering our role

Last week while struggling to find a topic for this column my wife shared a passage she found recently in a book authored by Paul Ryan, titled “How We Got Here.” more »

Feb 3, 2016 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

Who’s minding the store

Last month the Fiscal Times reported that the same office in the Defense Department that spent $43 million to build a luxury gas station that was slated to cost $3 million has now spent nearly $150 million of taxpayer money on private villas in Afgha more »

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

The Wishing Well

As kids we would ask mom, dad or a grand parent for a coin to throw in the wishing well. more »

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

Always a first time

There has to be a first time for everything. It’s not often an arm of the federal government actually listens to the public’s concerns and chooses to drop their previously announced plans. more »

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

Full steam ahead

As we move into the new year and have settled into the new brand, it’s time for the next phase of growth for your weekly newspaper. more »

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

What lies ahead

2016 Is here already? I can’t believe how fast the years seem to fly by. more »

Dec 30, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Warm Wishes

This time of year we all think about others and putting a smile on the faces of those we love. Many feel even happier when they can create that smile for a perfect stranger. more »

Dec 23, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

Course correction

Our nation is severely polarized. That’s certainly nothing new. I've written many columns on various aspects of the political polarization over the years that stalls progress and creates great frustration. more »

Dec 2, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Odd reversals

Our world felt a seismic shift last week after the terrorist raid in Paris that killed far too many. Couple that event with the definite proof that terrorists in fact did down the Russian airliner a few weeks ago, killing all 224 on board. more »

Nov 25, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Behind the Pressline

On behalf of all of us here at the Sun Community News & Printing, let me wish you a happy, safe and thankful Thanksgiving holiday weekend. more »

Nov 20, 2015 8:15 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Debating debates

The recent series of debates has left a very interested public overly disappointed with the process. more »

Nov 4, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Enemy identification

One has to wonder these days if we realize just who our enemy is? There are so many threats to life as it was once known in this country, that the above question begs to be asked. more »

Oct 28, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’re Broke!

I struggled listening to the first Democrat Presidential Debate last week. Knowing the national debt now stands at $18.4 Trillion dollars and growing, it’s hard to imagine how they could continue to discuss expanding free give away programs. more »

Oct 21, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline 1 Comments

Toxic questions

Aside from the fame, money, power and perks you have to wonder why anyone would run for a national political office. more »

Oct 14, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Addressing the Need

Sadly no one wants to hear this, but we must. Yes, we’ve had another disturbed person go on a shooting rampage, killing innocent students at yet another school. more »

Oct 7, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A call to faith

Last week America was blessed to host Pope Francis, one of the world’s true holy men and leader of the Roman Catholic Faith. Three major cities played host to the Pope as he shared his vision for the country that has been so blessed. more »

Sep 30, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A note to Trump

Dear Donald: I must admit your recent success and rise in the polls for the presidency has surprised me. more »

Sep 23, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Respect for Joe

Politicians, as we’ve seen over and over again will do and say almost anything during a campaign, or even in the run up to a campaign. more »

Sep 16, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Bizarre world of politics

U.S. Politics is one of the biggest money businesses in the world. In so many ways the process to gain political influence has no boundaries. more »

Sep 9, 2015 6:00 AM Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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