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THE ROAD TO EASTER: Silence is a gift from God, even for a few moments

March 16, 2018 “I have often repented of having spoken, but never of having remained silent.” Arsenius — Desert Father, 4th century It is 6:38 a.m., and I sip my coffee as I sit at the kitchen table. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Keeping jellyfish protein away from my heirloom tomatoes

March 16, 2018 Is science bad? Are jellyfish complicit? And how can we be sure? I recently told my friend Lorna that she is courageous to post favorable opinions about genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) and... more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Owls and carnivores and taxes, oh my, at the library

March 16, 2018 Tax help ends soon. While the official filing date for federal and state taxes is a month away, the days to take advantage of AARP Tax-Aide at the library are dwindling. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene town residents move forward with healing process

March 9, 2018 Following the revelation that a racist exchange by Keene resident Maria Gates had been posted on Snapchat, Jane Haugh, a local parent with a black son, has led two community discussions to address... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Howard Riley is a man of many lives

March 9, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Many of our North Country work stories focus on an industry, but this one follows the life of a single person, Howard Riley, in a series of work stories that include selling potatoes,... more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Serve others during Lent, not the television

March 9, 2018 Pain or pleasure? Which would you choose? I think we all know the answe. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: The ripple effect: Zonta making waves, even at Mardis Bra

March 9, 2018 A single action or event can affect social change. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Town of Keene tries to heal after racist remark

March 2, 2018 We all make mistakes. Who hasn’t? Some, however, can cause pain, embarrassment and strain our social fabric. Last week, Maria Gates’s poor judgment did that to a profound degree. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Nichols transforms instruments into treasures

March 2, 2018 WHIPPLEVILLE — Luthier Dave Nichols is the owner-operator of Custom Pearl Inlay and celebrates his 50th anniversary this year as the custom pearl inlayer for Martin Guitars. more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Lent a penitential season of preparation for Easter

March 2, 2018 Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: I’ve become Mango’s butler

March 2, 2018 I often refer to myself as Mango’s butler. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Blue jays ... fascinating, just fascinating

March 2, 2018 My conversations about blue jays generally go like this: Me: Why do people always use the words raucous and jeering when they’re referring to blue jays? Other person: Well, blue jays are not... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Greer makes maple syrup from Potsdam’s streets

February 23, 2018 POTSDAM — A common North Country side-gig during the spring is maple sugaring. But one man in Potsdam is making a lot of maple syrup — by hand and without his own sugar bush. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Local students immersed in French

February 23, 2018 Camille Craig and Elise Pierson are two Lake Placid high school students that are determined to spark conversations and grow awareness about the importance of intercultural communication. more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Is it possible to limit screen time for the kids?

February 23, 2018 Growing up, I remember getting up on Sunday mornings, ruffling through the newspaper — the only one we got all week — looking for the TV Topics. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Oh, deer, not my car! My beautiful, banged-up car

February 23, 2018 It finally happened. Vehicular accidents involving deer are common in these parts. There are more than 1 million every year in the United States, and more than 200 resultant deaths. Human death. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Remembering family farm work in Pillar Point

February 16, 2018 PILLAR POINT — June Rockwood McCartin grew up on a small dairy farm with about a dozen cows just outside of the village of Dexter in the small community of Pillar Poin. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Re-lighting the Olympic cauldron

February 16, 2018 Thirty-eight years ago, Lake Placid lit the cauldron opening the XIII Olympic Winter Games. On the evening of Friday, Feb. more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Nature’s way

February 16, 2018 This past October, I walked part of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain. more »»



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