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- In My Opinion: Impact of testing on academic freedom Much has been said, in recent months, about the significant increase in New York state testing and its negative impact on the students, particularly those in the elementary grades, writes Kevin Mulligan, president of the Northeastern Zone of New York State Retired Teachers Association.
In My Opinion: The 'Farm Bill:' Call it what it is
The so-called "Farm Bill" continues to be one of the more controversial aspects of our nation's budget, writes Shelia Marshman, president-elect of New York Agri-Women.
In My Opinion: A trail on the right track
A little over a year ago, with Thanksgiving two days away and a snowstorm looming, workers took what was literally the last load of asphalt produced for the 2011 construction season and laid it down, linking a graceful S-curve path up a hill on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus to the swooping swerve of Steltzer Avenue, writes Luke Cyphers, chair of the Saranac River Trail Advisory Committee.
In My Opinion: History lessons for deficit reduction
In the coming weeks, the president and Congress will make crucial decisions on how to address the fiscal deficit, writes longtime history teacher Carl Chilson.
- In My Opinion: E'town budget confirmed by audit In response to the opinion piece written by former Town Councilman Ken Fenimore, writes Elizabethtown Town Supervisor Margaret Bartley. On Nov. 8, the Elizabethtown Town Council held a public hearing on the 2013 preliminary budget. The public hearing allows residents express their ideas and concerns regarding the budget, and also provides valuable information to the Town Council.
In My Opinion: US advised to act now against Syria
Syria is a big deal. We must act decisively without further delay.
In My Opinion: Elizabethtown budget questioned
On Nov. 8, the Elizabethtown Town Council held its annual public hearing for the 2013 budget. It lasted 14 minutes, writes Ken Fenimore, who was a Town Council member until resigning in September.
In My Opinion: State purchases enhance land
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recent decision to purchase nearly 70,000 acres of former timberlands for Adirondack Forest Preserve has been criticized as unnecessary spending in a time of economic trouble, writes John Sheehan, director of communication for the Adirondack Council. A closer looks shows it is actually part of a larger, comprehensive plan to blunt the economic damage from the rapid exit by all of the Adirondack Park's major timber companies at the close of the 20th century.
In My Opinion: Plattsburgh Town Council focus explained
Given recent efforts by certain concerned citizens to get their message and opinions out to the community, it is time that we help clarify some issues, writes Supervisor Town Bernie Bassett and the Plattsburgh Town Council.
In My Opinion: Rise in Ti Fire District budget explained
There seems to be a misconception about the budget of the Ticonderoga Fire District that we, as the Board of Fire Commissioners, would like to clear up, write fire commissioners.
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