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Commentary: A Surprising Tale for Women's History Month

When Hillary Clinton was campaigning last year, she made news by visiting all 62 of New York's counties. But she wasn't the first celebrity female politician to stump across New York State. Over 100 years ago, another woman made a heroic effort to visit every county in the state for her cause--without the benefit of modern transportation. Commentator Betsy Kepes had to go 'way back for this story. Betsy Kepes lives in Colton.  Go to full article

Commentary: Train Travel

In the view of commentator Paul Willcott, the demise of passenger trains has changed our lives in unexpected ways--and not for the better.  Go to full article

Commentary: March Snowstorms

Most of us are digging out from a second March snowstorm--but for commentator Elle Garrell Berger, heavy snowfall in March and even a Nor'easter are just part of life in the North Country.  Go to full article

Commentary: View from Above

Sometimes we get our best views from far away--or up high. Both distance and altitude contributed to commentator Elle Berger's message of simplicity from the Land of the Thunder Dragon.  Go to full article

Commentary: Plowed Under

Commentator Elle Garrell Berger gains a greater appreciation for snowplows and snowplow drivers.  Go to full article
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Paul Willcott

Commentary: Old Friendships

As we enter the new year and a new millenium, commentator Paul Willcott shares his thoughts on old friendships.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Valcours: 19th Century Idealists

Commentator Tim Brookes tells the tale of a late 19th century "free love" commune near Lake Champlain.  Go to full article

Commentary: All politicians are not alike

The country continues to wait for Florida's ballot count, and New Yorkers are still debating the meaning of Hillary Clinton's Senate victory, but commentator Paul Willcott says the good guys have already won this year. It's not a specific candidate he's been rooting for, but the idea that politics matter. 100 million Americans split their vote last week, but they all turned out in support of democracy.  Go to full article

Looking for the North Country: An "Outsider" View

Commentator Paul Willcott is clearly an "outsider." He divides his time between New York City and Saranac Lake--and you can't miss the Texas in his talk. But he is a close observer of human nature, wherever he is, and he's been noticing something different in the small community he has adopted here.  Go to full article

Commentary: Changing labor

Commentator Paul Willcott talks about how the workplace is changing, from the days of the industrial economy, to the new economy--service jobs and the age of information. What does that means for Labor Day? It just isn't what it used to be.  Go to full article

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