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ON THE SCENE: ‘The Valley Gro was like an anchor for all of us’

March 23, 2018 The Valley Grocery store — affectionately known as the Valley Gro — owned by Carol Hall and Bruce Reed, was one of the emotional centers in the town of Keene before fire destroyed it on Sunday, Marc... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Daylight saving brings darkness to Valley Gro

March 23, 2018 It is 3 degrees outside as I write this on the first day of astronomical spring in Keene Valley. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Life, love and logging in the woods of Harrisville

March 23, 2018 HARRISVILLE — Logging is some of the oldest work around northern New York. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: A conversation with Rotary’s area governor

March 23, 2018 I recently had the opportunity to interview the current Rotary area governor, Jenn Grisi. Here’s what she had to say about the distinguished position she holds. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid senior proud to participate in March 14 school walkout

March 23, 2018 I got a text on Valentine’s Day that just said “there was a school shooting, it’s worse than Columbine. more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Give the gift of five minutes during Lent

March 23, 2018 As we think through the power of the digital screen in our lives, another challenge comes with our modern existence. more »»

ON THE SCENE: March madness at Keene Central starts with Science Slam

March 16, 2018 In the town of Keene, March madness started on Thursday, March 8 with the Keene Central School’s 7th annual Science Slam, which engages nearly all the students in one kind of a science-based projec. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: When eggs were money and the store came to you

March 16, 2018 De KALB JUNCTION — Imagine you’re a North Country farmer in the 1870s. more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Silence is a gift from God, even for a few moments

March 16, 2018 “I have often repented of having spoken, but never of having remained silent.” Arsenius — Desert Father, 4th century It is 6:38 a.m., and I sip my coffee as I sit at the kitchen table. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Keeping jellyfish protein away from my heirloom tomatoes

March 16, 2018 Is science bad? Are jellyfish complicit? And how can we be sure? I recently told my friend Lorna that she is courageous to post favorable opinions about genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) and... more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Owls and carnivores and taxes, oh my, at the library

March 16, 2018 Tax help ends soon. While the official filing date for federal and state taxes is a month away, the days to take advantage of AARP Tax-Aide at the library are dwindling. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene town residents move forward with healing process

March 9, 2018 Following the revelation that a racist exchange by Keene resident Maria Gates had been posted on Snapchat, Jane Haugh, a local parent with a black son, has led two community discussions to address... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Howard Riley is a man of many lives

March 9, 2018 SARANAC LAKE — Many of our North Country work stories focus on an industry, but this one follows the life of a single person, Howard Riley, in a series of work stories that include selling potatoes,... more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Serve others during Lent, not the television

March 9, 2018 Pain or pleasure? Which would you choose? I think we all know the answe. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: The ripple effect: Zonta making waves, even at Mardis Bra

March 9, 2018 A single action or event can affect social change. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Town of Keene tries to heal after racist remark

March 2, 2018 We all make mistakes. Who hasn’t? Some, however, can cause pain, embarrassment and strain our social fabric. Last week, Maria Gates’s poor judgment did that to a profound degree. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Nichols transforms instruments into treasures

March 2, 2018 WHIPPLEVILLE — Luthier Dave Nichols is the owner-operator of Custom Pearl Inlay and celebrates his 50th anniversary this year as the custom pearl inlayer for Martin Guitars. more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Lent a penitential season of preparation for Easter

March 2, 2018 Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: I’ve become Mango’s butler

March 2, 2018 I often refer to myself as Mango’s butler. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Blue jays ... fascinating, just fascinating

March 2, 2018 My conversations about blue jays generally go like this: Me: Why do people always use the words raucous and jeering when they’re referring to blue jays? Other person: Well, blue jays are not... more »»



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