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Letter to the Editor

Gift Giving I represent the United Way Campaign Team for the Adirondack Region. United Way funds 44 different agencies in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. I co-lead one of these agencies: The Champlain Valley Chapter of The Compassionate Friends. This is a self help bereavement support group for families who have had children, grandchildren or […]

Brandy McDonald and James Langley Unofficial Winners

Vote totals for the two Peru Town Board positions not counting absentee ballots: Brandy McDonald 659 Kregg Bruno 454 Dwane Bast 306 James Langley 635 Langley and McDonald are the unofficial winners. Vote result are not in yet for the Peter Keenan vs. Rhonda Barber race. Only 1,075 voters cast ballots out of 4,146 registered […]

New York’s Diplomas Leave Too Many Kids Out

New York’s diplomas leave too many kids out | New York Post.

Stefanik votes for conservative-shaped immigration bill

Stefanik votes for conservative-shaped immigration bill | NCPR News.

Editorial: Lasting records on the Internet – Press-Republican: Opinion

Editorial: Lasting records on the Internet – Press-Republican: Opinion.

Let’s talk about North Country’s flood of rape, sex violence « The In Box

Let’s talk about North Country’s flood of rape, sex violence « The In Box.

North Country kids are all right really « The In Box

North Country kids are all right really « The In Box.

Fred LeBrun: From Bruno, a thing or two for Cuomo – Times Union

Fred LeBrun: From Bruno, a thing or two for Cuomo – Times Union.

LCC: Rail Transport of Oil Poses Lake Risk

LCC: Rail Transport of Oil Poses Lake Risk.

Independent of the Independence Party – NYTimes.com

Independent of the Independence Party – NYTimes.com.

Basil Paterson, 1926-2014 | New York Post

Basil Paterson, 1926-2014 | New York Post.

Comptroller Shut Out in Talks for Campaign Finance Change for His Office

Comptroller shut out in talks for campaign finance change for his office – Times Union.

Lawrence Gooley: Old Values and Modern Education

Lawrence Gooley: Old Values and Modern Education – The Adirondack Almanack

The Medicaid solution – The Observation Deck

The Medicaid solution – The Observation Deck.

Diversity and the Adirondacks: Moving Forward

Diversity and the Adirondacks: Moving Forward – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.

Buffalo Republican opposes Cuomo’s college plan for prisoners – Politics on the Hudson

Buffalo Republican opposes Cuomo’s college plan for prisoners – Politics on the Hudson.

A higher goal for prisons – The Observation Deck

A higher goal for prisons – The Observation Deck.

Cuomo Rejects Another Plan by de Blasio: Minimum Wage – NYTimes.com

Cuomo Rejects Another Plan by de Blasio: Minimum Wage – NYTimes.com.

U.S. hunt for “tax cheats” hurts millions

U.S. hunt for “tax cheats” hurts millions « The In Box.

It’s about representation – The Observation Deck

It’s about representation – The Observation Deck.

UAlbany’s misguided goal: Spending millions more on grand sports facilities is not the right move for a school that’s been cutting academics.

UAlbany’s misguided goal – The Observation Deck.

How does homeschooling fit into the ed debate? « The In Box

How does homeschooling fit into the ed debate? « The In Box.

EDITORIAL: Cutting from the top is the way to revive New York » Opinion » Niagara Gazette

EDITORIAL: Cutting from the top is the way to revive New York » Opinion » Niagara Gazette.

Gouged at Ground Zero  – NY Daily News

Gouged at Ground Zero  – NY Daily News.

Fred LeBrun: This way out, Cuomo says – Times Union

Fred LeBrun: This way out, Cuomo says – Times Union.

State makes progress, but more needed; New York is run by three men in a room, and none of them has much reason to fear being voted out of office

State makes progress, but more needed – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com 

Common Cause Calls On Gov. Cuomo To Call Special Elections To Fill 10 Legislative Vacancies

Common Cause Calls On Gov. Cuomo To Call Special Elections To Fill 10 Legislative Vacancies | New York Daily News.

State Bar Association 2014 Public Policy Priorities: Courts, Vote Reform, Access to Justice, Civics Education

ALBANY, NY The New York State Bar Association today released its state and federal public policy priorities for 2014. State priorities include ensuring adequate funding for the courts, creating more Family Court judgeships, expanding the number of veterans treatment courts, reducing wrongful convictions, restricting the use of solitary confinement and providing more civics education for […]

Phil Brown: NYCO Overcame Aversion To Proposition 5

Phil Brown: NYCO Overcame Aversion To Proposition 5 – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.

