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Home coronavirus tests are coming, but buyer beware

Editorials

Going on the offensive against COVID-19 will require knowing more about who has had the disease, perhaps without showing symptoms. To that end, new tests have been developed and are being perfected. Most seem to rely on detecting antibodies the body produces to fight and often, defeat certain ...

The spirituality of Earth care

Columns

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 ...

Song: ‘April’

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Over the last 35 years, my wife Peggy Lynn and I have been fortunate to make our living performing music as our living in central and northern New York, and traveling all over the country to perform at festivals and concert series. Since the COVID-19 crisis, my wife Peggy ...

Defunding WHO makes no sense

Letters to the editor

365体育网站 To the editor: An open letter to our congressperson: The World Health Organization sent out warnings in January! More than one! What more did Trump need? America is not an island. It needs to interact with other nations and be a good citizen of the community of nations. Cutting funding ...

Stand by your man

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Really? A letter from a Stefanik supporter and Rep. Elise Stefanik herself taking credit for recently being the “hero” who got the state to allow PPE masks for correctional officers? There was no mystery that prisons would be hotbeds with everyone at risk. Maybe the ...

Cooking with Kids: A World Tour

Columns

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

Columns

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

Columns

365体育网站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 ...

Governor should revisit pay freeze

Editorials

We agree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s logic in freezing scheduled 2% pay raises for a majority of the state’s workforce. Cuomo knows the state’s revenues are going to be unreliable for the rest of the year, if not longer, as the state’s taxpayers dig their way out of the financial holes ...

The flu pandemic of 1918 touches home

Columns

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 ...

Changing shop safety tips

Letters to the editor

To the editor: Response to Wednesday’s story, “Comparing precautions”: On Wednesday, the Think Tank, a new local group, began to distribute a “Best Practices Checklist for Retail” compiled from practices seen at local stores and from CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Delay rate increase

Letters to the editor

365体育网站 To the editor: Regarding a letter written to this paper on April 13, I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Weber that raising the Essex County “bed tax” from 3 to 5%, starting June 1, is unfair to the local lodging industry. It was passed by the county Board of Supervisors a few weeks ago ...

Thanks, Rotary

Letters to the editor

To the editor and the Rotary Club: This is a BIG thank-you for the wonderful check I received today in the mail from you folks! It couldn’t have come at a better time. Who would have thought an invisible virus would wreak such havoc on the entire world? So once again thank you! Your ...

Managing parent stress during the pandemic

Columns

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

Columns

365体育网站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

Catherine Moore

365体育网站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

Columns

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

Columns

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

Columns

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 ...

Whom do we turn to in a national crisis? Government

Letters to the editor

To the editor: During these extraordinary times, I have been reaching out more than ever to my family, friends and neighbors to check on how they are doing and to also sustain connections that are now more important to me than ever. On a broader scale, I also have come to realize how ...