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Robert Schulz has organized marches and rallies across the US. Photo: <a href="">We The People's web site</a>
Robert Schulz has organized marches and rallies across the US. Photo: We The People's web site

Bob Schulz: dangerous radical or voice for liberty?

Next week, Governor Andrew Cuomo's tough new control law will face its first court challenge. The case was brought by Bob Schulz, a long-time conservative activist who lives on the shore of Lake George.

This is only the latest court battle for Schulz, who has made a career as a political gadfly and organizer, battling what he views as government agencies run amok.

His campaign has won Schulz accolades from conservative leaders and media outlets across the country, but also fierce criticism from groups that say he flirts with dangerous radicalism.  Go to full article
Amy Colesante, center, protests provisions of New York's new gun control law that she says unfairly stigmatize people with mental illness. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Mental health advocates find problems in NY SAFE law

Second Amendment rights advocates, who have held rallies in Albany recently, are not the only group upset with portions of the state's recently enacted gun law. Some people with developmental disabilities believe the law unfairly stigmatizes them.  Go to full article
We have been working on it, and we didnít want to go with a knee-jerk reaction like New York State did...

Franklin County joins opposition to new gun control law

Franklin County has joined a growing chorus of upstate counties that have gone on record opposing New York's SAFE Act.  Go to full article
Watertown City Council meeting on March 4, 2013. Watertown mayor Jeff Graham, presiding,  voted against making changes to the city's zoning code that essentially aimed to ban roommates. Photo: <a href="">still from City Council video.</a>

Watertown catches flack for "roommate ban"

The Watertown City Council has gotten a lot of pushback and even ridicule in the media recently for passing what's being referred to as a "roommate ban." Last month, in...  Go to full article
Edward and Linda MacDonald ran the popular seed-swap table at Ottawa's 20th "Seedy Saturday." Photo: Lucy Martin

"Seed swaps" let gardeners share and explore

As gardeners look ahead to spring, some take advantage of what's called a "seed swap". It's a good way to recycle unwanted seeds, share a surplus, or take a chance on a few...  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack checks in each Friday morning with a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the weekend.  Go to full article
Rick Bates and Mary Ann Casale. Photo: Ellen Rocco

In the Studio: "RE-stock" Concerts will help restock local food pantries

Bluesman Rick Bates (aka Tas Cru) and singer/songwriter Mary Ann Casale are hosting a series of concerts this spring that will benefit St. Lawrence County food pantries. ...  Go to full article