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Editorials

COVID deaths need more light

Gov. Kathy Hochul has done the right thing in acknowledging the additional 12,000 COVID-19 deaths in New York. But it is only the first step in untangling the tangled web of what happened in the state’s nursing homes last year. Now that Hochul has shone a light on one of former Gov. Andrew ...

September will be busy

You may notice that the calendar of events for September will be busier than in past years. You can give credit (or blame) to the COVID-19 pandemic and the welcome upgrades at the Olympic Speedskating Oval on Main Street. We’re grateful to be able to hold these annual events after a year ...

Are we headed back to a pandemic lockdown?

New mask mandates at village, town and county offices are an inconvenient, yet necessary, reminder that the pandemic is not over and that COVID-19 still poses a threat to public health. It’s no secret that the best way to combat the virus is to get as many eligible people vaccinated as ...

State drops ball with guidelines

The decision by the state Health Department to issue no COVID-19 school reopening guidelines is exactly what many have wanted and, at the same time, a stunning dereliction of the Health Department’s duty. There are many people across the state who have wanted the state to take a step ...

Thanks for everything, Mr. Cuomo, but it’s time to say goodbye

It’s tough to write a timely editorial for a weekly newspaper when news about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation could come at any moment, even though he’s continually denied sexual harassment allegations and said he wouldn’t resign as New York’s 56th governor. As of this writing on ...

DEC making it easy to learn fishing

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is making it as easy as possible to learn the sport of fishing — an outdoor activity that is challenging, relatively inexpensive and family friendly. This weekend, Saranac Lake will host a free DEC fishing clinic. Fishing is one of those ...