Common Core and doing better

Common Core and doing better – Times Union.

LeBrun: APA’s timeless gift for all of us

LeBrun: APA’s timeless gift for all of us – Times Union.

Letter to the Editor: Gift Giving

I represent the United Way Campaign Team for the Adirondack Region. United Way funds 40 different agencies in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. I co-lead one of these agencies: The Champlain Valley Chapter of The Compassionate Friends. This is a self help bereavement support group for families who have had children, grandchildren or a sibling […]

New York stacks the deck – A Times Union Opinion

New York stacks the deck – The Observation Deck.

An Appeal from the United Way of the Adirondack Region

Dear Editor, The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is dedicated to helping people in our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  As our 2014 Campaign begins we want to first thank you for your previous support.  It is only through your generous contributions that the United Way of the Adirondack Region, […]

The NYCO Amendment and Forest Preserve Value

The NYCO Amendment and Forest Preserve Value – The Adirondack Almanack 

Park Perspectives: Regaining the Lead in Park Protection

Park Perspectives: Regaining the Lead in Park Protection – The Adirondack Almanack 

North Country Prisons: Hard Times in ‘Siberia’

North Country Prisons: Hard Times in ‘Siberia’ – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.

First-graders and Mesopotamia? New York’s model lesson plan asks too much, critics say

First-graders and Mesopotamia? New York’s model lesson plan asks too much, critics say | syracuse.com.

Brian Mann On The Future Of Local Journalism

Brian Mann On The Future Of Local Journalism – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.

How the Rockefeller drug laws changed America

How the Rockefeller drug laws changed America | News from North Country Public Radio.

Campus Notebook: Could bad state math cost good teachers? – Times Union

Campus Notebook: Could bad state math cost good teachers? – Times Union.

The online no-charge Press Republican is ending

Letter to readers: Changes for a stronger future » Editorial » Press-Republican.

Editorial: Celebrating top students » Opinion » Press-Republican

Editorial: Celebrating top students » Opinion » Press-Republican.

State Senate to act on Public Assistance Integrity Act

From the Office of state Senator Betty Little The New York State Senate will act today on the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” sponsored by Senator Tom Libous (R-C-I, Binghamton) and cosponsored by Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury)  that would help cut down on the flagrant abuse of EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards by prohibiting welfare […]

Commentary: ARTA Rail Trail, Economic No-Brainer – The Adirondack Almanack

Commentary: ARTA Rail Trail, Economic No-Brainer – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.

Rick Perry goes job-hunting in New York – Newsday Editorial

Rick Perry goes job-hunting in New York – Editorial.

Why the Washington spy scandal isn’t a scandal « The In Box

Why the Washington spy scandal isn’t a scandal « The In Box.

A Buffalo News Editorial

The Buffalo News: Albany remains a cesspool of corruption. Every year, it seems, elected officials, including members of the Assembly and Senate, are unmasked as thieves, cheats or manipulators gaming the system for their own benefit. They extend from the rank and file to the leaders of each chamber to independently elected officeholders such as former […]

Testing debate: are teachers, parents protesting too much? « The In Box

Testing debate: are teachers, parents protesting too much? « The In Box.

Life in the North Country? Yup, it’s hard. « The In Box

Life in the North Country? Yup, it’s hard. « The In Box.

Obamacare grows up « The In Box

Obamacare grows up « The In Box.

Albany sleaze keeps oozing 

Albany sleaze keeps oozing  – NY Daily News.

Business magazine rates NY second-to-last for business friendliness

Capitol Confidential » Business magazine rates NY second-to-last for business friendliness.

LeBrun: Focus turns to ailing upstate – Times Union

LeBrun: Focus turns to ailing upstate – Times Union.

No traction for municipal consolidation – Times Union

No traction for municipal consolidation – Times Union.

Gov. Cuomo says he’s delayed fracking approval because he fears the Legislature – NYPOST.com

Gov. Cuomo says he’s delayed fracking approval because he fears the Legislature – NYPOST.com.

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to NYS gun law

The Gazette previously posted a story on this issue. Brian Mann gives a good summary of the arguments. Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to NYS gun law « The In Box.

How the North Country experienced the Boston Marathon bombings

How the North Country experienced the Boston Marathon bombings « The In Box.

Editorial: Screen for alcohol abuse

Editorial: Screen for alcohol abuse » Editorial » Press-Republican.

Can NY be reformed?

Can NY be reformed? – NYPOST.com.

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