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.

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?

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…

Once again, Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill is clashing with the county Legislature. The latest blow-up is an unfortunate recurrence of a pattern that began almost as soon as Mulverhill was elected to his position in 2010. After nine years, is it too much to ask that the two sides l…

The following editorial appeared in Sunday’s Washington Post.

The Malone Central School District’s recent revelation that its unappropriated fund balance is more than double the amount permitted by New York state drew some not-unexpected online criticism from taxpayers who would rather see that money in their own pockets.

Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature passed into law a pair of bills – bail reform and discovery reform - that will adversely impact the criminal justice system in this state. Unfortunately, the reforms were passed hastily during the budget process. The law…