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What were they thinking? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Week by week we continue to see and hear more head scratching stories coming out of government.

Not so affordable health care | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The writing has been on the wall for some time. Our great fears are coming to pass and no one is taking the steps to fix what is clearly a bad and ill-conceived law.

Prison, the college alternative?

Thousands of New York State families struggle every day to pay the costs of college education for their children.

State needs to repeal the SAFE Act now

“Nobody needs 10 rounds to kill a deer,” or so bloviated our governor while he was in the process of ramming the so called “SAFE Act“ down New Yorker’s throats.

The times they are changing | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

There are so many things one can observe and experience the longer you have the opportunity to hang around in this world.

Time to reform election law | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Now is the time to encourage changes in the election laws that have put a strangle hold on the election process in this country.

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Style & Substance: on “ranting” parents

I was recently accused by one of my adult children of going on a “rant” when I was frustrated about some circumstances at work.

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Denton family loses one of its own

The family here at Denton Publications lost one of its own last week when our longest serving employee Don Drew passed away.

I’ve been hacked! | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We read about it in the newspapers and hear about it on the evening news all the time.

Disagrees with editorial

I disagree vehemently with your editorial of Jan. 25, opposing Cuomo’s proposal to enact a law which would take away a driver’s license for life after three DWI’s.

Common Core the wrong choice

The adoption of the Common Core learning standards in New York State has created a lucrative opportunity for educational publishers like Pearson Education, while leaving our children behind.

More of the same, but different

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

More snow and bitter cold lies in our future. Another major retail chain, Michael’s, has announced the hacking of their customer’s credit card files.

Proposal spells three strikes against region

While we applaud Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ongoing efforts to revitalize and open up the North Country through a series of forward-looking proposals and policies, we’re skeptical about the trial balloon he floated at the State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 8 that will, if enacted by state lawmakers, suspend driver’s licenses for life for motorists found guilty of three convictions of driving while intoxicated in their lifetime.

Three more years in neutral

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

While discussing job creation and training at a recent regional workforce investment board meeting, we were told not to expect much changing over the next few years until the nation undergoes an administrative change in 2017.

Tobacco customers should be 21 or older

There’s still time to make a pair of important New Year’s health resolutions.