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HISTORY IS COOL: 88 years ago

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NY Rangers in town The New York Rangers, National League hockey champions and finalists for the Stanley Cup, and the Springfield Indians of the Canadian-American league, have entered into their second week of training at the Olympic Arena prior to the opening of the 1932-33 hockey ...

True patriots stay in America after election

Editorials

To flee the United States when your political candidate doesn’t win the presidential election doesn’t make any sense. Some Americans actually packed up and left the country — moving to places such as Canada and Europe — after Donald Trump won the election against Hillary Clinton in ...

Monitor Lake Placid’s busy crosswalks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am an individual who uses a seeing eye cane. On several occasions in Lake Placid, where I live, cars have not been stopping for me at designated crosswalks, despite having ample spatial notice. I have called the police a couple of times and have been told that the only thing ...

Cultured-meat research needs more U.S. Senate support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer should support government funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren’t aware, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. It will benefit nonhuman welfare, public health and the ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 75 years ago

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Bobsled run to reopen Supervisor Willis Wells was called to Albany Friday by Governor Dewey for the signing of the Certificate of Intent, authorizing the appropriation of $12,000.00 for the opening of the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic bob sled run here. The movement to open the run started ...

The bigger test is beyond Election Day

Editorials

The upcoming election is a major crossroads for this nation. The two paths before us are perhaps more widely divergent than at any time in recent memory. And the number of political campaign signs we’ve seen while driving around the North Country is more than we ever remember seeing ...

MARTHA SEZ: Babies are fine with smiles behind masks

Columns

On the news this morning I heard President Trump, at one of his rallies, pointing out that everyone is tired of the ongoing global pandemic. “People are saying, ‘whatever,’” he said. Yes. I am tired of the pandemic myself. It is difficult to imagine anyone, anywhere in the ...

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Working to eradicate polio

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As we well know, our foremost focus today is on eradicating the coronavirus. However, for over four decades, Rotary members around the world have been fighting a similarly challenging virus — the one that causes polio. When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio ...

AUSABLE WATER WISE: RPI joins Mirror Lake partnership

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Late this summer, the Ausable River Association teamed up with Dr. Kevin Rose and his lab group from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to deploy a new high-frequency sensor array in Mirror Lake — part of a new partnership between the two organizations. Dr. Rose is an expert in lake ecology ...

Stefanik weak on support for military

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a United States Army veteran, I’m embarrassed being represented by Elise Stefanik in Congress. She shows a lack of concern about the military. She was with President Trump at Fort Drum when he was signing the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act. Neither she ...

ON THE SCENE: Town of Keene abandons zero-sort recycling

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Recycling has gone from a boon to a bust in Keene. The town recently abandoned its popular Casella Waste Systems zero-sort recycling and has gone back to its earlier approach of requiring people to sort their recyclables. Zero-sort recycling had gone from a largely self-sustaining income stream ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘The fish had a strange expression on its face?’

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“In retrospect, I should have known an explosion was coming, because the fish had a strange expression on its face.” — Random old lady striking up a conversation at China Camp Park, California The hauntingly dreamlike statement above was posted on Facebook by my daughter, Molly, ...

BUG TALK: Tiger beetle is a hostile hunter in the agricultural world

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Northern New York’s organic vegetable farms are hubs of insect activity. Chirping cricket choruses rise above a buzzing backdrop of bumble bees, busily pollinating cucurbit crops. Staccato spurts of irrigation sprinklers punctuate the din. Swirling flurries of cabbage white butterflies ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 70 years ago

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Freedom bell rings --- A total of 140 upstate New York communities will join other free localities of the world Tuesday, Oct. 24, in an international bell-ringing ceremony giving unified voice to people who believe in the freedom of the individual and human dignity. Tuesday, in addition to ...