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Thoughts on what is in a name

3 days ago

What’s in a name? Few, if any, remember why Harvey E. Alter had an elementary school named after him. Now it’s just a building on Thomas St. where oldsters recall once was a building that served …

Singer didn’t help his cause

Wednesday, March 13

Grammy-winning artist R. Kelly came unglued in an interview that was slated to air on “CBS This Morning.” The interview was his first since being charged with sexual abuse last month. Kelly also …

Shriners come to the rescue

Tuesday, March 12

The thief who made off with a 3-year-old’s prosthetic leg in Illinois deserves all the scorn society can heap on him or her. Chances are the person had no idea what was inside the backpack that the …

On Mardi Gras and recycling the fun

Saturday, March 9

Mardi Gras season is over, and we are now in the more solemn religious season of Lent. Mardi Gras, which means Fat Tuesday, with its parades and colorful costumes, always generates a fair amount of …

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Points of Pride

Keeping student music in tune

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

For years, the school district’s music program has been a bright star in the community. But every so often even a bright star needs some help to stay that way. The music department has been seeking …

Another effort with a lot of heart

Monday, March 11

Once again, the citizens of our region have displayed great generosity for a worthy cause. The 45th America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk of the Mohawk Valley raised $967,747 from nearly 5,000 …

Saluting the ski patrol

Monday, March 4

As winter draws to a close, there’s always a special event at Woods Valley ski center that revives our spirits and is for a good cause. This year, the 27th Annual Family Fun Day and Chicken …

Show spotlights Central Adirondack arts

Monday, February 25

OLD FORGE — View Arts Center, 3273 Route 28, is, as its website points out, “dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It also serves …

Popular band nominated for Syracuse award

Monday, February 18

A musical tip of the hat goes today to Verona-based Fritz’s Polka Band. The popular performers have been nominated for a Syracuse-Area Music Award (SAMMY). Fritz’s Polka Band’s 2018 recording …

Today in history — March 18, 2019

Yesterday at 4:00 PM

Today is Monday, March 18, the 77th day of 2019. There are 288 days left in the year. Today in History On March 18, 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov went outside …

Today in History — March 16, 2019

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Today is Saturday, March 16, the 75th day of 2019. There are 290 days left in the year. Today in History On March 16, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew reached the …