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The importance of local businesses | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Local, home grown businesses in our rural areas provide so much more to the stability of our community economy than many realize.

April 2015 | Weather Watch

April 2015 continued a string of cooler and drier than normal weather, although not to the record setting levels of March, when both temperature and precipitation were at or near record setting low levels.

Apple Blossoms | Bakers Mills News

After some very warm weather had a few days when it was cooler.

Importance of Breast Cancer awareness

Breast cancer and the importance of breast cancer screening has been in the news lately.

Potty talk | Little Bits

You might henceforth be justified in referring to me as a potty mouth.

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Traffic control for trout and two beards | Conservation Conversations

What does stocking a river and being a firefighter have in common? Good question you ask.

“And you actually get paid to do this?” | Notes from the North Woods

Although most college students have already departed campus, high-school students are still preparing for final exams.

Honor Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, Homeward Bound Adirondacks joins in remembering and honoring those members of the armed forces who died in service to our nation.

They answered the call of duty. Honor them. | Editorial

Having been involved in close to 100 wars since 1776, the United States of America has been at war 222 out of those 239 years — 93 percent of the time — following the declaration of independence from the British.

ISIS not alone in disrespecting rights of others | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others provided they did not harm anyone was at one time considered a freedom of expression.

A robin in the cookhouse | Bakers Mills News

Fred and Ruth Allen enjoyed a few days at their River House this past week.

Walk the walk | Little Bits

If you talk the talk, you must walk the walk. All of us know exercise is essential for good health. There’s an old joke: I had a good workout this morning; completed fifteen pushups…with my eyelids.

In the outdoors, there’s always a game | Notes from the North Woods

Game is a traditional term used to describe any fish, fowl or other wild creature that is hunted for either sport or food.

We’ve botched our beach bods. But it’s not too late | Editorial

It’s here. Summer, the golden season when the mountains, lakes and roadways glow with adventure.

Are we prepared for what lies ahead? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve watched the threats continually increase over the years. This nation and others have watched as embers of terrorism surface quickly and then fade into memory, almost as quickly as they appeared.

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