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Editorials

Nurses deserve our appreciation every week

In case you missed it, this past week was National Nurses Week, an annual celebration of nurses that spans from National Nurses Day — May 6 — to May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a legendary woman often credited as the founder of modern nursing. Ask anyone in the medical ...

Make Mom a queen for the day this Sunday

Roll out the red carpet for your mother and make her queen for the day this Sunday, Mother’s Day. Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, created Mother’s Day in 1908, and it became an official holiday in the United States in 1914. It is customary to give greeting cards, flowers and ...

Not the time to burn

As you clean up your property this spring, please don’t be tempted to burn brush or other debris. It’s against the law, and for good reason. In all Adirondack towns, open burning of brush is prohibited unless you get a permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. And ...

Enforcement of New York state’s Open Meetings Law

(The following text comes from “Your Right to Know,” a publication of New York state’s Committee on Open Government.) - What can be done if a public body holds a secret meeting? What if a public body makes a decision in private that should have been made in public? Any ...

When can a public meeting be closed?

(The following text comes from “Your Right to Know,” a publication of New York state’s Committee on Open Government.) - The law provides for closed or “executive” sessions under circumstances prescribed in the law. It is important to emphasize that an executive session is not ...

Open Meetings Law

(The following text comes from “Your Right to Know,” a publication of New York state’s Committee on Open Government.) - The Open Meetings Law, often known as the “Sunshine Law”, went into effect in 1977. Amendments that clarify and reaffirm your right to hear the deliberations of ...