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Into the wild | Notes from the North Woods

I suppose it’s one of the most common afflictions of age, and it likely explains our unrelenting desire to return to familiar, natural surroundings.

New doors opening | Little Bits

Seven, eight, open the gate.” Did that conjure up any memories of your childhood? How about, “one, two, buckle my shoe?” I suppose you could stuff that in a category called Nursery Rhymes. It’s one of those things you learn very early and never forget.

North Country needs to think regionally with event planning | Editorial

You can’t beat Adirondack life during the summer —

Who loves to hear from the IRS? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Unless you can tell it’s a check inside the envelope, a letter from the IRS strikes fear in most Americans.

Be vigilant when giving out personal information

A number of years ago, I wrote a letter to the editor discussing my feelings toward the electronic health records... and here we are with a huge leak of info.

A heartfelt thanks from High Peaks Hospice

It takes a special person to recognize and support an organization like High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.

Ladies Tea “Upsy Daisy” | Bakers Mills News

Again we can talk about the weather. Guess it is the norm for now.

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Ski Trails or Ski Tales | Johnsburg Historical Society

We moved to my wife’s home town (North Creek) in the late fall of 1969. I had a relatively new wife (2 and a half years) and a brand new daughter.

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Wild or not, off to the woods we go | Notes from the North Woods

Currently, the Adirondack Park remains the largest state protected area in the contiguous United States.

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Oil spill response | Conservation Conversations

Minus 18 degrees was displayed on the console of the truck when my cohort picked me up for the trip.

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Kinmen, Flight 235 and me | Guest Viewpoint

I work as a teacher trainer in Taipei and travel extensively. In the past 12 months, I’ve traveled about 30,000 kilometers to five cities outside of Taipei: Taichung, Taidong, Yilan, Kaohsiung.

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“Today I stopped caring” | Guest Viewpoint

I recently read a letter from a Wisconsin police officer entitled “Today I Stopped Caring.”

How to jumpstart local main streets? | Editorial

Tectonic shifts are reshaping the North Country’s economic landscape. So why do our downtowns continue to look so shabby?

The truth, the noise and the not so true | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve all heard the story about the one that got away. Each time we hear it, the story gets more elaborate while the prey gets bigger, faster and even more elusive.

Educational Initiatives” not ambitious and not for kids

In reading the Adirondack Journal’s article on Lt Gov. Hochul’s visit (“Lt. Gov. Hochul visits Glen Falls to unveil Cuomo’s new initiatives”), you gave a misleading report regarding Cuomo’s “Educational Initiative.”