John Gereau

Gov. Pataki should call it a day

Here come the holidays. We’re thrilled not only for the obvious reasons — food, family and football — but also because it’s a time when the ever-present political drone becomes slightly muted into the holiday landscape. more »

Nov 25, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Congrats, you’re dissolving. Now step on the gas

A storm front moved into Port Henry last week. Wind lashed the streets; the power flickered and the rain began to fall in a steady drizzle. Inside a local gas station, the lights went out, leaving customers and staff in the dark. more »

Nov 4, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Let your voice be heard: Go vote

Election Day is on Tuesday. As you drive past the campaign signs, skim through the newspaper articles and encounter politicians on the campaign trail, consider the following: more »

Oct 28, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Towns should explore hiring financial managers

It sounds like a caper. Employees shuffling funds between accounts. Public funds being used as piggy banks. Sloppy payrolls, overextended accounts, vanished cash and misappropriated taxpayer money. more »

Oct 21, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Small governments big problems

Weeping, wailing and the gnashing of the teeth. more »

Oct 7, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Perilous North Hudson checkpoint should be permanently closed

The perilous roadblock manned by agents of the U.S. Border Patrol between exits 29-30 of the Adirondack Northway was once again in full operation this past weekend. more »

Sep 30, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials 6 Comments

Local governments can improve transparency with online tools

In June, the town of Moriah began making recent videos of board meetings accessible via YouTube, an online video sharing site. more »

Sep 23, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Vandalism out of control in the North Country

Throughout the course of this summer, acts of vandalism have been cropping up throughout the North Country. more »

Sep 16, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Risks outweigh rewards in oil tanker storage plan

As if thousands of oil tankers clattering through the North Country wasn’t enough, movement is underway to store them here, too. more »

Sep 9, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials 1 Comments

A community of caring sees the fruits of its labors

Exactly one year ago today, students were set to enjoy their first weekend on the 2014-15 school year. more »

Sep 2, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Find your voice, and use it

School’s back. Good times lie ahead: Football games under the lights. Crisp fall nights. Friends, both old and new. But it seems like the golden days of autumn always give way too swiftly to the harsh realities of school budget season. more »

Aug 26, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

It’s time for a new frontier

What was once Frontier Town has been a bleak, lifeless sight over recent years — and it’s time for that to change. more »

Aug 19, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

Respect freedom of speech at municipal meetings

In one of his most beloved illustrations, Norman Rockwell portrays a man standing up at a town board meeting to express his views. more »

Aug 12, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

What’s in a name? Survival

Paul Smith’s College announced last month that it will change its name to reflect that of benefactor Joan Weill, thus becoming Joan Weill-Paul Smith’s College. more »

Jul 30, 2015 2:47 PM Editorials

The future looks bright here at Sun Community News

A new sun has risen. If you’re reading this, it means you’ve picked up the first edition of a Sun Community newspaper. more »

Aug 5, 2015 7:00 AM Special Interest Columns

Matt shot dead, Sweat on the run

Police have shot and killed escaped murderer Richard Matt and are close to closing in on David Sweat more »

Jun 26, 2015 5:10 PM , , Articles

Police attempting to 'flush out' escaped murderers

A massive search is currently ongoing in Cadyville as police attempt to locate escaped killers David Sweat and Richard Matt who they believe are cornered inside a sealed-off perimeter. more »

Jun 11, 2015 10:17 AM , , Articles

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