A regular reader of these traffic safety articles recently contacted me to ask about the use of the four-way hazard lights on vehicles when driving in snow and/or fog. His gripe was that a driver he was following was driving with his/her hazard lights flashing; since these lights are quite b…

The Malone Winter Carnival parade has seen its share of ups and downs over its roughly 60-year lifespan, but the cancellation of the event this year seems to indicate the parade may be down for the count.

We live in the northern part of New York state, and I have never seen a winter when it didn’t snow and, of course, cause roads to become slippery. OK, I’m being facetious, but my point is that if we choose to live in Franklin County, we must drive on roads that are slippery and difficult to …

On Friday, in the immediate aftermath of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s targeted killing, I asked a few questions: Just how much planning has the Trump administration done for the aftermath? Does a decapitation strategy work on a state actor? What are the limits of escalation?

It’s hard to believe that car systems designed to make driving safer and easier are placing drivers in danger, but a new study by the AAA Foundation finds this is the case. Adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping-assist technologies lull drivers into letting their guard down, which puts the…

The Franklin County Local Development Corp. will take over responsibility for the county’s tourism promotion efforts as of Feb. 4, when the current contract with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism expires. But at a meeting held just five weeks before the changeover, LDC officials ack…

Since the 2016 presidential election, I’ve written and lectured frequently about the death of evangelicalism, how a movement once distinguished for its concern for those Jesus called “the least of these” systematically and determinedly debased itself by aligning with the far-right fringes of…