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As another summer begins to fade quickly and the days are beginning to grow shorter, we all try to squeeze in those summertime activities before school is back in session. more

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The North Country lost a man who holds a special place for many who knew him as a hard-working businessman, good father, and husband — just a regular guy who loved his Ford cars and a man with a really big heart. more

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Challenges are part of daily living in both one’s personal life and that of every business. more

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I was told many years ago when I first joined the industry that once you get ink in your veins by working at a news organization, nothing else really comes close in comparison. more

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Given the upcoming battle over the recent nomination of Brent Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, I thought it might be worthwhile to look at the oath each member has sworn to uphold. more

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As I write this column, President Trump has yet to announce his official nominee for the open position on the Supreme Court. more

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Last week’s tragic shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland has shed new light on the close ties between local communities and their hometown community paper. more

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As we celebrate Free Community Newspaper month, I thought we might update you on a few of the key benchmarks The Sun has achieved recently. more

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The real truth is what we all long to know. more

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Grandma Grotecelli always said, “Sticks and stones will break your bones, but names can never hurt you.” more

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It seems outrageous to think about the fraudulent funds that flowed into the local cab companies implicated in the Medicaid scheme that is alleged to have accrued at least $9.7 million for medical taxi transport. more

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Last week saw yet another disturbed young man take out his frustration and anger on his classmates after stealing his father’s guns to kill eight classmates and two teachers in Texas. more

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“Trust but verify” was a term that was coined back in 1986 in a speech given by President Ronald Reagan as he was preparing for talks with Mikhail Gorbachev. more

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Enough is enough. more

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I know what you’re thinking. We aren’t out of the woods just yet. more

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If you own it, you better take care of it or it will fade away. more

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The U. S. Census Bureau announced a milestone that we should all take note of recently. In 2030, a mere 12 years from now, senior citizens will for the first time outnumber the children in this country. more

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Unless you can tell it’s a check inside the envelope, a letter from the IRS strikes fear in most Americans. more

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The $1.3 trillion budget passed last week is expected to push our national debt to over $22 trillion, and this is only a six-month budget. more

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