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MARTHA SEZ: Leave it to the states

March 23, 2017 The blackbirds still aren’t here, and I don’t blame them. Maybe they got buried under the 3 feet of snow that fell last week and have gone into hypothermic shock. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Dr. Josh gets anticipated diagnosis ... it’s cancer

March 23, 2017 About the 15th of January, patients of Dr. Josh Schwartzberg received a letter informing them they needed to find a new physician as he was closing his practice within one week. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary gears up for Dam Duck Race

March 23, 2017 When you think of Father’s Day weekend what comes to mind? Visiting with family, backyard cookouts, dad going golfing or sleeping in a hammock readily come to mind. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Our man in Moscow

March 23, 2017 By all indications, Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the twice-elected governor of Utah, a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination and U.S. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene students shine at annual Science Slam

March 17, 2017 Science is exciting at the Keene Central School. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Shedding light on ‘Hidden Figures’

March 17, 2017 Although the movie “Hidden Figures,” which was nominated for three Oscars, didn’t win any, it won the hearts and minds of the large audience that packed the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, Virgini. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s meere battologies of loathsome repetitions

March 17, 2017 Why do people criticize social media? Sanctimonious twaddl. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Mother Nature challenges cross-country skiers

March 9, 2017 Mother Nature has made hosting the 2017 XC Junior National Championships a bit of a challenge for local organizers — and, for that matter, hosting the Iditarod for its organizers in Alask. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Change is hard for old folks like me and Trump

March 9, 2017 You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Once someone is a certain age — let’s say around 70 — that person is unlikely to pivot. Don’t go expecting a sudden change in behavior. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Sarajevo roses

March 9, 2017 In 1993, a year after arriving in besieged Sarajevo, Roger Richards of Norfolk, Virginia — a filmmaker, photographer and author — stood amid hundreds of fresh graves in Lion Cemetery and made a vow... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Musings on the media with NCPR’s Brian Mann

March 2, 2017 The media has taken a lot of hits lately, most especially lead outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, WNBC and Fox News. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Whiskered team barnstorms the North Country in the 1930s

March 2, 2017 Many people know the Harlem Globetrotters, which played its first game in Hinckley, Illinois on Jan. 7, 1927. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The grandkids are a jumpin’

March 2, 2017 “The hip, elbow and ankle are the most common locations for avulsion fractures in the young athlet. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Saudi prince shared vision for peace in the Middle East

March 2, 2017 When Prince Turki Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, head of Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Directorate for 23 years, one of the most powerful positions in the government, visited the College of Willia... more »»

LAKE PLACID LIBRARY NEWS: Library undergoes a little renovating

March 2, 2017 Our library may be a bit noisier than most this spring when construction is expected to be underway in the area alongside and behind the children’s room, one flight below the main floor. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Next winter lecture set for March 22

March 2, 2017 Lake Placid has always been active in the winter months. Winter sports have brought visitors here for leisure and competition throughout the years. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid skiers try weathering the weather

February 23, 2017 Climate change is tough on those of us who depend on the environment for a living, directly or indirectly, all of us who live and work in the Adirondacks. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Jupiter, Orangy and the tale of the shrew

February 23, 2017 Jupiter the cat is bored. Sometimes he will come into the living room and sit down on the floor next to my chair to watch television. He can’t make head or tails of the weather repor. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Mr. Kitty earns new title as Sir Kitty

February 23, 2017 (Editor’s note: This column first ran in the News in 2004.) I have a cat who likes to lick my ears when I hold him in my arms and scratch his bac. more »»



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