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Farmer’s market grows

The Indian Lake Community Farmers Market (ILCFM) Steering Committee would like to thank the community for their support and participation in our successful 2014 Farmers Market held Saturdays, July 5, through September 27.

The subject of smiling | Mill Creek Musings

Much has been written on the subject of smiling.

Takes umbrage with editorial, policy

Two recent Op-Ed pieces, an editorial and a letter to the editor, raise some interesting questions.

Challenge to editorial

I am writing in response to your recent opinion column on the tax treatment of not for profit corporations in the Adirondacks.

The hunt begins | Notes from the North Woods

Although the Adirondack woodlands remain primarily brown and damp, the Big Game Hunting Season is now in full swing.

It’s the North Country: Be prepared

Now that we’ve all had out fill of the lovely fall colors, hot mulled cider and warm sugar donuts, it’s time to get down to the business of being from the North Country.

Respect self and life | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week will be footnoted as a week of needless deaths.

Pleased with house vote

I deeply thank our Congressman Bill Owens for signing on to the House resolution 688 which calls for President Obama to pledge our country’s fair share to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization or GAVI.

Non-profits do their part

“Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?”

No money on the tree

I am going to brag about my beautiful maple tree on my lawn.

Editorial misleading

The Valley News Editorial “Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?” implies that not for profits don’t create jobs; paralyze economic development; serve hobbyists and insular groups (many of which represent seasonal residents;) don’t serve the poor; and create towns “preserved in amber” (aka playgrounds for the rich).

EMS needed

Recently one of our community members had a serious heart attack.

Breakdown tax relief received

A breakdown of the tax relief each non-profit receives would be educational for citizens and local governments in the North Country.

Ski center good for EMS

It is a commonly voiced myth that Gore Mt. Ski Center prejudices the Johnsburg Emergency Squad’s ability to serve the residents of Johnsburg and that the taxpayer is paying for, “all those skiers and city folk who get ambulance service for nothin’.”

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Off to the woods | Notes from the North Woods

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” Henry David Thoreau

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