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North needs to look east

The heat is rising and we all know what that means for the North Country — tourists, seasonal residents and outdoor enthusiasts.

Pride, pain and presidents | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This week I am turning over my space to a well written column by Robert Morrison, who is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council.

WiFi in the Adirondacks?

Canada recently decided to install Wi-Fi at 20 locations in its national parks system, according to Time Magazine.

We do have choices | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

No one I’ve ever spoken with nor have I ever heard anyone, anywhere say, “I really like these political attack ads!”

Communication is the key

The San Antonio Spurs just showed every basketball fan in America that when a team comes together, they can do something special.

Let’s be honest | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

With so much riding on our elections these days, is it too much to ask for a little true honesty?

The VA: Dysfunction at its best

The Veteran’s Administration is again under fire, and rightly so, but their incompetence, which borders at many times on criminal malfeasance, goes much more deeply than wherever their current flash point issue happens to be.

Dear Mr. Rove: Please butt out! | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Why are you and the American Crossroads super PAC taking over the Republican candidate selection for New York’s 21st Congressional District?

Resource officers: A price the county and schools can’t afford

Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting is making the push yet again to re-visit the notion of deputies patrolling the halls of area schools with the designation ‘resource officer.’

Why would anyone want these jobs? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

As much as we all complain about them, I have to wonder why in the world anyone would want a high profile government job.

Supervisors: Accept the bid!

There is a right way to conduct business and a wrong way.

What’s behind the curtain | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Many years ago when I was a junior in high school, I needed to earn a letter in one more sport before I could earn my coveted Varsity Club Jacket.

Talent wanted: residency not required

The race to replace Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh), the well-liked two-termer who announced his retirement in January, has grown putrid.