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The spirituality of Earth care

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a crimp in our Earth Day festivities, even as it has given us a glimpse of a natural world benefitting from our human absence. Whales frolic in the Mediterranean, the Himalayas have unparalleled visibility, and global greenhouse gas emissions have fallen. As we ...

Cooking with Kids: A World Tour

We live in a new reality. A pandemic has invaded our normal. The calendar’s blank. No meetings. No outings with friends. Even doctors’ appointments have mostly been rescheduled. We’re home. Parents are working from home and kids are learning from home. And we’re cooking at home more ...

Antisocial social media

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网Recently we had an online reunion with my husband’s family. Our niece is supposed to get married on Halloween. (Don’t even get me started on how excited I am that she chose that date.) We don’t see my husband’s siblings frequently and now the children are older and spread across the ...

NTSB sounds alarm on bicycle safety

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网As we enter the month of April, bicycle season is just around the corner. The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for a major policy overhaul to combat the rise in bicyclists killed in crashes with motor vehicles, according to an article in the Insurance Institute for Highway ...

The flu pandemic of 1918 touches home

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网 The AuSable Record was a pretty influential newspaper in its day, covering most of the communities in the North Country. It was a weekly, and as the masthead reads: “Published every Friday — Subscription Price $1.25 per Year in Advance. Single Copies Five Cents Each. Advertising rates ...

Managing parent stress during the pandemic

Dealing with the coronavirus on an ongoing basis can be stressful enough. Factor in being at home with your children for the rest of the school year while still trying to get things done for your job or just keeping the house in order, and the stress multiples. In fact, when uncontrolled, a ...

On the Q, not on the Q-T

When I was in my mid-teens, if you’d asked me or any other young lad what “Q” stood for, I’m sure almost all of them would’ve had the same answer: Q stood for Q. It wasn’t the letter itself, but the man Q. He was the crusty old guy in the James Bond movies who supervised all ...

Upsides to lockdown

Many have adjusted well to the restrictions to the COVID-19. This is a time to find balance between being an alarmist and being complacent. As we have had time to reflect while adjusting to this new lifestyle, we’ve noticed some positive changes. Friends and family members are talking more ...

Boondoggle vs. bonanza

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网 First, I offer my solace to those throughout New York state affected by the coronavirus. The following is from my submission to the Adirondack Park Agency regarding the state’s plan for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. The state proposes to convert the 34 miles of railroad between ...

ANALYSIS: With new virus plan, Trump passes buck to states

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网 NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s guidelines for states to reopen their economies had the hallmarks of a permission structure. But what he really created was a blame structure. On Friday, he emphatically embraced protesters who defied the orders of their states’ governors to ...

Letters from the Porch: The joy of exercise

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网 The old neighborhoods of Saranac Lake are lively these days as people of all ages take a break from solitude to go out walking at all hours. Like the tuberculosis patients of the past, we are eager to stretch our legs, breathe some fresh air and wave to a friendly face across the ...

To England

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网It was mid-January, 1884. Fanny Stevenson, the wife of Robert Louis Stevenson, was working her hillside garden in southern France, when a telegram arrived from a hotel up the coast in Nice to advise her that a guest there, her husband, was alone and appeared to be dying and British doctors on ...

A slavery tale with ties to the North Country

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网 It took adaptation into a movie for the memoir “Twelve Years a Slave,” by Solomon Northup, to gain the audience it deserved. Northup, a free African-American, was kidnapped in Saratoga Springs, drugged and sold south as a slave to plantation owners in Mississippi. When he finally managed ...

DePuy’s fierce looks belied kindness

I met Dick DePuy covering my first village board meeting on my very first day working at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. It was November 1986, and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Sure, I had gotten a degree in journalism at a New York City college and was thrilled to be in my very ...

Communities need their newspapers, and newspapers need their communities

2020欧洲杯体育投注官网 From afar, the COVID-19 pandemic is generating news of such terrifying magnitude that it is nearly too overwhelming to comprehend. Millions are suffering, and thousands are dying. Economies are collapsing. The world seems out of control. That’s the big picture, which you can learn about ...

Sharing our public spaces responsibly

There has been a lot of talk recently about what it means to “recreate locally” and “recreate responsibly.” As I’ve mentioned more than once before, we’re fortunate enough to have a broad variety of options for recreation available to us at any given time. When considering what ...

Pandemic meets epidemic

What happens when the COVID-19 pandemic meets the epidemic of addiction, including opioid and heroin overdoses and deaths? St. Joseph’s and other addiction treatment programs are required to do a challenging balancing act to promote COVID-19 safety while not abandoning the needs of ...

Boost flavor and health with garlic

You may have heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But did you know that a clove of garlic a day may do much better? It’s true. Garlic does much more than fight off vampires. An old Welsh saying instructs: “Eat leeks in March and garlic in May, then the rest of the year, your ...

The myth of the perfect family

A few weeks before the world closed a friend and I were talking about our children. His response to my family surprised me. He had this view that my life was perfect and I had churned out a couple of superhumans. Of course, I would like to agree and not throw my children under the bus, but my ...

When the past is prologue

I believe that, in times of national crisis, we are better served by trying to contain the damage rather than to gratuitously attribute blame to those leading the country. However, such forbearance assumes that a leader exhibits certain qualities that are necessary in such challenging times. ...