Cuomo needs to step to the plate and debate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done a lot for the North Country to boost our sagging economic fortunes, like promoting tourism, hammering out a moderate agreement on the Essex Chain Lakes, pouring cash into infrastructure development and rolling back restrictions on craft breweries, a measure that further uncorks the bottled-up entrepreneurial spirit of our fellow New Yorkers.

Politics overriding common sense | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Remember back to last year when the partial shutdown of the federal government brought about so much doom and gloom?

North Hudson has spoken

The residents of North Hudson have spoken — they voted resoundingly against throwing good money after bad and purchasing the white elephant once known as Frontier Town.

Living United | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime.

It’s deja vu all over again

With a bill passed that will arm rebels in Syria and bombs beginning to drop in Iraq, it feels like the early 2000’s in the Middle East all over again, except this time, it’s a group called ISIS in the crosshairs.

Behaving badly | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Bad behavior has been around from the beginning of time and through the ages in the end it nearly always ends badly for those who use brut force to inflict injury on others and resolve disputes.

True character shown in Ticonderoga

It is often said that true character is not revealed until a time of crisis.

Mix messages & confusing rhetoric | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week seemed to be full of contradictions both in words and deeds.

A bridge is a better option

1826 called, and they want their ferry back.

Enemies at the doorstep | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Just who or what are our major threats these days?

Stefanik needs to come clean

Last week, Elise Stefanik, the Republican candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, turned her back on reporters in Glens Falls when pressed on Social Security at a press conference she called to talk about that exact issue.

Reinventing the olde towne crier | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The US Economy and workplace were changed forever, as a result of the Great Recession, according to a recent poll taken by the John H. Center of Workforce Development at Rutgers.

A board of legislators: We deserve a study

A year ago Denton Publications ran a handful of articles shining a light on the pros and cons of a county board of supervisors versus a board of legislators.

Getting caught up from hiatus | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I hope you found the last few weeks of value, as I gave way from my weekly column to allow candidates running for office this fall to properly introduce themselves and their planned intentions if they are elected.

The Jerry Lewis Telethon of the 21st Century

There is one thing we absolutely cannot understand: why has anyone had anything bad to say about the Ice Bucket Challenge?