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WORLD FOCUS: When tying shoelaces saved my life

During my daily morning walks in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, my shoelaces often get loose. I need to retie them. I put my feet up on the stairs leading to a house, and bend down to do so. The moment, I do it, an image automatically pops into my mind. I am in Budapest, ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 97 years ago

Wilmington field day - With Gordon Marshall in charge of the arrangements, committee plans have been perfected for a field day and picnic to be held in Wilmington on Sept. 5. Residents of other Adirondack towns are invited to join the newly organized chamber of commerce and the ...

ON THE SCENE: ADK’s Hurricane Chapter turns 75

On Friday, Aug. 19, members of the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Hurricane Chapter gathered at the Mountain House on East Hill (Hurricane Road) in Keene to celebrate the chapter’s 75th anniversary to the day of its founding. The chapter was established by Edward Barlow, Walter Biesemeyer ...

AUSABLE WATER WISE: You protect our streams and lakes

Earlier this month, I attended the first National Stream Restoration Conference in Nashville. With over 700 practitioners from every state, it was a remarkable learning and networking event. I was one of four speakers invited to be part of the final panel presentation. Our task was to ...

WORLD FOCUS: Footnote to Watergate history

During the recent commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, the role of Dr. Henry Kissinger, serving at that time as secretary of state in the Nixon Administration, particularly his interaction with Richard Nixon, during the President’s last hours in office, as ...