On the issues that matter in Malone NY (USA)


Hard times

—Op-Ed by Calvin Luther Martin Twenty dollars.  That’s all she had in the house.  Twenty for her family of five children and husband.  She and her husband were laid off in late fall, when new home construction tanked.  Now the unemployment checks are about to run out, and today they are down to their last …

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Wind blowing rhetoric our way: A response to the Press Republican

 —Op-Ed by Jack Sullivan, MS (Physics) ©Windtoons.com I was interested to read an editorial in the Press Republican earlier this month arguing that wind power can make a meaningful dent in gas prices.  This is a classic “apples to oranges” mis-comparison.  Little electricity is produced by burning oil, and few homes that currently burn oil …

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Noble and GAWD (The Great American Wind Dogma)

—Op-Ed by Calvin Luther Martin ©Robert Thompson It would be an understatement to say wind energy is a contentious issue locally.  It’s a volatile subject across America, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, even China.  What we’ve experienced in the North Country is a carbon copy of what happens everywhere.  Normally calm communities are plunged into protracted, …

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Fly-Fishing the Salmon

—by John Miletich Photo courtesy of Neil Seymour “My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe.  To him, all good things—trout as well as eternal salvation—come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.” —Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

The Natural: A true story

—Op-Ed by Calvin Luther Martin RE:  Immediate Termination Dear Mr. Moll:  Effective Friday, February 8, 2008, you are terminated for cause from ComLinks, Inc., for incompetence and improper performance of duties…. Sincerely,  Nancy Reich, CEO The Natural

Spanish wind developer attempts to take over NYS grid

¿Cómo se pronuncia “NYSEG” en español, señor? —Op-Ed by Calvin Luther Martin One of the biggest, most controversial and aggressive foreign wind developers is maneuvering to buy out New York State’s electricity infrastructure.  Iberdrola (pronounced “Eye-ber-drola”), a Spanish company, has applied to the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to do just this.

Peace on earth

—by Martin Murie, Brandon, NY* As a biologist I am concerned about destruction of the live creatures of our planet.  As a combat veteran I hate wars, especially modern wars dominated by indiscriminate killing from afar, from the air, from battleships on the sea. 


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