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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 »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Greer makes maple syrup from Potsdam’s streets

February 23, 2018 POTSDAM — A common North Country side-gig during the spring is maple sugaring. But one man in Potsdam is making a lot of maple syrup — by hand and without his own sugar bush. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Local students immersed in French

February 23, 2018 Camille Craig and Elise Pierson are two Lake Placid high school students that are determined to spark conversations and grow awareness about the importance of intercultural communication. more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Is it possible to limit screen time for the kids?

February 23, 2018 Growing up, I remember getting up on Sunday mornings, ruffling through the newspaper — the only one we got all week — looking for the TV Topics. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Oh, deer, not my car! My beautiful, banged-up car

February 23, 2018 It finally happened. Vehicular accidents involving deer are common in these parts. There are more than 1 million every year in the United States, and more than 200 resultant deaths. Human death. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Remembering family farm work in Pillar Point

February 16, 2018 PILLAR POINT — June Rockwood McCartin grew up on a small dairy farm with about a dozen cows just outside of the village of Dexter in the small community of Pillar Poin. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Re-lighting the Olympic cauldron

February 16, 2018 Thirty-eight years ago, Lake Placid lit the cauldron opening the XIII Olympic Winter Games. On the evening of Friday, Feb. more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Nature’s way

February 16, 2018 This past October, I walked part of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Middle schoolers practicing ‘Mindful Mondays’

February 16, 2018 Our culture tells us that busy is good; however, we must also be comfortable with silence, being alone and being still. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The cats are bored, but cougar love is in the air

February 16, 2018 By the time this newspaper goes to press Valentine’s Day will be safely over (there’s always next year), and we will be more than halfway through February, since it is a short month, technicall. more »»

ON THE SCENE: 2018 Empire State Winter Games, ‘best yet’

February 9, 2018 The Empire State Winter Games are much more than a gathering of young athletes to compete in such traditional winter sports as figure skating, hockey and skiing; they are an opportunity for athletes... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Rick Wood watches and respects Whiteface

February 9, 2018 WILMINGTON — Most winter weekend mornings, Rick Wood is on the road by 6 a.m. more »»

THE ROAD TO EASTER: Lake Placid clergy offer a digital challenge

February 9, 2018 The topic of the place media has in our lives came up several months ago in the monthly gathering of the Lake Placid clergy. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Oh, groundhog

February 9, 2018 As I sit typing this column, it is the second day of February. In the United States and Canada, this is Groundhog Day, a day, like the first of April, dedicated to foolishness. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Whiteface skiers, managers reminisce at new exhibit

February 2, 2018 The history of the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington is creatively showcased in a new exhibit that opened Friday, Ja. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: The state-of-the-art Tupper Lake Police Department

February 2, 2018 Over the past 25 years, technology has drastically changed the way law enforcement officers do their job. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Animal Abuse Hotline set up

February 2, 2018 Have you ever seen an animal being abused or neglected and weren’t quite sure what to do about it? Well now there is a solution. more »»



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