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John Gereau

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

Buy Local in...New York

As the holiday season again rolls around, family members and friends will head to stores, restaurants and other favorite venues in search of gifts for each other. more »

Dec 3, 2015 6:00 AM NCL Magazine

Thanks for an outstanding sports season

This, without a doubt, has been the greatest single season of sports in Section VII. more »

Dec 2, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

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

Schroon vs Indian Lake/Long Lake

Photos 2/2/16 more »

Feb 5, 2016 10:19 AM Sports

Schroon vs Indian Lake/Long Lake

Wildcats and Orange battle in Schroon more »

Feb 4, 2016 8:23 AM Sports

Lady Wildcats host Lady Warriors

Photos: Lady Wildcats take on Lady Warriors 1/29/16 more »

Feb 3, 2016 4:57 PM Sports

Schroon v. Willsboro boys

Photos: Schroon Lake vs Willsboro Warriors 1/29/16 more »

Feb 3, 2016 4:42 PM Sports

Lady Wildcats host Lady Panthers

Here are photos from the game 1/11/16 more »

Jan 20, 2016 3:19 PM Sports

Johnsburg v. Schroon boys

The Wildcats edge out Jaguars 61-54 more »

Jan 20, 2016 2:47 PM Sports

Buy Local in...New York

As the holiday season again rolls around, family members and friends will head to stores, restaurants and other favorite venues in search of gifts for each other. more »

Dec 3, 2015 6:00 AM NCL Magazine

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 , , The Sun

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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 , , The Sun

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