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Our thoughts for area grads | Editorial

Graduates, your time has finally come. No more gym, full-day/5-day a week classes or dreaded school lunches.

Violence taking center stage | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Violence and needless deaths have been a part of the human race since the beginning of time, but it appears we’ve learned little from those who came before us.

Good to have Sanders in the race | Editorial

Hillary Clinton has seemed, for years now, a virtual shoe-in to be the next Democrat to run for president.

Killers among us | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Nine days in and still no sight of the two escaped, convicted killers Matt and Sweat.

Remember the rules of the road | Editorial

Your job is not to be polite, your job is to be predictable. This could refer to many things, but for this week, we are focusing that quote to the “job” of driving.

Will we ever see a return to civility? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Has our society today lost nearly all concern for civility?

Lake Placid not suited for Olympic return | Editorial

News that Lake Placid may host the Ironman World Championships in 2017 is a significant feather in the cap of local tourism officials and could put the small Olympic village back on the national scene the likes of which has not been seen since the Miracle on Ice 35 years ago.

The value of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Some days it’s hard to be optimistic and positive about the future. Current events around the world and here at home cause us to wonder what the future holds.

New Ticonderoga shuttle service, rail connection can be example for other communities

Fort Ticonderoga and Amtrak have teamed up to give rail passengers a more inviting experience to the historic former military installation, which is widely seen as one of the region’s great cultural attractions.

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.

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.

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.

Towns need to think smart with long-term planning

Shared services. Two percent tax cap. Rebate check.

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