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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.
In My Opinion: Support sought for NCCC staff in impasse
If you have been to the hospital anywhere in the North Country, chances are that one of the nurses or radiologic technologists who took care of you was a North Country Community College graduate, writes Carol Vossler, president of the North Country Community College Association of Professionals.
In My Opinion: Public involvement needed to fulfill vision
Our community recently completed the fourth Vision2Action forum, writes Partnership for Community Development Chairman Bob Smith. Its conclusion reminded me of how our democratic process depends on an engaged community.
In My Opinion: Site of historic significance unearthed
Several years ago, after many years of research and on behalf of the community of Plattsburgh, the Battle of Plattsburgh Association provided to the New York State Historic Preservation Office and the Department of the Interior substantial and significant documentary materials to support the nomination and recording of the area known as Pike's Cantonment as a National Register-eligible site, writes association President Keith Herkalo.
- In My Opinion: Become informed on candidates The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing factual information to help voters make informed decisions on Election Day, write league officers Betsy Metz and Betty Ann King.
In My Opinion: Funds should create jobs for local people
Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo created 10 Regional Economic Development Councils to spur private-sector investment and job creation and to better coordinate existing economic-development efforts, Betty Lennon and Greg Hart write.
In My Opinion: A tempest over temperature
The pool at the Wellness Center at PARC just isn't fun anymore, columnist Ken Wibecan writes.
In My Opinion: Town can handle services, supervisor says
At the first Dissolution Study Committee meeting, I clearly stated that I am not for or against the dissolution of the Village of Keeseville, but I do want the people to know the correct facts, so this is in response to the mayor's letter, Chesterfield Town Supervisor Gerald Morrow writes.
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