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Schools need fresh ideas

While North County school districts received a small degree of relief with last month’s state budget figures that announced a $602 million reinstatement of the state aid that school officials say is crucial to maintaining education programs for their students, and an overall fund increase of $1.1 billion, we feel as if more needs to be done to explore more creative ways of bridging the budget shortfalls that continue to plague districts.

A kinder, gentler time | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

According to a new Rasmussen Survey a mere 9 percent of likely U.S. Voters think it would be better for the country if most of the incumbents were reelected this fall.

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In the Black! | Conservation Conversations

It was a gentle incline, not all that noticeable, but my shins were telling me a different story.

Winter still hanging on | Notes from the North Woods

I spent most of the past weekend in Elizabethtown, in order to visit with family and friends, and to check out a few of the local rivers and streams.

Trivia Night a success

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties would like to thank the Lake Placid Rotary Club and its literacy committee for hosting another successful trivia night on April 1 at the Comfort Inn in Lake Placid.

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Health Promotion and Social Justice | Scene in Plattsburgh Style & Substance

We recently spoke at SUNY Plattsburgh to the Health Promotion and Social Justice class, a group of sophomore RN students.

Best editorial ever

Opinions, freedom, rights and wrongs - This editorial is the best editorial I have ever read and and should be featured on the front page of every newspaper, magazine, television, radio and other major media outlets instead of tucked away in a tiny Northwoods publication.

Thank You

Thank you Chazy residents! It was Saturday, March 16, “The” storm.

Recalls and take downs

Toyota has been through it: lawyers smelling blood in the water, injured consumers, and those going for the gold by signing on to class-action lawsuits.

Seek NY opinion on pipeline

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is the largest business and economic development organization in northern New York and the Lake Champlain region, representing more than 4,200 predominantly small employers across Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties.

Kickin’ back | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the community newspaper business there is never a good time to get away from the office and just kick back and relax.

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Scene in Plattsburgh Style & Substance: Clean out, start new, unfurl and redecorate

Spring brings new motivation; to clean out, start new, unfurl, and very often this means redecorating, working on both the interiors and exteriors of our homes, apartments, and spaces.

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A tom and hound | Elmore SPCA

Miranda Lambert and Lynx

Ryan praised

Just writing you about my experiences with one of your staff writers.

T.R. and the hyphenated American

During the final three years of his life, former U.S. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (R) gave considerable thought to the waves of European immigrants which were sweeping the nation; they had started in the mid-19th century and continued through the opening decades of the 1900s.

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