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How do we keep our children safe online? | Editorial

There has been a lot in the news over the past couple weeks about the dangers of the internet, especially for younger individuals.

The American entrepenurial spirit | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It seems each day we wake up to some strange news story that causes us to shake our heads in wonder and amazement. Some positive and others, well not so.

School buildings should be more accessible | Editorial

Small communities throughout the North Country have one commonality — their center of community is anchored by a stately, often historic school facility where a bedrock of learning has long been fused with the laughter of children.

Still not so affordable health care | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last year I stated the hand writing has been on the wall for some time. That our great fears are coming to pass and no one is taking the proper steps to fix what is clearly a bad and ill conceived law.

Medical marijuana is here to stay | Editorial

Medical marijuana is here to stay in New York, and Plattsburgh is stepping up to the plate in a big way to grab that brass ring for the benefit of the entire North Country.Medical marijuana is here to stay in New York, and Plattsburgh is stepping up to the plate in a big way to grab that brass ring for the benefit of the entire North Country.

Securing our homeland | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

For years America used the conventional air waves of the Soviet block broadcasting Radio Free Europe and on the Island of Cuba with Radio Free Cuba.

North Country needs to think regionally with event planning | Editorial

You can’t beat Adirondack life during the summer —

Who loves to hear from the IRS? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

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

How to jumpstart local main streets? | Editorial

Tectonic shifts are reshaping the North Country’s economic landscape. So why do our downtowns continue to look so shabby?

The truth, the noise and the not so true | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve all heard the story about the one that got away. Each time we hear it, the story gets more elaborate while the prey gets bigger, faster and even more elusive.

Cuomo should not use school aid as leverage

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enlisting a draconian measure this budget season that uses school funding as a pawn in an elaborate game of chess with the ultimate goal of strong arming state lawmakers into passing his agenda of overhauling the education system in New York State.

Education reform: the governor’s perspective | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This past week as our editorial team discussed this week’s opinion piece regarding the govenor’s new school initiative and how that appears to be tying the hands of adminstrators and school boards with respect to their budgets, I could not help but wear my manager’s hat.

Eat well, eat local

It may be the dead of winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give thought to all that can be gained (waistline being the exception) from moving toward a more local diet.

The national obsession | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Superbowl weekend is finally upon us.

It takes more than boats to float a marina | From the Editor

Word on the street is there is a rebirth afoot in downtown Plattsburgh.