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Fly fishing competition lands in Placid | Conservation Conversations

Once again the USA Fly Fishing Competition came to Lake Placid. Some of the top fly fishing guys from around the country, gathered to test their skills and try their luck on the West Branch of the Ausable and Mirror Lake.

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The original anglers | Notes from the North Woods

Nearly 5,000 years ago, a pair of ancient anglers waded out into the frigid waters of the Baltic Sea.

Good to have Sanders in the race | Editorial

Hillary Clinton has seemed, for years now, a virtual shoe-in to be the next Democrat to run for president.

Have fun without drinking and driving

Summer is approaching and we are headed into the busy tourist season. Many people visit Hamilton County to vacation and relax.

Show the love: Tie a blue ribbon round the ole oak tree! | Little Bits

I’m not very smart and have few original ideas.

Killers among us | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Nine days in and still no sight of the two escaped, convicted killers Matt and Sweat.

A response

Reader John Sharkey recently took exception to a letter to the editor I previously wrote criticizing publisher Dan Alexander for misstating historical facts by asserting that the founding fathers’ vision for our country stressed the importance of it being a “nation under God.”

Obama directs agencies to serve antibiotic-free meat and poultry

Last Tuesday, President Obama directed federal agencies to serve antibiotic-free meat and poultry in government cafeterias.

E-cigarettes are a threat to children

Are e-cigarettes safe? While the answer to that question remains unclear, one thing is certain: E-cigarettes pose a serious threat to our children.

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Thanks to Fire Dept., Community

On May 17, the Moriah Fire Department hosted a breakfast to benefit the Moriah Food Pantry.

Tying your shoe laces | Little Bits

Have you ever heard the phrase, “I’m all in but my shoe laces?”

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Ausable’s Two Fly Challenge | Conservation Conversations

“You’ve got to bring the 2 lines through the loop twice, then spit on it and draw the lines tight”, I said as we sat in room 19 of the Mountain Brook Motel in Wilmington NY”.

Take a hike, buddy! | Notes from the North Woods

In the current age, where everyone has instant access to everything in a moment with the simple push of a button; it’s nice to know there are still a few places left that require more of an effort.

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2015 Paws Cause | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA would like to announce our 2015 Paws Cause event at the Keene Valley Country Club, across from the Ausable Inn, on Sunday, July 5 from 6-9 p.m.

Remember the rules of the road | Editorial

Your job is not to be polite, your job is to be predictable. This could refer to many things, but for this week, we are focusing that quote to the “job” of driving.