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ON THE SCENE: Nathan Farb returns to Russia after 41 years

Forty-one years ago, photographer Nathan Farb, of Jay, traveled to the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, a major cultural center and the third most-populated city of Russian after Moscow and St. Petersburg.Leonid Brezhnev had just been named chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the ...

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Leroy Peet on making paper in Newton Falls

CRANBERRY LAKE - In the fall of 1968, Leroy Peet returned home from the U.S. Army. He spent some time as a forklift operator for Adirondack Plywood, but he wasn't happy with the job. The following spring, he was tipped off about open interviews at the Newton Falls Paper Mill.It wasn't long ...

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Hot takes on the Rotary Club’s Dam Duck Race

Like most young boys, I pretended I was at bat, just beyond the 3-point arc or on the goal line with the crowd on its feet. The fate of the game was in my hands. Sometimes I hit the homer or made the catch while falling out of the back of the end zone. Sometimes I didn't. Win or lose, the ...

ON THE SCENE: Our youth are taking on climate change

How would you feel about advising your son or daughter to take pictures of snowbanks, ice on the lakes and winter activities so they may one day use them to illustrate what winter looked like to their grandchildren?That's the advice that Paul Smith's College professor of natural sciences Curt ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Cows don’t care what time Old MacDonald’s cellphone reads’

The California wildfires are terrorizing me. They are changing my sleep patterns, flaring up in the back of my mind even when I'm focusing on other things, consuming my attention, taking up all the oxygen so that I can't think straight. People I love live there.Not that I'm trying to upstage ...