Securing our homeland | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

For years America used the conventional air waves of the Soviet block broadcasting Radio Free Europe and on the Island of Cuba with Radio Free Cuba.

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.

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.

Cuomo should not use school aid as leverage

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enlisting a draconian measure this budget season that uses school funding as a pawn in an elaborate game of chess with the ultimate goal of strong arming state lawmakers into passing his agenda of overhauling the education system in New York State.

Education reform: the governor’s perspective | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This past week as our editorial team discussed this week’s opinion piece regarding the govenor’s new school initiative and how that appears to be tying the hands of adminstrators and school boards with respect to their budgets, I could not help but wear my manager’s hat.

Eat well, eat local

It may be the dead of winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give thought to all that can be gained (waistline being the exception) from moving toward a more local diet.

The national obsession | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Superbowl weekend is finally upon us.

It takes more than boats to float a marina | From the Editor

Word on the street is there is a rebirth afoot in downtown Plattsburgh.

A platform for all views | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Over the last few weeks since publishing the editorial titled, Abolish Protect the Adirondacks and several subsequent columns addressing our approach to drafting editorial positions, we’ve witnessed a tremendous response from readers and even other media outlets.

Our editorial board: Clearing the air | On Second Thought

I wrote my first editorial for Denton Publications 23 years ago. Since then I’ve put my name on hundreds of opinion pieces and been a part of dozens of editorial board positions.

No path to heaven here | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Those who choose to commit terror have been around since the beginning of time.

Protect the Adirondacks responds | Guest Editorial

Your editorial, “Abolish Protect the Adirondacks” (Dec. 24, 2014), is poorly researched, inaccurate, and inflammatory—nothing more than an effort to silence those voices with which you disagree.

Board editorial went too far | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Mistakes and missteps are a part of life. No one is immune from making them. It’s how we choose to acknowledge and deal with them that makes all the difference in the world.